More than $696,000 up for grabs in the 36th Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament

Builders Choice won the 2018 Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament with a 911 lb. blue marlin. [photo courtesy]

A total of 71 boats have registered to fish for a purse of $696,025 in cash awards in the 36th Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament.

According to’s cash distribution sheet issued Monday night, a boat that enters all five billfish categories in the tournament, brings a qualifying blue marlin to the dock that is the heaviest weighed-in and finishes in first place in the overall standings, could potentially win $271,541.25.

Live coverage of the releases all four days are hosted by Beach 104/94.5 WCMS’ Capt. Marty Brill can be heard online at

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