After an opening day in the inaugural Million Dollar Rockfish Challenge saw some of the best catches in weeks, looks like the action hit a wall.
All of the top teams on the day one leaderboard continue to sit where they did after the first day.
The teams are back on the water for today’s last chance to make some noise. But if the weather, and the past two days are any indication, the current leaders can start counting their money.
And while it highly likely at this point that nobody is going to bank one of the two big prizes – a million bucks for a world record or $250,000 for a state record – there will are some pretty good prizes for the leaders.
If The Handyman’s 2-fish total of 73.85 pounds holds up, the crew will bank some pretty good dough. Just how much, though, is anybody’s guess at this point. Tournament officials based a $50,000 top prize and $100,000 overall payout on 300 teams. The number of entries, however, was less than a third of that number. And prize money based on the entries has not been posted and no daily press releases have been sent out by the committee.
So we’ll sit back and wait to see if anything changes today.
As of this posting, the teams had 3 hours left to fish.