Out of a field of 87 boats entered, the crew aboard the Only Way cleaned up big in the Cobia World Championships at Harbor Docks.
The Only Way took first place overall with a 93.2-pounder caught by Chris Raim. The boat, captained by Curt Gwin, also took second in the Junior World Championships with a 59.5-pounder pulled in by Jake Keiper, and they placed first in the Fat Four with a total weight of 305.5-pounds of cobia. Their poundage of cobia reeled in $16,057.50.
The tournament awarded $66,000 paid out to 14 different boats at the awards party last weekend at Harbor Docks.
Here is a list of the final results from the Cobia World Championships.
1 - Only Way, Chris Raim, 93.2.
2 - Sweet Caroline, Greg Oswalt, 83.3
3 - Sure Lure, Bryan Burch, 83.1
1 - Sure Lure, Pam Dana, 76.3
2 - The Defense Rests, 73.3
3 - Fish Tales, Cathi Wagner, 66.8
28-feet and Under
1 - Miss Aubie, Annette Taunton, 73.2
2 - Jacked Up, Cody Garland, 71.4
3 - Upper Hand, Kimbo Wallace, 70.15
1 - Big Forks, Philip Gwynn III, 66.7
2 - Only Way, Jake Keiper, 59.5
3 - Coastline Tree, Alex Jorgensen, 59.4
Most Cobia 50 Pounds and Over
Full Pull - 22 fish
1 - Only Way, 305.5
2 - Full Pull, 284.8
3 - Up To It, 282
Top Money Boats
Full Pull - $16,374
Only Way - $16,057.50
Sweet Caroline - $9,235.50
Sure Lure - $6,169.50
The Defense Rests - $5,490
Up To It - $5,346
Miss Aubie - $2,262.50
Papi - $1,980
The Cobia World Championships and the Crab Cruncher Classic combined raised more than $20,000 for Take-A-Kid Fishing Day to be held in November.