Ray Marine/Strike Two wins AJ's Big Mac Classic

Tina Harbuck
The Destin Log

With nearly 20 boats participating, the crew aboard the Ray Marine/Strike Two was the big winner in the AJ's Big Mac Classic at AJ's Seafood and Oyster Bar over the weekend.

Anglers aboard the Ray Marine/Strike with Capt. Rob Lupola took first place in the AJ's Big Mac Classic with a 47.4 pounder caught by Kelly Patton. The mackerel was worth $10,000 in prize money.

Kelly Patton landed a 47.4-pound king mackerel to take top honors while fishing with Capt. Rob Lupola on the Ray Marine/Strike Two on Sunday. The fish was worth $10,000 in prize money.

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Sunday appeared to be big fish day. On Saturday, more than half the boats weighed in fish, but the largest fish on the board at end of day was a 30 pounder. All three winning fish were caught on Sunday.

The crew aboard the Sea J with Capt. Chad Parker show off this  43.6-pound king mackerel that took second place in the AJ's Big Mac Classic. The fish caught by Ray Short was worth $1,500 in prize money.

Placing second overall with a 43.6-pound king mackerel was the boat Sea J with Capt. Chad Paker at the helm. Angler Ray Short hauled in the prized catch worth $1,500.

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Third went to Capt. Chris Clements and team Goofy Golf. Angler Chris Herron pulled in the 36.8 pounder worth $500.

Tournament director Jerry Andrews (left) presents the check to the third place finishers in the AJ's Big Mac Classic. Placing third was Goofy Golf with Capt. Chris Clements with a 36.8 pounder caught by Chris Herron. The catch was worth $500.

All proceeds from the tournament benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Florida.