Hey Baby is big winner in Crab Cruncher

Tina Harbuck
Phillip Houston, fishing aboard the Hey Baby with Charles Morgan, pulled in a 67.6-pound cobia to take top honors in the Crab Cruncher Classic over the weekend. [CONTRIBUTED PHOTO]

The crew aboard the Hey Baby with Charles Morgan pulled in a 67.8 pounder on Friday for the largest cobia in the Crab Cruncher Classic at Harbor Docks over the weekend.

Phillip Houston was the angler that hauled in the cobia worth $60,408.34 in the three-day fishing event.

The Hey Baby also placed second overall with 67 points.

First overall with 119 points was the group aboard the SurReel with a 66.8-pounder and a 50-plus pounder. Andrew Johnson was the angler with the 66.8-pounder, second largest in the tournament. SurReel pulled in $18,133.33 in prize money.

Third overall with 63 points and a 63-pound cobia was Robert Burroughs aboard the Quick Time. The Quick Time was the second largest money winner with $29,333.33.

Other money winners were Sea Ya, $4,545; Sweet Caroline, $2,250; and Team Outcast, $1,980.

In other tournament action:

Destin Cobia Tournament at HarborWalk Marina

Overall Division

First: Brian Bird, Bow’d Up, 81.5 pounds

Second: Harri Hotti, Full Pull, 72.6 pounds

Third: Andrew Johnson, SurReel, 66.6 pounds

Ladies Division

First: Karen Bilger, Sweet Caroline, 47.4 pounds