The first leg of the highly anticipated 2017 Triple Crown Championship Series is complete. And a new face is in the lead for the first time. Captain Daniel Menard and the team of Lyon's Pride out of Destin, Florida won first place honors this weekend during the Orange Beach Billfish Classic at the Wharf. Daniel weighed an impressive 431.6 pound Blue Marlin to earn him 250 points and the Championship points lead as the Series moves to Steve Thomas' Cajun Classic in two weeks. But, Daniel's got company right behind him and someone who's no stranger to the Triple Crown. Captain Devin Potts on the Sea Mixer placed second at the OBBC and earned himself second place in the GCTC standings. Rounding out third, fourth and fifth is Team Reel Addiction who took top honors in catch and release (without Rocky and Laurie onboard the boat), A Work of Art (without Art onboard, wonder if this is a trend?) and the Gunnslinger.
Stay tuned. The Series moves to Louisiana next. Things are sure to get exciting.
431.6 lb Blue Marlin - Lyon's Pride Captain Daniel Menard Riley Satterfield, angler
Lyon's Pride: 250 points
Sea Mixer: 175 points
Reel Addiction: 125 points
A Work of Art: 100 points
Gunnslinger: 75 points
American Marine Brokerage has joined the Gulf Coast Triple Crown Championship billfish tournament series as Presenting Sponsor, part of a three-year commitment. (Read More)