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Old Salt Loop Tournament – Results

The 46th annual Old Salt All Release Billfish Tournament – The Loop – is in the bag. Growing out of the partnership between anglers and researchers, the Loop has endured to become one of the pre-eminent all release billfish tournaments on the Gulf Coast.

Old Salt All Releasw Loop Billfish Tournament - 2017 Results

This year’s Loop, as with those of the past, challenged the brawn and endurance of the competing teams with 3 non-stop days of fishing… no port calls, no cheeseburgers in paradise. The Ironman of Billfishing, the Loop, was also the final leg & capstone for the Florida West Coast Bluewater Series. This year we added points for successful tag and releases.  We are proud to report 98% were tagged and look forward to working with the Billfish Foundation with research data from the middle Gulf of Mexico.

With 9 teams competing, Team Twisted Bills – Captain Daniel Munyan and crew – eclipsed last year’s winners, Team On Course and, roared to the win with Two Blue Marlin with tags and 1 White Marlin with tag.

46th Annual Old Salt LOOP All Release Billfish Tournament


August 19th, 2017

Held at the Marina Cantina in Clearwater, FL



1st Place     Team Twisted Bills – 1282 pts

Daniel Munyan and crew

Two Blue Marlin with tags and 1 White Marlin with tag


2nd Place    Team On Course – 761 pts

Bill Currie and crew

One Blue Marlin and One White Marlin with tag


3rd Place    Team For Now – 220 pts

Dan Snyder and crew

Two Sailfish with tags (Caught both on 8/17)


4th Place    Team Seahawk – 220pt

Pat Young and crew

Two Sailfish with tags (double hook up) caught both 8/18




1st Place          Team For Now           20.82lbs

2nd Place         Team For Now           18.34lbs

3rd Place         On Course                  17.05 lbs

4th Place         Jumbo Shrimp           16.42lbs

5th Place         Team Hooker             15.91lbs

6th Place         Seahawk                     13.24lbs



1st Place          Jumbo Shrimp           18.60lbs

2nd Place         Haulin Grass              14.78lbs

3rd Place         For Now                      13.19lbs

4th Place         Twisted Bills              8.57lbs



1st Place          For Now                      36.24lbs



1st Place          Twisted Bills              167.56lbs

2nd Place         For Now                      64.64lbs

Thank you to all of the teams who participated, our sponsors for making the event possible, Old Salt volunteers for pulling it all together and this years hosts – Marina Cantina in Clearwater, Florida.
Team Twisted Bills


Team On Course


Big Sword


Team Twisted Bills Wins The Florida West Coast Bluewater Series

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