24th Fishing Derby : Whopper brings grand prize
Fifty-two boats entered the 24th annual Saipan Fishing Derby. When the sirens wailed signalling the end of the two-day tournament, it was the Cabo Express skippered by Rep. Heinz Hofschneider that captured the grand prize, thanks to a 484 pound blue marlin. Hofschneider also won the grand prize last year with a 288 pound marlin. John T. Sablan on board the MV Gloria set a new record with a 52.85 wahoo.