Today was Day 1 of the White Marlin Smackdown. We had winds out of the south at about 15-20 making for sloppy conditions but we knew the wind was going to go west mid day which usually shuts the bite down. The morning was crazy mahi fishing and we managed to get a white with a few mahi on to start to tournament. In the thick of the mahi we got another white which we lost. Shortly after we had a triple of sails up and lost 2 of them. Bad bad luck going on. Then we had a nice 35# yellowfin we boated with barely a tooth mark on it but enough to DQ the catch that is usually good for a Calcutta win. Overall rough day of tournament fishing but great day of fishing! We are sitting in third right now behind by 1 white marlin.