DEVOTION WINS GULF COAST TRIPLE CROWN
Fierce competition throughout the season
While it wasn’t a wire-to-wire win, the team that eventually emerged victorious in the Gulf Coast Triple Crown series was the same one that led the series after the first week, nine tournaments later.
Boat owner Josh Tice, Capt. Jason Hallmark and the team on board Devotion, a 61-foot Viking from Orange Beach, Alabama, won the catch-and-release division of the Louisiana Billfish Championship in May. After falling out of first place, they scored a second-place finish with a 472pound blue marlin in the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, moving them into third place in the series with two events