‘Red Baron’ doesn’t count; ‘Manu’ Kai rises to top

PORT ALLEN — The WRB102 (Red Baron) does not count, said Steven Niau of the Port Allen Fishing Club.

Niau said the Red Baron was listed erroneously on the tally board, and its two catches — a 45-pound ono and a 5-pound uku affected the standings of the Deep Sea Derby hosted by the Port Allen Fishing Club over the weekend.

Niau said there were only 35 entries, correcting from the 36 entries originally posted on the tally board.

Niau said the WRB102 (Red Baron) belongs to the Pacific Missile Range Facility and its role during the derby was as a range safety craft for the day, operating under the U.S. Navy.

With the change, Herbert Keamoai, skipper of Manu Kai, rises to the top position of the Ono category with his 42.6-pound entry.

Howard Plahy Jr. becomes the second place winner aboard the Late Fisherman II with his 37.8-pound ono and the Hailey T. crew settles in third place with a 35.8-pounder, edging out a second ono by Keamoai which weighed in at 34.8 pounds.

No other categories were affected by the boating lineup change.

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