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Official Publication of the Southern Kingfish Association | August 2010

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PRESORTED STANDARD

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Inside: Technique | Fish for Fun! Gear | Check out the new V6 Motors by Yamaha

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CONTENTS | August 2010

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SKA Celebrates 20 Years! 1991–2010

12 | POMPANO SALTWATER SLAM | The Bandit Steals the Cash at the Slam 20 | 28th ANNUAL NSFA TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS | Turn 3 Tops the NSFA Field in Fernandina page 20

28 | YELLOWFIN/OIFC.COM JOLLY MON KING CLASSIC | Do Work Takes Top Honors at Jolly Mon! 34 | GATE JACKSONVILLE FISHING RODEO | Whiting Fisherman Wins Boat/Motor/Trailer Package

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52 | EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC | Blew By U! Wows the Field at Got-Em-On Tournament with a 56.60 59 | MATAGORDA BLUEWATER CHALLENGE OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT | Johnny B Tops Matagorda Challenge! 65 | TEXAS KINGFISH SHOOTOUT | Force 10 Catches Biggest King and Captures Second Place Agg. at Texas Kingfish Shootout!

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6 | Big Bore Blast! | Check out Yamaha’s new V6 outboards by Gary Caputi

56 | RFA | Legal Defense Fund Needs Your Help

16 | Membership Application 48 | Mercury Trail Schedule 70 | Pro Tour Points 71 | Members Helping Members

by Gary Caputi

63 | SKA Fishing for Fun & Cash | East coast fishing rodeo welcomes all anglers by Terry Lacoss

Go to www.FishSKA.com for Tournament Trail News and Updates.

81 | Classifieds 82 | Corporate Partners Due to space constraints in this issue, Mercury Trail Points are not printed this month but are available online at www.fishska.com/2010/trail_points/

On the Cover: Blew By U! joins the 2010 50-pound Club with this nice 56.60 caught at the Got-Em-On Tournament. Corey Durako, Barry Bierstead, Richard Gilligan, and Joel Brown fish a Mercury-powered Donzi. The Chaser team of Tim Price, Bob Price, Victoria Price, and Garrett Tidwell won first place in the Kingfish Jackpot at the 1st Annual Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo.

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M A G A Z I N E

Official publication of the Southern Kingfish Association

CORPORATE OFFICES

FROM THE HELM ■ by Jack Holmes

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15 Garnett Avenue Saint Augustine, Florida 32084 Phone | 904-819-0360 Fax | 904-819-0331 e-mail | sokingfish@fishska.com web site | www.FishSKA.com Managing Partner Jack Holmes sokingfish@fishska.com

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Advertising & Sponsorship Bob Flocken Jack Holmes Deona Holmes Contributing Editors Gary Caputi Terry Lacoss Ed Killer John Minetola

Contributions: Angler magazine welcomes stories, art, and photos. SKA will consider, but assumes no responsibility for, unsolicited proposals, manuscripts, and photographs; all such material not accompanied by self addressed stamped envelopes will not be returned, SKA retains reprint rights for resale, republication. Copyright 2010. Angler magazine is mailed to all members of the Southern Kingfish Association and is paid for in part by the yearly association dues.

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attended the latest joint council meeting in Orlando and came away more confused than ever. It seems now that our fishery managers believe that the kingfish stocks are so healthy that they are seriously considering raising the quota from ten million pounds to eleven to thirteen million pounds. Here’s the absurdity of the whole thing. You couldn’t kill ten million pounds of king mackerel if your life depended on it. The commercial fishermen collect a little over three million pounds of king mackerel a year and haven’t met their quota in many years. They will reach their quota this year even with the Gulf fishermen out of work due to the oil spill. More on that in a minute. If the recreational fishermen kill three million pounds that would really surprise me. Each year the tournaments produce kills in the 120,000-pound range. When we factor the extra fish we harvest either to eat, give away, or die due to a bad release, our take totals somewhere around 300,000 pounds. Do you really believe after us and the commercials there are enough recreational fisher people who target kings that would justify moving the quota up? Didn’t think so. What this does tell us however, is the fact that we have done a tremendous job of making sure this fishery remains viable and healthy. For that you are to be commended. We have been stewards of the sea showing that if you leave sportsmen alone they will make sure the resource remains healthy. We are not out of the woods

yet. No one knows the effect the oil spill will have on our stocks. I’m assuming that pelagics have moved because we have not seen any large concentration of dead fish of any species. However, what about the spawning season? We know there are great concerns for our tuna stock because they spawn in mid winter in the Gulf. Our kings spawn in June and July. I would assume that both spawns are history and have requested that fishery managers

“We are not out of the woods yet. No one knows the effect the oil spill will have on our stocks.” be prepared to do their studies as quickly as possible but the king mackerel population study needs to be done within the next two years. We have age model samples done at a lot of our events to ensure every year age group is accounted for. We will insist that be done again and the feds must ensure that BP pays for all the necessary studies. My immediate concern, and I have let the feds know, is the huge increase of commercial fishermen in the king mackerel

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fishery. We have always been friendly with commercial king fishermen and they with us. They provide us with a wealth of information especially at tournament time. We are the perfect model of co-operation and have worked well together. Now we have been over run with commercials from other fisheries that have been closed or had quotas severely cut. My biggest concerns are that these new entrants will drive the value of king mackerel down because they could flood the market. Second, we have a lot of commercial friends in the Carolinas who by the time they start fishing the commercial quota could have been reached. Also, we could over fish the Atlantic stock if the Gulf commercial fishermen can’t fish. Finally, where did these newbies into the king mackerel fishery get their license? I’m not chastising these fisher people, they need to make a living too. However, for twenty years the commercial king mackerel fishermen and the SKA fishermen have worked hard to bring back the stocks after their demise in the early eighties and we’ve done a remarkable job. Our stocks are the healthiest they’ve ever been and we will do whatever it takes to keep it that way. I’m sure you’ll agree. The feds should do whatever it takes to ensure that our commercial friends are taken care of and the newbies watched like a hawk. But come on, be serious, raise the quota? You people need to get a life! Tight lines! —Jack 5


■ by Gary Caputi

Yamaha Provides a Fantasy Playground to Wring Out Their New V6 Offshore Outboards

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of the perks that goes with being a fishing and boating writer are invitations to test boats and engines which, on occasion, take me to exotic locales. A few years back a yachting magazine sent me to Australia to test sportfish yachts and the trip included three days of fishing for black marlin on the Great Barrier Reef. The latest test site might not have been quite as far away, but it was beautiful nonetheless and certainly fit the bill for the mix of boats and engines offered for perusal. Yamaha invited a select group of editors and boating writers to Hawks Cay Resort in the beautiful Florida Keys where the beautiful jade-colored waters of the flats abut the dark blue waters of the Gulf Stream all in the space of a few miles. The only downside was the test time was mid June and the temperature was more like mid August with daytime highs pushing the 100° mark. We were there to get some real world experience with Yamaha’s next generation Offshore Series four-stroke outboards and toward that end they had a variety of 6

boats rigged and ready to run. I introduced you to these engines in the January 2010 issue of Angler. On my way to the Nationals in Biloxi I stopped at Yamaha’s test facility in Birmingham, Alabama for the formal press introduction and to be among the first to actually drive a boat powered by them. Unfortunately, there is no ocean in Birmingham and the Tennessee River is a poor substitute for true sea conditions. The one thing that made the river interesting was that it was in flood stage and dodging

the floating logs and branches provided an air of danger to the test rides. The brief encounters with the new engines only gave me a taste of the new engines, but this latest get together was our opportunity to compare the 4.2 liter engines head to head with the older 3.3 liter models that are currently being phased out of production. In the case of the offshore boats it was nice to have some extended time to run them in real-world conditions out in the Stream.

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The new big bore 250 and 300 horsepower Offshore Series engines and the hot new V-Max SHO are very different animals from the original F-Series. They boast 4.2 liters of displacement as opposed to 3.3 and the larger combustion chambers provide a major increase in low end and mid range power. More displacement means more power, increased acceleration, improved midrange efficiency, faster cruise speeds at lower rpm and better fuel economy and, if that isn’t enough, Yamaha put the entire line on a diet. The new F-Series engines are so much lighter that they are treading in two-stroke territory. Obviously there are a lot of teams on the SKA circuit clamoring to get their hands on these power plants and Yamaha is doing their best to crank them out as quickly as possible and shipping them as you read this. At the dock for testing were two identical Sea Hunt BX22 Pros, a cross-over center console/bay boat with a 15-degree deadrise hull that can handle shallow water and light ocean side duties, too. One was sporting the F250BTXR 3.3 liter ANGLER | August 2010


engine that tipped the scales at 609 lbs and the other was powered by the F250XCA 4.2 liter outboard weighing in at 558 lbs. The boats were identical, except for graphics, and the engines were installed in the same mounting positions. The 3.3 liter was equipped with a 14-½ x 21 stainless prop and the 4.2 liter was turning a 15-¼ x 19 stainless wheel for the tests. I ran both boats with three adults on board and similar fuel loads starting with the 3.3 liter, which was no slouch. After all, 250 horses is a lot of power on a 22’ bay boat. The hole shot was nothing to write home about taking five seconds to get on plane and 7-½ seconds to hit 30 mph. At 3000 rpm the boat was only making 21.1 mph while getting 4.5 miles from a gallon of gas. From 30 mph up, the 3.3 liter ran very well pushing the boat to top speed of 55 mph at 6100 rpm producing 2.59 mpg. All in all, it was a very nice package and a neat little boat that fits the niche for a wide range of fishing areas. Back to the dock, off boat one and onto boat two with the 4.2 liter, and back out to the ocean side of the island. Putting along the new V6 has a pleasing pulsing sound like it was just waiting for me to put the hammer down so it could show me what it had. I didn’t have to wait long. From a standing stop I mashed the throttle and the big bore pushed the boat onto plane in under four seconds, almost half the time of the 3.3 liter. It came on plane so fast I hardly noticed the bow rise because as soon as it started lifting, the boat leveled out

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and was cranking hard making it to 30 in 6.6 seconds. The initial burst of speed was startling compared to the old F-Series, a welcomed performance enhancement that is sure to make a lot of boaters smile. The engine pulled hard right up to 5800 rpm and a top speed almost exactly the same as the 3.3 liter at 55.5 mph while still getting 2.37 mpg. Triple F300 V6 engines reduces weight on the transom by 750 lbs compared with three F350’s with comparable performance and A little later we took both of the improved fuel economy. ing the same speed at 4000 rpm. dent, was on hand to fish with us Sea Hunts out and The 3.3 liter edges out the 4.2 liter aboard the boat and I asked him did side-by-side drag races and the on fuel consumption versus speed, about the designation change. difference at the bottom end was but I believe the differences in the “We’ve been rating our boats by evident each time we dropped the props could account for some of length at the water line in the past, flag and the two boats accelerated that difference, especially when but it was confusing prospective as fast as they could. But the difyou consider the 3.3 liter was turnbuyers when they compared them ference for most people will come ing up to 6100 rpm at full throttle with boats rated by length over all,” in the middle of the power range at while the 4.2 liter was only making he said. “We simply redesignated cruise. Here are some very inter5800 rpm. the 37SF using the LOA so it’s now esting comparisons. At 3000 rpm The tests on the two Sea Hunts the 39SF.” the 3.3 liter was making 21.1 mph was revealing and supported First impressions are always tellgetting 4.49 mpg while the 4.2 liter Yamaha’s claim that the new big ing and when I looked at the boat was cruising along at 28.3 mph and bore F-Series four-strokes were the transom looked so much cleangetting almost identical fuel econequal or better than the perforer and less crowded with a brace of omy at 4.42 mpg. Stop and think mance of not only their prior sleeker, smaller F300’s than with about that. Basically the same fuel F-Series outboards, but that it is the massive F350’s. With the new consumption at 3000, yet the new a match for competing two-stroke V6 engines the boat was giving up engine is providing a 34% increase outboards, too. The icing on the 150 horsepower, but was saving an in speed. cake for a lot of owners of older incredible 743 pounds in weight on As you work your way toward boats who would like to repower the transom and it was very noticetop end the speed at rpm is better with four-stroke outboards is the able in the performance of the for the 4.2 liter. For example, the remarkable weight reductions of step hull. The boat was equipped 3.3 liter is making 38 mph at 4500 the new Offshore Series. There with the latest generation of the rpm while the 4.2 liter is generatare a lot of older Yamaha’s Command Link II conboats that simply trols and gauge package. The shift/ could not handle throttle had the perfect amount of the weight of a fourtension to make it easy to control stroke and now they all the horses, while the new gauge can. package is compact, totally user The boat that programmable and a joy to work was highest on my with. test list was waitSo how did the F300 compare ing for me in the with its big brother? First, let me afternoon, the preface the performance numbers Contender 39SF of the F300 by saying this boat had powered by three just been splashed and additional 4.2 liter 300hp performance tests are scheduled engines. I had run with all three engines a notch lower this boat with on the transom and some prop three of the masswitching. Neber said he was consive F350 engines fident that they would be able to a while back, but squeeze a bit more top end out of it carried the 37SF the package and if Joe says it can be designation. The done, take it to the bank. He also next day Joe Neber, commented that he was particularly Contender’s presipleased with the fuel economy of www.FishSKA.com

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the new engines compared with the F350���s and you’ll see why shortly. The F350 boat took 4.7 seconds to get on plane and 7.84 seconds to crack 30 mph while the F300 was on plane one second faster and 1.65 second quicker to 30. Interested yet? The F350 boat has a top end of 70.5 mph getting 0.71 mpg and its F300 equipped sister topped out a hair under 65 mph at 0.84 mpg. If repositioning the engines and playing with props does what has been predicted the top end performance will be very close indeed. At 3000 rpm the F350 boat was making 27.4 mph at 1.12 mpg while the F300 was making 28.6 mph at 1.49 mpg. The smaller engines were faster by a mile per hour and more fuel efficient by 25%. Similar results were found at 3500 rpm, which is a nice, easy cruising speed. The F350s hit 35.2 mph at 1.08 mpg and the F300’s were faster at 36.2 mph with a considerably more economical fuel consumption rate providing 1.40 mpg or about 28% better. As the speed and rpm increase from here, the speed and fuel consumption differences narrow—those extra two cylinders per motor do have some advantages, but the F300s hang tough on speed and remain more economical by as much as 18%, even at 5500 rpm. At wide open throttle, the F300s were doing 64.7 mph at 5950 rpm, within one mile per hour of the F350 at 5500 rpm, but it still maintained a 9% edge in fuel economy. The driving impressions are

equally interesting. When you get behind the helm of the F300 equipped 39SF there are things you notice right away. The boat feels more nimble, it is on plane in a snap and the engines hold it on plane at ridiculously low speeds—I’m talking down into the low teens. The hull seemed unburdened with less weight on the transom and able to handle an amazing amount of engine trim at high speeds without cavitation and with no need to touch the trim tabs except to level the boat if you have an uneven load. Running up to full speed I had the engines trimmed about onethird of the way up, but was told to keep raising the engines. The

higher they were lifted, the faster the boat went with no bow rise and with no tendency to porpoise or other bad behavior. These lighter engines work extremely well with the two-step hull to keep a cushion of air underneath the boat reducing surface friction while maintaining a positive feel as we blasted along in mild chop. The boat remained responsive to input from the helm without hesitation. Running at such a level attitude you might expect the boat to be wet, but we remained dry even when we had a strong breeze blowing over the starboard bow as I quartered into the chop. The next day we fished the boat in the Stream in larger seas and it

was an absolute joy. You could tell Neber was extremely pleased with the performance of the package. Considering he was Mr. AntiStep, Contender did a fantastic job with all of its new step hull models which culminated in this great boat. If I win the lottery, the first thing I plan to do is buy a Contender 39SF with three F300s. It’s that impressive and its already superb sea handling capabilities are further enhanced by the new engines. The last boat I had a chance to try was a brand new, as in hull #1, Pathfinder bay skiff with a step hull. It was powered by the V-Max SHO, a 250hp version of the 4.2 liter block with some modifications to make it a shallow water warrior. It has a 20’ shaft and a racy lower unit profile, a different exhaust system that gives it a throatier sound both when idling and under acceleration. And speaking of acceleration, this baby winds up fast—really fast! This is Yamaha’s bass boat motor aimed at taking on the competition’s two-stroke outboards in a market where two-strokes still rule the roost. It has been getting rave reviews for its acceleration, top end and overall weight, which is actually lighter than some of the twostrokes. I hope this information will help you get a better handle on the new F-Series Offshore Outboards from Yamaha and separate some of the rumor from fact. They are quite an achievement and are sure to carry on the legacy of Yamaha four-stroke performance and reliability. ■

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Congratulations to

2009 Contender Division Winners Div 1 Class of 23 SECOND CATCH | Burt & Margaret Ferebee

Div 5 Open Class AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES | Kenny Crawford

Div 5 Class of 23 BADSPORT | Ben Hinson

Div 6 Class of 23 GET SNOOKERD | Chris Workman

Div 7 Open Class TERMINATOR | Gary Hiles

Div 7 Class of 23 GET LAYED | Fred Watkins

Div 8 Open Class SPICED RUM III | William Wummer

Div 9 Class of 23 TOES UP | Richard Boles

Div 10 Open Class KERI-N-ON | Jason Nauman

Div 10 Class of 23 PROMARINEUSA.COM/GATORFAN | David Albritton

Div 11 Open Class SECONDS 2 SPARE | Scott Rush

Div 11 Class of 23 GET SNOOKERD | Chris Workman

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weigh up to four of each species– Kingfish, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia or Wahoo. There are dozens of ways to cash a check in this event. Check out the payouts on the following pages. Chuck Fischer’s Shock Wave team took home top team honors as they weighed in four kingfish, two blackfin tuna and a cobia totaling 133.05 pounds. The 2nd Place Team, Ron Mitchell’s Bandit, brought in a total of 129.56 pounds in four kingfish, just a few pounds shy of 1st place. Seapremacy landed in 3rd place with 126.78 pounds, Kimbuktu placed in 4th with 124.79 pounds and Wet Hooker took home 5th place with 117.13 pounds.

The heaviest fish weighed in this year’s tournament was the 53.95 pound kingfish caught on the Bandit, captained by two-time SKA Angler of the Year, Ron Mitchell. Following Bandit in the heaviest fish category was Alli Cat with a 45.84 pound cobia. Rounding out the top three was another SKA team, Lance Irvine’s Young Guns, with a 40.49 pound kingfish. The Bandit fished all day off of Jupiter. On board with Ron were teammates Jeff Silverthorne, Dave Faircloth, Fernandez Jones, and Ryan Lee. Early in the day they caught a kingfish and had one cut in half by a shark at the boat but overall fishing was slow. Around noon everyone on board was bug-

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ging Mitchell to move to a different location but he told them, “In fifteen minutes a fifty-pounder is going to swim by the boat and we are going to be here to catch it.” Fifteen minutes later, just as predicted, something ate a runner fished way back in their spread and took off. Mitchell, who hasn’t touched a rod in years, leaped up and grabbed the rod out of the T-top. In the process, he almost knocked himself out when his head hit one of the rod holders attached to the top. “I have never had a fish take line off of a reel like this fish did!” said Mitchell. “In just a few seconds the reel was empty. Somehow Jeff was able to aim the boat at the fish and get it on plane; otherwise the ANGLER | August 2010


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big king would still be on its way to Bermuda.” In addition to their fifty-four pounder, the Bandit team would carry a 31.39, a 25.32 and an 18.90 pound king to the Hillsboro Inlet scales. Believe it or not, this is the first major SKA sanctioned event that Mitchell has the largest fish. He has had numerous top ten finishes but never a tournament win. The Bandit also took home top SKA honors for their monster king. Mitchell and his teammates cleaned house, collecting over $26,000 in prize money. Ron would like to thank his sponsors, Invincible, Suzuki, Accurate Reels, and Raymarine for all their help and support. Lance Irvine, fishing with his son Houston, Max Irvine and Charlie Fredrich, on the Young Guns, the Irvine’s Mercury powered Fountain, also started the day fishing way north of Hillsboro Inlet. This team has done well in the past in Pompano, winning over $100,000 in 2007. Lance told me that they ran up to the Juno ledge where he had heard of several decent fish caught earlier in the week. They were able to catch some bonito and a couple 20 pound kingfish but nothing bigger. About 11:30 Irvine decided to move further north to an area east of Jupiter inlet where they put up a kite and, with an offshore breeze, drifted east. At around

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1:00 the fish turned on and they caught twelve nice kings including their 40.49 pound smoker that ate a goggle eye fished on a kite in eightysix feet of water. Their big fish along with three other kings would earn the Young Guns seventh place in the tournament and a check for $7,500. Houston would

take home the Top SKA Junior award as well as the $500 Mercury Scholarship check that goes to the highest finishing SKA junior fishing in a Mercury powered boat. Lance, who owns Atlantic Boat Rentals in Pompano, has fished SKA events for the past several years, is on the M Mercury Pro Team, and is also sponsored by Ra Raymarine. The third and fourth pl place finishers were no not SKA members, but th the fifth largest king, a 337.59 pound fish, was ccaught by Jason and E Erik Sonnenberg and C Carlos Suche, fishing oon their three-day-old 333’ Contender boat, the Blue Brothers. Their beautiful new boat

Lance Irvine and his Young Guns team caught a 40.49, second largest king in the event.

The Blue Brothers landed a 37.59 pound king on their new Contender.

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is equipped with a pair of the new 300hp Yamaha outboards that everyone has been waiting to see. The sixth largest kingfish was the 37.42 that David Wayt skipper of the Wayt-N-Sea, his Mercury powered Fountain, carried to the scales. Other SKA members’ notable awards went to Capt. Dick Russell on the Brute Dusky for weighing the largest dolphin and Pam Kalil from the Spiced Rum III team for her second place finish for the Top Lady prize. Eddie Mitchell finished second in the Junior Angler competition and his teammate Clay Harris took home the second place award in the Pee Wee angler category. Both fished on the Liquid High. No one cashed in on the tournament’s biggest attraction, the Kay Dee Dubya Jackpot Calcutta worth $71,455. One team did bring a Kingfish, Dolphin, and the only Wahoo weighed in the tournament to the scale, but team Cheese & Cracker’s dolphin did not meet the minimum ten-pound requirement. Since the Jackpot was not claimed, the pot will roll over to the next Bluewater Movement event, August 7th and is estimated to top $80,000. If no one cashes in there, next year’s Pompano Shootout could see a $100,000 KDW purse. Even though they didn’t weigh a fish at the Slam, Steve Glanz and his crew on the Skin Deep held on to their lead and captured the Division 10 championship race. They caught a 54.78 in Key West, a 56.65 at the Pompano Shootout and a 33.50 in Palm Beach to end a with a 144.93 point total. The Bandit finished in second with a three fish total of 133.87 and Bill Wummer’s Spiced Rum III finished in third with 94.72 points. As always, the SKA wishes to thank Tournament Director Jamie Bunn as well as all his family and crew for a job well done, especially Jamie’s right hand person, Sarah Every, for putting up with all my requests. Great Job! 13


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Kimbuktu

124.79

$1,350

1

Cheese & Crackers

$500

1

Even Flow

92.55

$2,093

2

Fishin' Magician

74.93

$1,256

3

BLUE BROTHERS

60.13

$837

TOP WAHOO

AVERAGE JOE BONANZA

15.25

TOP KING 1

BANDIT

53.95

$500

2

YOUNG GUNS

40.49

$250

3

Bionic Bait

39.00

$150

1

Wet Hooker

35.14

$500

2

Native Son

28.93

$250

3

Wet Hooker

27.85

$150

BLUEWATER CHALLENGE 1

BANDIT

53.95 King

TOP TUNA

1

Alli Cat

45.84

$500

2

LIQUID HIGH

14.54

$250

3

Shock Wave

13.35

$150

1

BANDIT

53.95

$2,500

2

YOUNG GUNS

40.49

$1,250

3

BLUE BROTHERS

37.59

$750

4

BANDIT

31.39

$500

SHOW ME THE MAHI 1

BRUTE DUSKY

19.75

$750

2

Shameless

18.90

$250

TOP CAPTAIN Chuck Fischer - Shock Wave

BANDIT

53.95 King

$6,525

2

YOUNG GUNS

40.49 King

$3,915

3

Fishin' Magician

38.03 King

$2,610

KDW -- No Winner --

HOLY MACKEREL 1

BANDIT

53.95

$1,418

2

YOUNG GUNS

40.49

$851

3

BANDIT

31.39

$567

ANTE UP 1

Shock Wave

133.05

$4,185

2

Seapremacy

126.78

$2,790

Wet Hooker

117.13

$1,000

2

Over The Limit

67.30

$500

AVERAGE JOE DIVISION

The Wayt-N-Sea team caught the seventh largest king in Pompano.

TOILET BOWL CHAMPS 1

1

$71,455

PURSE CARRIED OVER TO NEXT EVENT

$250

TOP SMALL BOAT

Brad Emmons, James Gilchrist and Charlie Stueve fished on the Yippi-Ki-Ay.

1

1

BIG MACK

$10,530

THE BIG THREE

TOP COBIA

1

June 10–13, 2010

Fish Boy

10.48

Charter

NOTABLE WINNINGS 1

BANDIT

$25,790

2

Shock Wave

$5,710

Seapremacy

$7,815

1

Even Flow

92.55

$3,000

3

2

Fishin' Magician

74.93

$1,500

4

YOUNG GUNS

$7,166

3

BLUE BROTHERS

60.13

$750

5

Even Flow

$5,493

4

Double Rigged

59.56

$500

5

JAGUAR FISHING TEAM

59.56

$250

TOTAL PAYOUTS =

$158,132

TOP FAMILY DIVISION 1

Seapremacy - James & Michael Wood

2

Makin' Time - Christopher & Michael Fishman

126.78

$1,000.00

86.57

$500.00

The PromarineUSA.com / Gatorfan Team.

TOP MALE ANGLER 1

Thomas Sandstrom - Wet Hooker

2

Billy Burke - Shock Wave

104.2

$500.00

103.55

$250.00

TOP FEMALE ANGLER 1

Kelly Schulz - Triple Threat

51.16

$500.00

2

PAM KALIL - SPICED RUM III

46.49

$250.00

TOP JUNIOR ANGLER 1

Christopher Fishman - Makin' Time

63.46

$ 150 GC

2

EDDIE MITCHELL - LIQUID HIGH

58.65

$ 100 GC

3

Taylor Floyrio - Banyan Bay Marine Center

51.15

$ 50 GC

TOP PEEWEE ANGLER 1

Dylan McDaniel - Gitty Up

71.99

$ 150 GC

2

CLAY HARRIS - LIQUID HIGH

58.46

$ 100 GC

3

Al Ellershaw - Liquid Addiction

55.21

$ 50 GC

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Pompano Beach, Florida

POMPANO SALTWATER SLAM

June 10–13, 2010

FINAL STANDINGS

Fishing on the Liquid High were George Mitchell, George Wells, Louis Arrazola, Henry Harris and junior anglers Eddie Mitchell and Clay Harris.

POMPANO SLAM

1. BANDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Invincible / Suzuki Ron Mitchell Jeff Silverthorne Dave Faircloth Fernandez Jones Ryan Lee 2. YOUNG GUNS . . . . . . . . . Fountain / Mercury Lance Irvine Max Irvine Houston Irvine Charlie Fredrich 3. Bionic Bait . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. Fishin Magician . . . . . . . . . 5. BLUE BROTHERS . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Jason Sonnenberg Erik Sonnenberg Carlos Suche 6. WAYT-N-SEA . . . . . . . . . . Fountain / Mercury David Wayt

53.95

40.49

7. 8. 9. 10.

Makin Time. . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.05 Fins Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.80 Seapremacy. . . . . . . . . . . . 34.90 Kimbuktu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.57

TOP PEE WEE ANGLER Clay Harris LIQUID HIGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.70 TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS Houston Irvine YOUNG GUNS . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.49

39.00 38.03 37.59

SKA TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS sponsored by Preferred Marine Sales 1. Houston Irvine YOUNG GUNS . . . . . . . . . 40.49 2. Eddie Mitchell & Clay Harris LIQUID HIGH. . . . . . . . . . . 22.70

37.42

MERCURY MARINE JUNIOR ANGLER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Houston Irvine . . . . . YOUNG GUNS

TOP TEAMS BOAT

Bill Wummer’s Spiced Rum III weighed a 26.43 pound king that helped Pam Kalil take home the second place Lady Angler award.

POINTS

TOP TEAMS $

WON

BOAT

POINTS

$

WON

1

Shock Wave

133.05

$7,500.00

9

Bionic Bait

104.68

$700.00

2

BANDIT

129.56

$3,250.00

10

O-Sea-D

101.72

$600.00

3

Seapremacy

126.78

$2,000.00

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LIQUID HIGH

99.39

$500.00

4

Kimbuktu

124.79

$1,500.00

12

CONCHED OUT

97.38

$450.00

5

Wet Hooker

117.13

$1,250.00

13

Even Flow

92.55

$400.00

6

Fins Up

112.27

$1,000.00

14

Reel Tension

90.00

$350.00

7

YOUNG GUNS

111.72

$900.00

15

Native Son

86.80

$300.00

8

Makin Time

106.88

$800.00

Mercury propeller hubs impervious to oil

Everyone had a great time on the X-Generation.

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28th ANNUAL NSFA TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS

June 17–19, 2010

Turn 3 Tops the NSFA Field in Fernandina ■ by Bob Flocken

First Place

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43.26

TURN 3

inety-six teams headed offshore to fish the 28th Annual NSFA Tournament of Champions and after everything was said and done, The Turn 3, Geoffrey Stam’s little Yamaha powered Contender, would carry a 43.26 pound king to the Fernandina Marina scales and take home the 20

Geoffrey and Monica Stam

first place overall, the Class of 23’ title, and the Top Lady cash and trophies. On Friday, Geoffrey fishing along with his lovely wife, Monica, traveled fifteen miles offshore but could only find a couple small fish. The larger of the two made a meal for the big hammerhead that followed it to the boat. They also decided to head offshore early Saturday, but still couldn’t find a decent fish to weigh. Hoping to change their luck, Geoff decided to move inshore to an area in Nassau Sound where the water looked good and there they saw several large schools of pogies. It was slow there, too. “We were getting ready to move again, and I was talking on the radio with Chris Stephens on the Beer Money. He

said that he thought that because the water looked so good, the temperature was right and because there was so much bait, we should stay put,” said Geoffrey. Chris

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was right. They stayed and fished around a big school of pogies in 30 feet of water and around 3PM their big fish skied on a short bait right behind the boat. Jeff picked up the rod and headed to the bow of the boat as Monica put the throttles down to catch up to the speedy fish. After a ten-minute fight the fish was on ice and the Turn 3 was headed at full speed back to Fernandina. They passed the checkin boat with ten minutes to spare. Their king was the largest fish that the Geoff and Monica have weighed at any event and their first ever win. Boy, are they excited. I’m sure that they will be talking about their win over dinner for a long time. Congratulations, guys! The second place prize in the ANGLER | August 2010


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NSFA event is awarded to the team with the best two-fish aggregate. The Bear Caught, James “Bear” Croft’s Mercury powered Yellowfin boat, weighed a 35.80 pound king on Friday and follow it up with a 17.20 pounder on Saturday for a two-fish total of 53.0 pounds to take home the second place prize. Fishing with Bear were teammates Debby Portier, David Hagans, and James Raysor. Bear caught their Friday fish around 12:30 southeast of the St. Mary’s Inlet in 65 feet of water. The fish ate a goggle eye fished on the top in the middle of their spread. Friday they caught a dozen kings and a couple nice dolphin. But Saturday was a different story, they fished the same area, but only found a couple kings. Their big fish would also earn Debby the second place Lady Angler prize. The Sweet Caroline III, Ron Hildum’s big Mercury powered Donzi was waiting for the scales to open at 2PM on Friday. He and his crew were all smiles as they pulled up to the dock. On board was Ron’s Dad, Ronnie Hildum, Robert French, Matt Everett, Mike Syrakis, and his son Mike III. Their 41.36 pound fish put them on the top of the Day One Leaderboard. They checked out and headed south to catch bait and started fishing back toward the north offshore where they found several bait pods. Around 12:30 their third place finishing king ate a ribbonfish pulled way behind the boat. Ron had the fish to the boat in no time and they headed

28th ANNUAL NSFA TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS

back to the scales. Young Mike Syrakis III, would end up taking home the event’s and the SKA’s Top Junior Awards as well as the $500

m, Top Lad NSFA Top Angler - Geoffrey Sta

Mercury Scholarship prize. The Sweet Caroline crew would like to thank Jax Industrial Marine for all their support over the

y - Monica Stam and Top Junior

- Michael Syrakis

2nd place went to the Bear Caught with a 2 fish aggregate of 53.00lbs. Ron Hildum’s Sweet Caroline III finished third with their 41.36lb kingfish.

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past several years. Tony Davenport, fishing with Don Bolt and Mike Brandon, on board the Relentless, Tony’s Yamaha powered Hydra Sports boat, caught a 33.08 pound king to take home the fourth place prize. They fished the Aquarium both days. Friday the area was covered with bait but they could only find one fish that got eaten by a big shark. Saturday there was no bait to be seen, but they knew that fishing was slow everywhere so they decided to stick it out. Around 2:30 they saw a couple kings sky further offshore so they headed east and soon after their 33 pounder ate a small pogy fished back in their spread. This team has fished together for over four years and won the FLW’s Beaufort tournament in 2006. Toney and Greg Altieri, fishing on the Nut Deep, a Yamaha powered Mako, would finish in fifth place with a 30.94 pound king. Sixth place went to Greg Peters’ RaeJen with a 29.58 pound fish. Fishing with Greg on his Contender were Benny Hendrix, Cam Harrison, and George and Brandon Sanborn. Last year’s second place finisher, the Game Day, a Mercury powered Yellowfin skippered by David Rodeffer with Ryan Rodeffer, Joe Bruce, and Al Torrans on board would finish in seventh place with a 29.44 pound king. A non-SKA boat took eighth. Ninth place was won by Scott Sullivan, Bryan Sullivan, Terry Bartlett and Troy Carver fishing on the Hot Wire, a Mercury powered Donzi boat, for their 28.14 pound fish and another non-member team would end up in tenth. As always, the crew from the Nassau Sport Fishing Association put together a great tournament. Many thanks go to Jim Wilson and his crew for a job well done. From the Captain’s Meeting to the Fish Fry and Awards you guys do it right. Only one complaint: Next year could you order some cooler weather – boy was it hot! ■ 21


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Team Relentless weighed this 33.08 pounder to finish in 4th place.

Fifth place would go to the Toney Altieri’s Nut Deep.

Greg Peters, Benny Hendrix, Cam Harrison, George and Brandon Sanborn took home the sixth place prize on the Rae-Jen.

The Rodeffer’s Team Game Day finished seventh (even though they had Joe Bruce onboard).

Eighth place would go to the Hot Wire for their 28.14 king.

Darren Carter’s Gotcha caught a 26.34 to finish in ninth place.

Terry Lacoss fished with Nancy and Jeff Dunbar on the Fishdancer Contender.

Cain and Wendell Wells caught a 23.82 on the Pot Luck 2 / Team Freightliner.

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Cole Washington on the Reef Thief.

28th ANNUAL NSFA TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS

Manny Bethencourt and The Flying Button crew.

FINAL STANDINGS

Barbara and Dr. John Adcock always have a good time fishing together on the Barbara Ann.

SKA Junior Angler prize winners – Brandon Sanborn, Michael Syrakis and Cain Wells.

1. TURN 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.26 Contender / Yamaha Geoffrey Stam Monica Stam 2. BEAR CAUGHT . . . . . . . . . 53.00 2 Fish Aggregate Yellowfin / Mercury James “Bear” Croft Debby Portier David Hagins James Raysor 3. SWEET CAROLINE . . . . . . 41.36 Donzi / Mercury Ron Hildum Ronnie Hildum Mike Syrakis Jr. Mike Syrakis III Robert French Matt Everett 4. RELENTLESS . . . . . . . . . . . 33.08 Hydra Sports / Yamaha Tony Davenport Don Bolt Mike Brandon 5. NUT DEEP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.94 Mako / Yamaha Toney Altieri Greg Altieri 6. RAE – JEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.58 Contender / Yamaha Greg Peters Benny Hendrix Cam Harrison George Sanborn Brandon Sanborn 7. GAME DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.44 Yellowfin / Mercury David Rodeffer Ryan Rodeffer Joe Bruce Al Torrans 8. Fish Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . 28.90 9. HOT WIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.14 Donzi / Mercury Scott Sullivan Bryan Sullivan Terry Bartlett Troy Carver 10. Four Shore . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27.34 11. GOTCHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.34 Contender / Mercury Darren Carter Jason Carter Travis Carter Matt Lewis Dustin Reilly Gage Carter 12. Sandy Bottom. . . . . . . . . . . 26.06

FERNANDINA 13. FISH DANCER . . . . . . . . . 24.58 Contender / Mercury Jeff Dunbar Nancy Dunbar Terry Lacoss 14. REEL WARRIOR . . . . . . . . 24.58 Contender / Mercury Lyle Rose 15. Papa-Son . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.44 16. Liquid Diet . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24.18 17. 4/0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.86 18. POT LUCK 2 / TEAM FREIGHTLINER . . . . . . . . . 23.82 Kencraft / Suzuki Wendell Wells David Talbot Marcia Wells Cain Wells 19. REEF THIEF . . . . . . . . . . . 23.78 Hydra Sports / Yamaha Scott Washington Billie Crabtree Zach Washington Cole Washington Robbie Reeves 20. THE FLYING BUTTON . . . 23.16 Donzi / Mercury Manny Bethencourt Jimmy Garza CLASS OF 23 1. TURN 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.26 Contender / Yamaha Geoffrey Stam Monica Stam 2. Sandy Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . 26.06 3. REEL WARRIOR . . . . . . . . . 24.58 Contender / Mercury Lyle Rose TOP LADY ANGLER Monica Stam TURN 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.26 TOP JUNIOR ANGLER Michael Syrakis SWEET CAROLINE . . . . . . . . . 41.36 SKA TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS sponsored by Subway 1. Michael Syrakis SWEET CAROLINE . . . . . . 41.36 2. Brandon Sanborn RAE-JEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.58 3. Cain Wells POT LUCK 2 / TEAM FREIGHTLINER . . . . . . . . . 23.82 MERCURY MARINE JUNIOR ANGLER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Michael Syrakis SWEET CAROLINE

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Yamaha’s “Sizzlin’ Summer Sales Event” Helps Beat the Heat Yamaha Marine Group announced today the ”Sizzlin’ Summer Sales Event,” a promotion that offers two different consumer benefits depending upon the technology and horsepower of the eligible outboard purchased. “This promotion covers a wide array of Yamaha outboards,” said Dale Barnes, Yamaha Marine Group division manager, marketing. “The ‘Sizzlin’ Summer Sales Event’ is sure to give customers even more reasons to buy.” The consumer benefit for purchasing a new (unused not previously warranty registered) eligible Yamaha 2.5-60 HP four-stroke and 8-150 HP carbureted two-stroke outboard is a credit based on M.S.R.P. toward the purchase of goods and/or services at the authorized, participating dealer that sold the outboard, at no extra cost to consumer. The consumer benefit for purchasing a new (unused not previously warranty registered) eligible Yamaha 75-150 HP, 200-250 HP

3.3L V6 and 300-350 HP 5.3L V8 four-stroke outboard is a 24-month Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.) contract (choice offered in Florida is a 24-month Yamaha Limited Warranty). This promotion is only applicable for eligible outboard models sold from July 9, 2010 – August 31, 2010. Any outboard sold before or after these dates is not eligible. Additional terms, conditions and procedures apply*. Yamaha Marine products are marketed throughout the United States and around the world. Yamaha Marine Group, based in Kennesaw, Ga., supports its 2,000 U.S. dealers and OEM partners with marketing, training and parts for Yamaha’s full line of products and strives to be the industry leader in reliability, technology and customer service. Yamaha Marine is the only outboard brand to have earned NMMA®’s C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index award every year since its inception. Visit www.yamahaoutboards.com. ■

* PROMOTION TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Consumer benefit for purchasing a new (unused not previously warranty registered) eligible Yamaha 75-150 HP, 200-250 HP 3.3L V6 and 300-350 HP 5.3L V8 four stroke outboard is a 24-month Yamaha Extended Service contract (choice offered in Florida is a 24-month Yamaha Limited Warranty). Consumer benefit for purchasing a new (unused not previously warranty registered) eligible Yamaha 2.5-60 HP four stroke and 8-150 HP carbureted two stroke outboard is a credit based on M.S.R.P. toward the purchase of goods and/or services at the authorized participating dealer that sold the outboard, at no extra cost to consumer. NO BENEFIT SUBSTITUTIONS. To be eligible, outboards must also have been manufactured since April 2005. Promotion is only applicable from authorized participating Yamaha Outboard dealers in the U.S.A. sold to purchasing consumers residing in the U.S.A. Promotion is limited to available stock in dealer inventory that is sold, PDI completed, delivered and warranty registered on Y.M.B.S. by the dealer in accordance with Yamaha’s Promotion and warranty registration requirements during applicable dates. No model substitutions or rain checks will be allowed. Not redeemable for cash. Outboards sold or provided for commercial, camp, resort, rental, promotional/demo, government agency, competition, tournament or sponsorship use are not eligible. This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other Yamaha offer. Yamaha reserves the right to change or cancel this Promotion at any time. Other restrictions and conditions apply. To learn more about Yamaha Outboards, or locate the nearest Yamaha Outboard Dealer, visit YamahaOutboards.com, or call 1-800-88-Yamaha.

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June 18–19, 2010

DO WORK TAKES TOP HONORS AT JOLLY MON! ■ by Jack Holmes

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eff and Rickey Beck, fishing the Do Work, slid up to the weigh-in dock in their Yamaha powered Sea Hunt ahead of the second day field and pulled a 33.65 out of their fish bag. After a couple of pictures, they made their way up the dock to Rube McMullan’s scale. A couple of seconds passed before the scale flashed 28

Jeff and Rickey Beck won the 306 boat Jolly Mon Tournament.

33.65. They had just bumped Ken Strickland’s first day biggest king, a 31.60. The Jolly Mon is an either/or event. It’s a two-day event, but you can only choose one of the two days to fish. Of the 306 teams who entered the event, the majority picked day one while 99 teams opted for day two which proved to be the better fishing day in terms of size of fish caught. Next to the scale on day two was Keith Clapp on Team Autocraft, whose 33.05 gave Do Work a real scare, but it was a local team named Just Dozin who jumped to the lead when they weighed a 36.15, the biggest king of this year’s event. When the event ended it was Just

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fish and beat 306 teams. Lesson learned—make sure you read the rules before every event. SKA rules and Code of Conduct are supposed to be in effect at every event, but some tournament directors add some local rules. The 22-year-old captain understood and accepted his disqualification with head held high. John Hayes caught the winning fish on Do Work at 11:45 fishing in forty-five feet of water in the Old River Channel. “She hit a pogy in the prop wash,” explained the Becks. “We chose to fish on Sunday due to necessity.” Rickey was the tournament’s Top Senior Angler. The team earned over $21,787 with TWTs added in. Team Autocraft moved up to second. “We fished Yaupon Reef in fifty feet of water,” said Keith Clapp, the only SKA member on the team. “She hit a pogy on the surface and Hootie Lineberry brought her to the boat. We got

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down to Ocean Isle on Friday night, looked at the weather, then determined Sunday was the better day. Guess we were right.” They had over $21,000 in winnings to divvy up. The first day’s leader, All In,

accepted third place money, almost $9,000. “We worked the Shark Hole,” said Strickland. “We were in sixty-five feet of water when she ate a pogy I pitched off the back of the boat while we were fighting another king off the bow. We knew the bow

Team Autocraft with Keith Clapp at the helm picked up second. Kenneth and Roy Strickland were third on the All In.

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fish was a dink so I didn’t want to waste any more time.” The Satisfied team, Allen Rippy Jr. and Lance Lomax, collected fourth place monies. They had the final king in the thirties, a 30.10, that earned them over $3,000. They were the second place team after day one’s fishing. Fifth place team was a non-member, Liquid Asset, with a 29.30. Sixth place went to Stuart Ballard, Don Mussman, Brent Ballard, and Drew Swinnie, who fished to the south. “We were fifty-five miles offshore,” said Stuart who caught the fish. “She ate a double pogy rig.” Seventh was also a non-member. Eighth and ninth place fell to members. Bill Welborne, Chuck Owens, and Charles Black was eighth fishing the Billzfisher. They scaled a 27.10 while Charles Randy Smith and Richard Williams picked up ninth with a 26.85 fishing the GotTu. 2 Dogs, Todd Dawkins, Hunter Britt, and Welsh Carson weighed a 25.40 to earn twelfth place in the tournament, second in Class of 23. When the night ended, a lot of teams got some money. All told nearly $100,000. That included 31 places in the overall tournament, twenty places in Juniors, Class of 23, Ladies, Seniors, Family awards, and TWTs. Chip Nifong’s Reel Buzz / AirTran earned third place Class

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Billzfisher earned eighth. Bill Welborne, Chuck Owens, and Charles Black.

Charles Randy Smith and Richard Williams picked up ninth fishing Got-Tu.

Tenth was earned by King Creecher.Al Fulford, Mike Fields, Dennis McCracken, and Justin Fulford.

Todd Dawkins’ 2 Dogs was twelfth and second place Class of 23.

Reel Buzz / Team Air Tran was 13th and 3rd Class of 23. Chip Nifong, Brian Schoenwieser, and Morgan Lawson.

Chalk up 14th to The Law. Jeff Drake and Michelle Evans fish the team.

Miss Teny earned 22nd. Ashley, Frankie, and Scott Jones.

Reel Devocean was 29th. Chris and Hunter Armstrong and Danny Lumpkins make up the team.

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of 23. Since the inception of the Jolly Mon King Classic I have always had another team cover the event for the SKA. Shame on me! Then Don Ewing, our SKA representative in the Carolinas, informed me he was going to get his knees fixed and would no longer be available to cover the events. So Deona and I FINAL STANDINGS

Seth Hudson was the Mercury Junior Angler winner. Fishes White Lightning.

Toby Russ and Richard Cooke got a check for 24th fishing Mr. Goodhands.

Moye Toye got the most professional, good looking award. Who wouldn’t want to sponsor this team?

1. DO WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . Sea Hunt / Yamaha Jeff Beck Rickey Beck 2. TEAM AUTOCRAFT . . . . Yellowfin / Suzuki Keith Clapp 3. ALL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Horn / Yamaha Kenneth Strickland Roy Strickland 4. SATISFIED . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Horn / Yamaha Allen Rippy Jr. Lance Lomax 5. Liquid Asset . . . . . . . . . . . 6. TAILWALKER . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Stuart Ballard Don Mussman Brent Ballard Drew Swinnie 7. Hooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. BILLZFISHER . . . . . . . . . Mako / Mercury Bill Welborne Chuck Owens Charles Black 9. GOT-TU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Charles Randy Smith Richard Williams 10. Evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11. KING CREECHER . . . . . . Contender / Suzuki Al Fulford Mike Fields Dennis McCracken Justin Fulford 12. 2 DOGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Todd Dawkins 13. REEL BUZZ / TEAM AIR TRAN . . . . . . . Chip Nifong Brian Schoenwieser 14. THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fountain / Mercury Jeff Drake Michelle Evans 15. SEA’N IS BELIEVE’N . . . Sea Pro / Yamaha Anthony Queen Scott McAteer Bill McNeely 16. Double Trouble Too . . . . . . 17. ROCK DOC . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Robert Wiggins 18. Hardhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19. REELY MISS BEHAVIN . . Cape Horn / Yamaha Richard Holden Richard Clark Jerry Clark

June 18–19, 2010

made the trek north and were more than pleasantly surprised. The Jolly Mon, held at the Ocean Isle Fishing Center, is a super tournament and the McMullan family deserves all the credit. This is one of the top events in the country, family friendly, and has all the bells and whistles you’d expect in such an event. It’s fun-fun-fun!!! ■ JOLLY MON

33.65

33.05 31.60

30.10

29.30 29.20

27.70 27.10

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26.45 25.60

25.40

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20. REEL DEVOCEAN . . . . . . Ken Craft / Suzuki Chris Armstrong Danny Lumpkins 21. STEEL FISHING . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Mercury Randy Spainhour James Gunter 22. MISS TENY . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Jones Frankie Jones 23. OIB Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . 24. MR. GOODHANDS . . . . . Century / Yamaha Toby Russ Richard Cooke 25. EREN’S ADDICTION TOO . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Jack Bracewell Eren Bracewell Randy Wirth 26. WHITE LIGHTNING . . . . . Yellowfin / Mercury Tim Hudson Brandon Hudson Seth Hudson 27. Dream Chaser . . . . . . . . . . 28. Team McNair . . . . . . . . . . . 29. HOOLIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha Joe Winslow 30. BROTHERS IN LAW . . . . Sea Hunt / Yamaha Ted Hammonds Herb Walker Tim Wayt

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19.20

19.10 19.05 18.55 18.20

CLASS OF 23 1. Hooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.70 2. 2 DOGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.40 3. REEL BUZZ . . . . . . . . . . . 25.15 TOP LADY ANGLER Heather Stover Liquid Asset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.30

24.85 TOP SENIOR ANGLER Rickey Beck DO WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.65 24.75 TOP JUNIOR ANGLER Reagan Eubanks Hooked . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.70 23.30 23.25 23.00 22.15

SKA TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS sponsored by Ocean Isle Fishing Center 1. Jerry Clark REELY MISS BEHAVIN . . . 22.15 2. Brandon & Seth Hudson WHITE LIGHTNING . . . . . . 19.20 3. Austin Aycock HAIL YEAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.60 MERCURY MARINE JUNIOR ANGLER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Seth Hudson . . WHITE LIGHTNING

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OPEN CLASS FINAL WRAP-UP

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by Jack Holmes

Skin Deep Wins Div. 10’s Open Class with a 144.93 Three Fish Aggregate! Steve Glanz and his Skin Deep team has had a phenomenal season. He and Ryan Carr, Kevin Ebersold, Dr. Robert Barus, Jamie and Travis Ralph, John Matthews, and Mike and Matt Shramko, scaled three fish totaling 144.93 points to earn the top slot in SKA’s Division 10. The events included Key West where the team earned 54.78 points. They then fished Jamie Bunn’s tournament where they scaled a first place 56.65. Next came the Palm Beach 440 where they scaled a 33.50 to end their three fish aggregate. That’s two fish that made the 50-pound Club also. The team will now go to the Nationals on the SKA and its sponsors. But it doesn’t end there, the Skin Deep is still fishing the Pros and are currently in ninth place with four wildcard and two fixed events still to come. This is one great season for the Skin Deep

team. Skin Deep is a Yamaha powered Invincible. 1st OPEN CLASS This is the second largest three fish aggregate in the Division since 2001. Only Lured Away topped that in 2006 with a 157.90 aggregate. Our 2009 Angler of the Year, Ron Mitchell is also fishing the Pros but used Division 10 for his wildcard Pro events. Mitchell and Jeff Silverthorne, Jim Patchett, Stephen Cooper, Mike Penny, Curt Johnson, Ryan Lee, Jamie Fortwangler, Jason Powell, and Fernandez Jones, earned 133.87 points. They include a 38.06 in Key West, a 41.86 in Palm Beach, and ended with a winning 53.95 in the Pompano Slam. Yes,

SKIN DEEP he’s in the 50-pound Club also for 2010. Mitchell’s Bandit team is in third place on the Pro Tour with four wildcards and two fixed events to improve their position. Bandit is a Suzuki powered Invincible. William Wummer’s Spiced Rum III made it to the big show by finishing third in this Division. Wummer scaled a 27.20 in Key West, a 41.09 in Palm Beach, and a 26.43 in the Pompano Slam for 94.72 points. The team, Howard Tuman, Freddie Joseph, Kevin Umphrey, Matt Tumah, David and cont. pg. 70

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1991 Clayton Kirby, Fountain/Mercury, Overall Champion 1992 Joe Bruce, Fountain/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Jim Davis, Fountain/Mercury, National Champion 1993 Wyndall Vereen, Mako/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Dennis Sergent, Fountain/Mercury, National Champion 1994 Dave Workman Jr., Fountain/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year 1995 Dave Workman Jr., Fountain/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year 1996 Rick Smith, Wellcraft/Mercury Top Angler of the Year 1997 Clayton Kirby, Fountain/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Gary Unger, Regulator/Mercury, National Champion 1998 Steve Shook, Donzi/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Forrest Taylor, Donzi/Mercury, National Champion 1999 Dave Workman Jr, Donzi/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Dan Abshire, Pro Line/Mercury, National Champion 2000 David Van Lent, Yellowfin/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Jack Wood, Donzi/Mercury, National Champion

2002 Robert Ransom, Fountain/Mercury, ASA Top Angler of the Year 2003 Paul Massey, Yellowfin/ Mercury SKA Top Angler of the Year Robert “Skip” Stritzinger, Trophy/Mercury ASA Top Angler of the Year 2004 Robert “Skip” Stritzinger, Contender/Mercury ASA Top Angler of the Year 2005 Terry Johnson, Yellowfin/Mercury SKA Top Angler of the Year Bill Gavitt, Pequot/ Mercury ASA Top Angler of the Year 2007 Richard Stone Fountain/Mercury National Champion Mitch Mosley, Contender/Mercury, National Champion Class of 23 Chuck Permenter Donzi/Mercury Top Angler of the Year

2001 Chris Chase, Donzi/Mercury, Top Angler of the Year Jerry Dilsaver, Kencraft/ Mercury, Class of 23 National Champion

Congratulations to Mercury’s Latest Winners!

J.J. Strempel on The Ree Jef f Keeton, Vicki Keeton, and St. Marys with a 31.30.

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GATE JACKSONVILLE FISHING RODEO PRODUCES BIG FISH! ✯

Jerre Brumbelow from St. Marys, Georgia Wins the Contender Boat, Yamaha Outboard and Loadmaster Trailer! Jerre Brumbelow, center, and his fishing buddy Fred Britt, both of St. Marys, Georgia, pick up the prize from Jack Holmes, right, Rodeo Tournament Director. Inset, the winning ticket being drawn from all eligible entries.

■ by Jack Holmes Metropolitan Park is a great venue for the Rodeo.

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ith cash prizes in sixteen different species and two jackpots, more than four hundred weekend anglers showed up to claim their share of the booty. Also at stake was a 21’ Yamaha powered Contender boat with a Loadmaster Trailer. Every entrant who weighed a legal fish had a portion of their rodeo ticket torn off at the time they weighed their catch and placed in a drum. Jerre Brumbelow could not make the awards because he was a part of a Fourth of July block party for his neighborhood. His ticket was the one that was drawn out of the drum by Gene Fox who helps produce the Alabama Deep Sea Rodeo and was in town to help us out. When I called Jerre I left a message, but just after we left the Rodeo site at Metropolitan Park he called me back and got the great news. We made arrangements to have him pick up the boat on Tuesday. Jerre didn’t win in a category, but did weigh a .98 pound Whiting on Saturday afternoon at 1:33. That’s one great Whiting and who would ever have thought that a $45,000 boat, motor, trailer package could be won like that? But that’s the format of the Rodeo! Getting ready to fish the Rodeo, Jerre went to the launch ramp and found out his boat would not run. He enlisted the help of friend, Fred Britt, who joined him in fishing the event. Fred quickly got his boat ready, made the deal to split any prizes they won, and off they went. I had also asked Jerre where he heard about the Rodeo and he said, “Several places.” He went over to the St. Marys tournament the week before because he knew Terry Adkins and he was to help the Rotary Club cook and serve food for the fishermen in attendance. It was there he heard me talk about the Rodeo on stage and made his and Fred’s final decision to get a ticket. After the Rodeo scales closed at 3:30 Saturday afternoon, $52,450 worth of checks were written for Avery McCormick came to the scales looking lovely and weighed a nice bream. 36

Chaser prevailed in the Kingfish Jackpot with a 46.83 pound king. Garrett Tidwell, Victoria Price, Bob Price, and Tim Price fish a Mercury powered Boston Whaler.

Lon Bryan and Paul Dozier on the Southbound Yamaha powered Yellowfin took second with a 38.04.

Third place went to That’s What I Do . David Pickett, Jerry Smith, Hunter Markham, Asher Lauridsen, and Chris Ramsey caught a 36.21 on a Mercury powered Donzi.

the six o’clock awards. Some fisher people won or placed in more that just one category. For instance, Preston Clark from Palatka weighed the biggest Largemouth Bass (9.86 pounds) of the event on Friday to win the category plus picked up the $250 Daily Prize. Then he came back on Saturday and weighed the biggest Catfish of the event, a 10.40 plus picked up another Daily Prize of $250. That equates to $2,500.00. That’s how you fish a rodeo.

Another big winner was Tim Price who won the Kingfish Division for $1,000 plus the $250 daily prize for biggest king. He and his dad Bob, daughter Victoria, and junior Garrett Tidwell left out of St. Augustine expecting bad seas. Tim fishes a Mercury powered 22-foot Boston Whaler. “We ran out twenty-eight miles till we found 80° water,” Tim explained. “The seas never got over one foot. At a little after one o’clock, we hooked up to the winning 46.38.

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to catch up some Menhaden, which was a category. Together they took first and second place plus the second day Daily for the species. That’s $1,750.00. Another smart call came from Christine Rodenbaugh. She does the graphic work for Angler magazine. She went to the Vilano pier on Friday morning for lines in at 6am. She bagged a 1.14 Whiting, which won her $200 for third place. That equated to $100 per hour for time spent fishing. She was done at 8am. Kenny Crawford’s Crawfish team weighed a king and a ’cuda, but got checks for menhaden! This 32.90 king was just In other categories, Roland outside the money. Sage bagged and weighed a nice six pound Speckled Trout while Chandler Altman won the Flounder category with a 4.64. We were equally impressed with the Sheepshead category where Leroy Holloway bagged a 5.72. Then Denise Williams scaled a 5.64 and Scott Spivey earned a third for a 5.44. That’s some big Sheepshead! I truly expected to see bigger Barracuda after a lot of fisher people told me that they saw huge barracuda in the St. The Monster Energy Team brought this nice 30.42 to the scales. Marys tournament the week before. They were still good fish, but we also had rough weather. Chris Anthony won the category with a 25.55 and William Goodling’s 23.94 was good for second. Then Jenifer Paulisko won third place plus the Daily big fish on Friday. She weighed a 23.23. Tony Simone won the Dolphin category with an 8.55 and John Ivey took Vermillion Snapper with a 1.14. Moving back to King Mackerel it was Lon The Fishbuster team: Robert Bishop, John Peiffer, and Brian Ferrell. Bryan on the not only with his dad but his daughpounds on Friday, and then backed Southbound ter Victoria, and young Garrett. it up on Saturday with 13.00 more with Paul Dozier Now Victoria is so hooked she pounds. who earned second wanted to stay home from summer The Yamaha powered Hell’s Bay place with their 38.04. camp and fish the St. Augustine team won $4,500. They collected $3,346. tournament with them. Garrett was Maybe the smartest fishing team Third place went to third place in the Menhaden catin the event was Kenny Crawford’s David Pickett on egory with a .54. team. They king mackerel fished the Mercury powTim’s team won $7,040.00. on day one and had some steering ered Donzi, That’s In the other Jackpot for Redfish, problems but still made the weighWhat I Do. David fished it was the team of Jeff Pope from in on Friday with a nice 32.90 King with Jerry Smith, Hunter Jacksonville and Mark Sepe from Mackerel, which left them just out DeLand, Florida. Together they of the money. So on Saturday morn- Preston Clark took first in both the Largemouth Bass and Catfish weighed a two-fish stringer of 12.08 ing, he and his wife Cindy went out categories. August 2010 | ANGLER

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Markham, Asher Lauridsen, and Chris Ramsey. Barry Fox and Brad Whitehead fished their way into fourth scaling a nice 33.31. They fished Carmelo’s Crime. When you look at the weather, it was really nasty, but still fishable. The time these and the other king mackerel fishermen put in surely paid off. Over $15,000 was paid out to the top four and one in Class of 23. That was a one hundred percent payback plus. Robert Bishop, John Peiffer, Kristen Bishop, and Brian Ferrell fished on the Fishbuster and won the Class of 23 on their Mercury powered Bluewater. They scaled a 29.45. We could not have brought a Rodeo to the east coast of Florida without the help and vision of the people at Gate Petroleum. We used the model from the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, on a smaller scale of course, which Gate determined was ideal for their customers. What’s even better is that Gate has approved sponsorship of the Rodeo for next year, which we have committed to making a three-day event that will not be produced on a holiday weekend. Thanks to everyone who fished the event. We really appreciate your support of this inaugural Rodeo. See you next year! ■

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BREAM REDFISH JACKPOT 1st

1st

Lonnie Cercy

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HELLS BAY

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(Day 2) 13.00

Total 25.08

2nd Eric Roberts

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2nd HOT TO GO

(Day 1) 13.44

(Day 2) 10.92

Total 24.36

3rd

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3rd

(Day 1) 11.80

(Day 2) 10.84

Total 22.64

VERNON SANDERS

Jeffrey Chadwick

Above: Lonnie Cercy and Eric Roberts took first and second place in the bream category.

Above: The Hell’s Bay team of Mark Sepe and Jeff Pope won the Redfish Jackpot. Mark also took third place redfish.

Crikey’s best king was a 21.92. Kim Bain-Moore, Conrad Lau, Andre Moore, John Strudell, and Josh Herren.

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Scott Spivey

Leroy Holloway earned the top spot in the Sheepshead category with this nice 5.72 pounder. He’s a toothy fellow (the fish, I mean).

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Chandler Altman

4.64

2nd Frank Gregg

3.38

3rd

3.36

Travis Gainey

The Whiting category was a tight race, but David Sillick’s 1.24 pounder held up to win the first place prize of $1,000 plus the Daily big fish for another $250.

Several nice flounder came to the scale, but this one caught by Chandler Altman beat the second place flounder by more than a pound!

WHITING 1st

David Sillick

1.24

2nd Joshua Serre

1.20

3rd

1.14

Christine Rodenbaugh

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KINGFISH JACKPOT 1st

SPECKLED TROUT 1st

Roland Sage

6.00

2nd Kirk Killebrew

5.02

3rd

4.84

Mike Oliver

Roland Sage took the speckled trout category by nearly a pound. He had an even six-pounder. That’s a money fish and great on the table, too!

Just Lucky got on the board with this 20.46 king.

Chaser

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2nd Southbound

38.04

3rd

36.21

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VERMILION SNAPPER 1st

John Ivey

1.14

Sushi anyone? Al Morris weighed a decent pogy to get his name in the drawing for the boat/motor/trailer package. He fishes on the Crawfish.

Larry Finch and Wendell Nolan weighed some nice reds.

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38.04

36.21

33.31

CLASS OF 23 1. FISHBUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . 29.45 Bluewater / Mercury Robert Bishop John Peiffer Kristen Bishop Brian Ferrell SKA TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS sponsored by Subway 1. Victoria Price & Garrett Tidwell CHASER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.38 2. Hunter Markham THAT’S WHAT I DO . . . . . . 36.21 3. Matthew Farlow CRAWFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.90 MERCURY MARINE JUNIOR ANGLER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Victoria Price . . . . . . . . . . . CHASER

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Above: Denise Williams proudly displays her second place Sheepshead. Left: Badsport brought a nice ’cuda to the scales.

Garrett Tidwell fishes on the Chaser. This king is nearly as long as he is tall. The king is 46. 38 pounds. Can anyone guess Garrett’s weight?

BARRACUDA 1st

Chris Anthony

25.55

2nd William Gooding

23.94

3rd

23.23

Jenifer Paulisko

Future all-star angler Matthew McGowan hauled in this 7.10 pound Redfish and took first place in the category.

REDFISH 1st

Matthew McGowen

7.10

2nd Kathrine Baker

7.10

3rd

7.06

Mark Sepe

Kathrine Baker’s Redfish was 7.10 pounds, but she placed second because Matthew weighed his fish before her. A junior and a lady took first and second in the category. Way to go!

GROUPER 1st

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When the Venus Baby team, William

9.11 Goodling, JL Lee, and Chris Rooney,

couldn’t find kings they switched gears

2nd David Parisi

8.31 and went after grouper. The strategy

3rd

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Jeffrey Linsley

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Below: Jim Tuten weighed a nice flattie.

Above: This red just made the slot as a legal fish. Florida regulations on size and bag limits were checked by the weighmaster. Redfish and freshwater bass were penalized six ounces if they came to the scales dead. Immediately after weighing, live fish were placed in an oxygenated tank, revived, and then released.

OK, so they don’t look like much (the fish, I mean) but all totalled, you are looking at $1,750. Crawfish couldn’t find a king to put them in the money, so they targeted Menhaden worth they’re weight in gold —at least at the Rodeo!

Robert French took home $200 and third place honors in the Dolphin category.

DOLPHIN 1st

Tony Simone

8.55

2nd Tony Davenport

5.55

3rd

5.44

Robert French

MENHADEN 1st

Kenny Crawford

.64

2nd Cindy Crawford

.58

3rd

.54

Garrett Tidwell

Gentry and Bryan Hudgins fished together and brought this Freshwater Catfish to the scales.

CATFISH 1st

Preston Clark

10.40

2nd Michael Senior

8.02

3rd

7.58

Matthew Hamilton

Jack Holmes recognizes the SKA Junior Anglers for the Rodeo: 3rd place–Matthew Farlow on Crawfish, 2nd place–Hunter Markham on That’s What I Do, and 1st place–Garrett Tidwell and Victoria Price (not pictured) on Chaser. Right: Angler Magazine Director Christine Rodenbaugh had only two hours of fishing time to get her third place whiting. August 2010 | ANGLER

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ST. MARYS SALTWATER CLASSIC

June 25–26, 2010

The Reel Office Beats King Seeker by .01 at St. Marys Kingfish Classic! ■ by Jack Holmes

First Place

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31.30

THE REEL OFFICE

ishing was tough for the eightyeight teams who showed up for the Division 4 season opener in St. Marys, Georgia, but The Reel Office and King Seeker teams still made the fishing portion of the tournament extremely exciting. Thank you, Jeff Keeton and Cal Lang for super performances. I 44

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couldn’t have asked for a better script. We’ll start with Keeton who was the first team of the afternoon who came to the scale. “We caught her fty-two feet of in Nassau Sound in fifty-two water,” said Keeton who was extremely proud of his wife Vicki who fought the fish to gaff. “We caught her at 7:20 in the morning off a real big Goggle Eye provided by Lee’s baits.” That was the earliest fish caught in the tournament. Keeton’s king tipped the scale at 31.30 and J.J. Strempel added

to their efforts. Vicki was our Top Lady Angler. Six boats later, it was the King Seeker’s turn. The Langs, Cal, Tripp, and Lisa, plus Miles

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Hendrix, held up their king proudly, then asked, “What’s leading?” I responded with 31.30. Theirs certainly looked as big as the Keeton’s. At the scale, Tournament Di Director Terry Adkins he held his breath because he he, too knew it was go going to be close, and w watched as the electr tronic scale settled on 331.29. He made comm ments, but it was still eearly, someone else ccould have a bigger kking. “We were second llast year in the Class oof 23,” said Cal Lang w who owns a great seafood restaurant y Adkins.

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in St Marys. “We were fishing in sixty-nine feet of water east of Amelia Island. We had checked the temperature at the beach and it was seventy-six degrees, so we headed to deeper water where we found a couple of degrees warmer water.” Their king ate from a smorgasbord of baits deployed at 8:45. “My wife, Lisa, caught her off a flat line,” Cal added. “It’s tough to lose by just a hundredth of a pound, but that’s fishing.” Both of these teams are first class. Both teams fish with their wives and are highly competitive. I’m sure you remember the stories on the Keetons last year when they went to North Carolina and did extremely well. This is the type of competition that makes fishing so exciting. Congratulations to both teams! There was only one other king in the thirties, a 30.40 caught by the Tall Tail which earned third.

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Scott, Wes and Ben Pope, Les Claxton, Ryan Bradford, and Jason Franklin, were the only guys who ran north. “We were a hundred miles to the

north,” explained Wes Pope. “We found her in thirty feet of water at 10:30. We had a double pogy rig in the prop wash and that’s the one she hit. Jason grabbed the rod and

King Seeker earned second. Cal, Tripp, and Lisa Lang, plus Miles Hendrix. Tall Tail was third. Scott, Wes, and Ben Pope, plus Lex Claxton, Ryan Bradford, and Jason Franklin.

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got her to the boat. Pretty routine.” The Tall Tail certainly has the respect of their fishing peers after qualifying ninth in the Division last year. They certainly started the season right this year! Kenny and Cindy Crawford, Donald Burch, and junior angler Matthew Farlow fished their boat, Crawfish, to earn points for the Pros, accomplished that and picked up fourth place money with a 28.43. “Burch caught the fish this weekend,” said Kenny. “We used a goggle eye we got from Lees Baits in sixty-five feet of water in Nassau.” He accomplished his goal: he got a check from the event plus added some good wildcard points for the Pros. Backlash was fifth, but didn’t you expect to see this name on the leaderboard? Of course you did! Ken and Cliff Murray, Mike Blackerby, and Scott Donovan scaled a 28.39. Ken is one of the most accomplished anglers on the SKA circuit and has been since its inception. First place in Class of 23 fell to the Speed Goat team, Mitchel D. Hinely, Bernard Blair, Mathew Hinley, Brandon Blair, and Christy Woodcock caught a 27.23 fishing Cabretta. Christy, of course, caught their king in forty feet of water. They also placed in this event last year. This is one very consistent, confident fishing team.

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June 25–26, 2010

Crawfish earned fourth. Kenny and Cindy Crawford, Donald Burch, and Matthew Farlow.

Fifth goes to Backlash. Ken and Cliff Murray, Mike Blackerby, and Scott Donovan.

Ronald Hildum’s Sweet Caroline III team won sixth. Ron, and Ronnie Hildum, Robert French Jr., and Matt Everett.

Speed Goat was seventh. Mitchel D. Hinely, Bernard Blair, Matthew Hinley, Brandon Blair, and Christy Woodcock fish the team.

James “Bear” Croft, William Hagins Sr., and James Raysor, fished Bear caught into eighth.

On The Brink was ninth. Kelley Clements, Michael Mosely, Mark and Ronda Gordon, and Bill Bullford.

Matthew Farlow was the top junior angler plus top SKA junior.

Double Deuces II was Class of 23 winner. James and Michael Karwacki, Randy Newbury, and Travis Townsend.

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Po White Boy was second Class of 23. John White, Clay Conner, Ryan and Randall Deloach.

ST. MARYS SALTWATER CLASSIC

June 25–26, 2010

Double Deuces is back, this time with a II after the name. They were the tournament’s second place Class of 23 team with a 23.42. James and Michael Karwacki, Randy Newbury, Travis Townsend, caught their king at the D Can at nine o’clock off a mullet. “We lost our boat in a tornado two years ago,” explained Michael. “This is our first event back with a new boat.” They certainly picked a good tournament to christen the boat. “We were at the can at 6:15 waiting for lines in. We were excited,” added Michael who had asked me if I remembered him. He went on to inform me he had twelve junior angler plaques on his wall. I’ve been fishing since I was six. Now he’s an eighteen-year-old young man on a mission—to further his fishing passion. Trust me, he will succeed! The Po White Boy team scaled a 22.21 and earned third in the Class. John White, Clay Conner, Ryan Deloach, and Randall Deloach FINAL STANDINGS

Flying Button / Prostar. Manny Bethencourt, Andy Cannady, and Jimmy Hubbs fish the team.

Sea Dub / Caribbean Breeze. Chris Wiles, Jerome Drandy, Luther Thomas, and Quinn Gurnsey.

1. THE REEL OFFICE . . . . . Yellowfin / Mercury Jeff Keeton Vicki Keeton J.J. Strempel 2. KING SEEKER . . . . . . . . . Bluewater / Yamaha Cal Lang Tripp Lang Lisa Lang Miles Hendrix 3. TALL TAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Scott Pope Wes Pope Ben Pope Les Claxton Ryan Bradford Jason Franklin 4. CRAWFISH . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Kenny Crawford Cindy Crawford Donald Burch Matthew Farlow 5. BACKLASH . . . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha Ken Murray Cliff Murray Mike Blackerby Scott Donovan 6. SWEET CAROLINE . . . . . Donzi / Mercury Ronald Hildum Ronnie Hildum Robert French Jr. Matt Everett 7. SPEED GOAT . . . . . . . . . . Polar / Suzuki Mitchel D. Hinely Bernard Blair Mathew Hinley Brandon Blair Christy Woodcock

ST. MARYS 31.30

31.29

30.40

28.43

28.39

28.00

27.23

8. BEAR CAUGHT . . . . . . . . 24.98 Yellowfin / Mercury James “Bear” Croft William Hagins Sr. James Raysor Hardy Scarborough 9. ON THE BRINK . . . . . . . . 24.46 Fountain / Mercury Kelley Clements Michael Mosely Mark Gordon Ronda Gordon Bill Bullford 10. Top Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.00 CLASS OF 23 1. SPEED GOAT . . . . . . . . . . 27.23 Polar / Suzuki Mitchel D. Hinely Bernard Blair Mathew Hinley Brandon Blair Christy Woodcock 2. DOUBLE DEUCES II . . . . 23.42 Formula / Mercury James Karwacki Michael Karwacki Randy Newbury Travis Townsend 3. PO WHITE BOY . . . . . . . . 22.21 Sailfish / Yamaha John White Clay Conner Ryan Deloach Randall Deloach TOP LADY ANGLER Vicki Keeton THE REEL OFFICE . . . . . . . . . 31.30 TOP JUNIOR ANGLER Matthew Farlow CRAWFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.43 SKA TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS sponsored by Hickory Bluff Marine Matthew Farlow CRAWFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.43

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fished the team. Sweet Caroline, hot off a third place finish in Fernandina, picked up sixth place this weekend. Ronald and Ronnie Hildum, Robert French Jr., and Matt Everett, caught a 28.00 at ten o’clock in seventy feet of water forty miles south east of the tournament. “We actually caught ten to twelve kings but they were pretty small,” said Ronald Hildum. “It was good for Robert French Jr. who had his eighteenth birthday on Friday plus just graduated from high school. We’re pretty proud of him!” James “Bear” Croft picked up eighth place with a 24.98 while Kelly Clements earned ninth with a 24.46. Fishing was definitely slow and most attributed it to the full moon, but that’s fishing. Terry and his staff definitely did a great job of putting on the event and the location couldn’t be better! Our hats are off to them. ■

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DIV 1 | NC SKA Junior Tournament Plaques Sponsored by: NBOA MARINE INSURANCE July 30-August 1, 2010

RALEIGH SALTWATER SPORTFISHING CLUB’S KMT Morehead City, NC HQ: Jaycee Park Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Mandatory. Prizes, food & drink. Early Entry: $350 7/1 | Entry: $400 after 7/1 Contact: Bruce Andrews | Ph: 909-833-2800 Email: ProCrankItUp@aol.com Web: www.rswsc.org

August 13-15, 2010

THE REEL OUTDOORS/BONE SUCKIN’ SAUCE ONSLOW BAY OPEN KMT Swansboro, NC HQ: Swansboro Rotary Civic Center Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm - Food served until it’s gone Early Entry: $300 | Entry: $350 after 8/1 First Place: $30,000 based on 200 paid TWTs & entries Payout: Single Engine, Junior, Ladies & Seniors Contact: Capt Stan Jarusinksi | Ph: 910-326-2392 Email: seajay@cc.rr.com Web: www.obokmt.us

August 20-21, 2010

19th ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB OF SNEADS FERRY Sneads Ferry, NC HQ: New River Marina Capt. Mtg: Friday 5:30-8:30pm Dinner, Mtg: 7:30pm First Place: $20,000 based on 200 boats

July 23-24, 2010

August 12-14, 2010

MYRTLE BEACH SALTWATER CLASSIC

GOLDEN ISLES KINGFISH CLASSIC

Myrtle Beach, SC HQ: Harbourgate Resort & Marina 843-249-8888 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Harbourgate Marine Early Entry: $350 7/1 | Entry: $400 after 7/1 First Place: $15,000 based on 150 paid entries Contact: Terry Adkins | Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

August 12-14, 2010

DIV 5 | North FL

17th ANNUAL KEY WEST BOATS / FISHING FOR MIRACLES KMT Charleston, SC HQ: Ripley Light Yacht Club Capt. Mtg.: Thurs. 7pm, Food & drinks, auction, more! Early Entry: $295 Entry: $350 after 8/1/10 First Place: $25,000 in cash or prizes Payout: 30 places (based on 200 boats) Contact: Rob Donlin Ph: (843) 554-0177 Email: donlin@knology.net Web: www.fishingformiracles.org

September 3-4, 2010

EDISTO BEACH BUCK’S PIZZA KMT Edisto Beach, SC HQ: Edisto Marina Capt. Mtg: Fri. 5-7:30pm Buck’s Pizza Entry: $300 First Place: $10,000 based on 100 paid entries | paying one place for every 10 entries Payout: 10 places plus Class of 23, Ladies, Jrs. Contact: Darrin Moore | Ph: 803-622-7009 Email: darrin.moore@buckspizza.com Web: www.buckspizzakingfish.comt

September 17-18, 2010

ATLANTIC BEACH SALTWATER CLASSIC Atlantic Beach, NC HQ: Atlantic Station Capt. Mtg: Thurs. 7pm Atlantic Station Early Entry: $350 3 Wks Prior to Event | Entry: $400 First Place: $20,000 based on 250 paid entries Contact: Terry Adkins | Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

October 8-9, 2010

31st ANNUAL SWANSBORO ROTARY CLUB’S KMT Swansboro, NC

DIV 3 | SC SKA Junior Tournament Plaques Sponsored by: TAILWALKER MARINE June 10-12, 2010

TAILWALKER MARINE’S OFFSHORE CHALLENGE Georgetown, SC HQ: Georgetown Landing Marina Capt. Mtg: Thurs. 6:30pm with Low Country Boil Ph: 843-527-2495 Web: www.tailwalkermarine.com

June 4-5, 2010

JACKSONVILLE SALTWATER CLASSIC Jacksonville, FL HQ: Morningstar Marinas 904-758-1092 Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Morningstar Marina, Mayport Early Entry: $350 (5/13) Entry: $400 after 5/13 First Place: $25,000 (kingfish based on 250 boats) Payout: Multi-species: kingfish, dolphin, redfish Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

June 17-19, 2010

28th ANNUAL NSFA TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS Fernandina Beach, FL HQ: Foot of Centre Street Capt. Mtg: Thurs 7pm Early Entry: $350 Entry: $400 after 5/31/10 Contact: Jim Wilson Ph: 904-607-4224 Email: fishnsfa@bellsouth.net Web: www.fishnsfa.com

July 1-3, 2010

SKA Junior Tournament Plaques Sponsored by: HICKORY BLUFF MARINE June 25-26, 2010

ST. MARYS SALTWATER CLASSIC St. Marys, GA HQ: St Marys Waterfront Park Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm St Marys Waterfront Park Early Entry: $350 6/3 | Entry: $400 after 6/3 First Place: $20,000 based on 200 paid entriesContact: Terry Adkins | Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

July 9-10, 2010

21st ANNUAL TWO WAY SPORTFISHING CLUB’S KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Brunswick, GA

July 16-17, 2010

CAPTAIN HAP’S KINGFISH BASH ON THE BLUFF Darien, GA

THE JACKSONVILLE FISHING RODEO Jacksonville, FL HQ: Metropolitan Park Capt. Mtg.: Thurs. 8pm Entry: $40 Rodeo Ticket (per angler) Jackpot Entry: $400 kingfish and/or $350 redfish First Place: $20,000 kingfish Contact: SKA Ph: (904) 819-0360 Email: sokingfish@fishska.com Web: www.jacksonvillerodeo.com

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND SALTWATER CLASSIC

Shellman Bluff, GA HQ: Sapelo Saltwater Fishing Club House Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Entry: 400 First Place: $10,000 all prizes based on 100 boats Payout: 15 places plus Class of 23’ Contact: Mamie & Jimmy Mason | Ph: 912-832-6439 Email: mamie@darientel.net

April 9-10, 2010

16th ANNUAL SARASOTA SERTOMA KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Sarasota, FL HQ: Marina Jack 941-955-9488 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Mandatory Early Entry: $300 Entry: $350 after 4/05/10 First Place: Grand Prize: $10,000 - Class of 23’: $1,000 Payout: Ladies & Youth. Local Resident: $1,000 bonus Contact: Sandy Blowers Ph: 941-232-3474 Email: sandy@saramana.com Web: www.sertomakingfish.com

May 7-8, 2010

19th ANNUAL GATOR’S SUNCOAST CLASSIC Treasure Island, FL HQ: Gators on the Pass 727-367-8951 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Mandatory Early Entry: $300 Entry: $350 after 5/01/10 First Place: $10,000 based on 100 boats Payout: 1 place per 10 boats. Lady, Jr, Sr & Class of 23 Ph: 727 367-2942 Web: www.gatorscafe.com

May 14-15, 2010

JOHNS PASS KINGFISH CLASSIC Madiera Beach, FL HQ: Hubbard’s Marina 727-393-1947 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Mandatory Early Entry: $300 4/15 Entry: $350 after 4/15 First Place: $10,000 based on 100 boats, $2,500 Class of 23 Contact: Lary Morris Ph: 813-927-3088 Email: larymorris@gmail.com

September 30-October 2, 2010

ST. PETE SALTWATER CLASSIC St. Petersburg, FL HQ: Loggerhead Club & Marina Capt. Mtg.: Thurs. 7pm Loggerhead Club & Marina Early Entry: $350 by 9/9 Entry: $400 First Place: $20,000 based on 250 boats Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 912-729-7216 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

July 9-11, 2010

October 22-23, 2010

GATORS FALL KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

St. Augustine, FL HQ: St. Augustine Municipal Marina Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Entry: $400 after 6/1 First Place: 1st Place $15,000 Guaranteed Payout: 15 places with 250 entries Contact: Carmel Cunningham | Ph: 904-794-1907 Web: www.acgfa.com

July 21-24, 2010

30th ANNUAL AT&T GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Jacksonville, FL HQ: Jim King Park at Sisters Creek Capt. Mtg: Wed. 5:30pm & 8:00pm Early Entry: $350 | Entry: $400 after 5/31 Payout: 20 Places Largest Fish, 20 Places 2 day Aggregate and 10 Places Class of 23’ 2 day Aggregate Contact: Bob Gipson | Ph: 904-251-3011 Email: gjkt@kingfishtournament.com Web: www.kingfishtournament.com

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July 30-31, 2010

SAPELO OPEN KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT

HQ: Big Shed Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Big Shed Early Entry: $350 6/17 | Entry: $400 after 6/17 First Place: $15,000 based on 150 paid entriesContact: Terry Adkins | Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

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DIV 4 | GA

July 9-10, 2010 Sullivan's Island, SC

St. Simons Island, GA HQ: Gascoigne Bluff Park Capt. Mtg: Thurs, 7pm Mandatory Entry: $425 First Place: 21’ Contender, Yamaha Outboard & Trailer Package Contact: Amy Kidney Bullard | Ph: 912-258-5999 Email: amy.gikfc@yahoo.com

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Treasure Island, FL HQ: Gator’s on the Pass Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm at Gators. Mandatory Early Entry: $300 Entry: $350 after 10/15 First Place: $10,000 based on 100 boats Contact: Gator’s Ph: 727-367-2942 Web: www.gatorscafe.com

DIV 7 | Northern Gulf SKA Junior Tournament Plaques Sponsored by: KAJUN TRUCK PLAZA

78th ANNUAL ALABAMA DEEP SEA RODEO Dauphin Island, AL

CANCELLED July 30-31, 2010

WEST DELTA KINGFISH INVITATIONAL Venice, LA

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August 7-8, 2010

MILLER LITE MACK ATTACK

DIV 9 | NC & SC

Pensacola, FL

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August 27-28, 2010

YELLOWFIN/OIFC.COM JOLLY MON KING CLASSIC

CANCELLED GORENFLO’S KMT Biloxi, MS

CANCELLED September 9-11, 2010

KAJUN SPORTSMAN Fourchon, LA

CANCELLED DIV 8 | FL SKA Junior Tournament Plaques Sponsored by: SKA & Mercury Marine April 23-24, 2010

FT. PIERCE SALTWATER CLASSIC Ft. Pierce, FL HQ: Fort Pierce City Marina 772-464-1245 Capt. Mtg: Fri 7pm Early Entry: $350 4/1 Entry: 400 after 4/1 First Place: $10,000 based on 100 paid entries Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

April 29-May 1, 2010

FRANCES LANGFORD MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT Jensen Beach, FL HQ: Four Fish Marina 772-334-0936 Capt. Mtg.: Thurs. 7:30pm Entry: $250 plus $150 SKA Members-only Bonus First Place: $10,000 based on on 100 boats Payout: Multi-species: kingfish, dolphin, cobia Contact: Jim Scharfschwerdt Ph: 904-669-8353 Email: jsharp264@aol.com Web: www.langfordska.com

May 21-22, 2010

DAYTONA SALTWATER CLASSIC Daytona Beach, FL HQ: Halifax Harbor Marina 386-255-6477 Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Blue Grotto Restaurant Early Entry: $350 (4/29) Entry: $400 after 4/29 First Place: $15,000 (kingfish based on 150 boats) Payout: Multi-species: kingfish, dolphin, redfish Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

June 4-5, 2010

JACKSONVILLE SALTWATER CLASSIC Jacksonville, FL HQ: Morningstar Marinas 904-758-1092 Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Morningstar Marina, Mayport Early Entry: $350 (5/13) Entry: $400 after 5/13 First Place: $25,000 (kingfish based on 250 boats) Payout: Multi-species: kingfish, dolphin, redfish Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

August 27-29, 2010

CANAVERAL MAC ATTACK Port Canaveral, FL HQ: Fish Lips Waterfront Bar and Grill 321-784-4533 Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Entry: $250 SKA Member Jackpot Entry: $150 Contact: Jim Scharfschwerdt Ph: 904-669-8353 Email: jsharp264@aol.com

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June 18-19, 2010

Shallotte, NC HQ: Ocean Isle Fishing Center Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Food, raffle, pogy bobbing Payout: 31 Places. Event 2- Master’s Series Contact: Brant McMullan Ph: 910-575-3474 Email: captbrant@oifc.com

May 14-16, 2010

April 16-17, 2010

GREATER PALM BEACH OFFSHORE 440

FORT MYERS SALTWATER CLASSIC

Lake Park, FL HQ: Lake Park Marina 561-881-3353 Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7:30pm Entry: $250 plus $150 SKA Members-only Bonus First Place: $10,000 based on 100 boats Payout: Multi-species: King, dolphin, cobia Contact: Jim S Ph: 904-669-8353 Email: jsharp264@aol.com Web: www.offshore 440.com

June 10-13, 2010

POMPANO SALTWATER SLAM Pompano Beach, FL HQ: Pompano Beach Civic Center Contact: Jamie Bunn Ph: 954-725-4010 Email: jbunn@bluewatermovements.com Web: www.bluewatermovements.com

July 9-11, 2010

EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC Carolina Beach, NC HQ: Carolina Beach Municipal Docks Capt. Mtg: Fri. 6:30pm Early Entry: $250 7/2 Entry: $300 after 7/2 First Place: $20,000 based on 210 boats Payout: Class of 23 - $5,000 Contact: Ty Cobb Ph: 910-512-1423 Email: cobbscorner@hotmail.com Web: www.gotemonliveclassic.com

DIV 11 | Southwest FL SKA Junior Tournament Plaques Sponsored by: NBOA MARINE INSURANCE March 19 & 21, 2010

MARCO ISLAND KINGFISH TOURNAMENT

August 28, 2010

BRUNSWICK ISLAND SALTWATER CLASSIC Oak Island, NC HQ: South Harbour Village Marina 910-454-7486 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm South Harbour Village Marina Early Entry: $350 8/5 Entry: $400 after 8/5 First Place: $15,000 based on 150 paid entries Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.saltwaterclassicseries.com

October 8-9, 2010

Marco Island, FL HQ: Cedar Bay Yacht Club 239-394-9333 Contact: Jim S Ph: 904-669-8353 Email: jsharp264@aol.com

March 19-20, 2010

FISHIN’ IN PARADISE SALTWATER CLASSIC Naples, FL HQ: Cedar Bay Yacht Club 239-394-9333 Contact: Jim S Ph: 904-669-8353 Email: jsharp264@aol.com

8th ANNUAL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE Little River, SC HQ: Harbourgate Marina 843-249-8888 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 7pm Mandatory Early Entry: $200 9/19 Entry: $250 after 9/19 First Place: $10,000 guaranteed, Pays one place for every 10 boats Contact: Alan Paynter Ph: 910-209-1547 Email: rumblekmt@gmail.com Web: www.littleriverfishingclub.com

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KEY WEST HARBOUR KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT Key West, FL Capt. Mtg.: 7pm at Key West Harbour Contact: Lee at Murray Marine Ph: 305-296-0364

May 6-9, 2010

MERCURY/SEAVEE POMPANO BEACH SALTWATER SHOOTOUT Pompano Beach, FL HQ: Pompano Beach Civic Center Early Entry: $375 Entry: $475 First Place: $7,500 guaranteed Payout: Pays 15 places + SKA Members-only Awards. $200,000 in Cash & Prizes in 50 categories Contact: Jamie Bunn Ph: 954-725-4010 Email: jbunn@bluewatermovements.com Web: www.bluewatermovements.com

June 18-19, 2010

FREEPORT KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT Freeport, TX Contact: Bill Platt Ph: 409-739-3489

June 24-26, 2010

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August 19-21, 2010

TEXAS SPORTFISHING KMT Freeport, TX HQ: Surfside Marina 827 Gulf Rd. Surfside, TX Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Entry: $400 First Place: Cash prizes based on # of boats Payout: junior and women prizes Contact: Texas Sportfishing Yacht Sales 281-535BOAT(2628) Surfside Marina 979-230-9400

NATIONALS

March 26-28, 2010

November 2-7, 2010

2010 SKA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

Ft. Myers Beach, FL HQ: Nervous Nellie’s 239-850-4676 Contact: Alberto Abad “Mambo” Ph: 239-495-1841 Email: King@mambopromos.com Web: www.mambopromos.com

Ft. Pierce/Jensen Beach, FL Web: www.FishSKA.com/2010/schedule Details will be on the SKA Web site soon!

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3rd ANNUAL FORT MYERS BEACH KINGFISH SHOOTOUT

YELLOWFIN / FALL BRAWL KING CLASSIC Ocean Isle Beach, NC HQ: Ocean Isle Fishing Center Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm Free food, raffles, pogy bobbing. Payout: 26 places. Lady, Jr, Sr & Class of 23. Event 3-Master’s tournament series Contact: Brant McMullan Ph: 910-575-3474 Email: captbrant@oifc.com

Fort Myers, FL HQ: The Marina at Cape Harbour Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7pm - The Marina at Cape Harbour Contact: Terry Adkins Ph: 800-546-4622 Email: terry@bluewaterpromo.com Web: www.bluewaterpromo.com

For the most up-to-date information visit the SKA Web site at FishSKA.com often. Hover your cursor over TOURNAMENT TRAIL in the menu bar, mouse down to SCHEDULE and click once. The link defaults to Division 1, but on the right side of the page is a list of all Divisions. Click on the Division you want to view and the information will appear in the window. Here you will find all details provided to SKA by the tournament director. SKA seeks to include all pertinent information as provided by the tournament. If you have further questions, please contact the tournament director. His/her contact information should be available online. ATTENTION TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS: Go to the SKA Schedule and check all information regarding your tournament for accuracy. It is your responsibility to e-mail changes and updates to rkflocken@fishska.com. Or, you may fax changes to 904/819-0331. Each sanctioned tournament is entitled to one full page advertisement in Angler magazine. It is your responsibility to submit the ad on time. Contact Bob Flocken at 904/819-0360.

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EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC

July 9–11, 2010

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Blew By U! Wows the Field at Got-Em-On D CL U B Tournament with a 56.60! UN F 0 1

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he biggest king we’ve seen in years in North Carolina waters was caught by Richard Gilligan, part of the Blew By U! team. Corey Durako, the team leader, joined Barry Bierstead and Joel Brown in assisting Richard’s quest to get the tournament record 56.60 to the boat, then into the fish bag. 52

Corey Durako, Barry Bierstedt, Richard Gilligan, and Joel Brown

“There were a hundred boats working the Shark Hole on Sunday,” explained Corey. “I guess we were the lucky ones who got the big one.” The Shark Hole is a popular area for fishermen eighteen miles from the inlet. Its bottom contours from sixty to sixty-eight feet of water, which is what the Blew By U! fished. “We only saw one other fish all weekend,” Corey added. “At 2:30 we had a hand caught ribbonfish with a Barefoot Chin

Weight set forty feet down which she hit. Richard picked up the rod and used forty-five minutes to get the big king to the side of the boat where the balance of the team secured the tournament record. “Last year we weighed a 32.50 and this year we’ve got a record. We still can’t believe it!” Corey added. That fish earned the team more than $30 thousand but while we all could probably use the money, this is an honor the kingfish gods gave to the Blew By U! www.FishSKA.com

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team. Enjoy the honor, embrace the honor, and never forget—fish like this do not come very often. Many, many SKA members will never see a fish like this, so cherish the moment, and remember the honor! A non-member won second place with a 40.45. The Hudsons, Tim, Brandon, and Seth, fished the Mercury powered Yellowfin, White Lightning into third with a 34.90. “We caught ours offshore of the New River sixteen to eighteen miles in sixty-five feet of water,” Tim told me. “I caught her off a long lined blue fish at 11:45. We only saw one other king.” Tim’s sons, Seth and Brandon, shared in SKA top junior angler honors plus Seth picked up the Mercury Scholarship award. The team also picked up over $9,000 in tournament winnings. Dieter Cardwell, Kevin Alley, and Mike Lundy, picked up fourth after scaling a 33.15. The Tide Line team, fishing a

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Yamaha powered Wellcraft, took all their friends to the hot spot, the Shark Hole, on day two. Among those spotted were Fish Meister, Hooligan, Reel Lite, and many more. Mike Lundy caught their 33.15

while Kevin Alley gaffed the fish. The Reel Lite team, who went with Dieter, are not members, but sixth place, Fish Meister is. In fact, they are past Angler of the Year, winning it in ’04. Dean Spatholt, Russell Spatholt, David

The Hudsons, Tim, Brandon, and Seth and their third place 34.90. Fished White Lightning. Hail-Yeah picked up first in the Class with this 33.60. Brian and Austin Aycock fish the team.

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July 9–11, 2010

Jones, Mike Kress, and Dennis Watson caught a 32.25 on day one to lead the 200-boat field. After Sunday, the team slipped back to sixth. Joe Winslow’s Hooligan was next with a 32.00. Another good fish from the Shark Hole Wesley Tyler earned eighth place with a 31.50 with Lonnie Jones and David Chavis, while Dean Nichols picked up ninth with a 31.45. He fishes the Yamaha powered Contender Reel Nauti. My Three Sons with Terry Grantham leading his team of Chris Blanton, Austin Grantham, and Charles Grantham, weighed a 30.50 to round out the top ten. The Class of 23 saw the Hail Yeah team’s 33.60 win the Class. Brian and Austin Aycock fished the Shark Hole with half the field but managed to pull out a money fish. Austin won second place SKA junior. They won over $6,000. Second place Class of 23 went to Steve Godbold’s Minnow Bucket for a nice 31.25. Again, he was in the Shark Hole. The Liquid Fire’s 29.80 would have earned eleventh place but it paid more in the Junior Angler category. Mark Henderson’s son Crockett therefore won the Division and its $525. This was a great event that benefited the Kure Beach Fire Department. Congratulations to all the great fish caught but especially Blew By U!’s 56.60. ■

Fish Meister finished sixth. Dean and Russell Spatholt, David Jones, Mike Kress, and Dennis Watson fished the event. www.FishSKA.com

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EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC

July 9–11, 2010

Liquid Latitude was eighth. Wesley Tyler, Lonnie Jones, and David Chavis.

Dean Nichols earned ninth fishing the Reel Nauti.

Minnow Bucket was second in Class of 23. Steven Godbold is the captain.

Liquid Fires’s Crockett Henderson was the Top Junior. With Crockett is Mark and Joshua Henderson.

Allen Rippy Jr. finished eleventh fishing Satisfied.

Courtney Beck was a Top Lady fishing Do Work.

Long Shot had a good tournament. Wade Long, Eric Stevens, and J.T. and Chris Gore.

Got-Tu was thirteenth. Charles Randy Smith, Richard Williams, and Brad Fields.

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Bay Pirate earned fourteenth. William and Joshua Hughes, Billy Noble, and Thomas Hemphill.

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The Denning’s, Larry, Allen, Mark, Marcus, and Hampton, finished fifteenth.

FINAL STANDINGS

Jeff Crouch fishing Strictly Business earned nineteenth.

The A-Team fished the event. Alden Thornton showed off the new 38’ Fountain.

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1. BLEW BY U! / ON MY WAY . . . . . . . . . . Donzi / Mercury Corey Durako Barry Bierstedt Richard Gilligan Joel Brown 2. Libra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. WHITE LIGHTNING . . . . Yellowfin / Mercury Tim Hudson Brandon Hudson Seth Hudson 4. TIDE LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . Wellcraft / Yamaha Dieter Cardwell Kevin Alley Mike Lundy 5. Reel Lite . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. FISH MEISTER . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha Dean Spatholt Russell Spatholt David Jones Mike Kress Dennis Watson 7. HOOLIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha Joe Winslow 8. LIQUID LATITUDE . . . . . Wellcraft / Yamaha Wesley Tyler Lonnie Jones David Chavis 9. REEL NAUTI . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Dean Nichols 10. MY THREE SONS . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha Terry Grantham Chris Blanton Austin Grantham Charles Grantham 11. SATISFIED . . . . . . . . . . . . Cape Horn / Yamaha Allen Rippy, Jr. 12. LONG SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha Wade Long Chris Gore Eric Stevens J.T. Gore 13. GOT-TU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Charles Randy Smith Richard Williams Brad Fields 14. BAY PIRATE . . . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha William Hughes Joshua Hughes www.FishSKA.com

GOT-EM-ON 56.60

40.45 34.90

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Billy Noble Thomas Hemphill 15.SCREAMIN DEACON . . . . SeaCraft / Yamaha Larry Denning Allen Denning Mark Denning Marcus Denning Hampton Denning 16. Reel Thrill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17. MILLER TIME . . . . . . . . . . Fountain / Yamaha Brent Gainey Randy Gainey 18. What Ever . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19. STRICTLY BUSINESS . . . Contender / Mercury Jeff Crouch 20. REELING IN A BUDWEISER . . . . . . . Southport / Yamaha Philip Hamilton

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CLASS OF 23 1. HAIL YEAH . . . . . . . . . . . 33.60 Seacraft / Yamaha Brian Aycock Austin Aycock 2. MINNOW BUCKET . . . . . 31.25 Scout / Yamaha Steven Godbold 3. Fish Spanker . . . . . . . . . . 25.50 TOP LADY ANGLERS Donna Gurganus ANTE UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.25 Courtney Beck DO WORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.35 TOP SENIOR ANGLER Bob Brown MISS LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.95

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RECREATIONAL FISHING ALLIANCE NEWS Protecting Your Right to Fish

■ by Gary Caputi

RFA LEGAL DEFENSE FUND NEEDS YOUR HELP Two Major Lawsuits - Red Snapper and Black Sea Bass – are on going.

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hen the National Marine Fisheries Service exercised dubious emergency powers to shut down the black sea bass fishery in the Mid Atlantic last fall, anglers clamored for representation and one organization championed their cause in federal court—the RFA. Legal action challenging the closure was filed by two attorneys who work closely with the RFA and bankrolled through donations from anglers, charter and party fishing vessels and associations and tackle shops. When the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) filed the Interim Rule closing the red snapper fishery, anglers throughout the South East were shocked at the implications such a closure would have on not just red snapper, which are not in the dire straights NMFS data-poor assessments indicate, but on the entire fishery for snappers, groupers and other bottom species.

They were up in arms, but only one organization stepped up to the plate. The RFA, through Florida member and attorney Dave Heil, filed suit, which clearly shows that NMFS used inaccurate and misleading SEDAR 15 data to make the determination to close the fishery. This one-two punch against NMFS is on going and both lawsuits are very important. With the black sea bass suit NMFS is wasting your tax dollars in an effort to stall rulings by the federal courts in hopes that we would run out of money and lose the will to see them through rather than address

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the legality of their actions. NMFS is dead wrong because this is a precedent-setting case! We need your support through donations to the RFA Legal Defense Fund to keep the pressure on the Agency and bring these suits to their final conclusions. In the case of the black sea bass suit, RFA has not been doing it alone. Thousands of individual anglers, fishing clubs, charter associations and tackle businesses dug into their pockets and helped bankroll the suit to the tune of $33,231.05 (as of June 30, 2010). The sorry part of the fundraising effort was only a handful of tackle manufacturers have provided any support for this effort, one notable exception has been AFW/ Hi-Seas. No boat, motor or accessories companies have donated. That really says something about the state of the recreational fishing industry. The black sea bass suit is coming to a head and the RFA Legal Defense Fund needs additional help to see it through. The RFA legal team plans to carry this pill across the goal-line this summer – we need you on the team to help push it through the final stand! The Red Snapper lawsuit is right on its heels and just getting a head of steam and even though RFA member and attorney Dave Heil is handling the legal work on a pro bono basis, it will require significant funding for costs related to research needed to build the case and court costs and that’s where you come in. Here’s the latest update from Dave.

Card Number: ________________________________________________________ Signature: ___________________________________________________________ SKA Angler magazine

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“I initially filed the lawsuit against the Interim Rule closing Red Snapper

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on behalf of the Recreational Fishing Alliance. The lawsuit is currently in a holding pattern due to the expected enactment of Amendment 17A, which will replace the Interim Rule and not only continue the Red Snapper closure, but will also close a large portion of the Atlantic off the East Coast of Florida and Southern Georgia to all bottom fishing from 98’ to 240’. It will work in conjunction with the closure of all bottom fishing contained in Amendment 17B which will close all bottom fishing from 240’ to 200 miles from Virginia to Key West. Once 17B is in place we will re-file the lawsuit taking into account both closures since they are both based on the bad data and science coming from the MRFSS system, which was deemed to be fatally flawed. In addition the Red Snapper closure is also based on the now trashed SEDAR 15 stock data. These closures are the result of the hijacking of the fisheries management by environmental extremists led by The Pew Foundation. They have been empowered and emboldened by President Obama appointing a series of their own to key political positions in NOAA and National Marine Fisheries. The environmental lobby is much better funded and politically connected through the K Street mafia. This is shown by the attempts to roll back some of the most draconian aspects of the Magnusson Stevens Reauthorization Act, we can not even get a hearing at the subcommittee level for the proposed legislation. NMFS gets to choose who is on the regional councils, NMFS gets to choose who is on the Science and Statistical Committee which processes the data and makes the analysis. We comment and protest to the councils, but we are largely ignored. The only way we have to battle the environmental extremists and their members that run the fisheries is in the courts. Lawsuits are our last and best chance. Lawsuits are not easy or cheap, but the alternative is to roll over and play dead. The enviroterrorists have shown that they are ANGLER | August 2010


not satisfied with small gains, they are emboldened to call for more and more closures until the oceans are totally off limits.” These lawsuits are not just about black sea bass and red snapper closures. They are a challenge to the actions the fisheries service took when they closed healthy fishery using data that they knew was not only questionable, but “fatally flawed.” We knew it, you knew it, but the NMFS doesn’t care because it is no longer about conservation. It’s about the agenda of the environmental organizations calling the shots! RFA membership dues and contributions are used to cover the modest operational costs of the organization and the day to day lobbying efforts it undertakes on your behalf, but they do not cover the cost of litigation. That is why we are asking you to dig into your pockets to help us with these landmark lawsuits. Help us show the preservationists and bureaucrats running NMFS that we will not sit by while they try to run us off the water for good. They might have a big bankroll, but that doesn’t mean

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they are right or operating within the law! Please, go to the RFA website now and click on the Legal Defense Fund icon on the home page and give whatever you can to this important effort. Tell your fishing buddies they need to get involved, too. Anglers like you will be instrumental in helping us win this litigation. You can see an updated list of contributors, including the tackle manufacturers and businesses who’ve supported the effort so far on the website. We hope we’ll see your name on that growing list very soon! While you are there, if you are not receiving RFA press releases and e-newsletters enter your email address. There is so much going on that can impact your ability to go fishing and we want you to be aware of just how engaged the RFA is in these pivotal issues. Go to www.joinrfa.org right now and help. ■ For more information, to join or to make a donation go to www.JOINRFA.org or call 888-JOIN RFA.

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$100,000 BOUNTY OFFERED AT 2010 SKA NATIONALS Johnny Walker, from Donzi and Pro-Line Boats, is working out the details for a Break-the-Record purse since the Nationals venue has changed from Biloxi, MS to Ft. Pierce, FL. Specifics should be available online soon. “We’re real excited about having Donzi and ProLine sponsor this exciting addition to our National Championship,” said Jack Holmes, Managing Partner of the SKA. “Soon we will announce the details regarding the points required to break the record appropriate for Atlantic rather than Gulf waters.” The 2010 SKA National Championship is scheduled for November 4th through the 6th in Ft. Pierce, Florida.

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MATAGORDA BLUEWATER CHALLENGE OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT

June 24–26, 2010

JOHNNY B TOPS MATAGORDA CHALLENGE! ■ by John Zalud

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ohn Benkenstein and his Johnny B team certainly have to rank in the top ten of saltwater fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico. They still can catch good fish on the east coast also putting them in a very elite class. This week he and his team of Nick Garthwaite, John Jr., Guy Anderson, and August 2010 | ANGLER

John Benkenstein, Nick Garthwaite, John Benkenstein Jr., Guy Anderson, and Gary Hiles

Gary Hiles, worked an area in one hundred thirty feet of water a hundred miles east of Matagorda. “She ate a blue runner off a short line about eleven o’clock,” said Benkenstein. “Johnny Jr. did a great job of getting her to the boat.” At the scale the fish went 48.10 pounds, the biggest king of the event. The tournament itself has many different species categories which creates a lot of excitement. We only concentrate on the king mackerel division. Chris and Anthony Machacek took second place on the Force 10. If you’ll remember, they also earned second at the season opener the previous weekend. Because of their consistent fishing,

they are now the Division leaders. In this event they scaled a 45.90. “We were fishing in 150 feet of water sixty miles east of the tournament,” explained Chris. “She ate

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a blue runner in the prop wash at 1:30 in the afternoon. We had four other kings but this was the best.” Anthony became the tournament’s Top Junior Angler! Both the first and second place teams fish Yamaha powered Contenders. Gary, Candace, and Michael Belvin, plus Brian Tuffly, and Eddie Thomas, ran the Mercury powered SeaVee, Reel Therapy, sixty-fives miles southwest to a new area they discovered. “Candace hooked up at 7:30 using a bar jack trolled on the surface,” Gary elaborated. “Yes, I said bar jack. She did a great job getting to the boat and my waiting gaff. On the scale she went 44.90. We’ll take it.” 59


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The team had two other kings and Candace topped the ladies division and finds herself in first in that division. Fourth place fell to the Bad Habit team, J.R. Mize, Ken Groba, Russ Burrwell, and Jimbo Dudley. “We ran forty-five miles southeast to the Betsey,” J.R. told us. “It was about eleven o’clock when our 41.20 hit a blue runner set eighty feet down in 160 feet of water. Ken did the honors and I got her in the boat.” That king put them in fourth overall in the standings. The Bad Habit is a Yamaha powered Contender. Rounding out the top five was our winner in the season opener, Turner Loose. The Turners, Dave, Jill, Kevin, and Scott, went to the same area they caught the winning king the previous weekend in Freeport. They scaled a 38.40. “Jill caught her on a double blue runner rig,” Dave said proudly.

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Boogeyman was sixth with a 38.20. The team consisted of John Thomas Dusek, Rodney McWhorter and Pat Varga. Seventh place fell to Jose Reyes, Bill Platt, and Marc Bledsoe, fish-

ing the Papotanic. They scaled a thirty-pound king. Eighth place was won by the Pitboss with Mike Rizzuto at the helm. He caught a 29.70. Team Charter Lakes scaled

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a 24.80 to earn ninth. Brice Fuselier, Brett Donnahoe, Matt Seymour, Tyler Fuselier, and Devin Donnahoe fish the team. Rounding out the top ten were Tre, Dylan, Serena, and Clifford McCrummen, Jason Long, and Allen Rosser. They weighed a 19.00. All in all, a good leaderboard. We’re still waiting for that fifty-pounder to get slung on the scale, but with all the problems the upper Gulf is suffering it just may not happen this year. Thanks to the Matagorda Tournament committee for a good event. ■

Chris and Anthony Machacek earned second place on the Force 10. Reel Therapy was third. Gary, Candace, and Michael Belvin, Brian Tuffly, and Eddie Thomas fish the team.

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Boogeyman was sixth. John Thomas Dusek, Rodney McWhorter, and Pat Varga.

Papotanic earned seventh. Jose Reyes, Bill Platt, and Marc Bledsoe.

Pitboss picked up eighth with Mike Rizzuto at the helm.

Team Charter Lakes was ninth. Brice and Tyler Fuselier, Brett and Devin Donnahoe, and Matt Seymour make up the team.

Bustin Loose rounded out the top ten. Tre, Dylan, Serena, and Clifford McCrummen, plus Jason Long and Allen Rosser fish the team.

Purple Haze. Chuck Richey and Donna Richey are the members on the team.

Devin Donnahoe was the top Mercury Outboard Junior.

Our top juniors. Anthony Machacek and Devin Donnahoe.

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MATAGORDA BLUEWATER CHALLENGE OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT FINAL STANDINGS 1. JOHNNY B . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha John Benkenstein Nick Garthwaite John Benkenstein Jr. Guy Anderson Gary Hiles 2. FORCE 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Chris Machacek Anthony Machacek 3. REEL THERAPY . . . . . . . SeaVee / Mercury Gary Belvin Brian Tuffly Candace Belvin Michael Belvin Eddie Thomas 4. BAD HABIT . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha J.R. Mize Ken Groba Russ Burrwell Jimbo Dudley 5. TURNER LOOSE . . . . . . . Fountain / Mercury Dave Turner Kevin Arnold Jill Turner Scott Turner 6. BOOGEYMAN . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha John Thomas Dusek Rodney McWhorter Pat Varga 7. PAPOTANIC . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Jose Reyes Bill Platt Marc Bledsoe

The Riddler. Rodney Riddle, Richard Allen, David Foster, Klint Dillard, and Jason Nolan.

Anthony Machecek toughed it out and fished with a broken finger!

Mercury Marine unveils redesigned Web site Easier navigation and updated product information put mercurymarine. com, Mercury’s recently redesigned Web site, in a class of its own. Unveiled in June, the revamped site replaces a version that was named “Best in Category” at the 2008 Miami Boat Show. “The redesign took our Web site from good to great,” said Mercury Marine VP of Marketing Mike Shedivy. “It showcases our continuous commitment to not only improve our world-renowned products, but also to improve the way we communicate with our dealers and consumers and help them access vital information that demonstrates why Mercury Marine’s products are the best in the industry.” Users will find the new site easy to navigate, thanks to a mega-dropdown menu that gives one-click access to virtually every Mercury Marine product family and service. Product specifications and engine test data are now placed together in the same location for convenient, userfriendly navigation. Engine tests, historically one of the most-visited destinations, are also linked on the homepage for easy access. Additionally, they can be found in their corresponding 62

product family section. Besides selecting an outboard or sterndrive of their choice, visitors will soon be able to view products such as gauges and controls that complement the engine. The site also utilizes shareable video content to further enhance the interactive experience. Plus, fans can access Mercury Marine’s new Facebook and Twitter pages through links on the homepage. Visitors who are unsure about what engine or prop is right for them can make informed decisions by using a pair of handy interactive tools. The Outboard Engine Selector is a new feature that allows users to find a recommended engine based on boat type, technology and horsepower through a series of checkboxes. The popular Mercury Prop Selector also projects a more intuitive and user-friendly experience. In four simple steps, customers can determine the propeller brand that is right for their boat. An optional fifth step determines the specific pitches and part numbers. An accompanying tutorial video provides help, if needed. Additional mercurymarine.com updates are scheduled throughout the summer of 2010. ■

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41.20 TOP LADY ANGLER Candace Belvin REEL THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . 44.90 38.40

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TOP JUNIOR ANGLER Anthony Machacek FORCE 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SKA TOP JUNIOR ANGLERS sponsored by Jill Miller at LMC Marine Center 1. Anthony Machacek FORCE 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Devin Donnahoe TEAM CHARTER LAKES . . . . . . 3. Dylan McCrummen BUSTIN LOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30.00 MERCURY MARINE JUNIOR ANGLER SCHOLARSHIP WINNER Devin Donnahoe TEAM CHARTER LAKES

West Marine Makes Available $30,000 In Grants to Non- Profits Working to Clean-Up The Gulf In wake of the oil spill in the Gulf, West Marine is putting out a call for entries for their Marine Conservation Grants program. West Marine is donating $30,000 to recreational fishing and conservation organizations working to clean up and protect the marine environment. The grants will be awarded to groups that offer conservation projects that are beneficial to recreational fishing and sustainable commercial fishing, while preserving marine resources. There will be five to ten grants awarded in amounts ranging from $500$5000 per recipient. Applications are available online. The closing date for entries is September 1, 2010 and official rules and application information can be found at www.westmarine.com. The Marine Conservation Grants are awarded through a formal application process in which

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interested organizations must submit their proposal directly to West Marine. All applications will be reviewed by the Marine Conservation Action Team (MCAT). Those applying must show sound financial policies and management with a key focus in marine conservation, habitat restoration and sustainable fisheries. These activities may cover Gulf clean-up, habitat protection and restoration, ocean science and conservation projects that relate to key marine species, water quality, sustainable ocean use, etc. Since 1994, West Marine has donated over $4,500,000 to nonprofit organizations that support youth boating, boating safety and the marine environment. For more information about the Marine Conservation Grants program, visit www.westmarine.com. ■ ANGLER | August 2010


SKA Fishing for Fun & Cash ■ b y Te r r y L a c o s s

Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park was a perfect location where fishermen could fish south on the St. John’s river for freshwater game fish, or north for a variety of saltwater species.

Both competitive and recreational fishermen are having fun competing for a multitude of prizes and with equal odds.

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ould you believe a .64 lb. menhaden would win $1,250.00 cold cash? Team Crawfish weighed in two menhaden that eventually won $1,750.00 during the recently held Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo! Better yet, Jerre Brumbelow competed against several of the pro teams and won a 21-foot Contender fishing boat, Yamaha outboard, and Loadmaster boat trailer valued at $45,000 for his less than one pound whiting. Instead of fishing from a $200,000.00 kingfish boat, Brumbelow fished from his family fishing boat with long time fishing buddy, Fred Britt. Yulee, Florida’s Kenny Crawford had a blast competing in the Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo with team members Cindy Crawford, Robby Farlow, Matthew Farlow, Al Morris, and Donald Burch. “It was the most fun we have ever had competing in a fishing tournament,” Kenny Crawford said. “We looked at the weather forecast and knew our chances of catching a big king would be limited to the first day of the tournament. Saturday’s weather forecast was calling for high winds and a good chance of thunderstorms.” “Early that morning we landed a 30-pound kingfish. A much smaller kingfish was hooked and August 2010 | ANGLER

as it tired at pogies”. boat-side a Believe huge ’cuda it or not, began eatKenny ing our king Crawford’s all the way first place, up to the .64 lb. pogy gills. We and wife teased the Cindy’s ’cuda with second our hooked place, .53 lb. kingfish, pogy won but failed $1,750.00 Brumbelow and Fred Britt of St. Marys, Georgia to catch the Jerre cold cash! caught this less than a pound whiting and won a $40,000+ barracuda. “It was the Contender, Yamaha, Loadmaster prize package. That ’cuda most fun would have easily won first place that we have ever had competing [in its category]. This was the first in a fishing tournament,” Kenny SKA kingfish tournament that we Crawford later said. “There were hoped a big ’cuda would show up just so many ways to win and the and eat our king mackerel!” versatile tournament rules made it Later that day, Team Crawfish’s possible for fishermen from shore steering went out, causing them to or from a large boat to win.” limp back to shore and the nearest Legendary bass pro Preston boat ramp. Flexible tournament Clark also competed in the family rules allowed the successful kingorientated tournament. fish team to trailer their kingfish “On Friday I flipped a giant of boat to the Mathew’s Bridge boat a largemouth bass from a heavy ramp where they were able to stand of floating vegetation in navigate to the weigh-in dock. Rodman Reservoir,” Clark said. After weighing their kingfish, they “Realizing it would be tough to received drawing tickets, one per catch a larger bass than my 9.85 angler, that could possibly win a pounder that I weighed on the $45,000.00 boat/motor/trailer first day of the event, I decided package. On Saturday, team to fish the St. John’s River on Crawfish decided to fish in the Saturday hoping to catch a big rivers and cast netted jumbo “river bream. I ended up with only a www.FishSKA.com

handful of small bream, but landed my first place catfish while fishing with liver on the bottom!” “I really enjoyed fishing in the Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo. It was a pleasant change from competitive bass fishing. I had fun without all the pressures of paying high entry fees and rigid tournament competition.” However, the most fun enjoyed by competitors of the Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo was the anticipation of winning the top prize, a brand new 21-foot Contender fishing boat, powered by Yamaha and loaded on a Loadmaster boat

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trailer. “My fishing partner Fred Britt and me launched my boat from the St. Marys Waterfront Park boat ramp with plans of fishing at the tip of the St. Marys jetty rocks for big fish,” Jerre Brumbelow said. “The weather was forecasted high winds beginning at 1:00 PM, so we hoped to catch our big fish early before bad weather arrived.” Bad luck soon played a role ultimately in their fishing success, as the boat’s steering failed and they had to use Fred Britt’s saltwater fishing boat. “Everything that could go wrong, went wrong that morning,” Jerre Brumbelow said. “By the time we launched Fred’s boat, it was already lunchtime and the winds and rain had arrived. Realizing we could not fish at the jetty rocks, we anchored up at the southern tip of Cumberland Island. Fishing was slow as well while I boated a .98 lb. whiting and Fred landed a 1.5 lb. sea trout.” Brumbelow and Britt were also competing in the recently held 1st Annual Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo where sixteen species of both fresh and saltwater fish could be weighed in to win big prizes and cash. But more importantly, weighed in species produced a drawing ticket for the angler and a chance to win the Contender, Yamaha, and Loadmaster boating package. “We decided not to fish on Saturday because of the weather and drove to Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park to weigh in our whiting and sea trout,” Jerre Brumbelow said. “We wanted our chance at winning the boat pack-

age. We actually stayed around for several hours after securing our drawing tickets before driving back to St. Marys.” “After the awards ceremony, we drew Jerre Brumbelow’s ticket, but he wasn’t present,” tournament Director Jack Holmes said. “Later that night after dinner, I listened to a phone message left by Jack Holmes who confirmed that my ticket was drawn and I had won the Contender, Yamaha, Loadmaster boating package worth some $45,000.00,” Jerre Brumbelow said. “I can’t tell you how excited both Fred Britt and me were after finding that we had actually won the drawing! Our tournament began with nothing but bad luck, while we ultimately won the big prize!” “We really enjoyed fishing in the tournament which attracted a diverse field of fishermen. Competitors could win the top prize fishing while from a large sport fishing boat, from a medium size boat like ours, or while beach fishing on foot.” I personally would have loved to compete in the local Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo, but being the owner of a beach store on July 4th weekend, it simply would not work. I did sneak away and visit the tournament site at Jacksonville’s Metropolitan Park

Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo contestants fished from the Nassau Fishing Pier during both days of the popular family oriented tournament.

during the last day of the event. It was really unique watching Jack Holmes weigh in barracuda, bream, and many other species of fish besides kingfish! While talking to a very diverse field of fishermen that competed in the tournament, I soon realized that the Jacksonville Fishing Rodeo was designed for every style of fisherman—freshwater and saltwater. More importantly, you could catch a first place fish while catching your live bait in the morning, or while reeling in a hooked fish and experiencing a dreaded barracuda attack. And for the first time in many kingfish seasons, barracuda attacks are now welcome by fishermen. The popular event also attracted a diverse field of sponsors as well. For

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example, Gate Petroleum was extremely happy to sponsor the family orientated event, taking into consideration that every Friday and Saturday their stores are visited by fishermen purchasing supplies and fuel. Fishermen also smoke lots of cigars, particularly after landing a bragging size fish, which gave reason for Swisher International, Inc. to join the long list of tournament sponsors. Plans are already being made for next year’s event which will definitely grow in popularity with its unique family and competitive format. ■

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Force 10 Catches Biggest King and Captures Second Place Agg. at Texas Kingfish Shootout! ■ by John Zalud

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Loose kingfish. His was the biggest king of the event. Jill Turner caught their biggest king on the Turner Loose at 12:30 in 155 feet of water 130 miles east of Freeport. “We prefished the area so we didn’t have to do a lot of running,” said Jill. “Seas were two to four feet but it was still a comfortable trip. We caught four fish altogether.” Turner Loose has been a regular on the

SKA trail and has qualified every year for the big show at the end of the year. Chris Machacek is another of the Texas contingent that is capable of winning any event they enter. This trip they earned second place aggregate but caught the biggest king in the tournament, the 48.14, and backed it up with a 40.06. They fish a Yamaha powered www.FishSKA.com

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Contender named Force 10. Anthony Machacek caught the big king after Chris set up fifty miles to the east in 140 feet of water. “She ate a big blue runner off the long line at 9:35,” Chris related. “We were done at 12 noon with four other fish.” Anthony would win not only both the Top Junior Angler honors but also the SKA top junior. The McCrummens, Tre, Serena, Dylan, Clifford, and Jennifer Long, caught several fish, but it was their 45.10 and 38.05 that earned them third place honors. “We were fiftyfive miles southeast of Freeport fishing in 162 feet of water,” said Cliff who caught the 45. “She hit a blue runner in the prop wash at 3:15. It was a pretty good trip.” Dylan earned second place

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SKA Junior Angler honors but also picked up the $500 Mercury scholarship award. John Thomas Dusek, Pat Varga, and Rodney McWhorter teamed on the Yamaha powered

Yellowfin, Boogeyman to earn fourth. Together they ran 165 miles east to fish in 180 feet of water. They already had three kings in the box when at 1:15 a nice 43 hit a blue runner off the

Bustin Loose earned third. Tre, Serena, Dylan, and Clifford McCrummen, and Jason Long. John Thomas Dusek, Pat Varga, and Rodney McWhorter picked up 4th on Boogeyman.

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downrigger. “It was a short fight but we knew it was a forty right away.” The Papotanic team, Jose Reyes, Bill Platt, Marc Bledsoe, Gil Strelec, picked up fifth place with a two fish aggregate of 71.15. They scaled a 36.07 and a 35.08. “Jose caught the biggest king 81 miles east in 150 feet of water,” explained Platt who organized the tournament. “She ate a blue runner on a medium line.” They also caught a very nice Wahoo. The Terminator team with a 70.06 aggregate captured sixth place. Gary and Linda Hiles, Shona Lillie, and John Gastien fish the team. Chalk up seventh place to the Reel Therapy team, Gary, Candice, and Michael Belvin, plus Eddie Thomas, caught a nice 40.07 and a 29.14 for a 69.21 aggregate. Purple Haze was the eighth place finisher. Charles and Donna Richey Jr. scaled a 35.06 and a 31.08. I covered the event for SKA and thought the event was well organized and more than fulfilled the need for another SKA event in Texas. Congratulations to Bill Platt for all his hard work! ■

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Reel Therapy picked up seventh. Gary Belvin, Brien Tuffly, Candance and Michael Belvin.

Charles and Donna Richey Jr. earned eighth. Fished the Purple Haze.

Louie and Kelly DeHaes weighed this nice 33.04.

The Wagen’s Jeff, Jason, and Jody weighed a 30 pounder from the Millennium Marine.

Chad Kirby, Clint Green, and Kevin Louis had a 40.01. Fished Dos Amigos.

Johnny B had a good event. John Benkenstein. and Johnny Benkenstein Jr., Nick Garthwaite, and Guy Anderson.

The Riddler. Rodney Riddle, Richard Allen, David Foster, and Klint Dillard.

Load-N-Go caught kings. Sam Pennington, Mike Harger, Robert Pennington, Ford Story, James Harger.

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1. Turner Loose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. FORCE 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Chris Machacek and Anthony Machacek 3. BUSTIN LOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fountain / Mercury Tre McCrummen Jason Long Serena McCrummen Dylan McCrummen Clifford McCrummen 4. BOOGEYMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yellowfin / Yamaha John Thomas Dusek Pat Varga and Rodney McWhorter 5. PAPOTANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Jose Reyes, Bill Platt Marc Bledsoe, Gil Strelec 6. TERMINATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Gary Hiles Linda Hiles Shona Lillie John Gastien 7. REEL THERAPY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SeaVee / Mercury Gary Belvin Brien Tuffly Candace Belvin Michael Belvin 8. PURPLE HAZE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contender / Yamaha Charles Richey Jr. Donna Richey 9. XXX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10. Fish Wiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

48.11 . . . 41.13 . . . . 89.24 48.14 . . . 40.06 . . . . 88.20 45.10 . . . 38.05 . . . . 83.15

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40.04 . . . 30.02 . . . . 70.06

40.07 . . . . 29.14 . . . . 69.21

35.06 . . . . 31.08 . . . . 66.14

35.08 . . . . 31.03 . . . . 66.11 41.01 . . . . 23.11 . . . . 64.12

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PromarineUSA.com/ Gatorfan Nets Best Aggregate in Division 10’s Class of 23! Port St. Lucie’s David Albritton along with David and Luke King, and Anthony Oakes Jr., earned a trip to the Championship in their own back yard by winning Division 10’s Class of 23. David and his team are true champions and have been for years! This year they weighed a 29.70 in Key West, added a winning 50.99 in the Palm Beach 440, then ended with a 23.03 back in Pompano for a three fish aggregate of 103.72. That was the third best aggregate in the whole Division. The Yamaha powered Contender team won the Division last year with a 113.72 aggregate and finished third in ’08. They should be considered favorites in the Championship. Peter Weisberg earned fourth last year in Division 10 fishing the Yamaha powered

Contender, Strictly Fishing, but moved to second this year thanks to a pair of 1st CLASS OF 23 forty pounders. Peter and Robert Weisberg, Brittany Orlando, and Jenilee Pharo, weighed a season opener 43.08 in Key West, then added a 13.69 in Pompano, and ended with another 45.98 in Palm Beach for a superb 102.75 aggregate. The thing you always look for is improvement and this Fort Lauderdale team delivered and also must be watched in the Championship. They appear to have drive and determination! Scott Meitner and Mike, Chris, and Michael Carter Sr., from Fort Pierce fished a Suzuki powered Ameracat into third place with just a

PROMARINEUSA.COM/GATORFAN two fish aggregate totaling 64.41 points. The Ameracat Fishing Team weighed a 35.04 in Key West and a 29.37 in Palm Beach. They have to hold up the Division now in the Championship and keep the title in Florida. Rich Cook, Ray Vidal, Ray Vidal, Jr., and Mark Pernice, the Lost Boys / Team Air Tran team had a three fish aggregate which earned them fourth overall. They struggled in Key West with a 16.64 and in Pompano where they could only find a 12.29, but charged back in Palm Beach with a nice 33.56 for a total of 62.49 cont. pg. 70

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Pamela Kalil, and Don Lamb, earned ninth in the Division last year, third in ’08, and eighth in ’07 making them an extremely talented and consistent team. Howard Tuman will be our Top Senior Angler for this Division for the second year in a row. They fish an Evinrude powered Contender. Doug Miller led his team into fourth this year on Miller Tyme, an Evinrude powered Sea Hunter. With Joey Casson, Mark Blackwell, and Brian Black on board they weighed a 47.40 in Key West and added a 44.52 in Palm Beach. That’s right, just two fish racked up 91.92 points. That’s superb fishing! Rounding out the top five was Scott Lambeth on the Sundance Kid. Scott, Jack Barker, Rick Hodge, David Stawara, and Adam Lambeth weighed a 35.46 in Key West, then earned 25.87 points in Pompano Beach, and finally posted a 29.60 in Palm Beach. Scott is a regular in Division 10 and can be considered to be a contender in any event they fish. Scott fishes a Mercury powered Yellowfin. Chalk up sixth place to David Wayt on the Wayt-N-Sea, a Mercury powered Fountain, with 90.16 points. The team weighed a 28.79, a 23.95, and a nice 37.42. They moved up from a seventeenth place finish last year. Great progress! The Hi-Tide Getcha Some with Robbie Yancy at the helm picked up seventh with an 84.10 two fish aggregate. Then Robbie Yancy picked up the top slot in the Junior Angler Division. This young man has some tough competition in this Division, but I believe his presence will be felt for a long time. Bad Company earned eighth. Another Pro team earning wildcard points, they garnered a two fish 80.30 aggregate, weighing a 37.80 and a 42.50. Lewis Rogers, Dan and Lucas Crowley, and Muller Otto fish the team. Rich Sujat picked up ninth this year with a three fish aggregate of 80.30. The team, Lunasea, weighed a 24.74, 36.57, and an 18.99.

Jason Sonnenberg rounded out the top ten with a 79.94 two fish aggregate fishing the Blue Bruthers. It should be noted that five of the top ten teams fish Contenders and the top two were Invincibles. Congratulations to all of this year’s qualifiers in Division 10! ■

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points. This is a good team but like others just couldn’t get a handle on a big fish early in the season but by not quitting, pushing forward they rebounded with a good finish. I’m still looking for them to be on top or near the top in the Championship in November. They’re a good, well-disciplined team and represent their sponsor well. They just never give up which is the true mark of Champions. Jim and David Ingalls plus Cory Burlew, earned fifth place on the Inspiration with a two fish aggregate of 53.34. They caught a 27.10 and a 26.24 both in Pompano events and have been fishing with us for years. They have shown signs of brilliance over the years, but need to dedicate a season to their efforts and they would be Champions. They’re that good. Wendell Mixon also had a two fish aggregate of 45.95 fishing the Lucky Koi to qualify sixth. The Yamaha powered Bluefin team scored 45.95 points. William Poertner ended with a two fish aggregate of 41.02, good for seventh. He fishes a Yamaha powered Pathfinder named Tactical Angler/ Imagine That. These are the teams who will be representing South Florida when the rest of the Division’s Class of 23 foot boats descend on Fort Pierce early November. The biggest embarrassment in our sport is letting out-of-town competitors beat you in your home waters. You need to work together to ensure that does not happen. Better get busy, we will have a large contingent of 23s wanting the title as bad as you do! ■

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CRAWFISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4240 CONTENDER / YAMAHA KENNY CRAWFORD CRIKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4010 INVINCIBLE / EVINRUDE ANDRE MOORE PAPOTANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3998 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOSE REYES TEAM JOHNNY B / MILLENNIUM MARINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3944 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOHN BENKENSTEIN WILD RIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3614 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA RANDY GRIFFIN, JR. FISHBOATLOANS.COM / TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3604 DONZI / MERCURY DAN UPTON SEA QUAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3469 PRO-LINE / EVINRUDE INMAN COLEMAN THE REEL OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . 3458 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY JEFF KEETON BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3444 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR. FISH MEISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3262 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA DEAN SPATHOLT

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SKA Members Only Advertising Opportunity! During these rough economic times, it is apparent that members should be using fellow members for services needed. Therefore the special pages in Angler magazine with emphasis on your employment or trade. Cost for this service is just $300 for the whole year, that’s only $27 per month. Ad size is just a little bigger than a business card (4 1⁄2" wide by 2" deep) and we will do the lay out for free. We just need any logos or artwork and the information about you and your company. Ads will be grouped by region or state. Call SKA at 904-819-0360.

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Phone: 863-696-7200 Fax: 863-696-2922

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Clayton & Anne Kirby • Independent Distributor

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Randy Nader

• Grills • Grill Parts • Fish & Turkey Fryers • • Ranges • Water Heaters • Heaters • Service & Repair • • Accessories • Home Delivery • Tanks Filled on Premises •

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Southern Propane Locally Owned and Operated 5923 Soutel Drive Jacksonville, FL 32219

10066 Sawgrass Drive West Phone (904) 285-0091 Georgia (912) 544-0866 Toll Free (866) 462-3377 FAX (904) 273-0682

Bruce & Cindy Rutledge Phone (904) 764-0065 Fax (904) 764-7458

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Nader’s Pest Raiders is an authorized representative for the following termite protection products. Call today to schedule an appointment!

YOUR KINGFISH STORE orkman, Jr... W e v a D ll a C 1/4 Mile East of St. Johns Bluff • 11702 Beach Boulevard 904-641-2433 – Store Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00-7:00 – Sat. 9:00-5:00 – Sun. 11:00-4:00

Georgia Call Lamar Smith Office: 912.261.7965 Mobile: 912.269.9704 Fax: 912.265.4846

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60 Mallory Lane Waverly, GA 31565 Toll free 877.424.8886

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Coastal Marine Center Capt. Howard Poe 4718 New Jesup Hwy. Brunswick, GA 31525 866-231-6767 toll free 912-267-6767 Off. 912-577-0552 Cell 912-267-6690 Fax www.coastalmarinecenter.net

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Randy Nader

• Grills • Grill Parts • Fish & Turkey Fryers • • Ranges • Water Heaters • Heaters • Service & Repair • • Accessories • Home Delivery • Tanks Filled on Premises •

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Southern Propane Locally Owned and Operated 5923 Soutel Drive Jacksonville, FL 32219

10066 Sawgrass Drive West Phone (904) 285-0091 Georgia (912) 544-0866 Toll Free (866) 462-3377 FAX (904) 273-0682

Bruce & Cindy Rutledge Phone (904) 764-0065 Fax (904) 764-7458

www.southernpropane.net

Nader’s Pest Raiders is an authorized representative for the following termite protection products. Call today to schedule an appointment!

YOUR KINGFISH STORE orkman, Jr... W e v a D ll a C 1/4 Mile East of St. Johns Bluff • 11702 Beach Boulevard 904-641-2433 – Store Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9:00-7:00 – Sat. 9:00-5:00 – Sun. 11:00-4:00

Georgia Call Lamar Smith Office: 912.261.7965 Mobile: 912.269.9704 Fax: 912.265.4846

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Paul Massey pcmassey56@bellsouth.net fax 229-386-1207

www.HickoryBluffMarine.com

60 Mallory Lane Waverly, GA 31565 Toll free 877.424.8886

NEW & PREOWNED

Coastal Marine Center Capt. Howard Poe 4718 New Jesup Hwy. Brunswick, GA 31525 866-231-6767 toll free 912-267-6767 Off. 912-577-0552 Cell 912-267-6690 Fax www.coastalmarinecenter.net

Custom Rigging Available • In-house Financing

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August 19-21, 2010 Surfside Marina, Freeport, TX Captain’s Meeting August 19th at 7pm Contact: Texas Sportfishing Yacht Sales 281-535-BOAT(2628) Surfside Marina 979-230-9400 Entry Fee: $400 Prizes: Cash prizes based on # of boats, Cash side pots KING, LING, DOLPHIN, WAHOO, AMBERJACK, BARRACUDA Fishing Days: Aug 20, Aug 21 August 2010 | ANGLER

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North Carolina

LINWOOD CLARK MASONRY PO BOX 33341 RALEIGH NC 27636

BRAD CLARK 919-291-3466 or 150*26*43466

LINWOOD CLARK 919-291-3465 150*26*33465 linwoodclark@bellsouth.net

DONNIE BARNES 919-291-3685 or 150*26*33685 ANNETTE THOMAS 919-422-6904 Contact Donnie or Annette if we are fishing

Ocean Isle Fishing Center Capts. Brant & Barrett McMullan Expert Advice and the Equipment You Need to Succeed.

BEST PRICES AROUND!

• Shop Online • Competitive Pricing

36” AND 48”

(910) 575-FISH • www.OIFC.com

ROB FERRIS “MAD MOUSE” (704) 458-4669 Contact Rob Ferris on the Mad Mouse at Rob@MadMouseFishing.com

Downtown: 919-832-7022 2202 Capital Blvd. North Raleigh: 919-872-8545 1823 E. Millbrook Rd.

Catalytic Converter Specialist • Free Diagnostic Check Welding & Custom Pipe Bending

Skirts For “REEL” Men

Henry Tillett Owner

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South Carolina

135 Prather Park Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 Phone/Fax 843-236-8516

Residential & Commercial Repairs, Waterproofing Certified High Wind Mitigation Inspector/Contractor With South Carolina Safe Home Program SERVING THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST

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640 A.O. Rappelett Rd. Golden Meadow, LA 70357 Office Phone: (985)396-8557

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Commercial, Industrial & Fastrack Louisiana: (225) 293-9735 Alabama: (251) 679-8925 marina X cabins X slips bar & grill X ice Xlive bait fuel X marine supplies 24 hr. security X tackle

Mobile: (225) 907-4709 FAX: (225) 292-7785

See Baileys TV Inc For All Your Sony LCD TVs And Sony Digital Camera Needs Brian Bailey, High DeÄnition Fishing Team 3700 Govt Blvd Mobile, AL 36693 Phone 251-666-0448 www.BaileysTVinc.com

VeniceMarina.com 504/534-9357 fax 504/534-9323 venicemarina@bellsouth.net West Coast Florida

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C Boats 24' & Over For sale or trade for Class A motorhome of equal value. 2005 31ft Fountain TE w/ twin 250xs mercury outboards, furuno fish finder, radar, white cannon down riggers, extra props, salt water wash down, 200 gal fuel tank, lots of storage in cuddy cabin, loadmaster trailer w/ custom rims and new tires. 904-753-3000 Triple 300HP HPDI Yamahas. Complete Raymarine Electronics including Twin E-80 Led Displays. 4 KW 48 Mile Radome, Raystar 125 GPS, Exc. condition, ready to fish. Downriggers incl. Lots of extras. Call for details. 281-770-8572 2009 38 Cc Fountain Triple 300 Verado 150Hrs Delivered in July 2008 Hardtop Tacklestation 460 Gal Fuel Warranty 2013 Garmin 5215 Hd Radar Stereo 400Watt Elec Downriggers 70 Plus Mph Lab Finished Props. Garage Kept. White With Black Hook Isen Glass Curtains Will Consider Trade $179,500.00 228-697-1818 or E-Mail Curt.Achee@Yahoo.Com 3070 Pursuit CC 1200 hrs Yamaha 225's 1900 Furuno nav/ sounder, Icom VHF, Raymarine Auto pilot, Clarion am/fm/cd, electric head, sink, closet, tabs charging system, shore power, 50 gal livewell, outriggers, full enclosure curtains, electric seats. 70K 910-690-2128 for sale 2005 35ft Donzi w/ triple 275 verados 125,000.00 420 hours flyinhigh360@aol.com Garmin 3210 and 3208 GPS's, three new batteries, two VHFs, Fusion Ipod stereo with Bazooka speakers, Garmin Network hub, GSD-22 Sounder, 50 Gallon livewell, Full curtains and wings approx 800 hours on motors. Located in Morehead City, NC 919-880-7612 1998 Intrepid 322 w/ '04250 XS Mercs. Remaned in 08 w/ trans 6 yr warranty. Ray E80, C80, depth, 24 m radar. '04 Loadmaster trler w/ '08 kodiak discs, full cover. Loaded, fast , clean and well cared for. $60,900 OBO will trade for 31' Contender.Call Pete 404-617-6521 C . 2005 35 ft Donzi zf w' triple 275 verados with approx 420 hours. 2009 Furuno navnet 12 inch and 7 inch Furuno navnet with radar. boat is fully loaded and ready to fish. turn key boat. must sell to get new boat 321-609-1049 2009 37' Contender Tournament Demo. Trip-350 Yamaha, Tuna Tower, Full Furuno!, Completely loaded demo boat. ~350 hrs Full warranties. Call for price & delivery. 410-320-1764 cell 2005 34' Yellowfin 275 Mercury Verados with 600 hrs. 2007 Owens and Son tri axle trailer Furuno 10", and 15" monitor 72 mile radar 2 kw trans ducer glass in the keel, RD 30 Furuno auto pilot Vhf Sony stereo 5 electric reel outlet 5 electric reel outlets Key west top and console 2 live well 252-723-1110 2002 Center Console- 25.96 Hydra-Sports, Twin 200hp HPDI Yamaha 2001 Motors, electronics, outriggers, downriggers, curtains, hardtop, tri-axle Loadmaster trailer w/brakes & power winch. 325 hours on complete pkg. $57,000. 919-734-9262 or 919-778-3736 2005 31' Contender 275HP Mercury Verado's. Northstar 952X, Radar,Furuno FCV-582L Depth Recorder,3 Livewell's Tailwalker Rigged,Icom 502 VFH,Stereo,Bolster's, Outrigger's,Downrigger's,Custom Cover,call 843-442-0435 $73850.00 e-mail 3bills@comcast. 2006 34 Yellowfin W/new power triple 250 Yamaha. all new cables,shifters and gauges, only 60 hrs on motors.loaded with all extra's. loadmaster trailor new brakes and heavy duty pump.taking offers now. Fred 904-591-2991 or samuraiinc@ bellsouth.net 31'Contender 2000,Twin 250 03'YamahaHPDI's.Brand new Powerheads w/ 1year warranty. Fully Loaded with Northstar 6000i,Sitex bottom machine, Awsome stereo system Sony speakers,JL audio subs, LED lighting 2 VHFS,triple axle trailer and much more 55,000obo fisherjp@yahoo.com Contender 36 Open 2008 with Triple 350's. (270 hrs) Loaded with just about all options which include Garmin 3210 Bundle (dual screens) Oversized leaning post with built in cooler and tackle drawers, TR1 Autopilot, and much more $229K. 770-639-7367 2008 31 Cape Horn, F350's, 450 hrs, White sides, blue bottom, custom painted trailer to match. Garmin electronics, JL Audio sound system, many extras and upgrades. $100,000 850-9826499 quinth@bellsouth.net 2007 2380CC Sailfish tournament series twin F 250 Yamaha 4-stroke, low hours, excellent condition, full color electronics, sat. weather, full curtains, 60 gal live well, tandem axle al. trailer 843-835-3300 843-908-4066 2010 23TK AmeraCat,26'10" LOA, Twin Suzuki 175H.P. 4-strokes, twin 45gal. livewells, 2 large fish boxes, Aluminum T-top with kingfish, E120, stereo with amp, Aluminum trailer with spare, interior lighting, etc. Call Scott 772-359-3641 $69,000 OBO 2002 26" Aquasport CC, 06 F250 Yamaha, CVS106L, Garmin 162, Loran, ICOM 402, TACO Outriggers, PENN 625 Downriggers, Dual August 2010 | ANGLER

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e-120, color, with radar, extra Garmin color, kenwood stereo, vhf, second livewell. This boat is fast, and fishes very large. True measurement:25'6", aluminum trailer with sport rims. MINT CONDITION. Call John at 919-920-4703 REDUCED. 2008 Onslow Bay 23 T/E, $95,000 $93,500. 2 NEW 2010 Yamaha F 250Bs, NEW Simrad auto pil., NEW Lowrance 7" & 10" HDS, Loadmaster 9800# tandem, 910-326-2392, c910-3400813, seajay@ec.rr.com www.captainstanman.us CC w/ 150 Johnson, approx 275 hrs, custom T Top w/ new curtains, outriggers, complete electonics (vhf, stereo, GPS, two depth finders,live well, leaning post w/ storage, trim tabs,cover. $14k. Call Gene 843-697-0407 Twin Yamaha F150 with 130 hours. Yamaha Warranty good till 01/15/2014 Yamaha Fuel Management system Shows like new !!!!, NO bottom paint 175 gallon fuel $67,999 954-328-6054 Cobia 235 with 250 Yamaha 4stroke engine, 48 mile Raymarine radar, oil cooled transducer, large bait tank, windless, E80 raymarine electrontics, fresh and salt water washdown. 2008 Magic Tilt trailer. 160 hours on engine. $39,500.obo. Call Rick Mckenz 912-278-0039 23 regulator twin yam 200s,little use new interior,trailer like new,starboard has approx 50 hours port approx 500 it runs approx 55 w 5 people and a dog call mark 843 345 5290 $29500 1997 model very clean 2004 Palm Beach Whitecap 204. Yamaha F150, 85 gal fuel capacity, Raymarine A65, Command Center Seating livewell/ leaning post. $19K. Call Brad (850)723-8834 or email bradsauers@bellsouth.net. 97 Contender 23 open with no motor, 2006 Continental trailer with new lights and hubs. Full electronic package (Garnin 2006c, Furuno 582l) cover for boat, need pics send email to kcross@ wabtec.com 18500.00 cell 19102808563 2002 21 Regulator CC, 200 Yamaha HPDI w 310 hours, Furuno electronics, Custom T-Top and Curtains, 2007 AmeraTrail Tandom Trlr w surge brks, Trim Tabs, Live Well, Built in storage & ice box. Asking $29,900 or OBO. boatlover065@yahoo or 256-652-2131 2008 240 SeaHunt Triton w/2008 Yamaha 250hp 4 stroke. 2008 Wesco Alum Trlr w/brakes. Rigged w/dig gauges, dual batt, stereo, Raymarine C120 w/sounder, radar, map chip, Ray54 VHF radio, auto pilot, curtains. 53,500.00 - 843-283-9901 2002 21 Regulator CC, 200 Yamaha HPDI w 310 hours, Furuno electronics, Custom T-Top and Curtains, 2007 AmeraTrail Tandom Trailer w surge brks, Trim Tabs, Live Well, Built in storage & ice box. Asking $29,900 or OBO. boatlover065@yahoo or 256-652-2131 2003 23T Contender 2006 F150's 500hrs warranty til 11/2012. Si-Tex Color Chart plotter and Fish finder, Penn Down riggers, outriggers, loadmaster trailer. $58000 Chris 239-289-5472 or 2009 Sea Hunt Triton 207. 330 Hrs. Fully Loaded and ready to fish. 31,500 firm. Please call Mike 904-806-2547 2008 Onslow Bay 23 Tourn w/twin 250 Yam 4 strokes.Garmin 4212 & 545,2 Icom radios & Pioneer stereo w/600 watt amp.2 Canon electric down riggers,thru-hull transducer & 35 rod holders. Exc shape,less than 300 hrs.warr until 2013.91,900 Jim 910 604-1007 2007 Model Prosports Seaquest 2350 SKA TE with twin 175 suzuki 4-strokes at 400 hours, Oversized t-top, 48 gal. livewell, walk in head in console, transferable warranties on engines, magic tilt aluminum trailer, garmin 4212 with radar.Call 9124413925 2003 Tides 23 Bay 200 Yamaha OX-66 (515hrs) Continental trailer w/ stainess package. Birdsall T-top & leaning post. Lenco tabs, jackplate, livewell, release well, choice electronics, superior rough water ride, original owner. Call Matt (561)202-4996 1997 17ft Montauk Classic. 90HP Mercury. Freshwater til 06. Full Sunbrella cover. Low hours, good compression, no rust -solid. Garmin color depth & chart. Icom VHF, Magictilt w/new radial tires, springs and galv. hubs. New steering cable w/ lub fitting in 2008, Seats and vinyl good. New Moller 28 gal gas tank. Upgraded for ethanol and water separator. Open checkbook maintained - Charleston,SC. $13,900 OBO Pete 843-795-1341 H or 404-617-6521 cell. Will consider trades for a bay/flats boat. 23' Pathfinder DV twin 150 4stroke Yamahas. Great tournament class boat. Full electronics Raymarine C80, Key west style hard top, 45 gallon livewell, 2 pitchwells. E-Z loader trailer. $49,500 Call 321 302-8039 www.pathfinderboats.com for pics. 07 Contender 21 open center console,Yamaha 200 HPDI,Garmin 3206,Sony CD/MP3 player, Infinity kappa speakers,150 hrs,loaded,asking $45K,Negotiable,Call 912-270-3040 2003 Fountain 23 TE Fully Loaded with Furuno Electronics package. Contact Brian:727-434-0865 2003 Prosport ( Plumbfun ) 150 HPDI,Salt & Fresh Washdown,Garmin 498,(2) Cannon Downriggers,30 Gallon Livewell, AM/FM/CD,VHF,700 HOURS ,25,000.00 . DAY 912-2655294 NIGHT 912-262-9535

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2004 Trophy 1703 CC, 90 Hp Mercury 2-stroke, 54lb thrust motorguide great white trolling motor, 13 gallon livewell, 54 quart cooler, galvanized trailer, approx. 100 hours. Email bradcrissy@comcast.net for more information. $11,000 OBO. 2000 Trophy 19' deep V powered by 150 Mercury. Furuno GPS. Aurora VHF radio with 8' ant. Raytheon L365 Fishfinder. Pyle AM/FM/CD with 8' ant. and 6" Pyle tower speakers. Custom built T-Top. Great running condition. 12K OBO (912) 690-3857 2005 sailfish 238 tournament, twin 200 hpdi, 560 hrs., garmin gps, furuno radar, furuno bottom machine, simrad autopilot, cd player, uhf radio, professionally installed excellent condition, $58k contact john (912) 687-1088 2006 Kencraft Challenger 235 w/ 2 Mercury 225 Optimaxes, 7" Lowerace Chartplotter, Furuno Deptfinder, Uniden 525 VHF Radio, Sony Sterio, Livewell with 2 pumps Washdown, and Dual bank battery charger. Asking $50,000 Call Cecil Holcomb 919-796-0184 21' Sea Hunt Triton 2006 center console w/ ttop, 2006 Yamaha 200 HPDI, less than 200 hours, new trailer included, Lowrance GPS, Sounder, VHF, cd player, like new, boat cover included, asking $28K. Call 912-657-3168.

Marine Engines I have a pursuit 2470 and want to re-power with four stroke. I currently have twin 150 2 strokes and would like to find A 250 OR 300 FOURSTROKE Or twin 150 four stroke. Please let me know of any good deal. 828-699-2872 Full extended warranty until 2015. 350 hours on the motor mostly at 600RPM. I may have the prop you need as well. $11,000. Call Jim Naset 2009 Mercury 250 XS outboard, 5-year full warranty, regular shaft, less than 100-hours, $10,900.00 call (904)753-3776 2009 Mercury Verado 300 hp 25-inch shaft, 165 hours, full warantee left on motor, excellent condition without any repairs needed, very quiet with lots of low end torque, excellent fuel economy and doesn't use any oil. $14,000 904-753-3776 Pair 25" 250 Mercury Verados, 420hrs. Mercury warranty until April of 2011. Includes ALL of the controls, gauges, harnesses, stainless steel props, power steering etc. $22,000. **These engines were not tournament fished** Shipping or install avail. 954-942-9898 Triple 300hp Mercury Verados. 2 x 25in shaft and 1 x 30in. 290+hrs on engines. Warr through Oct 2014. $45K for set. Call Gary 786-282-3101 2 -2005 275 HP Mercury Verado's with 400 hours Asking $12500 or best offer Cell 843-442-0435 E-mail 3bills@comcast.net One set of three Mercury Verado 300s. Two 25" shafts and one 30" shaft. 360 hrs. and just serviced. Warranty through Oct 2014. Make offer. Call Capt. Howard poe at 912-577-0552 cell 2007 Mercury Verado 30" shaft with 400 hours. Includes Mirage prop, all in excellent condition, in crate ready to ship today. call 321-698-6986 I'm looking to buy Three 300XS's If anyone has any for sale for the set please email me or call my cell phone at 443-207-1635 2009, Brand new in the box, 225HP Mercury Optimax Engines. Single or twin configuration. 25" or 30" shaft lengths available. Will ship directly to your local Mercury dealer. $11,600 per motor. Call Jamie - 954-650-5982. 2008 300 H.P. Evinrude ETEC. 250 hrs. Excellent condition. 30" shaft. Engine has been maintained impeccably. Still under factory warranty. Call (954) 294-4449. Wanted: Good condition Mercury Verado 275 07 or 08 model with 25" shaft. fdinger@2dryout.com WANTED 250 yamaha ,suzuki 25" shaft 843-834-3852 2-2008 Mercury Optimaxes, warranty thru April 2013. Props not included $21,500 919-920-9133; jwilkins@rnrouse.com 2- 2008 Merc. 225 opti's, approx. 100 hrs. fact. warr. thru 6/2013. 22k firm. 904-463-1492 Jax. Fl. 07 275HP Verado, 30 inch shaft. 9200$ niloc831@aol.com Brand New 2009 Mercury OptiMax 225 - PAIR. In the crate. With full factory warranty. Delivery included in the price. $12,000.00 each firm. Will split up. These are brand new motors in the crate with full factory warranty. 305-206-8252 Tony 2001 200 opti max 450 hrs needs minor work some new parts asking $2,000. if interested please call me at 251-753-1018. Wanted: Good condition Mercury Verado 275 07 or 08 model with 25" shaft. fdinger@2dryout.com WANTED 250 Yamaha, Suzuki 25" shaft 843-834-3852 2-2008 Mercury Optimaxes, warranty thru April 2013. Props not included $21,500 919-920-9133; jwilkins@rnrouse.com 81


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