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CONTENTS C ONTEN NTSS | March Ma arcch 2009 200 09 18 | Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour | Crikey Wins First Leg of the Yamaha Pro Kingfish Tour in Key West! 44 | YCOA Key West Harbour King Mackerel Tournament | Crikey’s 55.35 Is Big Fish of the Key West Harbour Tournament! page 18

35 | 2009 Big Fish of the Year | Five 50-Pounders Caught in Key West!

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“And I think, as I angle for fish, In the hope that my hooks will attach’em, It’s delightfully easy to fish— But harder than blazes to catch’em.”

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— Wallace Irwin March 15, 1875-February 14, 1959 American writer, satirist, and lyricist

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6 | Go for the Gold | Golden tilefish are challenging to catch and wonderful to eat. by Gary Caputi

12 | Favorite Kingfish Recipes | Grill ‘em or smoke ‘em by Terry Lacoss

15 | Radar vs. Darkness | Radar wins this round. by John Minetola

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On the Cover: Crikey’s Andre and Kim Bain Moore, Greg Watts, and Glyn Austin pulled up a 55.35-pound smoker! Charles Chandler’s Twin V team pulled up a hefty 54.02. With Chandler was Paul Langel, David Faircloth, and Rick Baruta. Bar Fly’s Billy Green, Ken Harris, Andy Glynn, C.J. McLaughlin, and John Danduono weighed a 51.91. Neil Nix, Eric Kindell, and John Crane caught a nice 50.19 fishing Saké. Team Salt Rock nailed a 53.12. Cody and Kyle Chivas and Rob Campbell. 4

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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 2009. Angler magazine is

It seems fashionable in today’s society to lay people off or fire them even if it’s not warranted. It’s all about the bottom line. Our bottom line is important also. If we don’t make money we will be one of the causalities of this recession. However we’ve already taken steps last year to ensure that won’t happen. I am fully committed to make sure our doors stay open and our sport lives on. That’s not necessarily the case however with our friends in the marine industry. I’ve been in this industry for the past 30 years and I’ve never seen things so bad. I know you understand that especially if you’ve tried to sell your boat to buy another one. But time will heal our country’s ills and our industry will come back stronger than ever. Until that time however some companies have had to cut back on their sponsorship. Understandable. But you have to know this is not what they wanted to do; in these cases it’s mandatory. We’ve been very fortunate in that the majority of the sponsors did not drop us completely. You’re to be thanked for that. If you didn’t support our sponsors, they would be gone completely. So for the next year we’ll have to take care of them

like they’ve done for us. First the people who say goodbye to the SKA. Sebago shoes, Ocean LED, Boone, and Rule. We’re quite sure Rule will be back in the future along with Boone but the other two are gone. Midnight Express is new however, and we’re real happy to have them. They build an incredible boat. Mercury was forced to cut our contract in half. From that we will be short five motors to give away, down from 11, and we will have to eliminate the “Go to the Nationals on Us” program for the top finisher in a Division in a Mercury powered boat. They are keeping their Junior Angler Scholarship program we started last year. As of this date we do not have a top prize for the Junior Angler of the Year but we are working on it. Yamaha has cut their contract by a quarter. The only program we will eliminate is the bonus at the end of the year to the top three Pros. However the Angler of the Year team will get a Yamaha Outboard. That’s it. All others are back on board so I think we’ve survived quite well. No, we are not giving up in finding more sponsors. Mercury knew their cutbacks would hurt us this

year so they gave us the opportunity to add another motor sponsor. We have been in contact with the other two but have heard nothing yet. Plus we’re working every lead we have. When the FLW collapsed I sent Irwin Jacobs, the owner of the circuit as well as Wellcraft and Hydra Sports boats, a letter telling him how sorry I was to see them go. Their trail made us at SKA work harder and I told him that also. I then told him that after selling many members of his circuit his products with vision of fame and fortune he should support them on our circuit by either being a sponsor or doing contingencies for his brands thru us. To date we have heard nothing. All my ranting over the years about supporting our sponsors has paid off. They know the value of your business. But we can’t stop now; we must be ever vigilant. Turn to the back of this magazine and once again familiarize yourself with those who support our sport and once again pledge your support of those who support us. It truly works. Tight lines! —Jack

All Memberships Expired December 31, 2008 Why should I renew before the first tournament? 1. To expedite registration. When I get to the first tournament, only the captain or boat representative will have to fill out the SKA Tournament Participation Form. 2. To log in to Members Only areas at www.FishSKA.com, including classified advertising, forums, and more! 3. I won’t miss an issue of Angler magazine. 4. I’ll have my 2009 membership card. 5. To expedite posting of points on the Web site at www.fishska.com. All membership forms must be entered before any points can be posted. If I wait to join at the tournament, I will slow posting of points.

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How can I renew? 1. Web site (fishska.com) Fill in the form on-line, print it, then fax or mail it to the office with payment. 2. See page 25 of this issue of Angler for a membership form. 3. Renewal forms were mailed on January 2, 2009. www.FishSKA.com

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Go

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Gold ■ by Gary Caputi

Golden tilefish are challenging to catch, wonderful to eat, and an interesting break from the stress of tournament fishing.

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baited hooks were firmly on the bottom, 650 feet below the boat, when the rod tip bounced once, then twice. With a smooth lift the interloper was impaled on one of the big circle hooks and it was time to go to work. Cranking up that much line with a pugnacious fish bouncing and pulling hard to get back into the hole in the bottom where it lives is akin to reeling up a running jackhammer from the roof of a 50 story building. Lift and crank, lift and crank, lift and crank—the line seems almost endless until finally, way down there, you catch a glimpse of a golden shape spiraling toward the surface accompanied by a release of air that bubbles up ahead of it. After you fight a few of these babies on conventional tackle most fishermen are begging for power tools. A piece I did on deep drop fishing in the Bahamas for the Angler a few years ago sparked some interesting emails so I thought I’d follow it up with one on a deep dwelling species that is available to most of you without having to make the run across the Stream. Golden tilefish make their home along the edge of the Continental Shelf from New This is the typical size golden caught from the northeast down to Florida. Just remember, there is no releasing these fish with the severe pressure change they endure when caught and it is believe that even venting will not prevent death. So if it comes to the surface, plan on eating it. 6

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England to south Florida. They grow pretty big—my largest to date weighed 55 pounds—and their fillets are phenomenal on the dinner table! I can hear some of you chiding me already. “C’mon, that’s not sport fishing.” Maybe you’re right, but figuring out where these fish live, catching them and enjoying the incredible feast they provide makes the proposition interesting, fun and rewarding and isn’t that what fishing is all about? Golden tilefish, actually the correct name is great northern tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps), are brawny and beautiful with bronze colored backs that transition to gold sides and a white belly with a bright yellow streak down the middle. They have huge heads and a dorsal fin that extends from the characteristic rudder-shaped flap of skin on its crown all the way to their tail. They come equipped with a large, toothy mouth with serious crushing power, which they use to subdue some of the weird bottom creatures they like to eat. Young tiles devour stuff like brittle stars and an unusual deepwater crab called squat lobster, but larger ones go more for the gusto eating full sized lobsters, crabs and other fish. A Tilefish History Searching in the archives revealed that the existence of tilefish was ANGLER | March 2009


unknown until the late 1870s when a commercial fisherman out for cod was pushed considerably farther offshore than his usual haunts by a freak gale. Taking the storm as providence from the Almighty, the old salt deployed his bottom gear in deep water somewhere near Block Canyon southeast of Long Island, New York and caught these strange, golden fish that stunned the ichthyologists of the day. He was the first to discover the great northern tilefish, which, as it turns out, make their homes in burrows they dig in areas of soft, sedimentary bottom. What they didn’t know at the time was the range of these fish extended all the way to the Gulf of Mexico! A few years later, in the summer of 1882 to be exact, there was a mass die-off of tilefish. Sailing ships coming to the East Coast from Europe reported passing through miles of floating dead tilefish along with other unusual deepwater fishes stretching from New York south to Baltimore. The fish showed no signs of disease and some years later it was surmised that they were killed en mass by a freak movement of unusually cold bottom water. This event leads us to an interesting characteristic of these fish. Even though they live at considerable depths ranging from 350 to 750 feet, they are actually dependant on relatively warm water found along the edge of the Shelf that remains around 50 degrees year round. During an early spring exploratory tilefish trip out of Cape May, New Jersey a few years ago

we noted how warm the tilefish we caught felt when brought up from 600 feet. The surface temperature was still cold, but their body temps were around 50 degrees. But I digress, back to the history lesson. Tilefish were rediscovered as a commercial fishery in 1915. Sailing vessels would tow dories offshore where they would use bottom long lines, deployed and retrieved by hand, the sailing vessel acting as a mother ship. In 1915 commercial landings were 148 metric tons, but that jumped to 4,500 metric tons in 1916 just before the fishery came to an abrupt halt with the start of World War I when German U-Boats began harassing U.S. shipping in the approaches to New York Harbor. In one reported instance recounted by an elderly gentleman of German descent who was one of the last of the tilefish dory fisherman, a U-Boat approached his vessel and prepared to sink it when he recognized the captain of the sub from his school days in the old country. After a quick reunion, the sub captain ordered everyone off the sailing vessel and into the dories before sinking it with the deck gun. The sub then towed the dories within view of Montauk and cast them off so the fishermen, including his old acquaintance, could row to safety. Friends may be friends, but orders are orders in time of war. The commercial fishery was rediscovered again in the 1970s with far more mechanized bottom longlines and annual landings

You don’t always just catch goldens. This drop with an electric outfit in 550 feet of water produced a blueline (gray) tilefish and a large black sea bass.

jumping quickly back to 4,000 metric tons in 1979, but began declining to half that shortly thereafter. The overfishing was halted not by management, but by the big money being paid for swordfish, which attracted a lot of the boats away from tilefish and into pelagic drift long lining for broadbills. One fish’s downfall was another’s salvation and the reduction in commercial pressure allowed tilefish stocks to rebuild. Today there is a small, but growing recreational interest in golden tilefish and the regulations vary from the north to the south so check with your state fish and game regulations before heading out. Finding Gold Catching tilefish, like football, is a game of yards. The key is finding a concentration of fish and dropping your baited rigs into the colony and the game can vary depending on the area you’re fishing. Golden tile range from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico, but the largest concentrations are found from George’s Banks to the Hudson Canyon. Scientists surmise that the composition of the sea floor within their preferred temperature and depth ranges has a lot to do Up close and friendly with a 20-lb golden tilefish. Big mouth, prickly teeth and a handsome face, for a fish.

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with it. Remember, tilefish live in burrows that they carve into flat or sloping areas along the sea floor. It’s tough to burrow in rocky or sandy bottom because one is too hard and the other rapidly fills back in. Clay is ideal and there seems to be great expanses of it around these areas. As you range south clay becomes harder to find and when you do such areas can vary greatly is size. While exploring the areas around the Wilmington and Baltimore Canyons we hit on some interesting clues. The majority of this area seems to be sand that appears as a solid, dark red reading on the depth finder, but we encountered areas with relatively steep changes in depth and slides occurred there exposing older clay substrates under the sand. We started looking for such areas of steep changes and, when we found them, the color of the bottom on the depth finder would change from dark red to light green since the clay absorbs more of the signal generated by the transducer altering the return signal. While you rarely mark tilefish, remember they live in borrows, we caught tilefish in most of these spots. My captain friends had found a few such spots on previous trips, but they didn’t always hold fish leading him to believe colonies migrated from shallower to deeper areas with the seasons or congregated into spawning aggregations, usually in April and May. On one trip his charter broke the world record on a spot in 700 feet of water. That same day they caught several other goldens over 30 pounds. I later discussed our migration theory with tilefish expert Bruce Freeman, then head of marine fisheries for New Jersey and a well published marine 7


biologist who did much of the seminal work on the species, and he explained that such seasonal migrations could very well take place caused by spawning behavior or even by the movement of deep bottom currents that might shift their preferred temperature range. Tilefish are temperature sensitive and studies Freeman was involved with in the 1980s indicated that the band of warm bottom water they rely on tends to expand and constrict with the seasons. During the winter it contracts to a narrow band of ten miles or less in width while during the summer it widens considerably, which lends credence to the movement of these fish. 8

Gearing Up Obviously fishing for tile is accomplished with bottom fishing tackle, either conventional rods and reels or electric reels. I bring along my trusty Kristal 601 Special while some friends use Electra-Mates mounted on Penn 114 Special Senators. There are certainly other choices. If you go conventional, use a large enough reel or one with a speedy enough gear ratio to make picking up all that line an easier chore. The line of choice is super braid for sensitivity. The stretch in monofilament means you can barely feel a fish hit, while braid telegraphs even the subtlest nibble to the rod like a message from Western

Union. Use at least 50-lb. test on conventional reels and 100 on the electrics. Sinkers can vary from 16 ounces to five pounds dependAbove: When using conventional ing on the tackle just a couple hooks and depth, curas small a sinker as you can hold bottom with is all you need. rent and This is calm weather fishing as drift speed. holding position or drifting in winds much more than 10 knots Because of the depth, is tough. Left: When the current and this fishing breeze are easy you’d be suris done on prised how light an outfit you can use to catch tiles. And when a drifting you hook a big one hang on boat and because they pull like a grouper you will find and if a big one gets back in its it becomes borrow, kiss it goodbye. important to keep a person at the helm to bump the engines in and out to help keep you hovering over the spot you’re fishing as long as possible. The rigs we use consist of 12/0 large circle hooks with two to five on dropper loops crafted from heavy, stiff monofilament. All the dropper loops are stacked above the sinker at the very bottom of the rig. The jury is still out on whether deep drop lights help or not for these fish as we get hits on rigs with and without them. They aren’t so deep that it is totally dark down there during daylight hours. Tilefish have a varied diet so the baits you use can vary, too. We fished a mix of surf clams, mackerel fillets, squid, and chunks of other oily fish like bluefish or herring. You could even try shrimp and lobster, but not if I’m on board because I’ll be cooking up a pot of bait in the galley before you get a chance to put it on your hook. When you locate a colony chances are you will catch the largest fish first since they are the more aggres-

sive than the smaller ones. On one trip with friends out of Cape May aboard the Clean Sweep, a friend’s triple-powered 36 Contender, we really started figuring out the right places to fish and located a couple new spots we had not fished before. With five anglers aboard we caught about 50 tilefish, but not all goldens. There were a lot of gray tilefish, also called blueline tilefish (Caulolatilus microps), mixed in and the further south you fish, especially of Virginia and the Carolinas, the more bluelines you will encounter. Bluelines don’t get as large as goldens and, in fact, we caught one that weighed 15 lb. 5 oz. and would have broken the current world record of 10 lb. 9 oz. if it hadn’t hit on one of the electric reels. Electric reel catches do not qualify for IGFA record status. Funny thing is gray tilefish are not even remotely related to goldens, but they certainly taste just as good. Both species are a culinary delight! Few fish I’ve tasted compare with the delicate flavor and snow white, firm, lobster-like consistency. Steamed, baked or sautéed you can’t go wrong and once you try it I’m sure you’ll agree. Vacuumed packed you can freeze tilefish for long periods and it retains its delicate flavor and consistency. Sort of makes me hungry just thinking about it so I think I’ll pop downstairs to the freezer and thaw some out for dinner this evening. And no, I don’t have enough for everyone so you’ll just have to go catch your own! ■

Paul Brady, who has held the all tackle record for golden tilefish and currently holds the record for blueline, with a mixed bag triple header of golden, gray and sea bass.

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Favorite Kingfish Recipes ■ b y Te r r y L a c o s s

Catching an SKA tournament winning king mackerel requires a lot of hard work and fishing skills. Knowing how to prepare and cook your catch requires certain skills too!

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king mackerel fishermen prefer to eat their fish the same day they are caught. Fish are never frozen, while only enough fish are kept during their day of fishing that can be eaten within a few hours, or the next day. Taken up the occupation of a fishing charter captain for the past 30-years, I have the luxury of being able to eat freshly caught fish just about anytime I wish. Unfortunately some fishermen do not enjoy eating their catch, they just like to catch them! While in many cases, the fisherman may have tasted a bad piece of fish several fishing seasons ago and has etched in their mind that all fish taste bad. If you get a bad oyster in your mouth, it’s the worst taste imaginable. Don’t continue to eat the bad oyster, thinking the taste will go away, spit it out. The same with eating a piece of bad fish, don’t eat it! Mary and me were once eating in a well recommended Key West seafood restaurant where the special of the day was fresh red snapper. Naturally Mary ordered her typical steak and I ordered the grilled snapper. Once the waitress had placed my plate of grilled red snapper on our table, I immediately began to detect that the snapper was not fresh by the smell. My first taste of the snapper was simply terrible, so I called the waitress and explained to her that the fish was not fresh. She went back into the kitchen to discuss the problem with the cook and soon returned. “The cook said that the snapper is fresh and that it was just delivered to our restaurant today”, the waitress remarked. I then replied, “I don’t disagree that the fish wasn’t delivered to you earlier today. The problem is, the 12

snapper wasn’t caught today and probably within the last few weeks!” With this in mind, king mackerel is best when eaten ultra fresh. While some fishermen freeze their king mackerel fillets in vacuum freezer bags and eat the mackerel within the next few months. Most seafood lovers prefer eating their king mackerel within a few days after being caught. King mackerel are an oily fish, have a grayish meat and a large bloodline, both make good sense why mackerel loses its flavor when it is frozen, or not eaten within a few days of being caught.

The larger king mackerel, 15-50 pounds have a stronger taste, while king mackerel weighing less than 15-pounds offer excellent eating. So if you have a choice when fishing in a massive school of king mackerel, keep the smaller ones for eating and let the larger ones go. I also recommend taking the time to bleed your king mackerel while the mackerel is still in the water. Take a long bladed fillet knife and slit the mackerel just behind the gill, on either side of the fish. While holding the mackerel in the water, the blood will pump out of the meat and into the water, leaving the meat a white color and

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blood free. Next, slit the mackerel’s belly and remove all of the stomach organs. Finally place the king mackerel in a fish bag which is halfway full of semi melted ice. The slurry of ice will keep your king mackerel ultra fresh. A major mistake many saltwater fishermen make, is placing their fish in a large cooler that has just a couple of bags of ice on the bottom. Fish placed on top of the ice, begin to deteriorate with the lack of proper care. There are two popular ways to clean king mackerel, which in both cases, requires a sharp, long bladed ANGLER | March 2009


fillet knife. If you are a charter captain like myself, it always impresses your customers when using a high quality fillet knife and having a sharpening stone on hand. Before cleaning your king mackerel, sharpen the blade of your fillet knife and wipe the blade with a clean cloth. A clean, sharp fillet knife is a good beginning to enjoying your king mackerel seafood dinner. Always wear a fish-cleaning glove on the hand that you are holding the fish with. This will avoid any mistakes made by the hand holding the knife! King mackerel can be cut up into steaks or, filleted. To fillet the mackerel first make a cut just behind the top of the head with the mack-

erel belly down on the cleaning table. Continue to make the cut back towards the tail of the mackerel while keeping the knife blade close to spine bones of the fish. Right: King mackerel measuring less than 30-inches, offer the best table fare. Below: Fishermen enjoy grilling their catches outdoors on a hot gas, or charcoal grill. Which not only provides for the ultimate fish dinner, but atmosphere too!

Once you have reached the back portion of the rib cage, slide your knife just behind the rib cage and cut the remaining fish fillet from the mackerel. Next, place your knife just behind the gill of the king mackerel and while cutting back towards the tail, cut through the rib cage and remove the entire fillet from the mackerel. Lay the entire fillet skin down on the cleaning table and cut the bloodline and ribcage out of the mackerel. Whether you choose to grill, fry, blacken or bake your king mackerel, the bloodline is a seasoning you don’t wish to use! If the king mackerel fillet is fairly large, you may wish to cut the fillet into appropriate proportions, while leaving the skin on for grilling. Fish lovers also prefer to cut their king mackerel into steaks. Here a large “Butcher’s” knife is preferred that has a sharp, sturdy blade. Once again the mackerel is placed belly down on the cleaning table where the cut is made from the back to the belly of the fish into 1-inch steaks. Another critical mistake that I often see fishermen making, is piling their king mackerel up on the cleaning table where they begin to spoil with the hot summer weather. Leave your mackerel in the fish bag, or cooler and clean them one at a time. Once a king mackerel is cleaned, wash the fillet with clean water and place in a freezer bag with ice. By far king mackerel are best when grilled. Place the entire fillet of king mackerel (skin on) in a bag, with plenty of Zesty Italian salad dressing added. Marinate the mackerel for at least 45-minutes before grilling. Preheat the grill to a medium temperature. Place a large piece of aluminum foil on the grill March 2009 | ANGLER

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so that the skin of the mackerel will not stick to the grill. The marinated mackerel fillet is then placed on the aluminum foil and seasoned with seasoning salts. Slices of lemon are also placed on top of mackerel fillet and the lid is then closed. Grill the mackerel from 15-20 minutes, or until the meat is white in color when the fillet is separated with a fork. Remove the entire mackerel and aluminum off from the grill and cut the fish into appropriate proportions. Umm-umm good! Small chunks of freshly caught king mackerel offers excellent eating when deep fried in hot peanut oil as well. Place the small chunks of mackerel in a bag with flour, salt and pepper added, then shake. Place the chunks of mackerel in the hot peanut oil and fry until golden brown. For those who prefer a more heavily battered fried fish, mix one egg and one cup of milk in a bowl. Place the chunks of king mackerel into the bowl and stir until they are completely coated with the milk and egg mixture. Next place the chunks of mackerel in a bag of flour, with salt and pepper added, then shake. Here, it is very important to heat peanut oil to a high temperature

before placing the mackerel into the oil. To make sure the oil is hot enough, first drop a small piece of fish into the oil. If the fish begins to snap, crackle and pop, the oil is hot enough! Fry the mackerel until the chunks of fish are browned and begin to float on the top. Place the pieces of fried mackerel on paper towels allowing the access oil to drain off from the fried fish. Eat hot and enjoy! Fish lovers must also be aware of the dangers of eating fish that contain mercury. While king mackerel have a relatively small stomach, they are constantly eating a variety of finfish that possibly have high levels of mercury. Mercury is carried by winds containing emissions by polluters, such as coal fired power plants and believed to be in fresh and saltwater waterways. Be sure and check on the portions of king mackerel that are safe to eat that are recommended where you live and fish. Obviously the smaller king mackerel measuring less than 30-inches, are safer to eat than the larger kings. Finally, if you wish to purchase your king mackerel from a local

Kingfish is excellent eating when cut into small chunks and deep fried in hot peanut oil. Fresh fried kingfish is often served at the awards dinner during the annual SKA sanctioned, Nassau Sports Fishing Association Tournament of Champions.

seafood market, take a close look at the eyes and make sure that they are clear. Glazed kingfish eyes are a sure sign that the mackerel is not fresh.

Smell the fillet and if it has a fishy smell, it is not fresh as well. Fresh fish does not have a fish smell! ■

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radar wins this round ■ by John Minetola

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you could bring up all the reasons why you would never put radar on your boat. It’s too expensive, too big, draws too much current, and you only take the boat out during the day, anyway. However, since a new, small radome can be added to a networked navigation screen for about the same cost as a couple full tanks of your boat’s fuel, it’s not too expensive. Many of the radar antennas introduced in the last year weigh less than a gallon of that gas. March 2009 | ANGLER

Now the brand new type of broadband radar, just introduced at Navico, uses less electricity than one of your running light bulbs. That brings us to that last point about only going boating during the daytime. Without radar or an infra-red camera, you are missing half of the time you could be using for fishing, heading out to sea to get started at dawn, moving your boat somewhere overnight, or just partying offshore while enjoying the view of the lights on the beach. Fog is another issue. Radar cuts through fog. Infra-red cameras

see through some kinds of fog, and night-vision cameras with the green look to them don’t help at all in fog. How many times have you had to wait for fog to burn off before you could leave the dock? Radar would have saved those mornings. Maybe you run at night or in the fog and just hope for the best. Radar could make things a lot more comfortable and a lot less stressful. GARMIN You can add the 4kW GMR 18 to

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your Garmin network for under $1,000. That 4kW figure indicates that you get double the power of many small radar systems. The power rating is not the amount of draw on your batteries, since the pulse is only transmitted for a small fraction of a second. For a couple hundred more dollars, Garmin can provide a slimmer antenna and the latest in digital signal processing for a sharper picture with less interference and clutter. Garmin uses “HD” in the radar part number to indicate the digital signal processing. 15


Long range radar is for seeing a ship out on the ocean from 15 miles so two ships can avoid a collision in a reasonable amount of time. Those ships are not going to be near the beach where you are looking for kingfish, and you can maneuver fast enough to avoid anything you see within a mile of you. The longer ranges can also be used to confirm the navigation targets on your chart plotter. Either by overlaying the radar signal on the charts, or by using the radar rings to confirm the distance to marks and land, you can pinpoint your position with on a radar screen.

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MOUNTS Another common objection to radar was the secondary costs of mounting the radar antenna so it would not interfere with other antennas or block the running lights. The angle of the t-top or arch sometimes has to be adjusted to make up for the boat’s running “attitude” which is usually bow-up compared to the resting position at the dock. A simple wedge cut from plastic makes up for this angle problem, or adjustable pedestals are available for a couple hundred dollars. The radar needs to be level when you are using it, because it transmits only in a very narrow beam with no upward or downward view. Pedestals to raise the radar and adjust for running angle at the same time have come down in price, along with mass production. Around $250 to $300 will get you a radar pedestal with an anchor light on it. As your antenna farm grows on top of your boat, you do have to worry about the highpowered signal from the radar interfering with your cell antenna, TV antenna, GPS, etc. Mounting pedestals can help with those clearance issues, or if the new broadband radar is your choice, its low transmit power will not interfere with other sensitive antenna reception. NAVICO BROADBAND Broadband radar is a radically different approach to radar. It is not 16

just a low-powered version of a traditional radar for small boats. The low power and low battery drain are just side benefits. The major advantage is the very high resolution at short ranges and the targets as small as nearby pilings that you will pick up. These would be filtered out or mixed with clutter on a traditional radar system. If an SKA boat is most concerned about short range targets and low current draw, then this radar is more suitable for you. We are speaking of finding your way on a small boat leaving a marina before dawn and finding the way out to the inlet. Broadband radar has a range of up to 24 miles, but the difference in images seen is in the short ranges, down to 1⁄32 of a mile.

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING Perhaps you want the longer range of a traditional radar. There are improvements being made to the design of Furuno, Raymarine, Garmin and others, mostly in their switch to Digital Signal Processing. It is the same as the move from analog to digital that happened when cassette tapes went to CDs, and what is going on now in broadcast TV as it moves to digital. Clutter and interference is going away. The picture moves

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more smoothly as the boat turns. Another feature in the new radar displays is the ability to see a split screen with a short range on one side and a long range picture on the other side. Automatic gain and tuning controls have made radar far more reliable in that the older radar displays had to be fine tuned by coordinating four different adjustment knobs. Then if you tuned out too much clutter, you also could tune out the targets that you wanted to see. These automatic adjustments are simple now that the digital signals can be manipulated so easily and quickly for you. INFRA-RED CAMERAS Running at night is not just about radar any more. In many situations, a camera that can see in the dark may be easier for you to use. Rather than interpreting the radar images, you see images that resemble things that you normally look at. A few new models of infra-red cameras will be introduced in the Spring of 2009,

but the price has not come down much below the $10,000 list price. However, there is no denying the confidence and comfort you will get from having a FLIR camera on your boat at night. There are entry-level models in the $5,000 range but they do not have the pan and tilt mechanisms. Once you have one of these cameras, you will wonder how you got around in the darkness without it, and you will want the version with all the features. If your budget keeps these radar and camera purchases out of reach, at least be careful out there at night. Slow down, for my sake, too. ■

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f you were to check Andre Moore’s bank account on Monday, the day after the opening event of the Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour, you would find an extra $40,000 just deposited. Andre, his wife Kim Bain Moore, Greg Watts, and Glyn Austin won the event on Sunday with a spectacular 55.35 which was the biggest king scaled this weekend. That king coupled with the 36.68 caught on Saturday gave the Crikey team, fishing an Evinrude powered Invincible, a two fish aggregate of 92.03, nearly ten pounds better than the second place team. “A week ago I didn’t even have a team put together,” said the popular bass fishing professional. “We made it happen and look at us now.” The team also won the piggyback event, the Key West Harbour Tournament, which awarded them a new 21’ Yamaha

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powered Contender boat complete with a Continental Trailer, valued at $40,000. “We fished both days at the Critter,” said Andre referring to a popular spot west of Key West. On day one the team weighed

their smaller fish, a 36.68 they caught on a rainbow runner. Back they went to the same area on day two. “The blue runners we had were just too big,” Moore went on to explain. They received a dozen smaller baits from another

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« FACING PAGE Top: Andre Moore, Kim Bain Moore, Greg Watts, and Glyn Austin, won the Key West opener with a two fish aggregate of 92.03. Left: Jeff and Greg Weathers earned second place fishing Triple Gobble. Right: Past Angler of the Year Ron Mitchell led the team, Will Geraghty, Carl Carder, and David and Brad Butler on the Bandit.

Conched Out was fourth with a 75.92 aggregate. Corey and Ryan McBride, Greg and Chase Haskin, and David Kalil. Koolau was fifth. Conrad Lau, Dell Williamson, Rad Lau, Rocky Cusack, and Gill Strelec, was fifth with a 73.59 aggregate.

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team. “The tide had just changed and I noticed a good piece of bottom on the depth recorder and told Greg to drop a bait deep,” Moore added. “It worked!” He saw the fish early in the fight and knew she was a good fish. When she hit the deck everyone was in awe. This was the biggest king the team had ever seen let alone catch. “I’ve heard about the giants in Key West, now I’ve caught one,” Andre added. Kim Bain Moore was the event’s Top Lady Angler. The Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour is made up of five events. Stops include Key West and Jensen Beach in Florida, Fourchon, Louisiana, St. Simons Island, Georgia, and the final in Little River, South Carolina. It is perceived by the participants that you need big fish in the first three events and replace your drop fish in the remaining two. It’s the toughest test of skill in our sport. The Weathers, Greg and Jeff, fished at the Tail End Buoy area. Fishing their Yamaha powered Contender, Triple Gobble, they caught a 46.93 on day one. “It was about eleven o’clock, at the tide change when the bite turned on,” said Greg. “She hit a goggle eye on the surface. Jeff got her to the boat and we knew we were in the race. It certainly made our day.” Back to the same spot on Sunday, the bite turned on an hour later. “We knew we needed a half way decent fish and we got a 35.83 I caught on a blue runner. We really needed a bigger king to win the event but when you look at the overall picture this one was just fine.” The 82.76 aggregate was enough for second place and the $11,000 prize. “We’ve been in the chase every year for the “Angler of the Year” title but we have always started out slow in Key West and had to make up ground to catch up,” Greg added. “This is really the best start we’ve ever had. We’re excited!” The 2006 “Angler of the Year,” 19


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Ron Mitchell, got off to a rousing start on his Suzuki powered Contender, Bandit. Ron came back to the series this year with a lot of Pro talent. First, long time fishing partner Will Geraghty came back. Then he added Carl Carder who fished his own boat last year, “C Crazy.” David and Brad Butler round out the team. They fished Season Ticket last season. That’s horsepower! The team fished the Banana Bar and kept working the reef line. They scaled a 34.42 on day one however they showed me a king

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bitten in two by a shark that would have gone into the mid to high 40s. “It was a tough break,” said Ron but when you fish here you always have that problem. “We had her under the boat but felt when the shark hit.” On day two they brought a 46.84 to the boat at noon caught on a tinker mackerel. “We called Jim S. in on the bite and he caught a 44.” The Bandit team ended with 81.26 points, good for third place and the $10,000 paycheck. The Conched Out team elected to join the tour this year and proved

their team was up to the task. Corey and Ryan McBride, Greg and Chase Haskin, and David Kalik ran 40 miles south and fished in 100 feet of water on their Mercury powered Conch. “We fished the same place as last year where we caught our 50,” said Corey. “Ryan got a 34.11 on day one to scale using a blue runner.” On day two they were within two miles of where they fished on Saturday. “The water temperature was 70 degrees,” Corey continued to explain. “We had a tinker mackerel out and it’s the one our 41.81

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hit at 11:30. David was on the rod and didn’t take long to get her to the boat.” The team’s 75.92 aggregate won the $6,000 for fourth place. Chase Haskin was the event’s Top Junior Angler. Corey wanted to thank Mercury Outboards, Total Marine in Davie, Florida, and Accurate Reels for all their help. Conrad Lau and Dell Williamson’s team, Koolau, earned fifth. With Rad Lau, Rocky Cusack, and Gill Strelec on board, the team could also be found at the

INVINCIBLE BREAKS 80 MPH! Alex Lipworth, the driving force behind Invincible Boats, came to Key West to fish the Key West Harbour Tournament as he did last year. The new Mercury Verado Racing Motors were fitted on Alex’s personal 36’ Invincible. The boat, at the start of the day one Bimini start, ran 80 plus miles per hour in two- to three-foot seas. “I knew it was going to be fast with the Verados,” said Lipworth. “Our vacuum bagged, vented hull, built for strength, speed, and durability, coupled with Mercury’s rac-

ing motors will be a plus for any tournament fisherman looking for ultimate performance. However, at cruising speeds, fuel economy is superb. He went on to tell SKA management, “I wish I could have fished the whole tournament but I’ll see you at the next one.” Alex had been suffering with the flu all week and still had not recovered enough to fish the entire weekend. “The last thing I wanted to do is give this to one of my friends fishing the tournament.” ■ The Irvines, Lance, Max, and Houston, plus Harrison Smith, picked up sixth on the Young Guns.

Team Donzi got 7th place money. Ken and Dan Upton, Jack Wood, David Heavenridge, and Matt Davis.

Dan, Lucas, Laurie and Travis Crowley, Muller Otto, and Lewis Rogers won eighth with a 69.31.

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Rat Pak rounded out the top ten. Darren Ratley, John Mott, Jimmy Stecki, and John McNeill.

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Tail End Buoy area on day one. “We started just east of the area on Saturday,” explained Conrad. “But we just couldn’t find the good fish we needed and had to settle for a 23.74 on the scale as day one ended. The second day was much different. “We were really hoping she would go 50 but she ended up going 49.85,” he went on. “But what was sad is that we had caught a 43-pound king earlier that day. That king on day one could have made the race very close for the top slot.” The one thing that Conrad does

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that most don’t is fly a kite rig. “It’s a lot of work keeping them adjusted but I find it pays off.” The team ended up in fifth place with a 73.59 aggregate and Conrad earned the Senior Angler award for the event. Lance Irvine showed up in Key West to fish the Pros in a rebuilt Fountain boat he worked all last year on. It was a magnificent job, the boat looking and running great with Mercury power. With Lance were Max and Houston Irvine, and Harrison Smith. The team caught a 33.87 on

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Marcus Kennedy and Brian Bailey, and Brian Bailey Jr. had a good event fishing Kwazar.

Mad Mouse, off to a good start. Rob Ferris, Randy McBride, Stoney Stone, and Russ Ferris.

Frank Langdon and David Ingalls caught a good one fishing the Kat’s Rival.

Saké did well. Neil Nix, Eric Kindell, and John Crane.

Mike McDuffie’s Black Gold team caught a 66.50 aggregate to keep them in the hunt.

The Jeff and Nancy show continues. The Dunbar’s caught a nice one on Fish Dancer.

Inman Coleman joined the Pro Tour this year. Inman and Daniel Coleman, Tommy and Perry Lane, Johnathon Proctor, and Penny Morris.

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day one and returned Sunday with a 39.44. Good, consistent fishing will win you a title so the Young Guns sixth place finish will bode them well this season. Team Donzi already has one “National Championship” title under their belt (2000) and would like to add the “Angler of the Year” title to their resume. Ken and Dan Upton, Jack Wood who has another NC title, David Heavenridge, and Matt Davis scaled a 46.73 on day one but could only back it up with a 25.16 on day two. Their 71.89 still allowed them

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to pick up seventh place honors. Another great start for this very experienced team. Dan, Travis, Lucas, and Laurie Crowley, plus Lewis Rogers, and Muller Otto earned 69.31 points fishing the Posse, a Mercury powered Yellowfin. They scaled a 36.51 on the first day and ended with a 32.80 for a 69.31 aggregate. This is one team I will keep my eye on. They finished thirteenth last year and should finish up much higher this year if not win it all. Last year’s eleventh place finisher is now also on the prowl. Kevin

Hannon’s ProMarineUSA.com / Hannon’s Cannon picked up ninth with 69.01 points. With Shannon Armstrong, Chris Blackwell, Rick Cook, and Jim Naset onboard, they scaled a 27.93 on day one, then added a 41.08. The final money spot in the event went to Darren Ratley, John Mott, Jimmy Stecki, and John McNeill fishing the Mercury powered Yellowfin, Rat Pak. The team scaled a 39.26 on day one and added a 29.61 on day two

FINAL STANDINGS

Stroke It team made a charge with this king. Gus Ibanez, Mark Melnado, Jorge Orellana, Mayde Orellana, Doreen Fletcher, and Chad Barnes.

for a 68.87 aggregate. Two 50s and eleven 40s were caught in the 60-boat field. $85,000 was paid out to the top ten places. The event held at the Key West Harbour Marina went off without a hitch and will probably return there next year in January. The fishing is too good not to consider it. Most teams reported two to three foot seas going west to their destination and seas three to five foot outside the reef line. ■

THANK YOU! A special thank you to Myron (Yamaha Service) and Scotty (Mercury Service) and Tim Haney, Yamaha marketing department for

The ’08 Angler of the Year Team, Liquid Fire, did well. Mark, Joshua, and Crockett Henderson, and Chris Waters.

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their help in Key West. They not only took care of the boats but also helped us on the weigh-in dock. ■

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1. CRIKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.68 Invincible | Evinrude Andre Moore Kim Bain Moore, Greg Watts, Glyn Austin 2. TRIPLE GOBBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.93 Contender | Yamaha Jeff Weathers, Greg Weathers 3. BANDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.42 Contender | Suzuki Ron Mitchell, Will Geraghty Carl Carder, David Butler, Brad Butler 4. CONCHED OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.11 Conch | Mercury Corey McBride, Ryan McBride Greg Haskin, Chase Haskin, David Kalil 5. KOOLAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.74 Fountain | Mercury Conrad Lau / Dell Williamson Rad Lau, Rocky Cusack, Gill Strelec 6. YOUNG GUNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.87 Fountain | Mercury Lance Irvine Max Irvine, Houston Irvine, Harrison Smith 7. TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.73 Donzi | Mercury Ken Upton, Dan Upton Jack Wood, David Heavenridge, Matt Davis 8. POSSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.51 Yellowfin | Mercury Dan Crowley, Lewis Rogers, Travis Crowley Muller Otto, Lucas Crowley, Laurie Crowley 9. PROMARINEUSA.COM/ HANNON’S CANNON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.93 Invincible | Yam-Merc-Evin Kevin Hannon, Shannon Armstrong Chris Blackwell, Rick Cook, Jim Naset 10. RAT PAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.26 Yellowfin | Mercury Darren Ratley John Mott, Jimmy Stecki, John McNeill

. . . 55.35 . . . . 92.03

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. . . 32.80 . . . . 69.31

. . . 41.08 . . . . 69.01

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TOP LADY ANGLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Bain Moore TOP JUNIOR ANGLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chase Haskin TOP SENIOR ANGLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conrad Lau

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DIV 1 | NC July 17–18, 2009 CARTERET COUNTY SPORTFISHING ASSOCIATION’S KMT Atlantic Beach, NC Fish: Sat., July 18th - One day Contact: Shae Lewis 252-222-0651 | 252-240-2751 www.carteretcountysportfishing.com

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DIV 3 | SC June 11–13, 2009 TAILWALKER MARINE’S OFFSHORE CHALLENGE Georgetown, SC Entry: $350 early | $400 late First Place: $12,500 Pays 20 places (150 boats) Class of 23: $5,000 Pays 3 places (40 boats) Capt. Mtg.: Thurs. 7pm, Georgetown Landing Marina Fish Days: Fri. 6am-6pm | Sat. 6am-5pm Awards: Party Sat. 6pm, Awards about 7pm Host Marina: Georgetown Landing 843-546-1776 Host Hotel: Hampton Inn 843-545-5000 Info: Stuart Ballard 843-527-2495 stuart@tailwalkermarine.com www.tailwalkermarine.com

July 10–11, 2009 SAVANNAH SALTWATER CLASSIC Savannah, Georgia Early Entry: $350 (Cash, Check or Credit Card) Reg.: Fri. 5pm–6:59pm (Meal & Entertainment) Team & Family Meeting 7pm (Friday) Fish Day: Sat. 6:30am-5pm | alternate fish day Sun. Scales open 3pm | All must Weigh-in or Check-in Awards: Sat. 7:00pm Tournament Director: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622 terry@bluewaterpromo.com | www.bluewaterpromo.com

July 23–25, 2009 CHARLESTON SALTWATER CLASSIC Charleston, SC Early Entry: $350 (Cash, Check or Credit Card) Reg.: Thurs. 5pm–6:59pm (Meal & Entertainment) Team & Family Meeting 7:00pm (Thursday) Fish Days: Fri.-Sat. 6:30am-5pm | alt. fish day Sun. Scales open 3pm | All must Weigh-in or Check-in Awards: Sat. 7:00pm | Benefits : Rotary Club HQ/Marina: Ripley Light Yacht Club 877-747-5391 Host Hotel: Spring Hill Suites 843-571-1711 Tournament Director: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622 terry@bluewaterpromo.com | www.bluewaterpromo.com

August 7–8, 2009 3rd ANNUAL BMI KINGS FOR KIDS TOURNAMENT Beaufort, SC Entry: Before 7/4 $375 | After 7/4 $425 Benefits: Beaufort Marine Institute First Place: $13,000 | Pays 15 places Class of 23: First $3,000 Capt. Mtg: Fri. 6:30-8:30pm Waterfront Park Pavilion Fish Day: Sat. 6am-6pm (Alt. Day Sunday) Awards: Sat., Beaufort Waterfront Park Pavilion Host Marina: Port Royal Landing 843-525-6664 Downtown Marina of Beaufort 843-524-4422 Host Hotel: Hilton Garden inn 800-379-9800 Contact: Tom Wilson, 843-525-6664, prlm@isle.net and Mike Harris, 843-524-3770 Website: www.BMIKingsforKids.org

August 13–15, 2009 KEY WEST BOATS FISHING FOR MIRACLES KMT Charleston, SC Capt. Mtg.: Thurs., 6pm Ripley Light Yacht Club First Place: $25,000 pays through 30th Entry Fee: $295 early, $350 late | Awards: Sat. 6 PM Contact: Rob Donlin (843) 554-0177

DIV 4 | GA May 22–24, 2009 SAPELO OPEN KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT Shellman Bluff, GA One Day Tournament | Capt. Mtg.: Friday Fish Day: Saturday | Awards Dinner: Sunday HQ: Lockwood Marine, Shellman Bluff Weigh-in: Contentment Bluff Campground Dock/Marina: Shellman Fish Camp 912-832-4331 Host Motel: Shellman Bluff 912-832-5426 Days Inn, Eulonia 912-832-4411 Top Prize: $15,000 Cash Info: Jimmy Mason 912-832- 6439 www.sapelosaltwaterfishingclub.com

June 5–6, 2009 20th ANNUAL TWO WAY SPORTFISHING CLUB'S KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Brunswick, Georgia One Day Tournament Capt. Mtg.: June 5th Tournament HQ: Two-Way Fish Camp Info: Rick Smith 912-265-0410 wildturkeyrick@yahoo.com

June 26–27, 2009 ST. MARYS SALTWATER CLASSIC St. Marys, Georgia Early Entry: $350 (Cash, Check or Credit Card) Reg.: Fri. 5pm–6:59pm (Meal & Entertainment) Team & Family Meeting 7:00pm (Friday) Fish Day: Sat. 6:30am-5pm | Alt. fish day Sunday Scales open 3pm | All must Weigh-in or Check-in Awards: 7:00pm (Sat.) | Benefits: Rotary Club HQ: St. Marys Waterfront Park Marina: Lang’s Marina 912-882-4452 Host Hotel: Cumberland Island Inn 912-882-6250 Tournament Director: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622 terry@bluewaterpromo.com | www.bluewaterpromo.com

July 17–18, 2009 CAPTAIN HAP’S KINGFISH BASH ON THE BLUFF Darien, Georgia HQ: Darien Waterfront Capt. Mtg.: Darien Waterfront July 17 at 6:30pm, Host Marina: City of Darien, Waterfront docks Info: Howard Poe, 912-577-0552 coastaloutdoor1@comcast.net | www.bashonthebluff.com

July 30–August 1, 2009 GOLDEN ISLES KINGFISH CLASSIC St. Simons Island, Georgia Info: Donna Gowen Poe 912-269-7167

DIV 5 | North FL June 11–13, 2009 KINGBUSTER 400 St. Augustine, FL Tournament limited to 400 boats. (Register early) HQ: St. Aug. Municipal Marina (904) 825-1026 Entry Fee: $374.50 before 3/31/09, $449.50 after Capt. Mtg.: Thursday, June 11th 4pm and 8pm Fish Days: Friday, June 12th & Saturday June 13th Awards: Saturday, June 13th at 8pm Jr. Angler Capt Mtg: June 10, 6pm | Jr. Fish: June 11 Info: Don Combs 904-992-9600 or 904-992-9926 www.kingbuster400.com | chsharkbait@aol.com

June 18–20, 2009 27th ANNUAL NSFA TOURNAMENT of CHAMPIONS Fernandina Beach, FL Tournament Site: Foot of Centre Street Host Marina: Fernandina Harbor 904-491-2090 Entry Fee: $350.00 thru 5/31; $400.00 after

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July 10–12, 2009 ANCIENT CITY GAMEFISH ASSOCIATION’S KINGFISH CHALLENGE St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Municipal Marina 904-825-1026 Info: David Chapman (904) 669-9518 www.acgfa.com

July 21–25, 2009 29th ANNUAL AT&T GREATER JACKSONVILLE KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Jacksonville, FL HQ: Sisters Creek Park, Heckscher Drive Jr. Angler Capt. Mtg.: Monday, July 20th Jr. Angler Tournament: Tuesday, July 21st GT Capt Mtg: Wed., July 22nd at 5:30pm & 8:00pm Fish Days: Thursday, July 23rd & Friday, July 24th Live Entertainment: Friday, July 24th Entry: $350 thru 4/5, $400 after All Day, Every Day: Food Festival, Liars' Tent, Exhibit Tents, Kingfish Boatique Awards Ceremony, Live Entertainment and Fireworks: Saturday, July 25th Host Hotel: Clarion Hotel Airport 904-741-1997 Event proceeds benefit Jacksonville community Info: Bob Gipson 904-251-3011 www.kingfishtournament.com

August 7–8, 2009 JACKSONVILLE SALTWATER CLASSIC Jacksonville, Florida Early Entry: $350 (Cash, Check or Credit Card) Reg.: Fri. 5pm–6:59pm (Meal & Entertainment) Team & Family Meeting 7:00pm (Friday) Fish Day: Sat. 6:30am-5pm | alternate fish day Sun. Scales open 3pm | All must Weigh-in or Check-in Awards: Sat. 7:00pm Tournament Director: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622 terry@bluewaterpromo.com | www.bluewaterpromo.com

DIV 6 | West FL April 3–4, 2009 15th ANNUAL SARASOTA SERTOMA KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Sarasota, FL Capt. Mtg.: MANDATORY- Friday 7PM Host: Marina Jack Fish Day: Saturday | Awards: Saturday Eve. Info: Sandy Blowers 941-232-3474 sandyuoff@aol.com | www.sertomasarasota.com

April 17–18, 2009 PROMARINEUSA.COM TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Gator’s On the Pass, Treasure Island, FL One Day Tournament, Fish on Saturday Registration: Friday 4-8pm Captain’s Meeting: Friday 7pm First Place $10,000 - pays 10 places and 3 Class of 23’ (all prizes based on 100 entries) Entry Fee: $350 by 4/8/09 | $400 4/8/09 Contact: SKA 904-819-0360

May 8–9, 2009 18th ANNUAL GATOR’S SUNCOAST CLASSIC Gator’s On the Pass, Treasure Island, FL First place $10,000 (based on 100 boats) Registration: Friday starts at 4:00pm at Gators Cafe Capt. Mtg.: Fri. 7:00pm | Fish Day: Sat., May 9th ANGLER | March 2009


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October 23–24, 2009 GATORS FALL KING MACKEREL TOURNAMENT Gator’s On the Pass, Treasure Island, FL Registration: Friday starts at 4:00pm at Gators Cafe Capt. Mtg.: Friday 7:00pm Fish Day: Saturday, Oct. 24 Checkout 6:45-7:15am, John’s, Mary’s Pier & Clearwater Pass Contact Gators at 727-367-2942 www.gatorscafe.com

DIV 7 | Northern Gulf May 22-23, 2009 MILLER LITE MACK ATTACK Pensacola, Florida All Proceeds Benefit Pace Center For Girls, Inc. HQ: Lost Key Marina & Yacht Club, Pensacola FL (850) 492-2612 or (866) 897-0360 MANDATORY Capt. Mtg. & Signout: Friday, 6:30PM Registration: Now until May 22, 2009 8pm Top Prize: $10,000 based on 70 boats Entry Fee: $400.00 per boat plus optional T.W.T.s Fish Day: Saturday, May 23, No Check-out (Signout at Capt. Mtg.) Scales Open: 4pm | 6pm all boats must be in line Contact: Brad Sauers (850) 723-8834 or bradsauers@bellsouth.net

June 4-6, 2009 KAJUN SPORTSMAN Port Fourchon, LA HQ: Kajun Sportsman Capt. Mtg. & Dinner: Thursday, June 4th 6pm Registration: Noon - 8pm Thursday. Fish Days: 6/5 6:30a - 5:30p, 6/6 6:30a - 4:30p Info: Anthony Toups 985-396-2727

July 3-5, 2009 GOLDEN MEADOW RODEO Port Fourchon, LA Info to follow

July 16–20, 2009 77th ANNUAL ALABAMA DEEP SEA RODEO Dauphin Island, AL HQ: ADSFR grounds on Dauphin Island Mandatory Sign Out: Thurs, 7/16, 6pm Rodeo site. Fish Days: Friday, July 17th – Sunday, July 19th Awards: Monday, July 20th at Aircraft Pavilion, Battleship Memorial Park www.adsfr.com

September 4-5, 2009 SKA / PALACE CASINO RESORT KMT Biloxi, Mississippi HQ: Palace Casino Resort | 1-800-PALACE-9 Capt. Mtg.: Friday, Sept 4th, 7:30pm Registration: Friday, September 4th, 4pm - 8pm Top Prize: $10,000 based on 70 boats Entry Fee: $400.00 per boat Fish Day: Saturday, September 5th, 6am Check-out Scales Open: 4pm | 6pm all boats must be in line Awards: Saturday 7:30pm Contact: SKA 904-819-0360

DIV 8 | FL May 1–2, 2009 FRANCES LANGFORD MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT Jensen Beach, FL Presented by the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce www.jensenbeachchamber.biz HQ: Four Fish Marina 772-334-0936 Capt. Mtg: Fri., May 1st at 7:15pm, Four Fish Marina Multi specie tournament pays 10 places for Kingfish plus top three for each other specie. Pay outs are based on 75 paid entries. Tournament is a one-day check out tournament with a "long" fishing day...fishing times will be extended...safe light to safe light Fish Day: Saturday, May 2nd Boat Ramp: Jensen Bch Causeway at ICW & Sand Sprit Park, SE St. Lucie Blvd., Port Salerno, FL March 2009 | ANGLER

Hotels: River Palms Fish Camp - 800-305-0511, Caribbean Resort 772-334-4759, Four Fish Inn 772334-0936, Courtyard by Marriott 772-229-1000 Host Bait & Tackle: Snook Nook 772-334-2145 Awards Party: Saturday 7 PM at Tournament Site Contact: Jim Scharfschwerdt 904-669-8353 or jsharp264@aol.com | www.langfordska.com

May 29–30, 2009 FORT PIERCE SALTWATER CLASSIC Fort Pierce, FL Early Entry: $350 (Cash, Check or Credit Card) Reg.: Fri. 5pm–6:59pm (Meal & Entertainment) HQ: Ft Pierce City Marina Team & Family Meeting 7:00pm (Friday) Fish Day: Sat. 6:30am-5pm | Alternate fish day Sun. Scales open 3pm | All must Weigh-in or Check-in Awards: Sat. 7pm | Benefits: Rotary Club Host Hotel: Sandhurst Hotel & Suites Tournament Director: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622 terry@bluewaterpromo.com | www.bluewaterpromo.com

June 11–14, 2009 MERCURY/SEAVEE POMPANO BEACH SALTWATER SLAM Pompano Beach, FL Capt. Party and Registration: Thursday, June 11th 6pm to 10pm at the Pompano Beach Civic Center - 1801 NE 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33060 SKA members can register Friday, June 12th Fish Day: Saturday June 13th - 7am to 4:30pm Awards: Sun., 6/14 - 1 to 4pm at the Civic Center Prize Structure: Over $150,000 in cash & prizes! More than 50 cash prize categories. Incentive awards for SKA members. Boat Ramp: Alsdorf Park - 2850 NE 14th Street Causeway, Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Reserved trailer parking for teams from out of town. Boat Slips & Local Marinas - Lighthouse Point Marina - 954-941-0227 ext. 206. Sands Harbor Marina - 954-942-9100; Lighthouse Point Yacht Club - 954-942-6688. Hotels: Beachcomber Resort - 954-941-7830; Ocean Point Resort - 954-782-5300; Sands Harbor Resort - 954-942-9100 Contact: Jamie Bunn 954-725-4010 or jbunn@ bluewatermovements.com www.bluewatermovements.com

August 21–22, 2009 CANAVERAL MAC ATTACK Cape Canaveral, FL Site: Fish Lips Bar and Grill Entry Fee: $395 Capt. Mtg.: Friday, August 21, 7:17pm Fish Day: Saturday, August 22 Multi specie tournament pays 10 places for Kingfish plus top three for each other specie. Pay outs are based on 75 paid entries. Tournament is a one-day check out tournament with "long" fishing day...fishing times will be extended...safe light to safe light Contact: Jim Scharfschwerdt 904-669-8353 or jsharp264@aol.com | canaveralmacattack.com

DIV 9 | Southern NC June 19–21, 2009 YELLOWFIN/OIFC.COM JOLLY MON KING CLASSIC Shallotte, NC HQ: Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Capt. Mtg.: June 19th at 7:15PM Fish Day: June 20th or June 21st – Capt's choice Awards: June 21st 8pm Charity: Teaching Youth to Fish Foundation, Long Bay Artificial Reef Association Entry Fee: $215 by 06/10/09, $250 after. First Prize: $15,000 Pays Thru: 31st - Based on 275 boats Class of 23 Prizes: 1st $1,000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500 Jr Angler prizes thru 20th, Lady Angler prizes thru 10th, Sr. Angler prizes thru 3rd Info: Brant McMullan 910-575-3474 | OIFC.com

July 10–12, 2009 EAST COAST GOT-EM-ON CLASSIC Carolina Beach, NC One Day Tournament

HQ: Carolina Beach, Municipal Marina, NC Fish Days: Saturday or Sunday, sunrise till 5PM Awards: Sunday 8pm Top Prize: $25,000 based on 200 boats Host Motel: Golden Sands Motel 1-888-458-8334 Info: Ty Cobb 910-512-0542

August 28–29, 2009 BRUNSWICK ISLANDS SALTWATER CLASSIC Holden Beach, North Carolina Early Entry: $350 (Cash, Check or Credit Card) Reg.: Fri. 5pm–6:59pm (Meal & Entertainment) Team & Family Meeting 7:00pm (Friday) Fish Day: Sat. 6:30am-5pm | Alternate fish day Sun. Scales open 3pm | All must Weigh-in or Check-in Awards: Sat. 7pm HQ/Marina: Holden Beach Marina 910-842-5447 Hotel: Comfort Inn (Shallotte, NC) 910-754-3044 Tournament Director: Terry Adkins (800) 546-4622 terry@bluewaterpromo.com | www.bluewaterpromo.com

October 9–10, 2009 7th ANNUAL RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE Little River, South Carolina Entry: $200 early | $250 on site First Prize: $10,000 pays thru 20th (150 boats) Class of 23: 1st $2,500 | 2nd $1,500 | 3rd $1,000 Awards for Lady, Junior, Single Engine and Local Bounty Capt. Mtg: 7:00pm, Harbor Gate Marina, Little River Fish Day: October 10, 2009: 7:00am Bimini Start Check-in: 3:00pm, must pass check point by 4:30 Awards: Oct 10, 2009 at 7:30pm Marina: Harbor Gate Marina 843-249-8888 Host Motel: Harbor Gate Resort 843-417-1160 Tournament Director: Alan Paynter 910-579-6966

October 23–25, 2009 YELLOWFIN / FALL BRAWL KING CLASSIC Ocean Isle Beach, NC HQ: Ocean Isle Fishing Center, Ocean Isle Capt. Mtg.: Oct 23rd at 7:15PM Fish Day: Oct 24th or 25th – Capt's choice Awards: Oct 25 at 7pm | First Prize: $10,000 Pays Thru: 26th - Based on 200 boats Charity: Teaching Youth to Fish Foundation, Long Bay Artificial Reef Association Entry Fee: $215 by 10/15/09, $250 after. Class of 23 Prizes: 1st $1,000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500 Jr & Lady prizes thru 10th, Sr. prizes thru 3rd Info: Brant McMullan 910-575-3474 | OIFC.com

DIV 10 | FL January 23–25, 2009 YACHT CLUBS OF THE AMERICAS, KEY WEST KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Key West, FL HQ: Yacht Clubs of the Americas 305-292-3121 Reg.: noon till 7pm Friday Capt. Mtg.: 7pm at YCOA Top Prize 21' Contender Boat, Evinrude Outboard, Continental Trailer. Dockage: YCOA 305-292-3121 ext 2, King's Pointe Marina 305-294-4676, Sunset Marina 305296-7101, Key West City Marina 305-292-8167, Hurricane Hole 305-294-8025 Host Hotels: Radisson 305-294-5511 code FISH, Comfort Inn 305-294-3773 code HOG Contact: Lee at Murray Marine 305-296-0364 / SKA 904-819-0360

May 7–10, 2009 MERCURY/SEAVEE POMPANO BEACH SALTWATER SHOOTOUT Pompano Beach, FL Reg. and Party: Thurs., May 7th - 6pm to 10pm SKA members can register Friday, May 8th HQ: Pompano Beach Civic Center - 1801 NE 6th St Entry Fee: $325 / $425 (late) Payout: First - $7,500 ($80,000+ purse) - Pays thru 15th Place (Over 50 prize categories). Top team money is guaranteed Fish Day: Saturday May 9th - 7am to 4:30pm Awards: Sun., May 10th, 1–4pm at the Civic Center. Boat Ramp: Alsdorf Park - 2850 NE 14th Street Causeway. Reserved for trailer parking for teams traveling from out of town. Boat Slips & Local Marinas: Lighthouse Point

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Marina - 954-941-0227 ext. 206. Sands Harbor Marina - 954-942-9100; Lighthouse Point Yacht Club - 954-942-6688. Hotels: Beachcomber Resort - 954-941-7830; Ocean Point Resort - 954-782-5300; Sands Harbor Resort - 954-942-9100 Contact: Jamie Bunn 954-725-4010 jbunn@bluewatermovements.com www.bluewatermovements.com

May 15-16, 2009 GREATER PALM BEACH OFFSHORE 440 Lake Park, Florida Presented by: Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. Host: Town of Lake Park, FL and Lake Park Harbor Marina 561-881-3353 www.lakeparkmarina.com Multi specie tournament pays 10 places for Kingfish plus top three for each other specie. Pay outs are based on 75 paid entries. Tournament is a one-day check out tournament with a "long" fishing day...fishing time will be extended...safe light to safe light Contact: Jim Scharfschwerdt 904-669-8353 or jsharp264@aol.com | www.offshore440.com

June 5–6, 2009 YAMAHA/CONTENDER KINGFISH MASTERS Miami, FL HQ: Haulover Park & Marina Capt. Mtg: Fri., 7pm Awards: Sun. 5pm Haulover Park Fish Days: Sat. 8am-3pm and Sun. 8am-2pm Contact: Tony at Ocean Promotions 305-461-2700 tony@oceanpromotions.com | www.kingfishmasters.com

DIV 11 | West FL March 13–14, 2009 MARCO ISLAND KINGFISH TOURNAMENT Marco Island, FL Capt. Mtg.: Friday, March 13th, 7:30pm HQ: Cedar Bay Yacht Club Registration: Friday, March 13th, 4pm - 8pm Top Prize: $10,000 based on 60 boats Fish Day: Saturday, March 14th, 7am Check-out Scales Open: 4pm | 6pm all boats must be in line Awards: Saturday 7:30pm Contact: SKA 904-819-0360

March 27–28, 2009 FISHIN' IN PARADISE SALTWATER CLASSIC Naples, FL Presented by: Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. Offshore and Inshore Divisions Multi specie tournament pays 10 places for Kingfish plus top three for each other specie. Payouts are based on 75 paid entries. Tournament is a one-day check out tournament with a "long" fishing das...fishing times will be extended...safe light to safe light Tournament Site: Naples Bay Resort Contact: Jim Scharfschwerdt 904-669-8353 or jsharp264@aol.com

April 10–11, 2009 FORT MYERS BEACH KINGFISH SHOOTOUT Ft. Myers Beach, FL HQ: Salty Sam's Marina 239-463-7333 Registration: 3:00pm - 6:30pm Friday Entry: $350 by 3/20 or $425 at event Pays 7 places plus Lady, Jr, Sr based on 75 boats Capt.: Mtg: 5–8pm Friday Fish Day: Sat. Safe light (±6:45am to 5:30pm) Boundaries: S to 24.50 | N open | W open Motel: Pink Shell Beach Resort Spa 239-463-6181 Dockage/ramp/fuel/trailer parking: Salty Sam's Benefits Hope Hospice and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Contact: Alberto Abad 239-495-1841 king@mambopromos.com | www.mambopromos.com

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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!

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POINT STANDINGS 2008 MERCURY TOURNAMENT TRAIL SENIOR POINTS DIV 1 SENIORS UNREEL FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . 81.42 REGULATOR / YAMAHA MEL HOARD UNREEL FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . 81.42 REGULATOR / YAMAHA STEVE SQUIRES EAST COAST SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . 69.39 ONSLOW BAY / MERCURY GEORGE EDENS UNREEL FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . 57.65 REGULATOR / YAMAHA JOHN MOORE MOYE TOYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.40 SEA HUNT / JOHNSON BEN MOYE MISTER STANMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.30 ONSLOW BAY / YAMAHA STAN JARUSINSKI ON THE FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.13 PATHFINDER / YAMAHA WILLIAM MCLAMB TEAM CONCEPT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.55 CONCEPT / MERCURY DENNIS HALL OCEAN ISLE FISHING CENTER . . . 34.40 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA RUBE MCMULLAN RUGMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.12 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT ADAMS MISS LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.98 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BOB BROWN, SR. SHOCK-WAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.65 CONTENDER / MERCURY HAROLD HILL L & M FISHING TEAM. . . . . . . . . . 27.65 CENTURY / YAMAHA LESLIE MERRITT ON THE FLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.55 PATHFINDER / YAMAHA TROY SIMMONS KING KRAZY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.50 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RON SANDERS DEAL KING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.94 IRVETTE / VOLVO PENTA JAMES INMAN JIMMY MACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.66 PRIVATEER / SUZUKI JIMMY BUTTS PRECISION MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . 22.30 C-HAWK / SUZUKI RICHARD FORBIS ALL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.80 SAILFISH / YAMAHA ANDY POWELL ALL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.80 SAILFISH / YAMAHA WAYNE PRICE SECOND CATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.40 CONTENDER / MERCURY BURT FEREBEE SECOND CATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.40 CONTENDER / MERCURY MARGARET FEREBEE MATERHEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.65 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY JERRY GIBSON March 2009 | ANGLER

THREE OF A KIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.86 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CHARLES CONE

KING KRAZY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.30 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RON SANDERS

FOUR SUNS II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.97 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA DOUG GRESSETTE

MAR AFUERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.47 DONZI / MERCURY LANDY BLACKWELL

PLAYIN' TO WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.12 PRIVATEER / YAMAHA JOE BELL

THREE OF A KIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.86 CONTENDER / YAMAHA GRANT SPARKS

DIV 3 SENIORS

PHAT CHANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.85 TRITON / YAMAHA W. ALLEN HORREX

MAR AFUERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.47 DONZI / MERCURY JEFF NEWCOMB

PLAYIN' TO WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.12 PRIVATEER / YAMAHA MICHAEL WHITT

TORT TEASER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.43 MCKEE CRAFT / YAMAHA NEWTON HORNSBY

TIDERIDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.40 MCKEE CRAFT / YAMAHA TOM OGLE

MISS KIMBERLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.66 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA GARY WAMMOCK

DIV 4 SENIORS

MEANT 2 B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.94 SAILFISH / YAMAHA JACK BARNETT, SR.

REEL THRILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.27 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY LYNN FORD SEA CRAFT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.40 SEACRAFT / SUZUKI WILLIAM LITTLETON AMANDA GAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.63 C-HAWK / EVINRUDE DAVID LUCAS

BLOOD LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102.04 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MICHAEL MCCLAIN MSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.42 TRITON / MERCURY DAVID PERRY TAILWALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.15 CONTENDER / YAMAHA STUART BALLARD

DIV 2 SENIORS

TAILWALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.15 CONTENDER / YAMAHA FRANK CLEMONS

RUGMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.34 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT ADAMS

TAILWALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.15 CONTENDER / YAMAHA DONALD MUSSMAN

DEAL KING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.48 IRVETTE / VOLVO PENTA JAMES INMAN

MSC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.39 TRITON / MERCURY RALPH JUSTICE

SECOND CATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.64 CONTENDER / MERCURY BURT FEREBEE

MIKEY LIKES IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.30 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA CAROLYN HUBBARD

SECOND CATCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.64 CONTENDER / MERCURY MARGARET FEREBEE

MIKEY LIKES IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.30 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA MIKE HUBBARD, SR.

UNREEL FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . 53.43 REGULATOR / YAMAHA MEL HOARD

BLUE RUNNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.96 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOHN HOOVER

UNREEL FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . 53.43 REGULATOR / YAMAHA JOHN MOORE

AQUAHOLIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.92 SAILFISH / YAMAHA MIKE ATKINS

UNREEL FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . 53.43 REGULATOR / YAMAHA STEVE SQUIRES

AQUAHOLIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.92 SAILFISH / YAMAHA LEN GRAHAM

MISTER STANMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.71 ONSLOW BAY / YAMAHA STAN JARUSINSKI

AQUAHOLIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.92 SAILFISH / YAMAHA J. MITCHELL LANIER

EAST COAST SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . 29.55 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA GEORGE EDENS

ROCK DOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.09 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT WIGGINS

JIMMY MACK TOO . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.21 CAROLINA SKIFF / SUZUKI JIMMY BUTTS

LIKE 2 FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.55 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA RANDEL BAIRD

SANDPIPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.90 HYDRA SPORTS / EVINRUDE FRED PIPER

THE BLUE DOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.16 SEA HUNT / YAMAHA JOHN BEARDEN

THREE OF A KIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.14 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CHARLES CONE

TEAM CENTURY / FISHIN' PHYSICIAN . . . . . . . . . . . 69.05 CONTENDER / SUZUKI JIM AIKENS

THREE OF A KIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.14 CONTENDER / YAMAHA DALE CONE THREE OF A KIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.14 CONTENDER / YAMAHA GRANT SPARKS G'S MACHINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.40 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY GARY LANKAS, SR. BOBCAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.15 CONTENDER / YAMAHA LEWIS HAYES BROTHERS IN LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.30 SEA HUNT / YAMAHA HERB WALKER

SMOKE CHASER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.33 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY STEVE CROSS TEAM OLD SCHOOL . . . . . . . . . . . 65.14 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE RICHARD JENNINGS, SR. MISS JENN IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.10 BAJA / MERCURY RON GREENE FISH TALES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.36 EVERGLADES / HONDA FRED DeCLEMENTE ONE SHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.21 MCKEE CRAFT / YAMAHA BRUCE CUSACK

TEAM CENTURY / FISHIN' PHYSICIAN . . . . . . . . . . . 45.59 CONTENDER / SUZUKI CHARLES MCCLURE JUGGERNAUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.55 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ALBERT HARVEY DADDY'S MONEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.34 PALMETTO / YAMAHA W. ELLIS HAMM, JR. DADDY’S MONEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.34 PALMETTO / YAMAHA NICK RUSSELL JR SWEET DEAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.29 CENTURY / EVINRUDE JAMES MANNING III ON THE BRINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.70 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY LEE SOUTHARD TOUGH ENOUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.49 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY WYNDAL VEREEN BANK ON IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.50 DONZI / MERCURY RON LAVOYE DR. HOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.70 PURSUIT / YAMAHA MARSHA VINOSKI JUDY BEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.76 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PHILLIP BROCK YATES SEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.52 CONTENDER / MERCURY DAVID YATES, SR. KEYED UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.55 MCKEE CRAFT / SUZUKI MARK ARMSTRONG KEYED UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.55 MCKEE CRAFT / SUZUKI EDDIE BARHAM KEYED UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.55 MCKEE CRAFT / SUZUKI LOUIE COSTA THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.09 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JEFF DRAKE THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.09 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY PETE FICKLING NET PROFIT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.59 ONSLOW BAY / SUZUKI ROBERT BAXTER III LIKE 2 FISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.48 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ERNIE DILORETI TEAM HERTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.60 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BOB CARSCADDON TEAM HERTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.60 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BRUCE HAWKINS

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GREENBACKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109.03 REGULATOR / YAMAHA BOYCE DAVIS GREENBACKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109.03 REGULATOR / YAMAHA MIKE JIRAN DOUBLE J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.20 CONTENDER / YAMAHA WILLIAM BLOUNT, JR. DOUBLE J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94.20 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JERRY GREGORY, JR. WHOLESHOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.79 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CHIP BRIGHT BACK LASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.67 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA KEN MURRAY JUST FISHIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.41 MCKEE CRAFT / SUZUKI LEE SOUTHARD UNDERDAWG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.39 DONZI / MERCURY WARD HARVEY, SR. T-NAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.13 CONTENDER / YAMAHA TONY HINSON GAMEDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.94 CONTENDER / MERCURY DAVE RODEFFER, JR. KABOOKA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.10 BAJA / YAMAHA JOHN NORCLIFFE REEL QUICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.78 CONTENDER / MERCURY JERRY CARTER NETTE ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.05 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JIMMY BRUNER NETTE ONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.05 CONTENDER / YAMAHA KENNETH FIELDS MISS D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.98 PRO-LINE / MERCURY JAMES HINELY, SR. EVIE TYDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.58 GRADY WHITE / YAMAHA LARRY WRIGHT AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES . 63.44 CONTENDER / YAMAHA BILL WALSH GREENBACKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.62 REGULATOR / YAMAHA BARBARA DAVIS SMOKE CHASER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.79 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY STEVE CROSS

FOUR SUNS II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.44 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA DOUG GRESSETTE FISH FEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.08 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA JAMES CONWAY FISH FEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.08 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ED MECCHELLA GREENBACKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.92 REGULATOR / YAMAHA ELLIS PHILLIPS GAMEDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.43 CONTENDER / MERCURY RICK HAMRICK HARPOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.74 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DR. GREGORY CHAPMAN WILD TURKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.34 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE CARL ALEXANDER HOO NEU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.54 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY HENRY RING TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.47 DONZI / MERCURY DAN UPTON GET REEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.33 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA JERRY TURNER MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.14 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KATHIE STUART ROCKY TOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.00 SCOUT / YAMAHA JIM MCBRIDE ROCKY TOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.00 SCOUT / YAMAHA ROYCE MCBRIDE ROCKY TOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.00 SCOUT / YAMAHA HUGH VALENTINE MINING MY BIDNESS. . . . . . . . . . 26.86 DONZI / MERCURY TOMMY BELLAMY THE FOX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.92 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CLIFTON DELOACH WARRIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.81 DONZI / MERCURY L. A. DENZER THE REEL WON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.39 CONTENDER / YAMAHA SUSAN WOITHE THE REEL WON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.39 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT WOITHE, SR.

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GONE WISHIN' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.73 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA JIMMY MASON

FISHBUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.95 BLUEWATER / MERCURY ROBERT BISHOP, JR.

REEL QUICK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.95 CONTENDER / MERCURY JERRY CARTER

BANDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.52 BLUEWATER / YAMAHA VERNON BONNELL

BACK IN ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.68 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA KENNETH HAYES

REEL ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.73 SEA PRO / HONDA RONALD HARRELSON

GONE WISHIN' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.73 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA MAMIE MASON

LOW PRESSURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.61 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RITCH MABRY

WAVE RIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.10 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ALLEN FLOWERS, JR.

TEAM BOOTHE CONSTRUCTION . 38.39 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA JOHN CELESTIAN

THE REEL WON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.56 CONTENDER / YAMAHA SUSAN WOITHE

KNOT KIDDIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.47 PURSUIT / YAMAHA BILLY COLLINS

HA'WIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.58 CONTENDER / EVINRUDE MILLARD COLLINS

AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES . 85.35 CONTENDER / YAMAHA BILL WALSH

CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.95 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY SHIRLEY HALLMAN

BADA BING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.33 SEA CRAFT / MERCURY SAM PAPIA, JR.

THE REEL WON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.56 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT WOITHE, SR.

THREE STOOGES & CHERYL . . . . . 61.62 DONZI / MERCURY WILLIAM WARREN

C CRAZY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.53 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PAUL PAULK

REEL PANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.82 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY WILLIAM HASPEL

WOODSMAN / TAIL CHASER . . . . 23.70 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BRUCE RUTLEDGE

JULIE MARIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.59 SEA SWIRL / YAMAHA JIM SANDERBECK

KAJUN SPORTSMAN . . . . . . . . . . 46.24 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ANTHONY TOUPS

FINAL APPROACH . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.43 CONTENDER / YAMAHA DONALD JOHNSON, JR.

ANGLING PURSUITS . . . . . . . . . . . 22.52 WORLD CAT / MERCURY JOE BRUCE

REEL PANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.82 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BOBBY HASPEL, SR.

JES BIDNES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.96 COBIA / YAMAHA PETE MILLER

LEWMAR PRO FISHING TEAM . . . 21.73 PRO SPORT / HONDA LINDA ROCHELLE

TEAM INVINCIBLE / GAMEDAY . . 44.53 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY RICK HAMRICK

TEAM OFFSHORE CAROLINA . . . . 52.73 SEA CRAFT / MERCURY GREG HELMS

ANGLING PURSUITS . . . . . . . . . . . 22.52 WORLD CAT / MERCURY PAUL MASSEY

TUNA TALES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.10 HYDRA SPORTS / MERCURY STEVE LAUER

SNATCH-UM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.10 CONTENDER / MERCURY WILLIAM PATTERSON

MARSHALL LAW / DE LOSAS . . . 21.09 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY MICHAEL PLATT

TEAM INVINCIBLE / GAMEDAY . . 44.53 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY DAVE RODEFFER, JR.

KING CREECHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.00 CONTENDER / SUZUKI LIN CREECH

ANGLING PURSUITS . . . . . . . . . . . 22.52 WORLD CAT / MERCURY AL TORRANS II

GONE WISHIN' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.84 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA JIMMY MASON

TYPHOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.84 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY BOYCE DAVIS

MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.89 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KATHIE STUART

C CRAZY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.78 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PAUL PAULK

TEAM ADDICTION . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.42 PALMETTO / MERCURY FRANK DEESE

CAUGHT UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.25 SEA CHASER / YAMAHA JERRY BOHANNON

GONE WISHIN' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.84 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA MAMIE MASON

REEL NUTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.51 BLACKHAWK / EVINRUDE N. DENNIS WHERRELL, SR.

REEL KNOTTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.90 POLAR / YAMAHA ROBB WINN

CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.72 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE GUY KOONTZ

TEAM ADDICTION . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.42 PALMETTO / MERCURY CHUCK SULLIVAN

CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.21 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE DANNY MATHIS

JEWELIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.72 CLEARWATER / YAMAHA STEVE MCEVOY

KATHARINE LEIGH . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.35 SEA PRO / MERCURY ALEC LAWSON

DIV 7 SENIORS

KWAZAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.47 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA STEVE SHOOK

THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.90 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JEFF DRAKE

CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.21 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE HARRY THOMAS

REEL POTENTIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.60 HYDRA SPORTS / EVINRUDE NATHAN MURPHY

MOJO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.25 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JOHN SHEA

TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.08 DONZI / MERCURY DAN UPTON

THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.90 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY PETE FICKLING

REEF RUNNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.76 INVADER / MERCURY MELL SAMMONS

TEAM AIRTRAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57.77 PRO-LINE / YAMAHA HARVEY WATSON

REEL POTENTIAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00 HYDRA SPORTS / EVINRUDE MICHAEL SPEED

FLYIN BYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.01 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA STEVE GREMILLION

REEL ACTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.58 SEA PRO / HONDA RICHARD LONG, SR.

REEF RUNNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.76 INVADER / MERCURY DAVID WALLACE

ACE HOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.01 POLAR / YAMAHA WILLIAM SANTACROSE

REW CREW II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.75 CAROLINA SKIFF / YAMAHA WILLIAM REW

BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.58 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA BARBARA ADCOX

LAID BACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.60 PRO KAT / SUZUKI TED KALNEN

OCEAN LODGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.60 SPORT FISH / EVINRUDE JOE McDONOUGH

SEA BONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.43 MARLAGO / YAMAHA WILL PUJADAS

RELENTLESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.15 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA TONY DAVENPORT

BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.58 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR.

TOTAL CHAOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.23 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY CHARLES MCCLURE

FISH ADDICTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.75 SEA HUNT / YAMAHA LARRY ZETTLER

WAVE RIDER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.93 CONTENDER / YAMAHA TERRY LEE

BAD DECISION II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.82 PRO-LINE / HONDA JOHN DUTKIN

MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.56 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KATHIE STUART

DREAM CATCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.56 SEA PRO / MERCURY CLAYTON LOCKLEAR

TWO DAWGS FISHIN . . . . . . . . . . 18.32 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JIMMY STANFIELD

TRAVELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.67 BOSTON WHALER / MERCURY BOB JOHNSON

BAD DECISION II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.82 PRO-LINE / HONDA BILL HENRY, JR.

THAT'S MY DOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.42 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY WILLIAM TAYLOR, SR.

ANGEL FIRE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.10 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY VANN MURRAY

WOODSMAN / TAIL CHASER . . . . 17.08 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BRUCE RUTLEDGE

WARRIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.70 DONZI / MERCURY L. A. DENZER

ONE-A-DAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.96 SAILFISH / YAMAHA JOHN KELLEY, JR.

CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.13 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JON CHENEY

ALL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.90 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA ROY STRICKLAND

KATASTROPHIC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.81 PRO KAT / YAMAHA DONNIE NEWMAN

AQUA TOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.95 PRO SPORT / YAMAHA A. J. PAUSCHE, JR.

CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.15 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JON CHENEY

CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.13 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DANNY TOMPKINS

NO ALIBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.80 SCOUT / YAMAHA NEAL LOMAN

'FRAID KNOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.90 ONSLOW BAY / YAMAHA HENRY HOLLEY

GAMEDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.60 CONTENDER / MERCURY DAVE RODEFFER, JR.

HARPOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.16 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DR. GREGORY CHAPMAN

NO ALIBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.80 SCOUT / YAMAHA DONNIE WARD

PENNY WISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.21 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JACK PENNY

CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.10 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DANNY TOMPKINS

THUMPIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.61 DONZI / MERCURY LINWOOD CLARK

BILLZ FISHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.20 MAKO / MERCURY BILL WELBORN

BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.98 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA BARBARA ADCOX

TRIPLE PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.22 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CLARENCE WORLEY

TEAM FOOTLOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.16 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOHN TRUSSELL

OCEAN ISLE FISHING CENTER . . . 34.15 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA RUBE MCMULLAN

BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.98 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR.

TRIPLE PLAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.22 CONTENDER / YAMAHA NANCY WORLEY

TRIVIAL PURSUIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.42 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY WILLIAM PATTERSON

MOYE TOYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.10 SEA HUNT / JOHNSON BEN MOYE

SCREAMING O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.05 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ED DeLOACH

IT'S A KEEPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.10 YELLOWFIN / EVINRUDE CHUCK DEGROVE

AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES . 30.22 CONTENDER / YAMAHA BILL WALSH

TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.00 DONZI / MERCURY DAN UPTON

SCREAMING O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.05 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JAMES KICKLIGHTER

IT'S A KEEPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.10 YELLOWFIN / EVINRUDE WAYNE PREESCHL

DIV 9 SENIORS

EXCITATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.08 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA KARL MROZEK

DIV 5 SENIORS

MELLOW YELLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.40 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA STEVE LUCIE

CHASER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106.60 BOSTON WHALER / MERCURY BOB PRICE, JR. JEWELIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99.57 CLEAR WATER / YAMAHA PAT FEDICK, JR. FISHBUSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.95 BLUEWATER / MERCURY RICHARD BISHOP 34

MELLOW YELLOW . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.40 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ANDY PETTIT REEL CRITICAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.14 EVERGLADES / HONDA STANLEY YEKALIS SILVERBACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.65 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CAPT. JOHN FIELDS

SEA CRUISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128.18 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DON JACKSON, SR. DEUCES WILD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123.24 SEA QUEST / SUZUKI MARK POCHE TRUCKIN UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112.98 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MIKE WARD SEA HAGG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110.10 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CECIL CAPPS, JR. TERMINATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109.63 CONTENDER / YAMAHA GARY HILES CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109.21 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE DANNY MATHIS MY DINGHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107.89 CAPE HORN / YAMAHA DON HOSMAN OBSESSED KOONASS . . . . . . . . . 105.36 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY GLENN PLAISANCE

DIV 6 SENIORS

TOP PRODUCER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103.82 CONTENDER / YAMAHA F. MICHAEL DEES

KNOT ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.15 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY RANDY KEYS

GET LAYED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.69 CONTENDER / YAMAHA KEN JANSEN

PENNY WISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.85 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JACK PENNY

GET LAYED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.69 CONTENDER / YAMAHA FRED WATKINS, JR.

TOP DOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.98 DONZI / MERCURY JIM LONG

OOMPA LOOMPA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96.69 TWIN VEE / SUZUKI DONALD QUICK

TEAM MARLAGO.COM . . . . . . . . . 67.66 MARLAGO / YAMAHA JOHN SMITH, SR.

FLYIN BYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.63 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ANTHONY TAORMINA

TEAM K.O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.50 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MIKE BURNETT

TURNER LOOSE / ANGELA MARIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.25 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JAMES TURNER

TEAM K.O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62.50 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOHN FORD NO LIMITATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.07 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA RONALD KERN REEL GATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.21 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY MIKE SMITH NEVER SATISFIED . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.49 EVERGLADES / SUZUKI TIMOTHY WOOTEN

SEA HAGG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.20 CONTENDER / YAMAHA EARL BURBRIDGE NAUT-A-BYTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.29 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JAMES SHERWOOD STRIKING DISTANCE. . . . . . . . . . . 71.85 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JAMES FLETCHER, III STRIKING DISTANCE. . . . . . . . . . . 71.85 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PAUL SMITH

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SCREAMIN' DEACON . . . . . . . . . . 84.91 SEA STRIKE / YAMAHA LARRY DENNING GOT-TU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.55 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RANDY SMITH TRICK C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.11 CONTENDER / YAMAHA SONNY YORK, JR. THE SEA HORSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.47 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE GEORGE METZGAR, JR.

ROCK DOC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.66 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT WIGGINS MISS LA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.65 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BOB BROWN, SR. SECOND MORTGAGE . . . . . . . . . . 26.85 HYDRA SPORTS / EVINRUDE LAWRENCE BULLARD BLACK GOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.80 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA DON WILLIAMSON ANGLER | March 2009


MOON DOGGIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.60 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MAURICE EMMART, JR. MAR AFUERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.51 DONZI / MERCURY LANDY BLACKWELL MAR AFUERA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.51 DONZI / MERCURY JEFF NEWCOMB THUMPIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.32 DONZI / MERCURY LINWOOD CLARK MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.59 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KATHIE STUART HOOKM DAN-O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.24 PANGLER / MERCURY DANNY WALLEN C-SICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.15 MAKO / YAMAHA BENJAMIN BROWN DIV 10 SENIORS SPICED RUM III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117.82 CONTENDER / EVINRUDE HOWARD TUMAN TWIN VEE FISHING TEAM . . . . . 112.41 TWIN VEE / SUZUKI ED LANGEL, JR. WOODSMAN / TAIL CHASER . . . . 69.51 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DAVID WALLACE CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.96 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DANNY TOMPKINS THAT'S MY DOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.79 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY WILLIAM TAYLOR, SR. BLUE BAYOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.59 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY JACK THOMAS BLUE BAYOU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.59 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY STEVEN WOODARD

RED BULL / SAWYER TEAM . . . . . 45.00 DONZI / MERCURY RODNEY SAWYER PENNY WISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.50 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JACK PENNY SHUTTER UP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.54 MIDNIGHT EXPRESS / MERCURY DALE MALONEY C CRAZY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.09 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PAUL PAULK HARPOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.06 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DR. GREGORY CHAPMAN HEY DADDY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.75 LUHRS / CUMMINGS DAVID WALKER SECONDS 2 SPARE . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.50 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RICK DEAN MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.38 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KATHIE STUART BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.31 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA BARBARA ADCOX BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.31 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR. OFFSHORE GRAPHICS . . . . . . . . . 36.92 DAKOTA / MERCURY JEFF WAGGONER OFFSHORE GRAPHICS . . . . . . . . . 36.92 DAKOTA / MERCURY GREG YOUNG JUNIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.62 SEACRAFT / YAMAHA RANDY KEYS FISH FEVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.57 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ED MECCHELLA MAXIMIZER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.57 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ED MECCHELLA

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Big Fish of the Year

MR. GOODHANDS . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.40 CENTURY / YAMAHA RUSTY RUSS KNOCKIN FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.76 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JOHN GERTZ TWISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.60 CONTENDER / YAMAHA AUSTIN BRYANT STEEL FISHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.62 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA RANDY SPAINHOUR BROTHERS IN LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.17 SEA HUNT / YAMAHA HERB WALKER NO ALIBI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.75 SCOUT / YAMAHA KATHY DAVIS BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.77 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA BARBARA ADCOX BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.77 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR. TIDE LINE / NATIONAL GUARD . . 19.10 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DIETER CARDWELL ORANGE CRUSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.85 CONTENDER / YAMAHA LARRY BOYTE KING MACHINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.45 SEA HUNT / YAMAHA DARRELL GARRETT TALKIN TRASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.50 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA JOT OWENS MAD MOUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.87 SEA CRAFT / MERCURY RUSS FERRIS HARPOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.60 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DR. GREGORY CHAPMAN THE CHASE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.15 DONZI / MERCURY STANLEY CHASE

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TEAM FOOTLOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.40 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOHN TRUSSELL JUDY BEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.57 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PHILLIP BROCK SPRING RUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.57 ANSWER / YAMAHA SCOTT HEWETT CATCH-YA-LATER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.22 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JON CHENEY SWEET CAROLINE II . . . . . . . . . . . 31.47 DONZI / MERCURY RONNIE HILDUM, SR. AQUA TOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.19 PRO SPORT / YAMAHA A. J. PAUSCHE, JR. BAR FLY / TEAM PERFECT FOURSOME . . . . . . . . . . 27.18 CONTENDER / YAMAHA KEN HARRIS HOOKM DAN-O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.93 PANGLER / MERCURY DANNY WALLEN THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.93 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JEFF DRAKE THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.93 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DANNY WALLEN CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.22 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE DANNY MATHIS CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.22 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE HARRY THOMAS THUMPIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.48 DONZI / MERCURY LINWOOD CLARK PREFERRED MARINE FISHING TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.63 DAKOTA / MERCURY BUDDY RANDALL

BANDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.16 CONTENDER / SUZUKI GEORGE MITTLER REEL FAMILY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.11 BLUE WATER / EVINRUDE RAUL HERNANDEZ BAD DECISION II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.12 PRO-LINE / HONDA JOHN DUTKIN BAD DECISION II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.12 PRO-LINE / HONDA BILL HENRY, JR. KWAZAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.89 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA STEVE SHOOK TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.89 DONZI / MERCURY DAN UPTON MINING MY BIDNESS. . . . . . . . . . 18.85 DONZI / MERCURY TOMMY BELLAMY TEAM INVINCIBLE / GAMEDAY . . 18.76 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY RICK HAMRICK TEAM INVINCIBLE / GAMEDAY . . 18.76 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY DAVE RODEFFER, JR. THE BRUTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.25 DUSKY / MERCURY DICK RUSSELL FOUNTAIN ROAD RUNNER . . . . . 14.52 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY BRUCE RUTLEDGE FOUR SUNS II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.15 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA DOUG GRESSETTE WARRIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.98 DONZI / MERCURY L. A. DENZER AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES . 11.40 CONTENDER / YAMAHA BILL WALSH

DIV 11 SENIORS TEAM K.O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.47 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOHN FORD SECONDS 2 SPARE . . . . . . . . . . . . 95.32 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RICK DEAN PENNY WISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93.73 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JACK PENNY LEWMAR PRO FISHING TEAM . . . 87.62 PRO SPORT / HONDA LINDA ROCHELLE SPARKY'S MACHINE . . . . . . . . . . . 81.81 DONZI / MERCURY WILL LAMNECK TOP DOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.03 DONZI / MERCURY JIM LONG TEAM K.O. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.47 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MIKE BURNETT TEAM ENVIRONMENTAL . . . . . . . 63.49 PURSUIT / YAMAHA NICHOLAS MELFI KNOT IN THE MOOD . . . . . . . . . . . 61.27 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE LEWIS HAYES LIBERTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.88 PURSUIT / YAMAHA LARRY HELLRUNG LIBERTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56.88 PURSUIT / YAMAHA PATRICIA HELLRUNG STILL KICKIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.72 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY CHAD LAMMERT III TWIN VEE FISHING TEAM . . . . . . 50.53 TWIN VEE / SUZUKI ED LANGEL, JR. BACK LASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.04 RENASSAINCE / SUZUKI JOHN SOMSKY

We’re all looking for that once-in-a-lifetime fish. On the SKA trail the target is a smoker in the 50s or 60s. This is a list of the anglers who found their big slab, in which tournament, out of which port. Every time you’re on the water at an SKA event you have a chance to add your name to this list. Good luck and tight lines!

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2009 PRO POINTS THRU KEY WEST CRIKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.03 INVINCIBLE / EVINRUDE ANDRE MOORE TRIPLE GOBBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.76 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JEFF WEATHERS BANDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.26 CONTENDER / SUZUKI RONALD MITCHELL CONCHED OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.92 CONCH / MERCURY COREY MCBRIDE KOOLAU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.59 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY CONRAD LAU YOUNG GUNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.31 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY LANCE IRVINE TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.89 DONZI / MERCURY KEN UPTON POSSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.31 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DANIEL CROWLEY PROMARINEUSA.COM / HANNON'S CANNON . . . . . . . . 69.01 INVINCIBLE / YAM/MERC/EVIN KEVIN HANNON RAT PAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.87 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DARREN RATLEY

FOUR SUNS II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.27 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA WILLIAM GRESSETTE IN THE MOMENT . . . . . . . . . . . 68.06 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY BYRON PEARSON MISTER MAGOO . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.59 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PETE HARPER BLACK GOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66.50 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA MIKE MCDUFFIE SAKE' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65.76 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA NEIL NIX SURREEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64.92 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY STEVE HAYS NATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63.29 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY ROBERT SNIBBE III MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.62 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY STUART FITZGERALD KWAZAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.99 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA MARCUS KENNEDY ON THE BRINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.52 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KELLEY CLEMENTS

LIQUID FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.43 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MARK HENDERSON TEAM DUPREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.60 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA JEFFREY OSBORNE OCEAN ISLE FISHING CENTER . 58.45 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA BRANT MCMULLAN CALIENTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.09 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY ARIK BERGERMAN HAULIN ACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.91 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MARK STRICKLAND BIG BAD WOLF . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.31 CONTENDER / YAMAHA STACY WESTER OBX GIRL / TEAM CALCUTTA . . 53.13 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JIM DUPREE, JR. CRAWGATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.82 INVINCIBLE / YAMAHA BILL BUTLER MAD MOUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52.77 SEA CRAFT / MERCURY ROB FERRIS SIMPLY STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . 49.61 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA MICHAEL KENNEDY

NATIVE PREMONITIONS . . . . . 49.44 YELLOWFIN / EVINRUDE LEON WILCOX SIMRAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.28 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY MARK MAUS CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.21 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DANNY MATHIS BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.96 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR. EAST COAST SPORTS . . . . . . . . 47.43 ONSLOW BAY / YAMAHA RANDALL EDENS KAT'S RIVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.14 WORLD CAT / EVINRUDE FRANK LANGDON HOLD'N ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.43 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY J. ALAN HOLDEN WOUND TIGHT / FISHBOATLOANS.COM . . . . . . . 44.60 DONZI / YAMAHA THOMAS MULLIGAN REELIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.43 MARLIN / YAMAHA MARC PINCUS

TEAM CHARTER LAKES / A TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.34 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY ALDEN THORNTON FISH DANCER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.88 CONTENDER / MERCURY JEFFERY DUNBAR MY THREE SONS . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.06 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY TERRY GRANTHAM SEA QUAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.91 PRO-LINE / EVINRUDE INMAN COLEMAN KAJUN SPORTSMAN . . . . . . . . 32.00 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ANTHONY TOUPS KILL-N-ME / TEAM INVINCIBLE 31.38 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY HOWARD POE AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES30.43 CONTENDER / YAMAHA KENNY CRAWFORD PAPOTANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.80 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOSE REYES STEEL FISHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.69 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA RANDY SPAINHOUR STRIKE ZONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.58 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DAVE WORKMAN, JR.

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January 23–25, 2009

Crikey’s 55.35 Is Big Fish of the YCOA Key West Harbour Tournament! ■ by Jack Holmes

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Andre and Kim Bain Moore, Greg Watts, and Glyn Austin

The biggest of the weekend, a 55.35 caught on day two of the event, belonged to Crikey. Andre and Kim Bain Moore, Greg Watts, and Glyn Austin, fishing an Evinrude powered Invincible, scaled a 36.68 on day one of the event but knew that wasn’t going to even make the top 15 payoff spots. The Moores didn’t even know they were going to fish SKA this year because of their hectic schedule on the bass tour plus a week before Key West Andre still didn’t have a team put together. Andre is a successful professional bass fisherman fishing the BASS & FLW Tours while his Australian born wife Kim fishes the ladies Bassmaster Tour. She won the top title this year and earned a berth in

the all male dominated Bassmaster Classic in February. She is the first woman to ever accomplish this feat. Greg Watts is a star on the Redfish circuit. At the end of day one, the Twin Vee team had a 54.02 on the scale and the lead in the tournament. “It’s tough to lose the event on day two,” said Captain Charles Chandler. “But a 54 to start the season still works just fine.” Charles went on to explain, “We were on our way to the Critter when our steering messed up so we stopped at the Banana Bar, about 35 miles from Key West.” The water looked good to the team, Paul Langel, David Faircloth, and Rick Baruta. The water temp gauge read 70.8 to 71.2 degrees,

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perfect for king mackerel. “Our first bait in the water, a long lined blue runner, got hit,” Chandler added. “Dave picked up the rod and by 8:30 we had her within range of Paul’s gaff. She had made two long runs then circled under the boat.” The team had a Contender next to them so they eased the smoker over the gunwale and did away with the usual high fives and shouts of elation. “We didn’t want anyone to know where she came from,” Chandler added. “We did tell Ron Mitchell who went there on Sunday.” Chandler did think it was ironic that on Sunday morning they needed a downrigger ball and asked Andre (Crikey) if he had a spare, ANGLER | March 2009


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which he graciously gave to them. This was not the first time the Twin Vee team has caught a 50 in Key West. Chandler fishes a Suzuki powered Twin Vee. It was wonderful to see Team Salt Rock earn third place with a great 53.12. We have watched Frank Chivas’ sons, Cody and Kyle, grow up in our sport. Now they’re finding leaderboards all over the southeast and garnering lots of press in their wake. They fish the Redfish Tour and the Tarpon Tour. “We wanted to fish the SKA Pro Tour but the schedule didn’t work,” said Cody. Both are in college and according to dad, getting excellent grades. Had they entered the Pros, they would have finished second with an aggregate score of 85.89. Along with Rob Campbell, they caught their fish on day two after weighing a 32.77 on day one. Their home waters are off Florida’s west coast and fish a Suzuki powered Yellowfin. Bar Fly, a Yamaha powered Contender, was fourth with a 51.91 also caught on Sunday. Billy Green, Ken Harris, Andy Glynn, CJ McLaughlin, and John Danduono, worked the Tail End Buoy area both days. “This is an area we’re familiar with and it has been good to us,” explained Green. They had only a 22-pound king to show for their efforts on day one but had all the confidence in the area so went back there on day two. “We were fishing in 75 feet of water,” said Green. “She hit a long lined blue runner at 9:15. C.J. worked the fish and as she came in the boat we thought she would go 50.” Ken Harris, a very well respect-

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ed guide in the Florida Keys has seen bigger kings but after fishing this event from its inception 13 years ago he knew it was a payday fish. Neil Nix, Eric Kindell, and John Crane, earned fifth in the event and caught the fifth and final king mackerel in the 50-pound range. “The Tail End Buoy has always been good to us,” said Nix. “On day one we had only caught one small king before noon but as the tide changed the bite turned on. Eric was ready when our 50.19 ate a blue runner on the surface. We knew she was a good fish and took no chances. We were elated when she came in the boat knowing we had a great season opening king.” The team fishes a Yamaha powered Wellcraft. The 13th annual event was moved from Murray Marine to the new Key West Harbour Marina. Of all the marinas we’ve been in over the past years, this is by far the best. In fact it’s big enough to

house the Nationals, everyone at one marina. However, there are just no fish in Key West at that time of year. The staff at the marina went out of their way to help the fishermen and us. They also have a clubhouse, which has a superb restaurant. It certainly made for a very successful event! In sixth place was the Keri-NOn / Koolau team with a 49.85 caught on day two. Gill Strelec, Jr., Jason Naumann, Conrad Lau, Dell Williamson, Rocky Cusack, and Rad Lau make up the team. Conrad was the event’s Top Senior Angler. The Weathers, Jeff and Greg, picked up seventh place thanks to a nice 46.93. They fish the Triple Gobble, a Yamaha powered Contender. Chalk up eighth to Ron Mitchell’s Bandit team. Ron combined the talents of former Pro participants to make an incredible team including Will Geraghty, Carl Carder, and David and Brad Butler.

Charles Chandler’s Twin V team earned second with this 54.02. With Chandler was Paul Langel, David Faircloth, and Rick Baruta. Team Salt Rock nailed this 53.12 for third place. Cody and Kyle Chivas and Rob Campbell.

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The Suzuki powered Contender team weighed a 46.84 caught by Brad on day two, improving on a 34.42 caught on day one. Ken and Dan Upton, Jack Wood, David Heavenridge, and Matt Davis got the season off with a bang with a nice 46.73 fishing Team Donzi. This impressive trio of Wood and Uptons has been winning for years, even capturing the National Championship in 2000. Wood won the title also in ’93. Their ninth place finish gives them a lot of confidence going into ’09. Now look at the scores between seventh and tenth place. Less than one and a quarter pound separate the places. That’s very interesting, a 46.93, 46.84, 46.73, and a 46.71. You think it’s not important to handle your fish carefully? The final weight, the 46.71 came from Mike McDuffie’s Black Gold. Mike, Don Williamson, Jordan Williamson, Lawrence Bullard, and Karl Mrozek fished a Yamaha powered Hydra Sports. The Knot Me team, Brian and Bill Hasson, Randy Keys, and Luis Urbay, may be the best Class boat fishing today in Florida. Once again they won another event, this time Key West Harbour’s Class of 23 with a 46.90. That’s a $3,000 king mackerel! The Class of 23 was sponsored by ProMarineUSA.com who is also a Corporate Partner of the SKA. Chase Haskin who fished the Conched Out was the event’s Top Junior Angler after scaling a 41.81 plus he also won the Mercury Scholarship $500 award. Ryan Johnson from the All In was second and Devon Ellis from Easy Drinkin was third in the Junior Category. FishBoatLoans. com along with Piratecom and Bethel Marine Electronics sponsored the Juniors. Once again the season opener did not disappoint. Fishing in the Florida Keys in January is as good as it gets. The figures don’t lie! If you have the desire to catch big, big kings, mark this on your schedule for next year. ■ 45


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Bar Fly was fourth with this 51.91. Billy Green, Ken Harris, Andy Glynn, C.J. McLaughlin, and John Danduono.

Neil Nix, Eric Kindell, and John Crane caught this 50.19 fishing Saké.

Keri-N-On / Koolau earned sixth with a 49.05. Jason Naumann, Gill Strelec, Jr., Conrad Lau, Dell Williamson, Rocky Cusack, and Rad Lau.

Jeff and Greg Weathers’ 46.93 was good for seventh place. Fished Triple Gobble.

Bandit was eighth with this 46.84. Ron Mitchell, Will Geraghty, Carl Carder, David and Brad Butler.

Team Donzi earned ninth with a 46.73. Ken and Dan Upton, Jack Wood, David Heavenridge, and Matt Davis.

Mike McDuffie’s Black Gold picked up tenth with this 46.71.

Reid Macy and Scott Bell had a great event earning eleventh with this 45.68. Fished Bottom Line.

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Wound Tight was twelfth. Tommy Mulligan, Jim Scharfschwerdt, Louis Cici, and Michael Crabtree Jr., caught this 44.60.

Jack Vasilaros earned fourteenth with this 43.54. Fished Quadra Pelagic.

Four Suns II rounded out the top fifteen. William Gressette, Doug Gressette, and Bob Voisinet.

Knot Me was the top Class of 23 team with this 46.90. Brian and Bill Hasson, Randy Keys, and Luis Urbay.

Ryan Johnson earned second place junior angler fishing with Terry McCray. Caught a 41.71.

Devon Ellis was third place junior angler. Fished Easy Drinkin with Joel McKenney, Rocky Tolfa, and Chris Ellis. Caught a 40.93.

Chase Haskin was tournament top junior, SKA top junior, and Mercury Scholarship winner. Caught a 41.81 on Corey McBride’s Conched Out.

Team Duprez caught this 31.83. Jeff, David, Jake and Hunter Osborne, and Daman Featheringill.

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Scott and Kirk Beattie from Preferred Marine presented Chase Haskin with his SKA plaque, which they sponsor, and the Mercury Scholarship Award.

The Judy Bee came from North Carolina and caught this 23.54.

FINAL STANDINGS

Dick Russell and Bud Randall caught a 35.21 fishing Brute Dusky in Class of 23.

Donny Testa, Justin Burgreen, Fred Schmid, Steve Dupper, and Maura Burgreen caught this 28.43 fishing Salty Marine.

Bill and Bobby Wummer, Howard and Matt Tuman, Freddie Joseph, and James Howell caught a 34.35 fishing Spiced Rum III. 48

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11. BOTTOM LINE . . . . . . . . . 45.68 Contender | Yamaha Reid Macy Scott Bell 12. WOUND TIGHT . . . . . . . . 44.60 Donzi | Yamaha Tommy Mulligan Jim Scharfschwerdt Louis Cici Michael Crabtree Jr. 13. King Bird . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.10 14. QUADRA PELAGIC / . . . . 43.54 CHAMPION ANGLER.COM Midnight Express | Mercury Jack Vasilaros 15. FOUR SUNS II . . . . . . . . . 43.43 Yellowfin | Yamaha William Gressette Doug Gressette Bob Voisinet CLASS OF 23 1. KNOT ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.90 Contender | Yamaha Brian Hasson Randy Keys Luis Urbay Bill Hasson 2. Trailer Trash . . . . . . . . . . . 40.95 3. Bandida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40.68 Gary Bowman Pat Unferth John Schneller TOP LADY ANGLER Kim Bain Moore CRIKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.35

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March 13–14, 2009 One Day Tournament

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Class of 23’ 1st. . .$2,000 Lady & Jr. Jr. Prizes Boundaries: S to 24.5 / N Open / W Open

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Over $45,000 in Cash & Prizes!

SKA Division 11 Event!

www.naplesparadiseclassic.com 866-599-5445

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May 1-2, 2009

FRANCES LANGFORD MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT Jensen Beach, FL

Four Fish Marina

2225 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

772.334.0936 Captain’s Meeting: Friday, May 1st 7:00pm Fishing Day: Saturday only Check outs at St. Lucie and Ft. Pierce Inlets Inshore and Offshore Divisions Multi Specie Format Kingfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia (Offshore) Redfish, Snook and Trout (Inshore)

For more information call

904-669-8353 or visit www.langfordska.com

May 15-16, 2009

GREATER PALM BEACH OFFSHORE 440 Lake Park, FL

Tournament Site & Host Marina:

Lake Park Marina 105 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Park, FL 33403 561-881-3353 (boat slips, fuel, ice) Hosted by: The Town of Lake Park, Florida at Lake Park Marina Host Hotels: Check our web site

www.offshore440.com Fishing Day: Saturday only Multi Specie Offshore Format Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia

With check outs at Jupiter and Lake Worth Inlets Fish from 6:30 am till 6:00 pm For more information call

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2009 SKA

POINT STANDINGS Please note that tournament points are downloaded from the SKA database near the 10th of each month. For the latest point standings, go to the Southern Kingfish Association Web site at www.FishSKA.com, click Mercury Trail, then Point Standings, then your division.

DIV 10 | 24' & over thru Key West CRIKEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55.35 INVINCIBLE / EVINRUDE ANDRE MOORE TWIN VEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54.02 TWIN VEE / SUZUKI CHARLES CHANDLER TEAM SALT ROCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.12 CONTENDER / YAMAHA CODY CHIVAS BAR FLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.91 CONTENDER / YAMAHA BILLY GREEN SAKE' . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50.19 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA NEIL NIX KERI-N-ON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49.85 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JASON NAUMANN TRIPLE GOBBLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.93 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JEFF WEATHERS BANDIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.84 CONTENDER / SUZUKI RONALD MITCHELL TEAM DONZI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.73 DONZI / MERCURY KEN UPTON BLACK GOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.71 HYDRA SPORTS / YAMAHA MIKE MCDUFFIE BOTTOM LINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.68 CONTENDER / YAMAHA REID MACY WOUND TIGHT / FISHBOATLOANS.COM . . . . . . . . . 44.60 DONZI / YAMAHA THOMAS MULLIGAN QUADRA PELAGIC/CHAMPION ANGLER.COM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.54 MIDNIGHT EXPRESS / MERCURY JACK VASILAROS

TEAM CHARTER LAKES / THE A TEAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.34 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY ALDEN THORNTON CONCHED OUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.81 CONCH / MERCURY COREY MCBRIDE TRIPLE J . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.72 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY PAUL MYERS, JR. ALL IN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.71 WELLCRAFT / EVINRUDE TERRY MCCRAY REEL CONCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.37 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RANDY STERLING, JR. PRO MARINE USA.COM / HANNON'S CANNON . . . . . . . . . . 41.08 INVINCIBLE / YAM/MERC/EVIN KEVIN HANNON KNOCKDOWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.05 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RALPH SMITH, JR. EASY DRINKIN FISHING TEAM . . 40.93 DONZI / MERCURY JOEL MCKENNEY PREFERRED MARINE TEAM . . . . . 40.52 DAKOTA / MERCURY SCOTT BEATTIE SURREEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.80 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY STEVE HAYS ON THE BRINK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.75 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY KELLEY CLEMENTS YOUNG GUNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.44 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY LANCE IRVINE RAT PAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.26 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DARREN RATLEY TRIPLE TAIL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.48 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JIM MCLAUGHLIN

FOUR SUNS II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.43 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA WILLIAM GRESSETTE

LUNASEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.90 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RICH SUJAT

MILLER TYME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.95 SEA HUNTER / EVINRUDE DOUG MILLER

POSSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.51 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DANIEL CROWLEY

MAD GAFFER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.08 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY STUART FITZGERALD

CRAWGATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.48 INVINCIBLE / YAMAHA BILL BUTLER

THAT'S MY DOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.39 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY FORREST TAYLOR

NATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.07 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY ROBERT SNIBBE III

KILL-N-ME / TEAM INVINCIBLE . 31.38 INVINCIBLE / MERCURY HOWARD POE

SUNDANCE KID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.29 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY SCOTT LAMBETH

STROKE IT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.83 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY GUS IBANEZ TEAM FOOTLOOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.75 CONTENDER / YAMAHA STEVEN TRUSSELL

HAULIN ACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.87 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MARK STRICKLAND

SIMPLY STORAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.23 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA MICHAEL KENNEDY

NATIVE PREMONITIONS . . . . . . . 25.42 YELLOWFIN / EVINRUDE LEON WILCOX

THE REEL OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17.05 DONZI / MERCURY JEFF KEETON

HARD ROCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.64 SEA VEE / MERCURY CHRIS OSCEOLA

LIQUID FIRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.99 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MARK HENDERSON

PAPOTANIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.58 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JOSE REYES

PERRO LOCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.55 WHITE WATER / YAMAHA RON CARE

CAT DADDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.98 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DANNY MATHIS

FISH FEVER / STRIKE ZONE MELBOURNE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.99 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA ED MECCHELLA

IN THE MOMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.85 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY BYRON PEARSON

OCEAN ISLE FISHING CENTER . . . 30.87 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA BRANT MCMULLAN

SIMRAD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.50 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY MARK MAUS

KNOT RIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.48 MAKO / YAMAHA CORY BLACK

SPICED RUM III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.35 CONTENDER / EVINRUDE WILLIAM WUMMER

KWAZAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.15 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA MARCUS KENNEDY

MISTER MAGOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.93 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PETE HARPER WILTSHIRE FISHING TEAM . . . . . 33.69 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ANDREW GUNN

CALIENTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.69 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY ARIK BERGERMAN

OBX GIRL / TEAM CALCUTTA . . . . 32.51 CONTENDER / YAMAHA JIM DUPREE, JR.

MAD MOUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.32 SEA CRAFT / MERCURY ROB FERRIS

KAJUN SPORTSMAN . . . . . . . . . . 32.00 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ANTHONY TOUPS

STEEL FISHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28.69 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA RANDY SPAINHOUR

BIG BAD WOLF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.97 CONTENDER / YAMAHA STACY WESTER

SALTY MARINE FISHING TEAM . . 28.43 CONTENDER / YAMAHA DONALD TESTA

TEAM DUPREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.83 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA JEFFREY OSBORNE

WAYT-N-SEA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.71 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY DAVID WAYT

THE REEL WON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.72 CONTENDER / YAMAHA ROBERT WOITHE, SR.

THE LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.01 FOUNTAIN / MERCURY JEFF DRAKE

BARBARA ANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.70 WELLCRAFT / YAMAHA DR. JOHN ADCOX, JR.

STRIKE ZONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.58 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY DAVE WORKMAN, JR.

LIL DEVIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.41 CONTENDER / YAMAHA MICHAEL JACQUIN

OUTTA CONTROL II . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.54 SEA CRAFT / MERCURY RALPH HAWKINS

TEAM CENTURY YAMAHA - YOZURI . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.09 CENTURY / YAMAHA OZZIE FISCHER

REELIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.50 MARLIN / YAMAHA MARC PINCUS

DIV 10 | 23' & under

OLD BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.03 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA JIM VAUGHAN

KNOT ME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.90 CONTENDER / YAMAHA BRIAN HASSON

LOOSE LUCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.00 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA MIKE KAMINSKY

STRICTLY FISHING . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.50 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PETER WEISBERG

JUDY BEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23.54 CONTENDER / YAMAHA PHILLIP BROCK

BRUTE DUSKY 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35.21 DUSKY / MERCURY DICK RUSSELL

RED BULL / SAWYER . . . . . . . . . . 22.25 DONZI / MERCURY MIKE SAWYER

JUNIOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.65 SEA CRAFT / YAMAHA JOHN THOMAS

R-RATED II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.47 SPECTRE / YAMAHA REMBRANDT GRAY

KAT'S RIVAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.88 WORLD CAT / EVINRUDE FRANK LANGDON

RASCAL MEISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.06 YELLOWFIN / YAMAHA DAVID HAYNES, JR.

EAST COAST SPORTS . . . . . . . . . . 28.34 ONSLOW BAY / YAMAHA RANDALL EDENS

LONG HOURS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.93 WHITEWATER / YAMAHA MICHAEL SHRAMKO

NO LIMITS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.66 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY GRANT CLOUGHLEY

MY THREE SONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.38 YELLOWFIN / MERCURY TERRY GRANTHAM

REEL ADDICTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.10 SEA HUNT / YAMAHA MIKE SENIOR

AT&T THE REAL YELLOW PAGES . 19.62 CONTENDER / YAMAHA KENNY CRAWFORD

PROMARINEUSA.COM / GATORFAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19.01 CONTENDER / YAMAHA DAVID ALBRITTON

SEA QUAIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18.93 PRO-LINE / EVINRUDE INMAN COLEMAN

thru Key West

LOST BOYS / TEAM AIRTRAN. . . . 17.47 CONTENDER / YAMAHA RICH COOK

Fred Piper Sucumbs to Heart Attack! Fred Wesley Piper, a charter member of the Southern Kingfish Association (member number 164) died on Monday, January 30th from complications to a heart attack he suffered the previous Thursday. He was 67 and lived in Raleigh, North Carolina. Fred was certainly a great competitor winning his share of events in North Carolina on his boat Sandpiper. Fred successfully owned and operated Piper’s Automotive since 1956. Fred loved the outdoors and fished with his son, Dane. He was instrumental in the formation of the SKA in North Carolina and was one of those guys March 2009 | ANGLER

you could bounce ideas off of and know you’d get an intelligent answer. The fishing community has lost a great ally, friend, and competitor. Fred was survived by his wife Laura, son Dane, daughter, Pam Piper Kirby, sister, Joanne Piper Soileau, brother Jimmy Piper, plus numerous grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to his memory to the Triangle Wildlife Club, c/o David Hunnicutt, Treasurer, 130 Nicolet Drive, Smithfield, N.C, 27577.

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C Boats 24' & Over 2008 32' Yellowfin, Merc 275 HP 4-stroke Verados, E-120 Raymarine electronics, Sirius satellite weather radio, aluminum heavy duty dual axle ameri-trail trailer, electric brakes, Sony sound system, VHF, below deck live well and rear live - well, coffin box, Scotty Downriggers, and much more! Boat is kept indoors, and maintained very well, asking $128,900. Boat located in Vero Beach, Florida. Call Anthony at (772) 359-4197 2009 38'CC Open Fountain Untitled w/ Triple Verados, 450 Gal. Fuel Cap. Electric Bolster, Coffin Box, Transom Rocket Launcher, Pompanette Sail Fish Chair. Rup Outriggers, 12 Lee Rod Holders on Gunwals. Garmin 5212 GPS/Radar/Fish Finder. Icom VHF. Pioneer Stereo System. Loaded w/ MYCO Trailer. Full Warranties $189.9K Call 904.838.3230. 1999 26 Regulator 26FS,2x250 Yamaha's EFI‚ V6 cylinder models LZ250TXRB, Port engine 33 hours; Starboard engine 34 hours,230 gal fuel capacity, Icon, model IC-M45,Garmin, model GPS MAP 180,Furuno FCV 582C fish finder, Stereo:Clarion, model M-455 with amplifier, $55,000OBO 954-658-0451 2007 Regulator 29FS in excellent condition. Twin Yamaha F250. Furuno Navnet, openray radar, Icom radios, simrad auto, glenning controls, led underwater lights Evry option you can get this boat has and some. 500 hrs. service just completed. $136K 910-520-4308 2009 26' Twin Vee, CC, Twin Suzuki 140h.p. four strokes, dual axle trailer, t-top, fresh and saltwater washdown, Steal this boat for $ 49,500, need money asap. Call 772-359-3641 1998 31' Fountain TE 2005 225 Opti's with low hours (Warranty). New 2007 triple axle trailer, furuno electronics, new custom leaning post, new pumps and wiring and much more. Call anytime $60K OBO Must Sell!! (843)333-5336 2004 27' Contender,Yamaha 300HPDI's w/warranty till Feb. $75,000 obo '09,Loadmaster,Garmin 2010C,ICOM VHF,CD,36'CC console,full curtains w/wings,oversized livewell with 2 pumps,bait/Tuna tube,wired for elect. downriggers, excellent condition! 904-994-5230 2000 32' Sea Craft, 2005 225 Mercury 4-stroke, warr. until 2011, 2007 Load Master trailer. Furuno GPS, fishfinder, radar, icom vhf and simrad auto pilot. New curtains and coaming pads.Boat only has 380 hrs on it and motors have 200. tross2@ec.rr.com. 2005 32 Fountain 08 300 Verados, twin 10"Furuno NavNet, radar, 2 Icom radios, stereo/xm radio, full custom cover, 2 penn elec. downriggers, black sides, triple loadmaster trailer. $119,500.00. Jax Bch,FL 904219-1950 Clay Philips excellent condition 34Yellowfin Triple Yamaha 250 Four Strokes 700 Hrs 2005 Loadmaster Trailer W Mags and New Brakes and Tires Loaded Garmin 4212 Etc Etc Etc Call Mark 843 345 5290 $175,000 lik2fsh2@aol.com 2690 cc Triton,Twin Yamaha 200 hp, outriggers, curtains, loaded electronics,Fighting yellow hull, Too many options to name. Excellent condition, Low hours. Warranty till 2010.A steal @ $75,000.00 Call Chris @ 910-262-2223 2006 Hydra Sport 33 vector 2-250 4-stk yamaha, 260hrs,warrenty thru 2010 dual e-120 raymarine, auto pilot,sirius sat.weather Myco triple ax trailer, 4 elt.reel stat.many extras, always covered $134900,386-5460994, will nego. 1998 Intrepid 323 w/ '04 250 XS Mercs. Remanufactured in 7/08 w/ transferable 6 yr wrrnty. '05,new Ray E80,C80, radar,depth & chart. '08 rebuilt trler Kodiak discs, new vinyl, full cover. Killer stereo 843-795-1341 or 404-617-6521 C $75,000 OBO 11/08 2004 Fountain 29' Sportfish Tour Edition w/2-225 56

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1988 25' boston whaler outrage twin 99 150 evinrudes 06 trip axle trailer very clean 409-750-1510 matt 2006 Yellowfin 34 275 Verados Twin Raymarine E-120's 4kw Open Array Twin Raymarine VHF Clarion CD/Sirrius Loadmaster w/Spare Taco outriggers $170,000 OBO Call Richard 904-806-0157

2007 36' Invincible, trip 250 E-Tecs, Triple Axle Myco Trailer, Furuno Navnet System, Full Curtains, Coffin Box, Wrap around seats with tackle station, Icon Radio, Outriggers, 2000 Watt AM-FM-CD Stereo, Call Albert 713-252-2422

31' Contender Cuddy w/2006 Yamaha 250 4 Strokes 4 Year Warr 140 HRS 3 Axle TRL06, T Top, Side Curtains, Wings, Rudd Outriggers, 2 Cannon Mag 20 Downriggers, NstarGPS Radar, Full Elect Ultimate Fishing Mach, Excel Cond, Garage Kept, $90,000 912496-7469 912-282-2105

2006 JUPITER 29FS, 29, This Jupiter Factory Demo boat is and offshore boater's dream in mint condition with many extras. Jupiter 29FS. The owner is moving up in size and this captain maintained beauty is close to perfect. It features twin Yamaha 4 stroke 250's with extended warranties, ice blue hull sides with name is a decal that can easily be removed, a Furuno 1834 color radar, plotter/fishfinder, interior head,tri-axle trailer and much more. Please see the full specs for a detailed listing. $139,000 850-206-2225

2000 31ft contender w/ 2003 yamaha 250 HPDI.10 inch northstar 6000i sitex bottom machine, 2 sitex vhf"s and an awesome sound system. You will not find a nicer one anywhere. This boat must sell today. 67,000 Baby on the way bring any offers 843-446-6833

03 Fountain 34CC, trip 225 optimax, 12kw furuno radar and navnet (GPS numbers included), stereo, VHF and plenty of rod holders.Also Loadmaster tri axle trailer and canvas boat cover. "must sell new boat ordered" 80K Call Jim at 407-947-9628 anytime

06 34' Fountain w/ 3 - 275 Verado's. Warranty thru 2012. White hull w/ purple trim and top. 325 gal fuel, Ray Marine e120's, radar, EPIRB, Wilson raft, TR1 Autopilot, too much to list! Less than 400 hrs. $165,000. (985) 855 3150 jim@ccihouma.com

36' Yellowfin Triple 275 verados w/warranty 2 raymarine E120's with radar VHF Radio AM/FM/CD/Sirus Stereo Outriggers 2 Livewells Fresh & Saltwater washdown Load master trailer Dan Crowley - 904.219.2739

2004 31 Contender w/300 HPDI's. Warranty til 6/09.

2008 McKeeCraft Freedom28CC, Yam 250F's warr until 3/2014, $27K worth Furuno Electronics, swordfish light, VHS, stereo, has every option except windlass, Ameritrail 3 axle w/elec over hydraulic brakes. A steal @ $120Kobo. Call Tom @ 904 568-4219

For More Information Please Contact: Walter George - Sales Manager The Boat House At Boaters World 500 Saddler Road Grasonville, MD 21638 Cell (410)2626507 Work (410)827-4100 wgeorge@bh-bw.com www.boathousebw.com

2008 Cape Horn 31 Offshore. $129,000. Twin Yamaha F-350's, Star Line Alum trlr. Motors, hull, trailer all under warranty & just had 100 hr. svc. Custom T-Top, Garmin 5212, Furuno 585 Sounder, TR-1 Auto, Aquatics Stereo, Icom VHF. Like New. 281-808-8702

2000 264 Cobia center console. 2000 twin 150 HP Yamaha HPDI. T-top, leaning post, Eisenglass, baitwell, 2004 Triple Axle 10,500lb trailer. $29,900 Call Steve at 850-897-2985

1992 31 FT FOUNTAIN SF CRUISER twin 1999 250 HP Yamahas. V-Berth, convertible dinette and enclosed head. Garmin GPS, Furuno Depth. T-Top. Fast and comfortable. $34,900.00 Bob Nordstrom at WCYS 978852-4844 / nord9242@comcast.net

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2006 regulator 32 classic twin 250 four stroke yamahas raymarine c12 electronics with radar. boat with trailer $142,000 300 hours with warranty. contact Michael Woolard 912-237-1146

**NEW** 25' Contender twin 200 Yamaha's Best offer over $85,000 call Mike Crabtree 912-399-9467

250 C Ranger 97, Twin 225 Opti's 05's, smart gauges, furuno 1650, vhf radios Taco outriggers, penn down riggers, alum dual axle trailer, full curtains and boat cover. Wrty on eng. Kingsville Texas 361-592-7394 cell 910-389-2332 27,000

Contender 31/250 4stroke Yamaha's 2005, 16" Furuno NavNet, 24 mile radar, color bottom machine, vhf, stereo w/cd, phone, auto pilot, clear lw lids,kfish lw set, custom offshore t-top & leaning post, fw/sw wash, trp axl trlr , loaded boat $115,900. 850.934.0076

2008 36' Invincible, Triple 300hp Mercury Verado's 150hrs, Float On Trailer, Furuno 1852 Nav Net w/ radar. 1kw transducer. Garmin 3210 w/Sat radio, XM weather, DVD, 2 Icom radios, Head, Fresh and Raw water, underwater lights. Taco Outriggers. Please call Chad @ 904-237-6118.

05 TE 31' Fountain twin 250xs, furuno fish finder,radar, white cannon downriggers,extra props,saltwater washdown,200gal fuel tank,lots of storage, loadmaster trailer, custom rims, new tires. $87,500.00 (904)753-3000 or canyoncreekcnst@aol.com

Garmin GPS, Furuno Bottom Machine, Kenwood stereo, Raw water washdown. 50 gallon Livewell. $75,500 OBO. kgregory5@earthlink.net

2002 25.96 Hydra-Sports CC, counter-rotating 2001 HPD1 200-HP Yamahas; 320 hours on complete package, down riggers, out riggers, trim tabs, GPS, curtains, leaning post, cushions, tri-axle Loadmaster trailer with disc brakes on front axle and power winch. $64,000. 919-778-3736 EST after 7:30 pm 2004 28' Privateer 2008 225 optimax garmin 3208C & 206C simrad auto polit 2 icoms vhs poly planer radio cd gore t-top and comand center new bolsters 3axel load master trailor this is a nice boat and great ride $80K Call Jason 910-367-7287 2005 Fountain 29' Sportfish, Twin 225 Optimax O/B. 200 hours. 2008 McClain Aluminum Trailer. 2 mpg.

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2005 Wellcraft 32' Twin 300 HP Yamaha's New Simrad Electronics, Head, Satellite Radio, Two VHF Radios, Fresh water, Two Livewells, Trailer, Battery Charger, 286 Gal. Fuel Tank and Trim Tabs. Boat is in excellent condition. Selling due to health. $90,000.00 Telephone 919-271-2277 1998 Intrepid 322 for sale. Boat was redone in 2004 with 250 Optimax's, new Loadmaster trailer, and canvas. Electronics were new in 2006 with full Raymarine package to include two 8' screens. Call for more info. Asking $79,900 Call (843)708-5298 2005 29' Fountain SFC Twin 225 Optimax's. Top of the line electronics including color radar. Downriggers included. Less than 100 hours. Warranty. $82,000 obo Call Mike at 912-312-0696. 1998 Contender 27 Open, 27' 0'' Boat is ready to fish! Turn Key. Tandem Axle Alum. Trailer, 800 Hours on 2001 Yamaha SX250's. Furuno 1650GPS, Furuno FCV582 Depth Recorder, VHR Radio, AM/FM/CD, Raytheon AutoPilot, Rupp Outriggers, Curtain Wingouts, New Bench Cushion, No Bottom Paint, Yamalube Fed, All Maintnence Records from current owner, Offered by Carolina Boat Brokerage, LLC $49,995 843-458-5912 clivingston@carolinaboatbrokerage.com $98,900 -- 2004 DONZI 35ZF factory maintained and powered by twin 2007 Mercury OptiMax warranted through 2012. Full SKA package including reinforced T-Top, Radio Box, fore and aft Spreader Lights, upgraded and redundant Live well plumbing, 50 gallon Bait Tank, dual Battery Charger, Porta-poti, step down head ANGLER | March 2009


under console, low profile Grab Rails, Coaming Bolsters, 6 extra Rod holders, integrated Raymarine GPS, SONAR and 24 mile RADAR with twin color screens, dual VHF Radios, Map compartment and light, Mechanical room lights, Loadmaster tri-axle aluminum Trailers with two spares, boat has been dry stored, treated with TLC and is in great condition, ready to fish the trail or cruise to the Bahamas for family fun. Purchasing a new boat and must move this one. More pictures and details can be seen at www.FishDancer.net click on the equipment section, call Jeff at 770.855.3751 or email Jeff@FishDancer.net.

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 912-265-5294 night 912-262-9535

2006 Fountain 31TE, Ready To Fish! Completely loaded 247 gallon fuel tank, Lowrance LCX-28C HD GPS with Radar. Twin 225 Mercury Optimax. Only 180 fully serviced at 165 hrs and with a warranty til 2009 comes with trailer. 8137674191 ask for Scott.

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

Boats Under 24' 1997 17ft Montauk Classic. 90HP Mercury. Nicest around. Fresh water boat til 06. Full Sunbrella cover. Low hours, good compression, no rust -solid. Garmin color depth & chart. Icom VHF, Magictilt AL Trailer w/ new radial tires, springs and galvanized hubs. New steering cable w/ lub fitting in 2008, Seats and vinyl good. New Molller 28 gal gas tank. All fuel lines upgraded for ethanol and water separator. Open checkbook maintained - Charleston,SC. Asking $13,900 Make offer Pete 843-795-1341 H or 404-617-6521 cell. Will consider trades for a bay/flats boat. 2000 Model Key West 2020 Center Console; Mercury 135 HP Optimax engine with +/- 800 hours & SS Propeller; Magic Tilt aluminum single axle trailer with spare tire & w/o brakes. $15,000 OBO Contact Lewis @ 919.538.6764 or nellrhayes@charter.net 21 ft Mako, 225 Mariner, T-Top, Leaning Post, Dual Axil Towmaster Trailer. Asking price $11,000.00 Call 979865-8382 or 979-877-4169. 2001 Sea Craft 21 with 200 mercury, garmin gps icom vhf tandem axle trailer, sony sound system , the mercury comes with smart craft very nice boat need to sell new one on the way if interested call me at 251-7531018 willing to make deal call!!! 1999 Contender 23 Open, 250 OX66, less than 800 hrs. 2007 Road King trailer, Lowrance GPS/depth finder, VHF, CD player, like new full curtains w/ wings $32,000 call Doug 843-514-6247 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 incl, asking $28K. Call 912-657-3168. 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

2003 Fountain 23 TE Fully Loaded with Furuno Electronics package. Contact Brian:727-434-0865 2004 23T Contender, 2008 200HO E-tecs with extended warranty avail. Dual axle Loadmaster Trailer, Trailerspa Washdown, 952X Northstar GPS, Furuno FCV-600L, Icom VHF, Jensen Am/FM/CD, dual bait pumps, T-bag/ lifejackets Asking $56,000 772-528-5146

23' Pathfinder DV twin 150 4stroke yammahas. 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. 2007 2380cc Tournament Edition Sailfish Twin F250 Yamaha's, Full Electronics,T-Top, Curtains,60 Gal Livewell, Al. Trailer, Tournament Ready, Low Hours Call For Price, 843-908-4066 OR 843-835-3300 2007 Ranger 183 Ghost Bayboat. Yamaha 150 4stroke with 70 hrs. Jackplates, Power Pole, Trim Tabs, Furuno electronics. $36,000 Don Ewing 910.695.6818 2003 21 contender 250hpdi yam/450hrs. white/ navy offshore tower,t-top,raymarine rl80c,clarion cd,pioneer,loadmaster tandem trl w/alum. wheels,very nice, well maintained,not a tournament boat 33,500 obo 772-201-0203 or dougmiller01@hotmail.com 2003 Ranger Cayman flats boat, the baddest flats boat on the water! 225 yamaha v max with low hours, and custom ranger trailer, call 772 359 4197 for Anthony Asking $28,000.00 2005 2200 Nautic Star Bay Boat with all options including Hydraulic Jackplate and trim tabs. Garmin color 178C sounder/GPS. 2007 Mercury 225 Optimax with 120 hours and 5 years factory warranty. Stainless steel REV-4 prop. With trailer 910-579-7424. 2003 RANGER CAYMAN 223 with 225 Yamaha V Max. This is the most impressive flats boat on the water. Sold with custom Ranger trailer, Raymarine electronics, vhf, pole platform, factory seats, and full power trim and jack plate. call 772 359 4197 2000 C-Hawk 235 Center Console, alum. magic tilt trailer, 225 Johnson Ocean Pro on Armstrong bracket. Awesome rough water boat, runs great. LMS 337 GPS/Sounder, Icom VHF, Penn downriggers, curtains, $25,000 obo, 336-798-7000 or bear660@msn.com 2006 23T blue hull white bottom, twin 200hp optimax's penn 625 downriggers, raymarine elect, fresh and saltwater wash, heavy loadmaster with custom rims and tool box, Boat is immaculate $70k firm 251675-4411 Mitch Mosley

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

2002 Triton 2486 Cuddy Cabin. Fully Rigged, 2-150HP Merc. EFI Mtrs w/ 535 hrs; Loadmaster Trailer; Lowrance equip, cd am/fm & marine radio, izman glass attachments, too many things to list $48,000.00 obo Todd, 941-809-7601, hammersis00@aol.com

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

06 23' SEA HUNT With 250 yam with 100 hrs fully rigged, 48,000 obo (DOUBLE TROUBLE DIV 4) contact jason at 912-270-5930

1999 Cape Horn 19 -T -Top, radio box ,VHF, GPS, Sitex Color depth finder. Tandem axle trailer, leaning post ,outriggers ,Bennett trim tabs ,new tires. Johnson 150 hp Ocean Pro Motor-low hours. Pictures upon request. Ready to fish! 16,500.00 OBO 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. March 2009 | ANGLER

1984 Dusky 23CC w/1989 Yamaha 225 Custom T-top with extra rod holders, bow cushions, leaning post, 30 gal livewell, Armstrong ladder, 100 gal fuel, dual axle trailer & Furuno electronics. Runs strong! Asking $6,500. Call today at 727-410-4171 (FL) 2005 CONTENDER 23T, twin 200 Yamaha hpdi's with warranty thru 1/10/2010. This one-owner boat has been meticulously maintained and is fully equipped and ready to fish. $62,900 obo. Call Steve 251-3440707 or email shaidt@bellsouth.net 2 - 2007 225 Mercury Optimaxes. 25" shafts, XL & CXL, full factory warranty thru April 2012. Excellent

condition, will have approximately 150 hours. Located in North Carolina - will ship anywhere at buyers expense. Shipping preparation costs by seller. Props not included. Will be available in early 2008. $22,500 for the pair - will separate. Please call 919-920-9133 or email jwilkins@rnrouse.com 2004 18'Renegade, 135hp Optimax with Mercury Smartcraft Digital Gauges, 178hrs., Garmin Mapping/ FishFinder, 30 gallon live well, 35 gallon fuel,Lenco Trim Tabs, Poling Platform, Stainless Prop, Stereo, Bimini Top, Removable Back Rest & Bow Cushion, Owens & Sons Custom Aluminum Trailer. Excellent Condition! $18,500 OBO Call 727-580-7598 Eren's Addiction Too is for sale. 2007 23T Contender w/ Yamaha F150's. Many options, loaded with electronics, email for details. $76,800.00. erensaddictiontoo@sc.rr. com Boat can be seen at www.erensaddictiontoo.com 2004 Proline 22 Walk 23'7" She's loaded. Raymarine electronics I-Com VHF all nesteled under factory hard top with large electronics box with spreader lights and rod holders Porta potty in cabin washdown second battery 17,500 make offer Rich 561-951-7786. 2002 Bluewater 2350, 10 yr Hull Warranty, Yamaha OX66 250HP, 136 hours, Full Gauge Package, Portable Head, Furuno 1850 GPS/Fishfinder, ICOM VHF Radio, Kenwood Stereo, Removable Forward Seating, Custom Cover and other options. Call Jason at 912-604-7145 2003 Contender 23T Twin F150's 2006 w/warranty til 11/2012 Loadmaster with new tires and spair on hub. Full Eisen Glass, Outriggers, Si-Tex Chart plotter and Bottom Machine.White with Blue boot Stripe. Boat in great shape. Chris 239-289-5472 $69900 Email: getsnookerd@netzero.net 2006 Cape Horn 23T 200 hp Yamaha HPDIs 300 hrs warranty till 2011, twin axle alum Starline trailer. Raymarine E120 48mi radar, gps, fishfinder, sony cd/ stereo/polyplaner spkrs. cannon downriggers. Ask $71,500. need to sell asap. 850-572-3724 must see or Email: paulmcleod@bellsouth.net "Southbound" for sale - 23 Open Contender, Furuno Electronics,Icom Radio,am/fm.cd/24 rod holders, saltwater washdown,25 console,flush mounted cleats,nav lights,250 yamaha ox66,cover included, call Lon at 904-472-3726 or southboundfishing@yahoo.com 2004 Contender 23T with Yamaha 300 HPDI. The motor has a warranty through to 10/2009 and has 238 non- tournament hours. Many extras to include with the standard options from Contender $58,500.00 Cell: 954-650-8974 the4warrens@gmail.com Contender 23T, 2005, Twin Yamaha 200 hpdi's, 450 hours, warr til 1/2010, Offshore Towers T-top, Raymarine C80 & C70 Gps & 4kw radar. Exc cond & fully loaded. $75,900. Call Steve 251-344-0707 or email to shaidt@bellsouth.net Photo on boatraderonline

very easy hours. Used on personal boat and not for tournament or charter fishing. 25" shaft length. Accepts all Mercury cable controls; Smartcraft or analog gauges. Run on Merc DFI oil only. Looks and runs like new. GREAT FUEL ECONOMY!!! Full warranty thru 2013. $12,650. Contact Gary Caputi at caputifish@ comcast.net or call 732-899-9988 days. 1 pr 2006 F250 Yamaha with 490 hrs warr. to 4-12 SS props $22,000. 1 pr 2006 F250 Yamaha with 1150 hrs warr. to 2-09 SS props $15,000. 1 pr 2004 250 HPDI's 500 hrs $10,000. All 25 inch shafts, make offers Jim 1-252-883-9999 skaangler@aol.com (3) 2008 Evinrude E-Tec 300 H.P. 175 Total Hours Each. (2) 25" (1) 30" Shafts. Motors are like brand new. Trailer kept. Flushed after every use. $36,000.00 (954) 294-4449 New in Box- 2008 or 2009 Mercury 250-Pro-XS -20" shaft. $14,200 Firm. Call Sandi Thrasher 334-7990011. 2-08 225Merc Opti 25" sft, warranty thru 4-2013. Exc condition, will have approx 100 hrs.In NC-will ship at buyers exp. Shipping prep costs by seller. Props not incl.available in Feb 09.$22,900 for both will separate.919-920-9133 jwilkins@rnrouse.com 2 2008 Yamaha F 250's. Yamaha Warranty to September 2013. Will sell one if the other is also sold. 256 hours on a 23 T/E Onslow Bay. Getting 2009's, look and run like new. Call for pricing, 910 326 2392. seajay@ec.rr.com No props or controls, engines only. Will ship. 2005 Yamaha 300hpdi. Factory warranty until 2010. Original 250hrs on engine. All updates performed, and runs perfect. Can be run, as it's still on boat. Comes with all controls, harness ect. $11500.00 obo CALL: 727-460-8644 Brand new 07 Mercury 275 Verado 30 inch shaft. Warranty starts when engine sells. $14,500.00 910579-7424 or 910-264-2010. 250 Suzuki 4 stroke, 2005 with 230 hours and 30" shaft. Motor comes with all controls, gauges, harnesses, etc. Motor is extremely clean. $7500 Joe (561) 723-2411 Two 1996 Mercury motors 1 reg. and 1 counter with 30in.shafts good working powerheads but the lower units have crack in housing call Rob@910-330-6102. 2000 31ft contender w/ 2003 yamaha 250 HPDI. 10 inch northstar 6000i sitex bottom machine, 2 sitex vhf"s and an awesome sound system. You will not find a nicer one anywhere. This boat must sell today. 67,000 Baby on the way bring any offers 8434466833 Triple 275 Verados (2005) included with digital steering, digital shifters & wireing harness. A package deal for $24,000. Warranted until 6/26/09. Call Jason 912657-0037 or email j.crider302@comcast.net

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2006 Mercury 225 HP Opti-max in box Warranty until 3/11 13000.00. 252-241-0076 or jwd@ec.rr.com

2007 Yamaha F250's. Twin engines with warranty thru 2013. Well maintained and in perfect working condition. 1200 hours. Price includes engines only. $18,000. (910) 367-2945 or captbrant@oifc.com

Pair of 2007 225 HP Mercury Opti-maxes, 1 CW and 1 CCW with 150 Hours, Factory Maintained With Warranty Until 6/10 22,000.00 for pair or will separate for 12,000.00 each

(3) 300 Evinrude E-Tecs, 2008 Motors with under 250hrs on them, Will break up if needed, $13,950 each. Call Bill Wummer, FL, 561-315-3722 or me at bwummer@bellsouth.net

(3) 275 2005 Mercury Verado 2 XL Shafts (25" Regular & Counter) & 1 XXL Shaft (30" Regular) 525 hours. Well maintained and clean. $9k each, or 26k for all three. Call Matt 727-692-4698

Pair of 2007 225 hp Optimax Motors. 25" Shaft. Warranty good thru March 2012. 19,900. Call Gary McBride 786-282-3101.

WE HAVE FIVE (5) 2006 E-tec engines for sale. Most have had new powerheads. READY TO GO. Great opportunity for a re-power on your boat. We have (5) available at this price, in the crates with cables, controls and multigauge. 1 unit is a 25 inch shaft and 4 others are 30 inch shafts. The 30 inch units come with a Furuno 1850 WF Color plotter/Sounder with transducer in the crate with each engine. A large company is re-powering and these engines must go. Phone 912-617-1177

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. 2008 Mercury 250 HP Optimax - approximately 100

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