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2006 Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship

61 Anglers competed in the 2006 Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship for the coveted championship ring. Becky Hester as high point angler won the ring with 19 sailfish released. She was fishing aboard Capt Paul Ross' Relentless.

Team Contender One released 34 fish to take top honors in the trilogy challenge and is the 2006 grand champion. Aboard Contender One were anglers Joe Neber, Bill Cordes, and Wayne Savage captained by Bill Cordes. The team won the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament with the release of 20 fish. During the second leg they released 8 fish and the final leg released 6 fish. The Contender One team will have their names engraved on the perpetual trophy that is displayed at the Islamorada Fishing Club.

A field of 20 teams participated in this year's event which consists of three tournaments: The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament, The Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament, and The Islamorada Fishing Club 2006 Sailfish Tournament. This year's gold cup series set a record number of releases with 310 sailfish.

The tournament is sponsored by Pursuit Boats and Caribee Boat Sales. All money raised during the tournament benefits the Islamorada Charter Boat Association.

Trophy List

High Point Angler

Angler: Becky Hester
Residence: Islamorada, FL

Captain: Paul Ross
Mates: Jimmy Hendricks & Scott Stokey
Boat: Relentless
Total Releases: 17

First Place Team

Boat: Contender One
Anglers: Joe Neber, Bill Cordes and Wayne Savage

Captain: Bill Cordes
Mate: Wayne Savage
Total Releases: 34

Second Place Team

Boat: Relentless
Anglers: Becky Hester & Armando Horta

Captain: Paul Ross
Mates: Jim Hendrix and Scott Stokey
Total Releases: 29

Third Place Team

Boat: Kalex
Anglers: Anthony DelDuca, Chris Claypool, Jamie Allen, Beau Bagley

Captain: Alex Adler
Mates: Jamie Allen & Beau Bagley
Total Releases: 25