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2006 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Results

Totals

Total number of Anglers 136 (Tournament record)
Total number of boats 46 (Tournament record)
Total Number of Hook-ups 510 (Tournament record)
Releases Day one 141
Releases Day two 140
Releases Day three 130
Total number of releases 411 (Tournament record)
Total tagged fish 32
Total days fished 3

Sea Conditions

Day one (Dec. 1st, 2006) Seas 6 to 8', Winds SE 20 Kts.
Day two (Dec. 2nd, 2006) Seas 3 to 5', Winds SE 10 to 15 Kts.
Day three (Dec. 3rd, 2005) Seas 6 to 8', Winds SE 15 to 20 Kts.

Sponsors

Major Sponsors
AdventureOutfitting.com AdventuresCom.com
Caribee Boat Sales Contender Boats
Lorelei TIB Bank
World Wide Sportsman Yamaha Outboards
 
Contributing Sponsors
Abel's Tackle Box Caloosa Cove Resort & Marina
Coral Bay Marina Collectors Corner
Holiday Isle Resort & Marina IFACT
Mangrove Mike's Cafe The Print Shop
Sandy Cove Marine Sun 103.1
Tim Rahn Photograhy Whale Harbor Inn and Marina

Trophy List

Overall Champion(s)
Trophy sponsored by Contender Boats
Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Anglers: Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Residence: Homestead, FL
Captain: Bill Cordes
Mates: Wayne Savage
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 27
 
High Point Captain
Trophy sponsored by Caribee Boat Sales
Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Captain: Bill Cordes
Residence: Homestead, FL
Anglers: Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Mates: Wayne Savage
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 27
 
High Point Mate
Trophy sponsored by Yamaha Outboards
Mates: Wayne Savage
Residence: Homestead, FL
Anglers: Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Captain: Bill Cordes
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 27
 
Second Place
Trophy sponsored by Lorelei
Anglers: Kitt Toomey, Peter Miller, Jon Cooper, Charmain Rosher
Residence: Miami, FL
Captain: Ray Rosher
Mates: Jon Cooper, Charmain Rosher
Boat: Get Lit
Total Released Fish: 19
 
Third Place
Trophy sponsored by World Wide Sportsman Anglers, Captain and Mate Abel's Tackle Box
Anglers: Bill Danco, Alex Castellanos
Residence: Cincinnati, OH and Miami, FL
Captain: Brett Wilson
Mate: Robert Ramirez
Boat: Miss Britt
Total Released Fish: 17
 
High Point Angler "In Memory of Bill Hirni" 
Trophy sponsored by TIB
Angler: Bill Cordes
Residence: Homestead, FL
Captain: Bill Cordes
Mate: Bill Cordes
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 12 on Time
 
First Place Junior Angler
Trophy Sponsored by IFACT
Anglers: Tyler Morris
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain: David Morris
Mate: Taylor Walsh
Boat: Class Action
Total Released Fish: 10
 
Second Place Junior Angler
Trophy Sponsored by IFACT
Anglers: Thomas Fricke
Residence: Big Pine, FL
Captain: Charles Fricke
Boat: Squid Roe
Total Released Fish: 5
 
Most Tagged Anglers
Trophy Sponsored by Holiday Isle
Most Tagged Captain - Trophy Sponsored by Sandy Cove Marine Sales
Most Tagged Mate - Trophy Sponsored by Caloosa Cove
Anglers: Bill Gilbert, Fulton Ivy
Residence: Islamorada, FL, Key Largo, FL
Captain: Bill Harbaugh
Mate: Martin Formento and Chris Dillon
Boat: Caribee
Total Tagged Fish: 8
 
Most Outstanding Catch
Trophy sponsored by Stan Collector Corner
Angler: Chris Claypool
Residence: Fort Myers, FL
Captain: Alex Adler
Mates: Jamie Allen and Bo Bagley
Boat: Kalex
Species: Mutton Snapper 6.8lbs
 
Largest Dolphin
Trophy sponsored by AdventuresOutfitters.Com
Angler: Jamie Platt
Residence: Marathon, FL
Captain: Marty Luis
Mate: Nick Campbell and Brad Goodrich
Boat: Main Attraction
Weight: 26.11lbs
 
Largest Tuna
Trophy sponsored by Coral Bay Marina
Angler: Bill Randel
Residence: Boco Raton, FL
Captain: Raymond Baiz
Mate: Luis Rionda
Boat: Gold Digger
Weight: Tuna 14.9lbs
 
Largest Mackerel
Trophy sponsored by Sun 103.1
Angler: Dave Wyatt
Residence: Deerfield Beach, FL
Captain: Rich Ebersold
Boat: Dragon Bait
Weight: Kingfish 33.1lbs

Tagging Program

The tournament is an all release format and tagging is optional.
A total of 10 sailfish were tagged with NOAA or Billfish Foundation tags for scientific research.

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