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2005 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Results

Totals

Total number of Anglers 88
Total number of boats 33
Total Number of Hook-ups 278
Releases Day one 99
Releases Day two 67
Releases Day three 63
Total number of releases 229
Total tagged fish 27
Total days fished 3

Sea Conditions

Day one (Dec. 2nd, 2005) Seas 2 to 3', Winds N 10 to 15 Kts.
Day two (Dec. 3th, 2005) Seas 2 to 4', Winds NE 10 to 15 Kts.
Day three (Dec. 4th, 2005) Seas 1 to 2', Winds SE 5 to 10 Kts.

Sponsors

Major Sponsors
Adventurescom Abel's Tackle Box
Caloosa Cove Marina Caribee Boat Sales and Marina
Collectors Corner Coral Bay Marina
Holiday Isle Resorts Lorelei Restaurant
Mangrove Mike's Cafe and Bakery Sandy Cove Marine Sales
Sun 103.1 WFKZ The Real Estate Company
TIB Bank of the Keys World Wide Sportsman

Trophy List

Overall Champion(s)  - Trophy sponsored by World Wide Sportsman
John Morris & George & Doris Hommell
Anglers: Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Residence: Homestead, FL
Captain: Bill Cordes
Mates: Wayne Savage
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 20 (Tournament Record)
 
High Point Captain - Trophy sponsored by Abel's Tackle Box
Charlie and Mary Pritchard
Captain: Bill Cordes
Residence: Homestead, FL
Anglers: Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Mates: Wayne Savage
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 20
 
High Point Mate - Trophy sponsored by Caloosa Cove Marina
Mates: Wayne Savage
Residence: Homestead, FL
Anglers: Joe Neber, Wayne Savage and Bill Cordes
Captain: Bill Cordes
Boat: Contender One
Total Released Fish: 20
 
Second Place - Trophy sponsored by TIB Bank of the Keys
Anglers: Becky Hester and Armando Horta
Residence: Tavernier, FL
Captain: Paul Ross
Mate: Jimmy Hendrix and Scott Stokey
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 17
 
Third Place - Trophy sponsored by Sun 103.1 
Anglers: Jeff Deis and Ryan Kometa
Residence: SanBernardino CA and Long Key, FL
Captain: Mel Walker
Mates: Jon Reynolds
Boat: Gotcha
Total Released Fish: 13
 
High Point Angler "In Memory of Bill Hirni" Perpetual Trophy
Trophy sponsored by Sandy Cove Marine Sales
Angler: Becky Hester
Residence: Tavernier, FL
Captain: Paul Ross
Mate: Jimmy Hendrix and Scott Stokey
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 9 on Time
 
Most Tagged Fish - Trophy Sponsored by Caribee Boat Sales
Anglers: Bill Gilbert and Fulton Ivy
Residence: Islamorada, FL and Key Largo, FL
Captain: Bill Harbaugh
Mate: Martin Formento
Boat: Caribee
Total Tagged Fish: 5 on time
 
Most Tagged Fish Captain - Trophy Sponsored by Holiday Isle
Captain: Bill Harbaugh
Residence: Tavernier, FL
Anglers: Bill Gilbert and Fulton Ivy
Mate: Martin Formento
Boat: Caribee
Total Tagged Fish: 5 on time
 
Most Tagged Fish Mate - Trophy Sponsored by Islamorada Charter Boat Assoc.
Mate: Martin Formento
Anglers: Bill Gilbert and Fulton Ivy
Captain: Bill Harbaugh
Boat: Caribee
Total Tagged Fish: 5 on time
 
Most Outstanding Catch - Trophy sponsored by The Real Estate Company
Angler: Bill Blakey
Residence: N. Palm Beach
Captain: Skip Neilsen
Mate: Bo Fox
Boat: Billfishing
Species: 9.75 pounds Black Grouper
 
Largest Dolphin - Trophy sponsored by Adventures Com.
Angler: Ed Vangura
Residence: N. Huntington, PA
Captain: Paul O'Donnell
Mate: Nick Campbell and Brad Goodrich
Boat: Skipper
Weight: 20 Pounds
 
Largest Tuna - Trophy sponsored by Coral Bay Marina
Angler: Mike Duncan
Residence: Houston, TX
Captain: Don Chittick
Mate: Matt Grynewicz and Tripp Walker
Boat: Kay K IV
Weight: 26.25 pounds
 
Largest Mackerel - Trophy sponsored by The Lorelei Restaurant
Angler: Travis Butters
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain: Roy Lindback
Mate: Joey
Boat: Tiki
Weight: 24 pounds
 
Hard Luck - Trophy sponsored by Collectors Corner
Angler: Mike Myers and Reinaldo Diaz
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain:  
Mate:  
Boat: Sandy Cove
Story: Hurricane destroyed their tournament boat and had to fish in another boat that was not really ready for fishing.

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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