The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
2001




2001 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Results

Totals
Total number of Anglers 61
Total number of boats 31
Total Number of Hook-ups 171
Total number of releases 103
Total tagged fish 14
Total days fished 3

Sea Conditions
Day One (11/30) 2'-4' Seas building to 3'-5', Winds ESE 10-15 Kts.
Day Two (12/01) 1'-2' Seas building to 2'-3', Winds ENE 10-15 Kts.
Day Three (12/02) 2'-3' Seas, Winds becoming NNE 10-15 Kts.

Trophy List
Overall Champion(s): Trophy sponsored by World Wide Sportsman
John Morris & George & Doris Hommell
Anglers: Andrew Carpenter, Matthew Carpenter,
Gil Crawford & Fred Kramer
Residence: Troy, NY - Cohoes, NY - Pasadena, TX - Sugarland, TX
Captain: Alex Adler
Mates: Jamie Allen and Bo Bagley
Total Released Fish: 12


High Point Captain: Trophy sponsored by Abel's Tackle Box
Charlie and Mary Pritchard
Captain: Alex Adler
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Anglers: Andrew Carpenter, Matthew Carpenter, Gil Crawford & Fred Kramer
Mates: Jamie Allen and Bo Bagley
Boat: Kalex
Total Released Fish: 12


High Point Mate: Trophy sponsored by Bill & Barbara Kelly
Mates: Jamie Allen and Bo Bagley
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Anglers: Andrew Carpenter, Matthew Carpenter, Gil Crawford & Fred Kramer
Captain: Alex Adler
Boat: Kalex
Total Released Fish: 12


Second Place: Trophy sponsored by TIB
Anglers: Becky Dixon
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain: Paul Ross
Mate: Billy Wood
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 9


Third Place: Trophy sponsored by Overseas Ace Hardware
Anglers: Eric Gustinger
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain: Scott Feltman & Jose Scaverio
Boat: Mondongo
Total Released Fish: 8


High Point Angler: Trophy sponsored by Gray Taxidermy
Angler: Becky Dixon
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain: Paul Ross
Mate: Billy Wood
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 9


Most Tagged Fish: Trophy Sponsored by Whale Harbor Inn and Marina
Anglers: Joanie Follmer, Rick McAllister
Residence: Ballentine, SC. - St. Augustine, FL.
Captain: Greg Pope
Mate: Matt Grynowicz
Boat: Tag 'Em
Total Released Fish: 3


Most Outstanding Catch: Trophy sponsored by Flying Fisherman
Angler: David Martini
Residence: Venice, FL
Captain: Mick Clements
Mate: A.J. Stewart
Boat: Bounty Hunter
Species: Yellowtail Snapper 6 lb. 4 oz.


Largest Dolphin: Trophy sponsored by McDonalds Tavernier and Key Largo
Angler: Elizabeth Thomas
Residence: Pensacola, FL
Captain: Martin Formento
Mate: Brad Viera
Boat: Leave it to Beaver
Weight: 14.5 Pounds


Largest Tuna: Trophy sponsored by Coral Bay Marina
Angler: Bill Gilbert
Residence: Islamorada, FL
Captain: Bill Harbaugh
Mate: Brian Cone
Boat: Caribee
Weight: 22.5 Pounds


Largest Mackerel: Trophy sponsored by The Lorelei Restaurant
Angler: Gary Lowery
Residence: Pensacola, FL
Captain: Martin Formento
Mate: Brad Viera
Boat: Leave it to Beaver
Weight: 8.75 lb Kingfish


Hard Luck: Trophy sponsored by Holiday Isle Resort
Anglers: Elizabeth Thomas and Gary Lowery
Residence: Pensacola, FL
Captain: Martin Formento
Mate: Brad Viera
Boat: Leave it to Beaver
Story: Wrung a shaft


Special Presentation made to
Captain John Magursky
For his outstanding contributions to Islamorada Sport Fishing. Capt. John Magursky is currently the President of the Islamorada Charter Boat Association. The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the primary fundraiser for this 501-c-3 (not for profit) organization.

Tagging Program
The tournament is an all release format and tagging is optional. A total of 13 sailfish were tagged with NOAA or Billfish Foundation tags for scientific research.