The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
2002




2002 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Results

Totals
Total number of Anglers 80
Total number of boats 37
Total Number of Hook-ups 197
Total tagged fish 11
Total days fished 3

Sea Conditions
Day One (12/06) Sea calm, Winds S to SW 5 Kts.
Day Two (12/07) 1'-2' Seas building to 2'-3', Winds N 5-10 Kts.
Day Three (12/08) 4'-6' Seas, Winds E 15-20 Kts.

Major Sponsors
Abel's Tackle Box Brooks Clark & Company
Caloosa Cove Marina Caribee Boat Sales
Coral Bay Marina Holiday Isle Tiki Bar
Caloosa Cove Marina Lorelei Restaurant
Mangrove Mike's Café & Bakery Milts Marine Electronics
Sandy Cove Marine Sales Sun 103.1 WFKZ
TIB Bank of the Keys Whale Harbor Inn & Marina
World Wide Sportsman

Trophy List
Click to enlarge     Overall Champion(s) - Trophy sponsored by
World Wide Sportsman
John Morris & George & Doris Hommell
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Anglers: Becky Hester - Armando Horta
Residence: Tavernier, Florida
Captain: Paul Ross
Mates: Billy Wood and Jimmy Hendricks
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 8


Click to enlarge     High Point Captain - Trophy sponsored by Abel's Tackle Box
Charlie and Mary Pritchard
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Captain: Paul Ross
Residence: Tavernier, Florida
Anglers: Becky Hester - Armando Horta
Mates: Billy Wood and Jimmy Hendricks
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 8


Click to enlarge     High Point Mate - Trophy sponsored by Caloosa Cove Marina
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Mates: Billy Wood and Jimmy Hendricks
Residence: Tavernier, Florida
Anglers: Becky Hester - Armando Horta
Captain: Paul Ross
Boat: Relentless
Total Released Fish: 8


Click to enlarge     Second Place - Trophy sponsored by TIB
Bank of the Keys
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Anglers: Joe Somers - Don Miller
Residence: Ozark, MO - Tavernier, FL
Captain: Ricky Falls
Mate: Nick Campbell
Boat: Miller Time
Total Released Fish: 8


Click to enlarge     Third Place - Trophy sponsored by Sun 103.1 WFKZ
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Anglers: Edward H. Savant - Edward C. Savant
Residence: Crete, Illinois - Lockport, Illinois
Captain: Scott Stanczyk
Mates: Scott Feltman and K.J. Zehar
Boat: Catch 22
Total Released Fish: 8


Click to enlarge     High Point Angler - Trophy sponsored by Sandy Cove Marine Sales
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Angler: Bill Blakey
Residence: N. Palm Beach, Florida
Captain: Skip Nielsen
Boat: Billfishing
Total Released Fish: 6


Click to enlarge     Most Tagged Fish Angler(s) - Trophy Sponsored by Whale Harbor Inn and Marina
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Anglers: Al Wittersheim - Gary Pierre
Residence: St. Charles. Il. - Glenview, IL.
Captain: Rob Dixon
Mate: Chris Jones
Boat: Challenger
Total Released Fish: 4


Click to enlarge     Most Tagged Fish Captain - Trophy Sponsored by Caribee Boat Sales
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Captain: Rob Dixon
Residence: Islamorada, Fl.
Anglers: Al Wittersheim - Gary Pierre
Mate: Chris Jones
Boat: Challenger
Total Released Fish: 4


Click to enlarge     Most Tagged Fish Mate - Trophy Sponsored by Milt's Marine Electronics
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Mate: Chris Jones
Anglers: Al Wittersheim - Gary Pierre
Captain: Rob Dixon
Boat: Challenger
Total Released Fish: 4


Click to enlarge     Most Outstanding Catch - Trophy sponsored by Brooks Clark and Company
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Angler: Brandon Foster
Residence: Miami, FL
Captain: Martin Formento
Mate: Wade Clayton
Boat: Leave it to Beaver
Species: Wahoo 43 Pounds


Click to enlarge     Largest Dolphin - Trophy sponsored by Coral Bay Marina
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Angler: Sam Milazzo
Residence: Tavernier, Fl.
Captain: Sam Milazzo
Boat: Sitting Pretty
Weight: 18.5 Pounds


Click to enlarge     Largest Tuna - Trophy sponsored by Coral Bay Marina
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Angler: Winn Wolf
Residence: St. Joseph, MO.
Captain: Winn Wolf
Mate: Angie Wolf
Boat: Win-n-Angel
Weight: 5.75 Pounds


Click to enlarge     Largest Mackerel - Trophy sponsored by The Lorelei Restaurant
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Angler: Jimmy Lewis
Residence: Miami, FL
Captain: Jimmy Lewis
Boat: Kite Hunter
Weight: 29.5 Pound Kingfish


Click to enlarge     Hard Luck - Trophy sponsored by Holiday Isle Resort
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Angler: Joe Flynn
Residence: Greenwood, SC
Captain: Alex Adler
Mate: James Allen
Boat: Kalex
Story: Ate the bait and got sick.



Tagging Program
The tournament is an all release format and tagging is optional. A total of 11 sailfish were tagged with NOAA or Billfish Foundation tags for scientific research.