The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament - 2003
The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament
2003




2003 Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Results

Totals
Total number of Anglers 98
Total number of boats 43
Total Number of Hook-ups 200
Releases Day one 49
Releases Day two 48
Releases Day three 58
Total number of releases 155
Total tagged fish 9
Total days fished 3

Sea Conditions
Day one (Dec. 5th 2003) Seas 1 to 2', Winds SE to S 10 Kts.
Day two (Dec. 6th 2003) Seas 4 to 6', Winds NW to N 20 to 25 Kts.
Day three (Dec. 7th 2003) Seas 3 to 4', Winds N 15 Kts.

Major Sponsors
Abel's Tackle Box Brooks Clark & Company
Caloosa Cove Marina Caribee Boat Sales
Coral Bay Marina Holiday Isle Tiki Bar
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: Mike Myers and Reinaldo Diaz
Residence: Islamorada, Fl and New York NY
Captain: Billy Wood
Mates: Joe Milazzo
Boat: Sandy Cove
Total Released Fish: 9


Click to enlarge     High Point Captain - Trophy sponsored by Abel's Tackle Box
Charlie and Mary Pritchard
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Captain: Billy Wood
Residence: Tavernier, FL
Anglers: Mike Myers and Reinaldo Diaz
Mates: Joe Milazzo
Boat: Sandy Cove
Total Released Fish: 9


Click to enlarge     High Point Mate - Trophy sponsored by Caloosa Cove Marina
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Mates: Joe Milazzo
Residence: Key Largo, FL
Anglers: Mike Myers and Reinaldo Diaz
Captain: Billy Wood
Boat: Sandy Cove
Total Released Fish: 9


Click to enlarge     Second Place - Trophy sponsored by TIB
Bank of the Keys
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Anglers: Wally Whitley and Mark Whitley
Residence: Islamorada, FL and Tallahassee, FL
Captain: Charlie Scoble
Mate: Ben Ekblom and Travis Butters
Boat: How 'Bout It
Total Released Fish: 8


Click to enlarge     Third Place - Trophy sponsored by Sun 103.1 WFKZ
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Anglers: Fenton Langston and Debbie Hellings
Residence: Tallahassee, FL and Tallahassee, FL
Captain: Ray Rosher
Mates: Alex Castellanos and Rob Ramirez
Boat: Miss Britt
Total Released Fish: 7


Click to enlarge     High Point Angler - Trophy sponsored by Sandy Cove Marine Sales
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Angler: Robert Richardson
Residence: McKinney, TX
Captain: Steve Leopold
Mate: Wayne King
Boat: Yabba Dabba Doo
Total Released Fish: 7


Click to enlarge     Most Tagged Fish - Trophy Sponsored by Caribee Boat Sales
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Anglers: George Koury, Thomas O'Grady and Paul Palaszek
Residence: Rossford, OH - Sylvania, OH and Brooklyn, MI
Captain: John Wolf
Mate: Matt Grynewicz
Boat: Daily Grind
Total Tagged Fish: 3


Click to enlarge     Most Tagged Fish Captain - Trophy Sponsored by Milt's Marine Electronics
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Captain: John Wolf
Residence: Tavernier, FL
Anglers: George Koury, Thomas O'Grady, and Paul Palaszek
Mate: Matt Grynewicz
Boat: Daily Grind
Total Tagged Fish: 3


Click to enlarge     Most Tagged Fish Mate - Trophy Sponsored by Whale Harbor Inn and Marina
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Mate: Matt Grynewicz
Anglers: George Koury, Thomas O'Grady, and Paul Palaszek
Captain: John Wolf
Boat: Daily Grind
Total Tagged Fish: 3


Click to enlarge     Most Outstanding Catch - Trophy sponsored by Brooks Clark and Company
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Angler: Victor Franchini
Residence: Homestead, FL
Captain: Mike Causley
Mate:
Boat: Snap Bean
Species: 45 ¼ pound Wahoo


Click to enlarge     Largest Dolphin - Trophy sponsored by Mangrove Mike's Caf?BR>(Click image to enlarge)
Angler: Dave Mann
Residence: Landenberg, PA
Captain: Don Deputy
Boat: Trouble
Weight: 17 Pounds


Click to enlarge     Largest Tuna - Trophy sponsored by Coral Bay Marina
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Angler: George Koury
Residence: Rossford, OH
Captain: John Wolf
Mate: Matt Grynewicz
Boat: Daily Grind
Weight: 10½ Pounds


Click to enlarge     Largest Mackerel - Trophy sponsored by The Lorelei Restaurant
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Angler: Debbie Hellings
Residence: Tallahassee, FL
Captain: Ray Rosher
Mate: Alex Castellanos and Rob Ramirez
Boat: Miss Britt
Weight: 22¾ Pound


Click to enlarge     Hard Luck - Trophy sponsored by Holiday Isle Resort
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Angler: George Koury, Thomas O'Grady and Paul Palaszek
Residence: Rossford, OH - Sylvania, OH and Brooklyn, MI
Captain: John Wolf
Mate: Matt Grynewicz
Boat: Daily Grind
Story: One angler had just had hand surgery and had a really tough time landing his fish.



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.