Team Rezkill took home a Pasta Pantaleo print and a check for $5,000.00 on Saturday June 16th in the 8th Annual Island Grill Charity Dolphin Tournament, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay and Tavernier Creek Marina. The tournament raises money for the Baptist Children’s Hospital Cancer Center.
Rezkill’sCaptain Luis Perez with angler Audie LinSang from Miami, FL. and junior angler Ryan Smith from Homestead, FL would find two fish weighing 17.0 and 9.2 pounds. Combined with Ryan’s 36.8 pound Dolphin which was the largest fish caught in the tournament and took largest junior angler awards, the team would post a 63.0 pound total.
Second place, sponsored by Florida Keys Phone Book, went to team Warpath with Islamorada anglers Omar Valasquez and Ralph Gutierrez. Omar would weigh the largest fish by a male angler a 24.2 pound Dolphin. The Warpath’s combined weight of three fish would total 56.6 pounds. The team took home the second place trophy and a check for $1000.00.
Angler Tammy Amberg from Naples, Florida fishing aboard the TNT would weigh in a 27.0, 9.6 and 6.8 pound Dolphin for a combined weight of 43.4 pounds. The third place total would net the team $500.00 and a beautiful Pasta Pantaleo print sponsored by Bacardi. Tammy’s 27 pounder would tie for largest fish by a female angler. Ultimately Lyza Johnston of Key Largo fishing aboard the Kalex would take home the trophy because she weighed her 27.0 pound Dolphin before Tammy’s fish was weighed.
The Fishing Pole from Robbie’s Marina would take home most unusual catch with a most outstanding release of a Blue and White Marlin. Both from Islamorada, angler Ann Haber released the White Marlin and George Markeson released the Blue. The team searched the waters for the elusive Sailfish to fulfill the quest of an Islamorada Slam but it was not meant to be.
The largest Wahoo was a 15.6 pound fish caught by Joannie Towe of Tavernier FL. Hard Luck went to the Purrfection who caught a hard hat full of small Triple Tail that were released.
The Island Grill Charity Dolphin Tournament hosted 113 anglers on 36 boats during the 8th Annual event. Dolphin weighed were filleted and served at the awards dinner. John, Kyle and Brian Ouellette members of the Dolphin Tagging Research Center helped clean the fish. With the help of many sponsors and donated items, Jack McCormick and the Island Grill will soon be awarding a very nice check to the Baptist Children’s Hospital Cancer Center. The tournament would like to thank all the sponsors, businesses, and people who donated time and money to make this year’s event the best ever! The Island Grill would like to invite you to join us next year for another great Fathers Day Weekend!
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