(May. 18, 2012 - MARATHON, Florida Keys)...
Ely Hernandez took top honors and $5,000 for his 29.6-pound bull, the heaviest fish weighed in at the sixth annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament that ended May 12.
Hernandez fished on the Silent Hunter with Captain BJ Meyer, who also was a registered angler in the event. Both are Marathon residents who were born and raised in the Keys.
A close second place and $4,000 went to Shane Curry of Key West, Fla., with Captain Randy Sterling Jr. at the helm of the Reel Conch. Curry’s weigh-in was a 29.4-pounder.
Third place went to BJ Meyer for a 28.2-pound fish.
The one-day tournament attracted 115 anglers in 42 boats, and raised more than $37,000 for Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys.