|  Home Page  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Advertising  |  Login  |  Register  |April 16th, 2014 

-News Center
-Classified Ads
-Discussion Boards
-TV / Radio

 Market Place
-Boat Dealers

 News Search
Key Word(s):
"AND" Words Together
"Or" Words Together
"String" Words Together

Florida Keys
Anglers Live the Good Life After Islamorada Sailfish Tournament Win

by Andy Newman/Carol Shaughnessy
Page(s): 1
(Dec. 10, 2012 - ISLAMORADA, Florida Keys)...

Teammates aboard the Viva la Vida are certainly "living the life"after earning top honors and a check for more than $11,000 at the 49th annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament that ended Dec. 2.

Islamorada’s Captain Nick Ewald led anglers Eric Darville of Cutler Bay, Fla., and Islamorada residents Travis Upchurch and Jimmy Fickling to release 14 sailfish during three days of fishing.

For the second consecutive year, special guest and tournament angler Captain "Wild"Bill Wichrowski, skipper of the fishing vessel Cape Caution from the popular Discovery Channel television show "Deadliest Catch,"presented the top trophies.

Fishing the event for the sixth time, Key Largo’s Shawn MacMullin Jr., age 12, landed three sailfish to capture the junior angler title for the second year.

Second place overall with 13 releases went to the Islamorada boat Relentless. Captain Paul Ross led teammates Fenton Langston of Ocean Reef, Fla., Jimmy Hendrix of Islamorada and tournament veterans Jimmy and Debbie David of Hollywood, Fla. Debbie David’s three releases earned her the event’s top lady angler award.

On day three, team Predator came from behind to place third with 10 releases. Anglers were Jeff Moore of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mike Cook of Broomall, Pa.; Don Gaytos of Medford, N.J., and Islamorada’s Ross Demarzo. At the helm was Islamorada’s Captain Augie Wampler.

Overall, 93 anglers on 25 boats released 157 sailfish, according to tournament organizer Dianne Harbaugh.

The Islamorada Sailfish Tournament is the first leg of the renowned triple-crown Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship series. The series continues with the Cheeca Lodge Presidential Sailfish Tournament set for Jan. 17-19, 2013, and the Islamorada Fishing Club Sailfish Tournament scheduled Jan. 23-24.

 Page 1 of 1 

Product Previews
Featured Articles
Industry News
Tournament Results
Upcoming Events
Other News
Pro Tips
Headline News
TV Schedules

50-lb King, 8 1/2-ft Hammerhead, Grouper & More!
Cuda Slob!
Cabo fishing boats by TAG Cabo Sportfishing
Big Gags Biting Gulfside; Drum Inshore
Kona Hawaii Fishing Report - March wrap-up
Sail’ing into Spring!
SW FL-Bonita Beach: The Kings Have Returned!
Lake Fork Guide David Vance Trophy Bass Fishing Re
Sometimes the bug!
SW FL-Bonita Beach: Big Sheepies Rule!
Read More »

New Yamaha F50LA
Lakeland, FL

New 2013 Triton TR20XS
Tyler, TX

New 1996 Ebbtide Dyna Trak 180
Madison, TN

Used 2012 Sea Hunt Triton 188
Madison, TN
More Ads »

Web Site Design © CopyRight 2014 FishingWorld.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
Any person accessing this site agrees to the Terms of Use.