Tuesday, July 29, 2008

10 years old angler win tournament by catching dolphin!

Twenty junior anglers, all younger than 14 years old, targeted dolphin fish July 5 and 6, each team attempting to catch the three heaviest dolphin to win the Islamorada Fishing Club Junior Dolphin Tournament. The Islamorada Lady team, guided by Captain Jeff Everson, took first place with a total of 99.7 pounds of dolphin -- including a 54.5-pound bull caught by 10-year-old William Warner of Jupiter, Fla.

"This may be the largest dolphin weighed in for a dolphin tournament this season," said event organizer Tammie Gurgiolo of the fish young Warner caught on light tackle with a spinning reel. Warner fished with his 6-year-old sister Sarah Warner of Jupiter and three young teammates from Islamorada: 5-year-old Robbie Reckwerdt, 6-year-old Anna Reckwerdt and 4-year-old Carly Stanley.

The tournament’s second-place team, fishing with Captain Scott Stoky on the Nuff Said, weighed in 50.9 pounds of dolphin. The fish were caught by Stoky’s daughter, 4-year-old Kaylee Stoky, and 10-year-old Kyle Everett, both of Key Largo.

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