Fishing Team ‘’Bouffy’’ from Sint Martin, has been crowned champion boat of 2013 at the 6th Annual Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament.
‘’Bouffy ‘’ had two impressive days of fishing over the weekend keeping near the top of the leaderbord after day one and sealing the deal with a strong day 2 finish. Team Bouffy caught 11 wahoos over two days totaling 332.40lbs
Also with 11 Wahoos, Fishing team ‘’Living The Dream’’ from St.Criox just missed the crown by approx. 21 lbs so therefore came in second place with an impressive catch of 322.90lbs of fish.
Just a few pounds short of a second place finish, another boat from St.Croix team ‘’Turn and Burn’’ where recognized for landing the largest yellow fin Tuna of the event at 34.20 lbs.
The Boys from Nevis returned to compete in this year's event, and showed once again they can hold their own. Fishing Team Black Fin for the second consecutive year landed the largest wahoo this one at 61.90 lbs. Black Fin also caught the largest King fish in this event.
Another Nevis Boat Just relax was the overall leader after day one, but cooled off on day 2, yet still netting the prize for the largest Mahi Mahi of the tournament.
Team Budget Marine aboard Last Scamp came out and showed the fishing industry that they can not only sail but also fish, landing 3 wahoos on the final day totaling 109.20 lbs. With that catch, Last Scamp captured the champion Boat< 25ft prize, for the second year in a row.
Young up and coming fisherman Diesel Kopec aboard ‘’Good Livin’’ reeled in a 53 lbs wahoo to outduel his younger brother form Best Junior Angler of the tournament.
Sian Hudson aboard Nathalie Kate was recognized as best Female angler for landing a 26lbs wahoo during the event.
The best dressed crew went to a team Hooked on Jenny for their impressively Unique/ bright team uniform.In this years edition of the SXM Budget Marine Wahoo Tournament the weather was bad but yet 21 boats showed up and participated.
Later this week pictures will be updated to our website ( www.sxmsportfishing.com) and our facebook page.It was a pleasure seeing you all and we look forward to seeing you again next year.
Dates for next year's 7th Annual Tournament is October 31st till November 02nd, 2014
Special thanks to the following sponsors for making this event possible:
Budget Marine, SOL Petrolium fuels, Coors Light, Windward Island Bank, LeCoste, Lee’s Roadside Grill, Windward Roads, Pasanggrahamn Hotel, WINAIR, Bobby’s Marina, SOS Radio, Caribbean Liquors & Tobacco, Where’s the Flex.com , Marina Market and the 12 Metre Restaurant.