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Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Winners!

A huge congratulations to 2019 Jimmy Johnson’s Quest for the Ring Champions and Rod & Gun Club members Carl and Vanessa Lindner on Seraphim.

March 8 and 9, over 100 teams descended upon Key Largo to compete for the world’s largest guaranteed purse in history at #JJFishweek. This year, three Rod & Gun teams placed in the Top 10, two of those placing Top 3. .

  • 1st Place Overall with 12 releases: Seraphim with Carl & Vanessa Lindner (2nd Place Top Female Angler – 4 fish)
  • 3rd Place Overall with 10 releases: Bar South with Rob Gothier (1st Place Top Male Angler & Master Angler – 6 fish)
  • 9th Place Overall with 7 releases: Red Lion with Gerald Blackie

Day One was a hot bite with 205 fish caught. Day Two was slower with 105 fish caught for a tournament total of 310 sailfish.

Seraphim started the day one with a quad but only landed 2 of the fish. They next landed a double and continued catching singles until lines out. Ending the day with 7 fish, they were in 4th place, the top boat at 8 fish.

On Day Two, Vanessa landed a 63.7 lb. king mackerel. They caught a couple single fish, landed another double, and caught their last sailfish midday. With over two hours until lines out and in the lead with 12 fish, they patiently held on. The bite slowed and they took the 3rd place daily with 5 fish, the top boat at 6. With 12 fish overall, they took home the big win! Tight competition between the boats included the 2nd Place winner Sandman (with Top Female Angler Sandra MacMillan – 6 fish) with 11 releases.

Team Seraphim – Carl Lindner IV, Vanessa Lindner,Captain Jerry Pohl, First Mate Richard Peeples, Mates Pat Brown and Albert Hernandez, and videographer John Long – have fished this tournament together the last 3 years. Captai Jerry took Top Captain prize. They attribute their continued success to everyone’s hard work, time on the water together, and dedication to the team. Huge Congrats to Team Seraphim!!!!

Pictures below:
Vanessa Lindner, Second place female angler
Serpahim – Winners
Carl and Vanessa Lindner – receiving top prizes!
– 3rd place overall BAR South
Rob Gothier -BAR South -Master Angler and Top Male Angler