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Rod & Gun News – Holiday Tournament Results 12/28/2023

Ocean Reef Rod & Gun Club “Holiday Tournament 2023”

Nine teams signed up for our Thursday, December 28th event.  At the captain’s meeting the evening before, all assumed that while weather was going to move in the next day, we were sure to have at least a nice morning and maybe even a little piece of decent afternoon before things broke loose.   Not the case!

As morning came the front had already staked its claim on top of us.  None-the-less five teams elected to venture out amidst the cold wind & sideways rain.  Just as it was time for lines out the rain stopped, and skies cleared.  At least the ride home had improved.  The day produced five (5) sailfish releases along with a few weighable meat fish.

Rewarded for their efforts….  

First Place Team / 600 points…  “Off Key” with Frank McKee, John Connelly III, Brian Smith (pictured) and Junior angler Lila Hannon (pictured) who caught her first sailfish!  No, she didn’t get tossed in the water to celebrate it. She was already wet enough from the day.

Second Place Team / 400 points…   “White Fence II” with Keith Berend, Jeff Mokris, Jason Hurst.  Pictured are Keith Berend & first mate Darby.

Third Place Team / 160 points…   “Johnny B Good” with April Urbana, George Urbana, James Quinn.  Accepting their awards (pictured) are April Urbana, George Urbana, Demi Isenstadt and Annie Isenstadt.