Fins Weekend 2015

The 19th Miami Dolphins Foundation Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament

Now in its 19th year, the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament is a one-day, offshore tournament featuring fishing for dolphin, wahoo, kingfish and tuna. Miami Dolphins players, coaches and alumni participate in the prestigious event of the year, where unique prizes are awarded for the largest fish in each category and for the greatest combined weight of eligible fish per boat.

2015 Fins Weekend Kicks Off with The Hook & Tackle Captain’s Party: (L-R) Tom Garfinkel, Jeff Peck, Joe Philbin, Paul Castronovo, Stan Rudman, Dan Marino and Dennis Hickey at one of South FL’s premier fishing tournaments that benefits the educational pillar of the Miami Dolphins Foundation, benefiting local area schools.Courtesy of Miami Dolphins Communications
Zero dark thirty for team Beep Beep. Or is it really? This year the Beep Beep team decide to fish on Hunter Barrett's 34' Sea Vee Z, Grin N' Barrett, powered by triple Mercury 300s.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
Team Beep Beep is usually all smiles. However, when you have chum-chopping duties, it can bring a scowl to just about anyone. Here, teammate Ricky Linale is performing yeoman’s duty even before the sun comes up.
Baitwells full of frisky liveys will be key if you are going to compete with the heavy hitters in this tournament.
Finally underway! With a beautiful sunrise as Team Beep Beep heads out the channel.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
A “quick stop” at Miami Beach Marina leaves a little time for mate Ryan Alexander to do some last-minute rigging.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
All aboard! Do you sometimes feel like you are herding cats when it comes to your crew? This is how captain of team Beep Beep, Eddie Juan must have felt while at Miami Beach Marina. Here, Ozzie Garcia, Ryan Alexander, Fulton Ivy and Hunter Barrett are preparing to leave the marina.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
Not long after lines in and the team is hooked up. Here, Alexander leaders Linale’s first catch.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
In the box! Not a huge king, but close enough to make weight. Better it goes in the box. Plus it makes for some great smoked fish!Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
Dolphin and angler Jason Fox showing some skills hooked up to a jumping sailfish!Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
Jason Fox and teammate Reshad Jones are hooked up on a double.
Looking like the Ricky Linale Show – This time he decides to take a load off while fighting a fish as Alexander is always near with a watchful eye.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
Finally – Another team member steps up with a nice catch! Here, Ozzie Garcia shows off a beautiful African pompano. Unfortunately, it's not one of the species to count in the tournament.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
The catch puts a smile on Captain Eddy Juan’s face as Linale is happy to have a break.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
Dallas Thomas, Jeff Peck and Jelani Jenkins are all smiles at the dockside party.Courtesy of Miami Dolphins Communications
Miami Dolphins punter, Brandon Fields is positioned just right in a school of Hooters girls at the weigh stations.Courtesy of Miami Dolphins Communications
Back at the dock, Richie Jackson helps cleaning up as he hoists a bonita that will serve as bait for an upcoming trip. Notice he is wearing his Miami Dolphin colors behind the bonita.Courtesy of Team Beep Beep
First place winners – Tally Ho bested the fleet and wins a round trip flight for four with the team to an away game this year.Courtesy of Miami Dolphins Communications