2014 Fins Weekend Tournament

Sport Fishing publisher Scott Salyers on location at the Fins Weekend Tournament.

June 12, 2014
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Everyone in attendance are all smiles. Here Rick Murphy discusses strategies with Fox Sports Florida Girls Jordana & Annilie.
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Team Hook & Tackle — Z-Vee never looked so good! The Fins Weekend is the hottest tournament of the year. Pictured here with Dolphin Cheerleaders (from left to right) Hunter Barrett, Fulton Ivy, Stan Rudman (team manager), Scott Salyers and Eddie Juan.
Les Stewart of Contender Boats and Drew Coster are checking out the great silent auction.
The Hook & Tackle Captain’s Party kicks off the fishing tournament.
Kathy Murphy (center) hams it up with some new friends.
Fulton Ivy sampling the awesome tuna tacos. The Fins Weekend Parties are known for having a great selection of some tasty treats from local area restaurants.
Time to fish! Eddie Juan readies rods and reels for the day in pursuit of hot fishing action.
The sun rises over Key Biscayne as we scoot across the bay in our new Sea Vee 320 Z.
Ivy readies our live baits. A fine selection of goggle-eyes and pilchards give us high hopes for some hot fishing action.
Morning winds were just enough to get up a light wind kite. Little did we know that the wind would die and our fishing would chill.
Hunter Barrett provides watch over his flat lines.
With fishing slow and only two bonitos by midday, Ivy decides “it’s time to bring the ocean to us” and starts an aggressive chumming regiment.
Take a look at this bizarre looking species. Juan shows off his bluespotted cornetfish (Fistularia tabacaria). With a face only a mother could love, this was the highlight of our day. Check out the cool blue colors that seem to match Juan’s shirt.
Contender boat checking in after a day of tournament fishing.
The Chris White Group were all smiles with their catch.
Blackfin tunas were caught by a number of boats.
Kids and family teams are prominent at this tournament.
Weigh station saw a number kingfish at the scales too.
Miami Dolphins receiver Brian Hartline (right foreground) and team are on the way to the scales. Hartline’s fish would prove to be the largest dolphin of the tournament 23.5#.
Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report Host Rick Murphy and show co-host Bree Gabriella shows of her catch. As luck (and skill) would have it, Gabriella would have the top Lady’s Kingfish and would also help win top honors for top lady angler
Another nice blackfin tuna at the scales.
Team Hook & Tackle – Z-Vee are all smiles after a great weekend. Thanks again to team manager Stan Rudman for throwing a great Captain’s Party and making us look good in our new threads.
Nelson Fonseca and Krissy Hewes Wiborg are all smiles after a day on the water.
The Fins Weekend Awards Ceremony is rocking.
MC and tournament angler, Paul Castronovo runs the live auction before the winners are announced as Fins Weekend Chairman Jeff Peck looks on. The Miami Dolphins Foundation supports community programs that benefit So. Florida.

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