2016 Fins Weekend Tournament Recap

Top team scores tuna, kingfish and dolphin, and wins ride on Miami Dolphins team plane

Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
The Annual Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament kicked off on May 20th with fishing on the 21st. This event is hosted by the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Special thanks to Stan Rudman of Hook & Tackle for fielding Team Hook & Tackle/Beep Beep.Courtesy Miami Dolphins
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Fins Weekend starts with the Hook & Tackle Captain's Party. Notice the tent actually goes over the trees! Good causes bring out the best people!Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Fins weekend is famous for great food and drink. Nikki Rapp enjoys a bite from one of the many sponsor food stations.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
More strategy at the Hook and Tackle Captain's Party. Here Head Coach Adam Gase shares a story with Kenny Sills and Jay Ajayi.Courtesy Miami Dolphins
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Food and drink were flowing for the Hook & Tackle Captain's Party. Quick hands make a great mixologist!Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Finally! Our team Beep Beep is on the water and observing the morning buzz at Miami Beach Marina basin as teams make final preparations.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Instead of cast netting the bait, our team decided to throw the "cash net." Buying bait can save time, but during tournament season, it can cost.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Beep Beep's Colston Ketcham carefully transfers bait into the 34 Sea Vee Z's transom well.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Beep Beep Captain Eddie Juan runs the boat while Colston shows ex-Miami Dolphin AJ Duhe where we are headed.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Owner of the Grin and Barrett, Hunter Barrett, keeps a watchful eye on his kite baits. Unfortunately today it's like watching that proverbial pot of water waiting to boil.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Although the bite was slow, there were some boats that manages to find a fish or two. In this shot, Warrin' Piece is hooked up and releases a sailfish.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Patience pays. 30 minutes before lines out we get our first real bite. Hunter finesses the fish boat side while Ketcham and Juan look on.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Ketcham prepares for the sailfish release. It doesn't count as the tournament is a meat tournament, but its definitely a sight for sore eyes.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Back at the dock, there's evidence that some folks got some fish to weigh. Here's a nice blackfin tuna going to the scales.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
A familiar site at Miami Beach Marina, Capt. Bouncer Smith cleaning just a few of his day's catch.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
So is it the Hooters girls who bring the crowds to the weigh station or is it the big fish?Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Good times were had by most everyone. Capt Mark Maus is all smiles while cleaning his Yellowfin 32.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Scott Robbins's Weeze in the Keys had a nice haul too.Courtesy Miami Dolphins
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
The winning team: Never Done. They found the tuna, kingfish and one dolphin. They will get to ride on the Miami Dolphins team plane for an away game next season.Courtesy Miami Dolphins
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
A live auction is always a fun time. Here Stan Rudman assists Paul Castronovo and Jeff Peck as they raise money for the City Year Miami. This great charity helps kids keep kids at risk in school through graduation.Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing
Fins Weekend Fishing Tournament, Miami Dolphins Foundation
Here Ketcham decided he would rather hang out with some new friends. Who can blame him?Scott Salyers / Sport Fishing