7th ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY DOLPHIN TOURNAMENT
will be held May 10th and 11th, 2013
(Mother’s Day is May 12th so you can still spend the day with her grilling up some fresh Mahi you caught in the tournament)
This annual fundraiser has become an event NOT to miss. It is a fun and festive 1 day fishing tournament for the heaviest Dolphin. We come together on Friday evening for the mandatory Captain’s Meeting then hit the waters bright and early on Saturday. That evening we celebrate our winners at the Awards Banquet.
- Captain’s Meeting, MANDATORY, Friday, May 10th, 6:00 p.m.
Salty’s Waterfront Grill, Located at the 7 Mile Marina
- FISHING: MAY 11th Weigh In at 7 Mile Marina 3:30-6:00 p.m. May 11th Lines in 7:30am, Lines out 3:30pm.
- WEIGH IN: At 7 Mile Marina 3:30pm to 6pm.
- Awards Banquet and Ceremony @ Castaway’s Restaurant, Saturday, May 11th, 7:00 p.m.
HEAVIEST DOLPHIN PRIZE LEVELS
Jr. Angler Division (16 and under)
*$25 discount to register & Pay on-line before midnight on 5/9/13
Or call/email @ 305-743-9828 firstname.lastname@example.org
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To quote a Captain out of Key West from our 2012 Tournament:
“We fish about 8-10 tournaments a year with about 80% of them being dolphin tournaments, and I think your tournament is one of the best.”
THANK YOU so much to the following companies for their gracious partnership & support of this years event:
Platinum / Main Sponsor
Edgewater Power Boats
Salty's Waterfront Grill
Marathon Chamber of Commerce
The UPS Store
Barbed Fishing Apparel
Dot Palm Landscaping
Specialty Hardware ~ Marathon
Artist, Pasta Pantaleo
Island Tee Shirts
SPONSORS NEEDED ~ DOWNLOAD FULL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE HERE
Please be sure to join us in 2013 – Call 305-743-9828 for more information.
6th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament RECAP
May 11-12th, 2012
The California Wine Club, this year’s tournament naming sponsor, was in attendance with many others as major sponsor Salty’s Waterfront Grill @ 7 Mile Marina hosted the incredible Captain’s Meeting on Friday, May 11th to kick off the 6th Annual Habitat for Humanity Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament. In total, 136 registered participants (115 anglers and 21 captains) set out to the water in 42 boats. Anglers from Marathon as well as Big Pine, Islamorada, Key West and as far away as Toms River, NJ gathered to compete in this one day Dolphin shootout, raising $37,467 for Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys.
Fishing commenced at 7:30 am on Saturday, May 12th and ended at 3:30pm. Anglers weighed their heaviest dolphin catch at The 7 Mile Marina in Marathon. At the close of scales at 5:30 pm a crowd had gathered to see if one last fish might disrupt the leader board.
The Awards Banquet, emceed by Captain Marlin Scott, turned into a veritable party at Castaway Restaurant and Sushi Bar on Saturday night with prize money and trophies awarded for the 5 largest dolphin by weight.
Team Silent Hunter took 1st, 3rd, and 5th Place. All three young men were born, raised and living in Marathon their entire lives: Ely Hernandez, BJ Meyer and Cody Darbie took home a check for $5000 with 29.6 lbs, $2000 with 28.2 lbs., $1000 with 21.4 lbs. respectively. Shane Curry aboard Team Reel Conch out of Key West took 2nd place for $4000 with 29.4 lbs. Kim Wiltsie of Naples, FL took 4th Place for $1500 with 22.6 lbs.
136 Anglers and Captains
Money Raised $37,467