Saltwater Shootout

Anglers weigh in but no winner yet

 

Special to The Miami Herald

Out of 137 teams, Penny-less came up as the top boat in the Mercury/SeaVee Saltwater Shootout held at Hillsboro Inlet Park on Saturday.

With such a high turnout, the weigh-ins went late into the evening.

The target species for the shootout were dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, tuna and cobia.

Penny-less, a team based out of Lake Worth, had a combined total of 220.9 pounds.

Michael Wood of the Penny-less crew was the top angler with a total of 136.2 pounds.

To help draw more people in to the tournament, the organizers at Bluewater Movements held a drawing — called the Greenhorn drawing — which offered eight teams free entry.

One of the drawing winners prevailed in the tournament, reeling in the heaviest fish — a 53.6-pound kingfish landed by Chad Lemar of the Trouble Mak-O crew.

There is $275,000 in cash and prizes being awarded, but the winners will not be announced until the awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon at the Pompano Beach Convention Center from 2-5 p.m.

Holding in second place with 214.2 pounds is the crew of Hook Me Up, a charter boat based out of Palm Beach Gardens.

The Shootout is the kickoff in the Saltwater series which includes the Slam and the Showdown.

The top 75 teams will be invited into the Showdown, but only one team will have the honor of earning the Showdown Crown.

Read more Outdoors stories from the Miami Herald

  • OUTDOORS

    South Florida outdoors notebook: Seminar on bottom fishing set for July 10

    Captain Bouncer Smith will conduct a seminar on Bottom fishing from 20 feet to 2,000 feet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Dusky Sportcenter, 110 N. Bryan Rd., Dania Beach. Admission is $15, redeemable for store merchandise. Call 954-922-8890.

  •  
Tyler Vick of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, holds up a nice snook caught near Flamingo in Everglades National Park.

    OUTDOORS

    Snook appear to have made full recovery in Everglades National Park

    The fishing near Flamingo in Everglades National Park is so good these days you almost forget about the bloodthirsty insects descending on you and the cloying heat enveloping you the minute you get out of the car.

  • Fishing Report: Redfish are best bet in Florida Bay

    Captain Jason Sullivan of Rising Tide Charters reported having some of the best tailing redfish action he has seen in years over the flats in Florida Bay. At times he has come across schools of redfish that numbered close to 100. Captain Jon Fetter of Catching the Cure Backcountry Fishing Charters out of Fort Myers reported redfishing has been hot during the early mornings around the mangrove shorelines. Shrimp-tipped jigs have been the top redfish baits this week. Plenty of mangrove snapper can be caught along the mangrove islands and oyster bars where they are attacking shrimp-tipped jigs.

Get your Miami Heat Fan Gear!

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category