El Palacio finishes first day of fishing on top

 

Special to the Miami Herald

After the first day of fishing at the 2013 Sailfish Kickoff, the crew of El Palacio, skippered by Ben Sharpe, holds first place despite the efforts of the Rockstar Original fishing team on Friday at Monty’s in Coconut Grove.

At 10 a.m. the crews from Notorious, Kraken and Beep Beep were at the top of the leaderboard with two releases. But in the afternoon, El Palacio secured the lead by being the first team to release eight sailfish.

With less than 10 minutes left until the call for line-out at 4 p.m., the Rockstar Original crew, skippered by Jorge Piedra, had to two hookups that pushed his team past captain Shawn Adams’ team on OCD with seven releases.

Piedra’s team landed the eighth release at 4:03, and since the team called in before lines-out it counts.

The Rockstar Original team also brought in the biggest catch of the day, a 33.07-pound wahoo.

Cece Imbrie, of OCD, was the top female and overall angler with four releases. The tournament will continue Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and end at the 3 p.m. line-out.

Spectators can watch the weigh-in dockside at Monty’s in Coconut Grove after 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

For more information and live scoring visit: www.sailfishkickoff.com.

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