Big numbers were recorded
The tournament, held in Port Aransas, Aug. 26-28, is an International Game Fish Association qualifying tournament for women anglers only. Tournament directors recorded 56 billfish releases, consisting of four blue marlin, 18 white marlin and 34 sailfi sh. Billfish releases recorded in 2010 were 29.
The tournament benefits the Women’s Shelter of South Texas and this year’s event raised $4,000, to be donated to the shelter.
Overall winner and recipient of the M.L. Walker Perpetual Trophy went to the team aboard the Paradox, which also received an invitation to the IGFA World Championship Tournament to be held in Cabo San Lucas in May, 2012.
First place, Susie Awalt, Override
Second place, Joan Brock, Marlin Majic
First place, Beth Gale, Havin’ Fun
Second place, Mandy (last name not available), Fandango
Second place, Lauren Attaway, Scandalous
First place, Pipe Dream with five releases
Second place, Mojo with three releases
First place, Game On with two releases
Second place, Door Prize with two releases
White marlin ties were broken by earliest release time.
First place, Paradox with two releases
Second place, Let it Ride with one release
The Best Decorated Boat was awarded to the Riptide, owned by Carl and Mary Jane Shanklin of Port Aransas. The Outlaw, out of Port Aransas, took second place and third went to the Scandalous, out of Rockport. Kevin Deerman, aboard the Legacy, received Best Dressed Captain award.
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