Hamilton Bermuda, Wednesday, July 14, 2021—Team Krazy Salt’s, an 80’ Viking based out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida led by owner David Anderson Jr. with Captain Keith Greenberg and mates Mike Mahon, John Cashman and Jeff Thiel held off a charging field to win the 2021 Bermuda Big Game Classic. Krazy Salt’s began the tournament with three blue marlin releases on day one to lead the tournament. They added another blue release on day two bringing their total points to 2,000. Krazy Salt’s did not score on the final day but their 2,000–points were enough to hold off a charging field to take the win earning $109,050. Krazy Salt’s is holding the third place position in the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship heading into the final leg.
Early summertime fishing opportunities had south Florida anglers eager to get on the water and test their luck in pursuit of kingfish, dolphin and wahoo. The 18th annual Palm Beach County KDW Classic took place in early June with over 1000 participants fishing aboard 230 registered boats. The KDW Classic is hosted by the venerable West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) and is among the largest one-day saltwater tournaments in Florida. The Marine Industries Associations of Palm Beach County is the presenting sponsor of the event.
The 17th annual Cajun Canyons Billfish Tournament (June 1-6, 2021), presented by H&E Equipment Services, featured 35 boats fishing for a total purse of $689,500. Hosted by Cypress Cove Lodge & Marina in Venice, Louisiana, the tournament attracted a fleet ranging from 37 to 95 feet in length and represented each of the five Gulf Coast states.
Flamingo, Costa Rica, Wednesday, June 9, 2021—The first leg of the new all-virtual Presidential Challenge of Central America hosted teams fishing from four different nations in the region—Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama—for two days of fishing, with scoring taking place using the popular CaptApp mobile application, which allows teams to shoot video that is automatically time- and date-stamped as well as geo-located.
First Place: Native Son, Capt. Art Sapp
Second Place: Weez in the Keyz, Capt. Chris Zielinski
Third Place: The Edge,
Hope Town United Sailfish Tournament
First Place: Native Son with Capt. Art Sapp
Second Place: No Regrets with Capt. Garrett Graue
Third Place: No Choos with Capt. George Brittain
Bisbee’s, Oct. 27, 2020—The three Bisbee family tournaments wrapped up another record-breaking year as all three 2020 events offered from $1 million to over $4 million while conforming with Government-dictated COVID-19 protocols in Cabo San Lucas.
CABO SAN LUCAS, BCS, Mex. Oct.19, 2020—The 2020 season of the Bisbee’s family tournaments continues even as the COVID-19 Pandemic swirls worldwide.
In the second event of the year, the Los Cabos Offshore marlin tournament shattered both attendance records and the total payout amount. The two-day event awarded eight of the 127 participating teams with its 769 anglers from around the world $1,457,000, breaking the enviable MILLION-DOLLAR mark for the second year in a row throughout its 20-year history.