Local Captain Charlie Scoble is back in the saddle again. It was a tight battle during the series that started with the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament and a second place finish for the Tackle Center in December. The series continued at the Islamorada Fishing Club’s Captain Cup Sailfish Tournament and concluded at the Checca Lodge and Spa Presidential Sailfish Tournament. Captain Charlie Scoble would lead local anglers Donny and Brad Lange along with Fritz Zeher and Jeffery Dickman to victory in the series.
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, Islamorada Sailfish Tournament—The 57th Annual Islamorada Sailfish Tournament kicked off at the Whale Harbor seafood buffet all with social distancing and covid restrictions in place. The sailfish action started on Friday morning and continued over the next two days concluding on December 6th.
Captain Brian Cone aboard his charter boat Contagious led anglers Mark Mitchell and Kenneth Padgett both from Charleston, NC, Travis Bennett and Andy Cone from Tavernier, FL and Greg Tolpin from Key Largo, FL to the winner’s circle with a total of 11 sailfish releases. The team took home beautiful sailfish sculptures sponsored by Caribee Boat Sales and Yamaha Outboards along with a check for $42,390.00. Over the three days of fishing 90 sailfish were released out of 103 called in hookups with over $90,000.00 paid to the winners.