80′ Viking Krazy Salts
By Steve Dougherty
Well-known among fishing’s elite, Kevin Paul is not only a decorated tournament captain, but he is also the father of Sutton Paul, who at the young age of 10 already has enough angling accomplishments and tournament wins to make most grown men green with envy. Unsurprisingly, Sutton has absorbed his father’s enthusiasm for the ocean and outdoors and is without a doubt one of the most talented and experienced junior anglers in the country.
The 2021 InTheBite Champion’s Cup is underway and so we sat down with one of the participants to get a better idea of who’s fishing. Tony Huerta, owner of the 58′ Paul Mann Lo Que Sea answers nine of our serious, and not-so-serious questions. Register your boat now for a chance to win it all in the first-ever Champion’s Cup: https://www.reeltimeapps.com/live/tou…
Friday, November 2020—The Lenny Schelin Jr. Memorial Tournament is hosting its 3rd annual tournament during the first week of January 2021. The tournament is organized to benefit Glioblastoma medical research. The goal is to share and spread awareness about Glioblastoma and to discover possible leads to its cause and cure.
The 4th annual White Marlin Roundup, was again based out of the beautiful Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina, was held April 10-13, 2019. There were 25 registered boats and the weather forecast was perfect, light winds and calm seas.
The first day of fishing was beautiful and the 77’ Bayliss, Wave Paver was off to a great start as they released 6 white marlin, for 1950 points. Plane Simple a 70’ Spencer finished the day in second place with 3 whites for 975 points. In third, was the Lo Que Sea with a 2 whites and 1 blue marlin for 800 points.
The real catch of the day was caught on The Chaser as they boated a white marlin to weigh in! As the crowd gathered around the weigh station, The Chaser backed in with an extra large white marlin in the cockpit. Angler Nick Locuv stood close by as he marlin was hoisted and the scales showed “129” pounds For the day there was 18 whites, 4 blue marlin and 8 sailfish released, along with the one big marlin that was weighed!
On day two with the same calm conditions, Wave Paver maintained their lead on the fleet by releasing 5 white marlin increasing their lead on the fleet. The Lo Que Sea added to their total by catching 4 whites to get them into second place overall and the Plane Simple dropped down to 3rd place. There was a total of 22 whites, 2 sailfish and 2 blue marlin caught on day two.
On day three, the final day of fishing, the Plane Simple got red hot and put the pressure on the Wave Paver by catching 4 white before noon. Wave Paver fought back by catching 4 that afternoon while Plane Simple caught 3 more that afternoon too. The 7 white marlin that the Plane Simple caught, put them well into second place, and Lo Que Sea ended up in third place. At lines out it was the Wave Paver winning this event for the second time in three years.
With 33 whites, 5 sailfish and 3 blue marlin caught on day three, it brought the three day total to 71 whites, 15 sailfish and 9 blue marlin!
All competitors gathered to honor the winners during the awards presentation at the beautiful Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina! The Ken Ullberg trophy for the Top Boat award went to Wave Paver and her owner Jr Davis! They also claimed many awards, including two top dailies, , the jackpot for the overall winner, Top Captain & Crew and even the largest Mahi of 39.5 pounds as they took home a big check of $149,740. The Top Captain & Crew went to Captain Russell Sinclair, and crew members Cody, Garrett, Ryan and Doug.
Plane Simple took second place, earning them a prize of $55,080. Third place went to the Lo Que Sea awarding them $20,880.
Angler Nick Locuv and The Chaser took home a check for $40,400 for the largest white marlin.
The top angler was Scott Glasscock on the Wave Paver. Scott caught 9 white marlin. The Top Lady Angler was Laura Russell on the Hit n Run! The largest tuna and wahoo was caught by Steven Staclings on the Jichi and they took home a check for $19,500.
We look forward to seeing everyone again at next year’s tournament, to be held again at the Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina. The dates will be April 15-18, 2020. See you all there!
Although South Florida has been crowned Sailfish Alley, the 3rd Annual Billfish Bash saw saw big sailfish release numbers out of New Smyrna Beach just 100 miles north of Fort Pierce. Lo Que Sea took 1st place with 22 releases and 17 on the second day; Bonna Vear came in 2nd and Hall Pass took 3rd. Congratulations to all!
1st Place Boat Team – Lo Que Sea
2nd Place Boat Team – Bonna Vear