11th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament

Join Habitat for Humanity for their Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament!

Dolphin Tournament



“Fishing for a Cause” 11th Annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament – May 12-13th 2017

The Marathon Boat Yard along with Yamaha, who were this year’s tournament naming sponsor, were in attendance with the anglers, captains, mates, sponsors and also volunteers at the Captain’s Meeting hosted by Key Colony Inn. In total, 100 registered anglers set out to the water in 32 boats. Anglers from Marathon as well as Cudjoe Key to Homestead and as far away as Texas, Georgia and New York gathered to compete in this one day Dolphin shootout. Fishing commenced at 7:30 am on Saturday, May 13th and ended at 3:30pm.

While Anglers weighed their heaviest dolphin catch at Curly’s Coffee and Marina in Marathon, large crowds gathered to enjoy the excitement. The Saturday night Awards Banquet turned into a veritable party at Key Colony Inn with prize money and trophies for the winners; wonderful door prizes and also auction items to attendees. Therefore it was a huge success, raising $55,000 for Habitat Middle Keys which will be used directly toward the build of 4 new affordable homes which are expected to be complete by June this year. In Conclusion these homes will be purchased by hard working families in Marathon at a 0% interest loan.

This year we hosted our first ever Lady Angler Category which was a huge hit!!!
1st Place Lady Angler Darcie Arahill 21.6 lb.
2nd Place Lady Angler Nancy Owens 16.4 lb.
3rd Place Lady Angler Chrisy Meyer 15.8 lb.
1st Place Junior Angler J.C. Carlson 14.6 lb.
1st Weekend Warrior Bruce Boring 36.6 lb.
2nd Weekend Warrior Larry Mills 25.4 lb.
3rd Wkend Warrior Steve Gorcheck 22.8 lb.
1st Place Pro Digger Rodamer 35.2lb
2nd Place Pro Kevin McKeon 18.8 lb.
3rd Place Pro Thomas Torez 17.2 lb.

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