Team Salty Marine took top honors in the 32nd annual New Smyrna/Daytona Beach Striker offshore tournament, presented by Trophy Boats Saturday.
Tuna Time, a boat out of Longwood, took second overall with 58.6 pounds. Justin Larson caught the biggest dolphin to make that weight. It was also the largest fish weighed in the event.
Bring Two of Altamonte Springs, took third overall with a 56-pound dolphin that earned David Yovaish Jr., 15, top honors for the junior anglers. All-In pulled down fourth in the 93-boat competition with two tuna weighing 53.4 pounds. Marco Del Moral of
On the Pesci Grand, Nicholas LaFoe of
Josh Thompson of Ponce Inlet caught the largest red snapper, a 26.2 pounder. He fished on the Sea Lover. Greg Rabitaille of
Hosted by Sport Fishing and Marlin magazines, FishStock 2008 actually includes two tournaments, besides the offshore Striker tournament, the 6th annual New Smyrna Beach Redfish and Trout Challenge, presented by Hells Bay Boats, began Saturday. Each team could weigh in two redfish and two speckled trout.
After Day One, the team led by Clifton Jones of New Smyrna Beach holds first in the redfish category with 13.80 pounds. In the trout category, the team captained by Gary Bell of
The team led by Jeremy Davis of Edgewater holds first in the top overall boat competition with 29.24 pounds of combined redfish and speckled trout. The
After one day of action, Deanna Freeburn of Edgewater holds first place among the ladies with a 6.82-pound trout. Carolyn Kelly of
FishStock 2008 also includes a free boat show at
Young anglers, those between the ages of 6 and 16, may enjoy the KidStock activities. In a series of fishing clinics, they will learn such skills as basic knot tying, bait and tackle selection and other fishing techniques. Clinics begin at various times from 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. Sunday.
FishStock 2008 continues through Sunday, May 25. For complete results and more information, see www.fishstock.com.