Tis the Season for Charity Fishing Tournaments
By Ernesto Martinez
As spring and summer roll in so do the charity fishing tournaments. The bite is picking up so anglers are heading out into the open seas. The FineAwards.com fishing team is ready for a huge season as we participated in the first of 3 events we sponsor. The 3 day Yamaha/Contender Miami Billfish Tournament took place this past weekend. There were categories for heaviest Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna and Kingfish but the pros were in town for the main event, catch and release Sailfish event. Over 600 sailfish were caught off the coast of Miami during the weekend with the lead boats calling in more than 30 sailfish each. While the newly formed FineAwards.com fishing team only had 3 catch and releases it was still good enough for 3rd place in the amateur division. The weather was perfect and there is nothing more exciting than catching your first sailfish. Tradition goes that catching your first means a toss overboard by your team and who are we to ignore tradition.