"RUSTY NAIL"


"Rusty Nail" Captures Owner's Tournament

Each year, the Sea Vee owners get together for a friendly competition.  Incredibly, all of the teams competing are excellent anglers and the catches during the tournament are always impressive. This year was no different.

Teams from across South Florida came down to Miami on their Sea Vees to see who fielded the best team.  Once again the food and tournament ambiance was second to none.  Friday night’s cocktail party almost ran the bar out of business.  The food from Verdaddy’s Taco Shop in North Miami was the hit of the evening.  Everything was perfect.  Even the NOAA weather reports were calling for favorable conditions.

The next day started out beautifully with all the teams checking out of beautiful Miamraina at Bayside in downtown Miami.  Reports stedily came in all day of good fishing. Some team reported nice dolphin action while others reported a good kingfish bite on the reef.  Whatever the news was, there seemed to be plenty of fish.  This was confirmed as the teams came in and weighed their catches.  

Team after team came to the scales with their fish bags bursting at the seams.  One after another the catches were weighed in what looked like a never ending stream of fish.  And there was also an incredible variety of fish.  Cobia, grouper, snapper, dolphin, kingfish, tuna, and wahoo all made their way onto the Sea Vee docks.


JuniorsThe top catches were:

Tuna – 27.8 – Kimbuktu
Wahoo – 45.33 – Good Times
Snapper – 13.44 – Rusty Nail
Grouper – 21.23 – Why Knot
Dolphin – 43.87 – Powerline
Cobia – 31.96 – Diversification
Kingfish – 42.83 – Off Limits

With the top 10 teams being:

1

Rusty Nail

107.06

2

Kimbuktu

106.36

3

Off Limits

106.25

4

Sea Walker

103.00

5

O2

92.03

6

Why Not

89.59

7

Native Son

86.86

8

High Gear

83.11

9

Good Times

80.38

10

Rezkill

74.70

Plus each Junior angler fishing in the event received a participation trophy to help grow their love for fishing.

The top team, “Rusty Nail” lost one of their team members this past year; their father.  He loved fishing and actually fished in the 2007 version of the tournament.  To honor him, “Rusty Nail” took his ashes out during the tournament to spread them where he loved to be, on the ocean.  Well, he must have been looking down on them because they were rewarded with the top team honors in this highly contested tournament.  

The teams are already gearing-up for the Sea Vee Bimini Bash this July which adds dozens of activities for the entire family.  For more info check out www.SeaVeeAdventures.com

 

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