August 23rd-24th 2008 Tournament Results:
This was our 5th Big Island Kayak Fishing Tournament with 54 entrants, our largest to date. With the attendance of sponsored anglers we've added the Pro Division.
The format for the Pro Division is slightly different than the Recreational Class. The Pros will get their combined weight of their largest inshore and largest offshore fish if they are able to land one of each category
In the Inshore species:
1st went to Darical Bowman(Big Island) who landed a 43.6 lb Ulua
2nd place went to Jacob Mendez bringing in a 42.6 lb Barracuda
3rd place was Todd Andrews with a 37.2 lb Ulua
4th place went to Paul Belmudes with a 28.4 lb Ulua
5th place went to A.J. Galvin with a 19.8 lb Ulua
6th place went to David Kamau who caught a 17.8 lb Barracuda
7th place was Jesse Shim with a 15.6 lb Kahala
8th place was Wendall Dupree with a 12.2 lb Ulua
9th went to Jason Degroot with a 8lb Barracuda
10th went to Joseph Christopher with with a 7.6 lb Omilu
11th went to Shiloh Oliberos with a 7.4 lb Papio
12th was Troy Gardner with a 3 lb Aha
Results In the offshore Category:
1st went to John Whitman(Big Island) who landed a 51.4 lb Sailfish
2nd place went to Matt Reed bringing in a 37.6 lb Ono
3rd place was Kevin Uyeda with a 19.4 lb Mahi Mahi
4th place went to David Kamau with a 15.4 lb Mahi Mahi
5th place went to Micah Pigralet with a 13.2 lb Mahi Mahi
Results In the Pro Division:
Cindy Heusser (Big Island) took 1st by landing a 15.6 lb Ulua
2nd place went to Issac Brumaghim bringing in a 13.6 lb Omilu
3rd place was Boogie Elgas with a 8.6 lb Kagami
The top 3 Pro Anglers each received individual trophies. Also we now have a really nice perpetual trophy in the Plentypupule Kayak Store. Cindy's name will be added to the plaque as the Pro winner for Aug 2008 and each subsequent winner of future tournaments will also be added.
Cindy won the cash prize or $450 but donated it back into the prize kitty to entice more anglers to enter the pro division for the next tournament.
No Pros were able to catch and weigh in for both categories. The only angler in the tournament catching and weighing in with fish in both categories was David Kamau
John Whitman catching the largest fish got his choice of Angler Kayak. He chose an Ocean Kayak Prowler Trident Angler.
Darical Bowman taking 1st in the Inshore Division received the Feel Free Moken Angler
Jacob Mendez and Matt Reed taking 2nd in their categories won some really sharp Costa Del Mar Shades and Costa Del Mar T-Shirts
Kevin Uyeda coming in 3rd in the Offshore category got a nice Surf to Summit Backrest, drybag and rod holder.
Todd Andrews, 3rd in the Inshore category got a great Fish Bag that is now being produced by one of our fellow fishermen, Jeremy
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Feel Free Kayak
Costa Del Mar
Our next tournament is set for November 29th and 30th 2008. It's again set to be a two day event.
We'd like to thank all the entrants for making this contest our most sucessful tournament to date. Special thanks to all the Oahu Anglers that made effort to be here and deal with the logistics of kayak fishing away from home.
We'd welcome any comments or suggestions to improve the tournament.
Email comments to Kelly (P and P Kayaks)
Catch Big, Get Towed and join us on Nov 29th and 30th 2008!
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