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Fish Stock 2005 Final Event Wrap-up

The FishStock '05 staff closed the books on a very successful weekend festival in New Smyrna Beach, May 29, 2005, with perfect weather, a large and happy crowd of participants, and an enthusiastic core of sponsors.

June 4, 2005

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The FishStock ’05 staff closed the books on a very successful weekend festival in New Smyrna Beach, May 29, 2005, with perfect weather, a large and happy crowd of participants, and an enthusiastic core of sponsors.

With both offshore and inshore tournaments completed, FishStock tournament chairman Dan Jacobs declared the weekend a success. Competitive anglers brought to the docks record numbers of fish, including many successful sailfish hookups and releases plus one big blue marlin. Over $100,000 in cash and prizes was paid out to the anglers.

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Inshore tournament sponsor Mercury Outboards delivered a 60-hp four-stroke engine worth $5,500 as raffle prize to angler Doug Stilwell of New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

Offshore tournament sponsor Boston Whaler awarded two boat prize packages. Buddy LaCour, of Ponce Inlet, Florida, and registered tournament angler in boat # 84 Gail Force, won the 2005 Grand Prize, a Boston Whaler 17-foot Montauk boat with a 90-hp Mercury motor and trailer combo worth over $22,500.

The second Boston Whaler, a 15-foot Sport package went to Linda Roccoforte of Cocoa Beach, Florida, a lucky participant in the WHTQ-96.5-FM boat giveaway.

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In addition, Boston Whaler offered a $500 check to the angler who presented the largest fish caught in either tournament from a Boston Whaler. The inshore tournament winner was angler Greg Shamrock, boat #195. The offshore tournament winner was angler Amy Parsons of boat #48.

From a marketing standpoint, the event was equally successful. Although total dollar amounts were not monitored, marketing manager Drew Townes reported multiple boat sales on setup day, along with continued sales of boats and fishing gear throughout the event. The FishStock festival was a busy site all weekend, with activities for the youth hosted by Capt. Don Dingman of “Hook the Future” television series, saltwater fishing seminars, fly-casting instruction, numerous art exhibits, captains’ meetings, retail sales and a busy food court, in addition to the two tournaments.

Here are the final results of the two-day, third annual New Smyrna/Mercury Outboard Redfish Trout Challenge, May 28 and 29, 2005, held at Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach.

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Boston Whaler Lady Angler Award

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  • Debra Krall boat #219, 6.60 Redfish Trophy __**

Minn Kota Young Angler

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  • Cory Freeburn boat #151, 3.86 Redfish Trophy __**

Ranger Boats Redfish Award

  • **Third-Place Team #176 Mark Drown and Kevin Alkman, 25.26 lb., netting them a cash purse of $290.25
  • Second-Place Team #224 Troy Ruckman and Jeff Hagan, 26.48 lb., netting them a cash purse of $435.37
  • First-Place Team #157 Robert Fisher and Bill Fisher, 27.32 lb., netting them a cash purse of $725.63. **

Carolina Skiff Trout Award

  • **Third-Place Team #194 Mike Marple and Rubin Diaz, 18.62 lb., netting a cash purse of $290.25
  • Second-Place Team #205 Wayne Weeks and Bill Mead, 19.40 lb., netting a cash purse of $435.37
  • First-Place Team #157 Robert Fisher and Bill Fisher, 22.24 lb., netting a cash purse of $725.63. **

Optional TWT Redfish

  • #157 Robert Fisher and Bill Fisher, 27.32 lb., giving them an additional cash purse of $1,620. __

Optional TWT Trout

  • #157 Robert Fisher and Bill Fisher, 22.24 lb., with an additional cash purse of $1,507.50. __

Lowrance Top Overall Boat

  • Third-Place Team** Boat #194 Mike Marple and Rubin Diaz, 43.38 lb., netting a cash purse of $580.50 and total winnings of ****$870.75.**
  • Second-Place Team** Boat #205 Wayne Weeks and Bill Mead, 44.62 lb., $1,015.87; total winnings, $1451.24.
  • **First-Place Team **Boat #157 Robert Fisher and Bill Fisher, 49.56 lb., $1,306.13; total winnings, $5,884.89.

Here are the final results of the two-day**, 29th annual New Smyrna Beach/Daytona Beach Striker **offshore tournament presented by Boston Whaler, held at Riverside Park, New Smyrna Beach, May 26-29, 2005.

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Boston Whaler Lady Angler Award**

  • Laura Jackson boat #95 Sail Pending, 54.6-lb. wahoo. **

Carolina Skiff Young Angler** **Award

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  • Angler Kayla Hanak boat # 13 Papa San, 34.2-lb. dolphin. **

Mercury King Mackerel award

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  • Fourth Place: Boat # 89 Inside Out, angler Jeff Crabtree, 21.3 lb., $384.75
  • Third Place: Boat #80 Tegemareeb, angler Patrick Kollar, 23.4 lb., $769.50
  • Second Place: Boat #89 Inside Out, angler Karen Crabtree, 36.6 lb., $1,154.25 (Inside Out total, $1,539)
  • First Place: Boat #92 Just Lookin, angler Bo Tipayanon, 42.9 lb., $1,539. **

The Costa Del Mar Dolphin Award

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  • Fourth Place: Boat #13 Papa San, angler Kayla Hanak, 34.2 lb., $384.75
  • Third Place: Boat #41 Only Money, angler Roy Lenois, 36 lb., $769.50
  • Second Place: Boat #76 Grumpy Two, angler Scott Sheridan, 43.8 lb., $1,154.25
  • First Place: Boat #2 Perfect Drift, angler David Hicks, 44.7 lb., $1,539. **

Berkley Wahoo Awards

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  • Fourth Place: Boat #26 Fishin Mission, angler Leigh Donnelly, 35.7 lb., $384.75
  • Third Place: Boat #43 Disturbed, angler Mat Nasser, 39.2 lb., $769.50
  • Second Place: Boat #1 Critter Gitter, angler Matt Lighttiser, 48.4 lb., $1,154.25
  • First Place: Boat #95 Sail Pending, angler Laura Jackson, 54.6 lb., $1,539. **

World Class Catamarans Tuna Awards

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  • Fourth Place: Boat #28 Hook-Um-Up, angler Sid Bumpass, 50.5 lb., $384.75
  • Third Place: Boat #69 Hiliter, angler Manny Kourounis, 55.9 lb., $769.50
  • Second Place: Boat #69 Hiliter, angler Mark Simpson, 60.3 lb., $1,154.25.
  • (_Hiliter _total: $1,923.75)
  • First Place: Boat #15 Total Chaos, angler Robbie Crosnoe, 61.9 lb., $1,539. **

Sailfish Boats Billfish Awards

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  • Fourth Place: Boat #23 Rainbow III, anglers Sean Bankos and Alicia Bankos, 2 sailfish releases, $384.75
  • Third Place: Boat #76 Grumpy II, anglers Todd Phillips and Alan West, 2 sailfish releases, $769.50
  • Second Place: Boat #1 Critter Gitter, angler Jason Crowley, 1 blue marlin release, $1,154.25
  • First Place: Boat #84 Gail Force, anglers Buddy LaCour and Virginia Vedder, 4 sailfish releases, $1,539. **

Optional TWT

WX WORX Heaviest Offshore Fish

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  • King Fish: Boat #92 Just Lookin, angler Bo Tipayanon, 42.9 lb., $1,597.50; Just Lookin total, $3,136.50
  • Dolphin: Boat #13 Papa San, angler Kayla Hanak, 34.2 lb., $1,597.50; Papa San total, $1,982.25
  • Wahoo: Boat #95 Sail Pending, angler Laura Jackson, 54.6 lb.; $1,597.50; Sail Pending total, $3,136
  • Tuna: Boat #15 Total Chaos, angler Robbie Crosnoe, 61.9 lb.; $1,597.50; Total Chaos total, $3,136.50. **

Optional TWT

Humminbird Boat Heaviest Bottomfish

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  • Grouper Jackpot: Boat #4 Catch 22, angler Donna Lavallee, 38.33 lb., $585
  • Red Snapper Jackpot: Boat #4 Catch 22, angler Donna Lavallee, 22.3 lb., $585; Catch 22 total, $1,170. **

Optional TWT

Lowrance Overall Points Winners

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  • Third Place: Boat #69 Hi-Liter,_ _1 species, 116.2 points, $2,646
  • Second Place: Boat #76 Grumpy Two, 2 species, 83.8 points, $4,630.50
  • First Place: Boat #1 Critter Gitter,_ _2 species, 98.4 points, $5,953.50. **

Boston Whaler Top Overall Boat Awards

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  • Fourth Place: Boat # 84 Gail Force, 1 species, 80 points, $1,923.74
  • Total Winnings: $3,516.74
  • Third Place: Boat #69 H-Liter, 1 species, 116.2 points, $2,885.62
  • Total Winnings: $7,455.37
  • Second Place: Boat #76 Grumpy Two, 2 species, 83.8 points, $4,809.38
  • Total Winnings: $11,363.63
  • First Place: Boat #1 Critter Gitter, 2 species, 98.4 points, $9,618.75
  • Total Winnings: $17,880.75
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