Winners in the 15-mile division (one legal red grouper) were:
1st place: Team Pursuit 7.56 lbs – Captain Tony Saputo, crew: Carl Bressan
2nd place: Fish Assassins 6.66 lbs – Captain John Wood, crew: Maureen Wood, Rich Massa
3rd place: Team Contender 5.92 lbs – Captain Ralph Crowell, crew: Pete Arcidiacono, Ed Brown, John Baker, Mark Tanner
4th place: Sea Hunt 5.78 lbs – Captain Joe Perino, crew Barry French, Jerry Keyes
Since the 1st place and 2nd place teams did not enter the Captain’s Calcutta, a very happy Captain Ralph Crowell walked away with the Captain’s Calcutta winnings in that division.
Winners in the 50-mile division (two legal red groupers) were:
1st place: Team Mueller 30.00 lbs – Captain Mike Mueller, crew: John Cavanagh, Jeff Erickson, Frank Sroka
2nd place: Team Ludwig 26.36 lbs – Captain Al Jennings, crew: Mike Ludwig, Ed Ludwig, Cornel Irimies, Steve Macko, Frank Renkel
3rd place (tie): Team Rona 24.80 lbs – Captain Roger Linder, crew: John Burback, Harv Perusse, Gary Lamotte
3rd place (tie): Grouper Troopers 24.80 lbs – Captain Ed Shebert, crew Leo Sutera, Bryan Mordecai
Captain Mike Muller and his crew also went home very happy. Not only did they win their division…they also won the Captain’s Calcutta in the 50 mile division.
Walker’s Marine, Mercury Marine and Pursuit Boats were sponsors of this tournament. With their help and financial support, this event continues to grow in popularity each year.
The Marco Sportfishing Club is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 325 fishermen, boaters and outdoor enthusiasts who live in the Marco Island, Fl. area. In addition to enjoying all types of fishing-related activities, the Club prides itself in its ability to “give back” to the community. Members of the club are active and involved in the community and have been instrumental in organizing and staffing many events that teach local children the joys of fishing and good fishing etiquette. For additional information, please visit the Club’s website atwww.marcosportfishingclub.com