Ruckus reels in the big one @ VG Fisherman’s Jamboree
The two-day tournament came to a close at the Mermaid’s Dockside Bar and Grill in Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda on Sunday April 16, 2017, with a prize giving ceremony.
An elated Captain Jerome Emmanuel of Ruckus said they were successful due to a change of their fishing area to the North Drop.
“Every year, most of the boats been winning the prizes on the North Drop, so we just decided that we are going to fish there and it worked out,” he commented to the media moments following the prize giving ceremony.
Ruckus claimed the first prize in the heaviest Wahoo, 74.8 lbs, by angler Joseph Lake and captained by Jerome Emmanuel. They won the first prize trophy, $5,000, a two night’s stay at Fischer’s Cove, dinner for four at Rock Café and free entry to the 2018 Wahoo Madness among other prizes.
The second prize for the heaviest Wahoo, 56.1 lbs, went to angler Chad Emanuel, also of Ruckus. They won the second prize trophy, $2,000, lunch for four at Fischer’s Cove, one haul and launch compliments Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor and $250 insurance from Colonial.
The third major award was also taken by Ruckus in the heaviest overall Wahoo catch of 340 lbs by anglers Chad Emmanuel, Joseph Lake and Carlos Lindquist. Their prize was the third place trophy, $1,000, dinner for four at Rock Café and a gift pack and insurance of $250 from Colonial.
In the heaviest other catch, the vessel Emmanuel of angler Alvin Turbe and captained by Tamika Turbe emerged the winners. Their winnings included a three night getaway at Fischer’s Cove and free entry into the annual Bastille Day King Fish Tournament in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Their King Fish catch weighed 27.5 lbs.
More prizes for Ruckus
The team from the Ruckus also swept the Star Angler trophy. Joseph Lake swept that award for his catch of a Wahoo weighing 196.4 lbs, Tuna- 124.8 lbs and a total of 321.2 lbs of fish.
From the vessel Megabyte, the Leading Female Angler was awarded to Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal for a catch of a 30.1 lb Wahoo. The win includes a trophy, lunch for four compliments Mermaid’s Dockside Bar and Grill, and $250 of insurance from Colonial.
The Vessel Megabyte also took home the Outstanding Youngest Angler award, which went to Dimitri Farrell, who reeled in an 8.8 lb Mahi Mahi. He received, in addition to his trophy, a pizza dinner for four at Fischer’s Cove.
The Overall Wahoo catch was 727.4 lbs and the Overall Catch in the tournament was 984.21 lbs.
There were over 30 Anglers and eight boats taking part in the tournament.