The 17th annual Key West Boats Fishing For Miracles king mackerel tournament to benefit M.U.S.C. Children's hospital finished with some cheers when Juggernaut brought in a 34.1-pound kingfish to take the first place prize money. Day Two leaders Cool Cat and Bow Movement held on to take second and third place, while Mangler brought in a 32.0-pound king to jump into fourth place overall. The slow king bite continued on day two despite the ocean conditions improving dramatically due to overnight and morning rainstorms that served to flatten out the water's surface. More fish were weighed-in by the 185-boat fleet on day two, but overall for FFM only eight entries topped the 30-pound mark. Juggernaut, owned and captained by Bert Harvey of Beaufort, knew they had a 'good fish' and called family members at the weigh-in to say 'get ready to roll some video tape.' They had to make about an hour run from where they were fishing to get to the 1 -4 weigh in, and were cheered by the crowd when they took over first place. Juggernaut is an SKA (Southern Kingfish Association) boat and onboard was A.C. Harvey and angler Jim Roberts. They only caught one other small king all day, and the big king ate a live mullet fished way back behind the boat, and took about 20-minutes to subdue. Youth angler honors went to 7-year old Coleman Jenkins for his 25.2-pound king caught Saturday on Team Charleston Rigging, who went on to make a television interview that aired on the local news about his angling prowess. Well Done!
For Day One blog coverage form the 2010 FFM click here.
PhotosByJeffDennis: The three-member Juggernaut (winners of the 2007 FFM) with their 2010 first-place kingfish; Capt. James Kampmeyer stands with youth angler Coleman Jenkins and father Carl Jenkins; Zarah Setro with her 15.2-pound king mackerel; and first-place in the 'We THOUGHT we had a smoker king' category is BittaSweet with their 90(?)-pound wahoo that angler Michael Leahy (holding fish) and Captain Jerry Tumbleston (blue shirt) and Brent Williams brought to the weigh-in