Saturday, August 13, 2011

2011 FFM Winner is Team Sperry / Net Profit

The angler that caught the leading fish on Day One was back up to his old tricks on Day Two. That's when Trey Groves reeled in a 26.66-pound king mackerel for Team Sperry / Net profit. The real story was that the 40.61-pounder that Groves brought to the scales on Friday held on to win the 2011 Fishing For Miracles Tournament. Captain and owner Bryan Baxter said that his team was very pleased with their performance over the weekend, and that now they had to go and clean the boat - talk about being grounded! The second and third place fish from Day One also held onto their places, but a Day Two king did slide into fourth place. Lady angler champ Jackie Sgambati reeled in a 36.67-pound king caught aboard the 36-foot Yellowfin called Keepin' It Reel which is run by Capt. Jared Floyd. Sgambati said her king ate a pogie at 8:30 a.m. and that it fought her for about 25-minutes. Youth angler champ Les Smith was back at the docks on Day Two to weigh-in a 21.51-pound king, though it was his Day One fish in third place overall for FFM. The Day Two weigh-in was followed by an awards ceremony at the Ripley Light Yacht Club, and the tourney proceeds goto MUSC and CCA.

To read more blog coverage from the 2011 FFM click here.

PhotosByJeffDennis: FFM Lady Angler Jackie Sgambati caught this 36.67-king on Day Two that is held by Capt. Jared Floyd and backed up by Joe Winslow

FFM Youth Angler Les Smith of Team Winner's World with his Day Two 21.51-pounder

Team Sperry / Net Profit has a classy boat wrap

Team Bottom Line getting funky with two kings at the Day Two weigh-in

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