2015 Stan Miller Yachts Invitational Results and Recap
The 13th Annual Stan Miller Yachts Invitational, presented by Viking and Hatteras, was another resounding success. The event took place August 28th - 30th out of Basin Marine in Newport Beach. This year's format was opened up, with many different boat brands competing. There were twenty-eight boats registered for the event and 126 anglers registered, from the young, to the young at heart! This year's competition included Yellowfin, Dorado, Tuna and Marlin (release) categories.
Teams met up Friday night at the Captains' Dinner at Basin Marine. Phil Friedman, radio personality and fish report aficionado, gave a quick fishing report and an overview of the tournament rules, while team members enjoyed a hearty dinner and some pre-fishing drinks. Many of the tournament sponsors also attended and their support was heartily appreciated! Things wrapped up quickly on Friday as everyone was eager to head out fishing early on Saturday. The fishing was brisk and competitive. Sunday's grand finale dinner and award ceremony was filled with fun and laughter and a few fishy tales! Tournament participants and their families enjoyed another delicious dinner and drinks, while numerous prizes were taken home - at the SMY Invitational, no one goes home empty handed.
Special thanks to our fantastic sponsors who provided so many wonderful, thoughtful prizes! Additional thanks to Bobby Decker, who served as Tournament Control aboard GOOD KARMA, and to Bobby House, for serving as our emcee at our grand finale dinner and prize ceremony. And of course, a HUGE THANKS to all participating boats and anglers! We hope to see many familiar faces and new ones at next year's Stan Miller Yachts Invitational. Stay tuned for information on our 2016 event!
2015 Stan Miller Yachts Invitational Results:
TOP BOAT: Sporty Game - 35 Predator - Registered Anglers: Mike Arujo, Ryan Kolling, Joe Kolling and Mike Lupien
First Place: ALY CAT II - 20.8 lbs - by Sammy Snyder
Second Place: SPORTY GAME - 14.27 lbs by Ryan Kolling
Third Place: ROYAL SLAM - 11.6 lbs by Sally Kurz
First Place: DETERMINED - 50.9 lbs - by Matt White
Second Place: FANTAIL - 26.8 lbs - by Ron Kawaja
Third Place: CHASER - 12 lbs by Danny Katzman
First Place: CHIQELIN - 18.8 lbs - by Mike Shrosbree
Second Place: FANTAIL - 14.6 lbs - by Ron Kawaja
Third Place: None
First Place: SPORTY GAME - 4 releases
Second Place: GOOD KARMA - 2 releases - 2nd fish released Saturday at 10:58am
Third Place: JANICE O 2 releases â€“ 2nd fish released Saturday at 3:16pm
Junior Angler: Trevor Brain of BRAINWAVE - 54 Hatteras