2011 Jupiter Billfish Tournament

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On Wednesday January 12, 2011 the 5th Annual Grand Slam Jupiter Billfish Tournament kicked off at the Square Grouper Tiki Bar with 39 boats entered and over a $300,000 purse. Fishing began Thursday, January 13 with a cold front moving through and sailfish jumping! From the moment lines hit the water the radio room was buzzing with releases, 60 caught in the first hour. It was an exciting day of non-stop releases, up to five fish being released at a time. A total of 559 sailfish were released between both days of fishing.

Taking home first place overall was the team on the Boneshaker who earned 8700 points for their 29 releases. Second place went to the team on the Miss Annie who had 39 releases for a total of 7800 points and Third place overall was the De-Bait-Able with 34 Releases and 6800 points.

The Tournament was a great success with our friends from the Coastal Conservation Association joining us and benefitting from the raffle and silent auctions. Visit Jupiterbillfishtournament.com for more information.

For the very latest information, registration forms and tournament photos visit our fact-filled Internet website at www.bahamasbillfish.com or contact the Bahamas Billfish Championship at 866-920-5577 or e-mail: info@bahamasbillfish.com.