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35 Boats Combine to Release 677 Sailfish in 2011 Silver Sailfish Derby

January 11, 2011

The boats competing in the 74th Annual Silver Sailfish Derby enjoyed exceptional fishing over the 3 day tournament.  The competition remained tight in the Derby right up to the end of the tournament.  The best fishing in the first half of the tournament was further to the north around Ft. Pierce.  By the second day, the fish moved a bit further south with the best action occurring off Jupiter.  Team Sandman, also had 18 shots fishing further south off Boynton Inlet on the second day of the tournament.  Daryl Deka and his hard way team made a ‘hard’ charge on the third day of the tournament catching 15 out of 25 Sailfish to win the daily.

Get Lit led the first day of the tournament and managed to stay on top of the fish all the way through. They won the tournament with 37 releases followed by Weez in the Keys in 2nd with 34 releases.  Team Murray finished 3rd with 33 releases.  The 35 teams in the Derby averaged 6.45 releases per day which was a new tournament record.  Peter Miller from team Get Lit was also the top angler in the tournament.  Adam Yunis, of team MD20-20 caught the heaviest fun fish of the tournament, a 44-pound Cobia.  

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