The kick off party held at On The Rocks was fabulous! Everyone was dolled up to the nines in their Roaring 20’s garb! We had sexy flappers and gangsters enjoying the live music all night long!
This fun-filled fishing tournament, with prizes for the best decorated boat and best costumed team, benefits Family Support Hawaii (FSH), formally Family Support Services of West Hawaii. In addition to the prizes for best decorated boat and best costumed team, the all-women anglers competed for cash prizes which were awarded to the teams with the biggest marlin/billfish.
Wahine Tournament 2014 Winners:
1st Team #41 – Anxious Rum Runners
2nd Team #47 – Daisy Chain
3rd Team #20 – Salon Lush
1st Team #69 – Lightspeed Gangstas
2nd Team #27 – Gangsta Girls
3rd Team #41 – Anxious Rum Runners
Ono – Team #55 with angler Brittany Bazinet, weight was 28.5 pounds
Ahi – Team #14 with angler Marisa Piazza, weight 209 pounds. This yellowfin tuna was fought on stand up 50 pound tackle. Marisa fought the fish for three hours and 53 minutes under the most difficult conditions.
1st Place for Biggest Fish Overall: Team #17 with 559 points
Pacific Blue Marlin 559 pounds caught by angler Cheri Fogarty. Team members Megan Hamm, Kelsey Sanborn, Captain Kenny Fogarty, and crew Jordan Kilkenny
2nd Place Total Points and Highest Release Points: Team #25 with 900 points
Catch and released (estimated weight) 150 pound Blue Marlin and two other fish 130 pound and 175 pound. Anglers were Cassandra Raike and Victoria Haller. Other team members were Michelle Beavins, Holly Fields, Captain Jim Wigzell, and crew Rj Dougherty.
3rd Place: Team #56 with 300 points
Catch and released 175 pound Blue Marlin by angler Sharon Handgis. Other team members were Roxanne Moss, Carol Choy, Tini Choy, and Captain Rick Moss.
4th Place: Team #9 with 300 points
Catch and released 80 pound billfish by angler Stacey Taylor. Other team members were Linda Zabolski, Amy Cornforth, Kristen Sprague, Captain Lance Gelman, and crew Steve Sahines.
5th Place: Team #62 with 300 points
Catch and released one billfish estimating 150 pounds by angler Chelsea Anne Ohara. Other team members were Sarah Murphy, Tika Anindyasari, Melanie Silva, Captain Howard Whitcomb, and crew Pacific Minthorne.
Mahalo to all the competitors and spectators for other amazing Wahine Tournament! Special thanks our sponsors Pacifico, Pacific Rim Fishing Tackle, Bacardi, Young’s Market, and Mount Gay Rum. And very special thanks to Lola Ching, Robbie Engelhard, all our Huggo’s staff and managers, and all the volunteers from Family Support Hawaii!