LO QUE SEA is the WINNER of the 23rd Annual KWLA Tournament, presented by BB&T | Now Truist! An early blue marlin release by Mindy Fitzpatrick earned the team 400 pts, but it was Michelle Keeney’s 27.9-pound dolphin that sealed the deal! LO QUE SEA’s 1st Place win earned them $31,663 in total prize money for Level I & Level III Release WTA, sponsored by Eastern Turf Maintenance!
THE GENERAL & WELDOR’S ARK land 2nd & 3rd, respectively. THE GENERAL ended with one blue marlin release & a 19.2-pound dolphin from Katie Salter good enough for $5,483. WELDOR’S ARK fished on Saturday & collected $3,655 for one blue marlin release and 10.4-pound dolphin by Junior Angler, Gillian Ricks!
SENSATION crew caught the second TUNA of the tournament & took 1st Place with their 39.3-pound catch, worth a whopping $19,106 with rollover money! BILL COLLECTOR’s 29.7-pound tuna may have taken 2nd place, but it still landed the team a $2,436 payout.
One wahoo was brought to Big Rock Landing & it was caught by Abby Jones, aka superwoman. Abby is not only the owner of OFF SEASON, but the boat captain AND angler of their 18.3-pound catch. 1st Place wahoo paid out $3,655!
CARTERICAN held onto 1st Place dolphin AND Level II Dolphin WTA with their 30.9-pound mahi cashing in a total $28,730! TACKLE BOX finished 2nd with a 28.3-pound dolphin and $2,436 pay day.
12 billfish were released over the course of the weekend- 5 (unverified) blue marlin, 2 white marlin, and 5 sailfish. Gamefish were HOT with 20 dolphin, 2 tuna & 1 wahoo!
Official tournament results will be announced once all fish have been verified.