For the second straight year, the boat of "Bull Run" won the Winner's Circle Charities Fishing Invitational.
Held from April 30th through May 3rd at Old Bahama Bay Resort , the boats had three days to catch Tuna, Dolphin, and Wahoo that weighed at least 10 pounds. The largest from each category was counted and weighed with the grand total of all three being the determinant of which boat won the event.
Tom Smith and Bull Run won with a grand total weigh-in of 87.8 pounds. The Tuna weighed in at 40.4 pounds, Dolphin at 35.4 pounds, and Wahoo at 12 pounds to equal the grand total of 87.8 pounds. Coming in second place with a total weigh in of 87.7 pounds was Johnny Gray and the boat of "Dream Chaser", while Mike Viola and "Pandemonium" came in third with a weigh-in of 76.4 pounds. The largest dolphin catch went to John Wolf and "Sea Wolf" with a weigh-in of 49 and a half pounds, while "Dream Chaser" also recieved the honor of largest tuna with a 48.6 pound catch. Jeff Jerue and "Laura Lei" came up with the largest Wahoo at 23.4 pounds.
The Winner's Circle is a charity organization founded by Mike Schmidt to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Partners include HMY Yachts, The Marine Industry Education Foundation (MIEF) and Waterfront Properties and for the first year, the Winner's Circle has teamed up with the American Cancer Society.
The second place boat of Dream Chaser The 3rd place boat of Pandamonium