Big Kings Reign in the Gulf of Mexico

By: Terry Tomalin


If you need a reason to go fishing this wekeend, just look at the results of last weekend's King of the Beach tournament in the waters off Tampa Bay. Jack Vasilaros and his Team Squidders won the $10,000 first place prize in one of the biggest tournaments on the West Coast of Florida with a 36.98 pound king mackerel.

Lynn Zirkle and his Bob Evans/Bull Bay Rods Team placed second with a 36.54-pound king worth $3,000, followed by Chris Clark’s Team Jupiter with a 35.70 pounder for third place. Joel Brandenburg’s Team Anna Banana won the Single Engine Division with a 35-pound kingfish.

Brittany List of Reel Darlins/Delosa’s took the Ladies Division for her 23.34-pound kingfish. Kevin Long won the Junior Division with a 18.82 pounder. The top Spanish Mackerel worth $1,500 weighed 5.98 pounds and was caught by Trae Sorenson of Team Boatacious. For complete results, click here.

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