37th Annual Stock Island Marina Village – Key West Marlin Tournament Recap

37th Annual Stock Island Marina Village – Key West Marlin Tournament Recap

The 2019, 37th annual, tournament was a success thanks to every sponsor, volunteer, boat, captain, and angler who accepted the Marlin challenge.

“This year’s action-packed event had multiple lead changes, several species of fish caught, including our beloved namesake marlin, fun-filled weigh-ins, exciting “fish stories” at the nightly dinners, and literally more than 10 boats vying for the top spot right down to the last hour,” said Tyler Hopf, Tournament Director.

The final results show just how competitive the participants were.

Ladies Division:

  1. Brittany Rodriquez      Boyle N Point        30.5 pts.
  2. Michelle Boyle      Boyle N Point      22 pts.
  3. Barbara Messer      Triple Time      20 pts.

Fun Fish Division Winners:


  1. High Stakes      30.5 lb.      (based on time)
  2. Boyle N Point      30.5 lb.
  3. On Course IV      30.0 lb.

Wahoo –

  1. Linda D V      21.5 lb
  2. Reel Lucky      20.0 lb.      (based on time)
  3. Triple Time      20.0 lb.

Marlin Tournament –

  1. Blue Heron      417 pts      (landing Blue Marlin and 17 lb. Dolphin)
  2. On Course IV      48 pts      (landing 30-lb. Dolphin and 18 lb. Wahoo)
  3. OCD           46 pts      (landing 22-lb. Dolphin and 24 lb. Dolphin)

“We give a hearty thanks to our sponsors who made this event possible,” Hopf said.

The sponsors included Stock Island Marina Village, the title sponsor and host this year and for years to come, The Perry Hotel, First State Bank, The Florida Keys & Key West, Margaritaville Resort & Marina, Papa’s Pilar Artisan Crafted Rum, SeaKeeper, Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator, Weather Routing Inc., Misty Wells, What the Fin?, Faro Blanco Resort & Yacht Club, Stay in the Florida Keys, and Stay in Costa Rica.

“We are grateful to our volunteers for working so hard to make this an outstanding event. And, we thank everyone who accepted the Marlin challenge. Because of all of you we keep the tradition of the Key West Marlin Tournament going year after year. Make sure to save the date for next year: July 22-25, 2020. You can make your reservations now at the Stock Island Marina Village and The Perry Hotel. We look forward to seeing everyone next year. You won’t want to miss it!”

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