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2017 Master Angler and Achievement Awards

Master Angler

  • Men Out of County: Skyler Robinson of Ocean Beach, NY
  • Women In County: Courtney Jackson of Key West, FL
  • Junior In County: Nakayla Jackson of Key West, FL
  • Junior Out of County: Nicky Cruz of Miami, FL
  • Peewee In County: Cayden Gonzalez of Key West, FL
  • Peewee Out of County: Ryan Ogletree of Lantana, TX

Most Release Awards

  • Barracuda: 16, Courtney Jackson of Key west, FL
  • Blue Marlin: 1, Kevin Freestone of Big Pine Key, FL
  • Bonefish: 14, Skyler Robinson of Ocean Beach, NY
  • Permit: Tied at 20:
    Alan Langohr of Wayzata, MN
    Larry Langohr of Neenah, WI
  • Sailfish: Tied at 2:
    John Messenger of Warren, OH
    Kelly Vaughn of Cudjoe Key, FL
  • Tarpon: 17, Courtney Jackson of Key West, FL
  • Most Releases Overall: 42, Courtney Jackson of Key West, FL
  • Junior Division Most Releases: Tied at 25
    Cayden Gunther of Port Orange, FL
    Taj Schrader of Port Orage, FL
  • Peewee Division Most Releases: 89, Ryan Rea of Summerland Key, FL

Division Achievement

  • Fly Division: Tom Barrarco of Altanta, GA
  • Spin Division: Kevin Crosier of Rochester, MI
  • Plug Division: Zane Green of Hollywood, FL
  • 8 lb. Division: Sharman Wilson of Sugarloaf Key, FL
  • 12 lb. Division: Taylor Benskin of Dexter, IA
  • 20 lb. Division: Mel Doye of United Kingdom
  • 30 lb. Division: Greg Shields of Cudjoe Key, FL
  • 50 lb. Division: Andy Boswell of Windermere, FL
  • Unlimited Division: Raymond Stouder of Metairie, LA

Guide Achievement – Most Winners

  • General Division: – Capt. Bill Wickers III, ‘Linda D. V, 15
  • Light General Division: Capt. John Jackson, ‘Reel Easy’, 29
  • Flats Division:Capt. Chris Robinson, ‘Big Kahuna’, 3

Guide Achievement – Most Releases

  • General Division: Capt. Ryan Carter, ‘Chasin Tails’, 119
  • Light General: Capt. John Jackson, ‘Reel Easy’, 98
  • Flats Division: Capt. Tim Carlile, ‘The Outcast’, 261

Guide Achievement Overall

  • General Division: Capt. Bill Wickers III, ‘Linda D. V’
  • Light General Division: Capt. John Jackson, ‘Reel Easy’
  • Flats Division: Capt. Tim Carlile, ‘The Outcast’

Captain’s Most Sailfish Releases

  • Capt. Jay Miller ‘Outer Limits’ ~ 20 Releases

Captain’s Most Marlin Releases

  • Capt. Barry Andrews ‘Eva Marie’ ~ 5 Releases

Captain’s Most Tarpon Releases

  • Capt. Ryan Carter ‘Chasin Tails’ ~ 127 Releases

Outstanding Mate

  • James Willis ‘Eva Marie’

Key West Fishing Photos

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