June 4, 2023
Damon Chouest and the Mon Chari group, victorious within the British Virgin Islands.
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Staff Mon Chari, fishing aboard a Louisiana-based 68-foot American Customized Yacht, led by proprietor Damon Chouest with Capt. Matt Coppoletta and teammates Dustin Pinckney, Davon Laurent and Jorge Moore, has been fishing the North Drop for a few years. Their expertise and teamwork produced superb ends in the inaugural Scrub Island Invitational Billfish Sequence, hosted by Scrub Island Resort and Marina within the coronary heart of the stunningly lovely British Virgin Islands. Mon Chari gained each legs to take the general sequence championship, scoring 9,000 factors from 22 billfish releases, together with 17 blue marlin, three sailfish, one white marlin and one spearfish over the six days of fishing. Mon Chari earned $90,150 for his or her accomplishments; angler Damon Chouest gained prime angler awards and acquired the Bodo Muche stainless-steel sequence trophy, King Sailfish Mount trophies, Yeti coolers, Costa sun shades, Carey Chen art work, Papa’s Pilar rum and an invite to the 2023 Costa Offshore World Championship.  

Staff El Cazador, fishing aboard an 85-foot Ricky Scarborough out of Texas and led by proprietor Bobby Ricks with Capt. Paul Alderman and mate Scott Behrhorst, made the journey to the British Virgin Islands to fish the Scrub Island Invitational sequence.  Fishing the North Drop for the very first time, El Cazador launched 9 blue marlin, scoring 4,500 factors through the sequence, putting second in Leg I, third in Leg II and third within the sequence. 

Staff Lunatico, on a 63-foot Titan Customized Yacht from Florida with boat proprietor Lance Converse, Capt. Cory Gillespie and mate Slade Crumpton scored 4,500 factors from 9 blue marlin releases, putting second in Leg II and second within the sequence. 

Different groups taking dwelling money and trophies included Uno Mas, who positioned third in Leg I with angler Maria Smith incomes prime woman angler honors, and Indigo from the BVI successful a every day launch jackpot in Leg I. 

Though Tropical Storm Earl hindered participation numbers, the event individuals loved the hospitality of the Scrub Island Resort and Marina, open bar dinner events and items from the sponsors together with Lewis Marine, Costa Sun shades, Yeti, King Sailfish Mounts, Papa’s Pilar, Massive-T Lures and Marlin.  The dates for subsequent yr’s Scrub Island Invitational Billfish Sequence are August 27 – 31 Leg I and Aug 31 – September 4, 2023 Leg II. For extra data on the sequence and to request an invite, go to www.scrubislandinvitational.com or e mail event director Dan Jacobs at [email protected].