Thank You to TOM THUMB, all our Great Sponsors and Wonderful Anglers for a Exciting 2016 Tournament

10th Annual TOM THUMB Marathon Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament

April, 29th – May 1st, 2016

Marathon, Florida Keys

2016 Winners

Bull & Cow Combined Weight

1st: Reel Screamer 76.4
Team Members: Ryan Acres, Micaela Acres, Aston Acres, Chris Schucart & Matt Coffen from Naples fishing aboard a 34′ Yellowfin powered by Mercury

2nd: Jeni-Lyn 70.4
Team Members: Mike Taute, Ben Zedan, Matt Spector, Andrew Shabshelowitz & Adam Shabshelowitz from Marathon, Fl & Fall River, Massachusetts aboard a 39′ SeaVee powered by Mercury

3rd: Team Gadget 67.1
Team Members: Marty Zucker, Bill Alch, Harrison Zucker, Bruce Henry, Ron Klein & Nancy Kekst from Marathon, FL. aboard a 30′ Jupiter powered by Yamaha

Largest Bull Dolphin
1st: Reel Screamer 55.7
2nd: Team Gadget 50.8
3rd: Jeni-Lyn 47.1

Largest Cow Dolphin
1st: Jeni-Lyn 23.3
2nd: Reel Screamer 20.7
3rd: Team Mambo 20.2

3 Largest Dolphin Combined
1st: Jeni-Lyn 104.7
2nd: Reel Screamer 94.6
3rd: Team Gadget 76.9

Largest Wahoo
1st: Reel Screamer 18.9
2nd: Relentless 17.3
3rd: Alliecat 15.0

Largest Blackfin Tuna
1st: Team Boatox 19.0
2nd: Caribsea 18.9
3rd: The Indigenous 16.9

Largest Tripletail
1st: Main Attraction 6.6
2nd: Relentless 6.4
3rd: Reel Conch 5.6

Largest Dolphin on Fly
1st: Half Full 14.0
2nd: Contagious 13.4
3rd: M-1 7.1

Raymarine Division
Largest Dolphin caught on a:
Triple Engine Boat:
Reel Screamer 55.7
Twin Engine Boat:
Team Gadget 50.8
Single Engine Boat:
M-1 27.5

Top Female Angler:
1st: Tayna Dino 23.5
2nd: Shannon Mahan 23.1
3nd: Lindey Steele 21.6

Top Junior Angler:
1st: Dominic Stigletz 23.3
2nd: Haily Summers 21.6
3nd: Spencer Dino 21.2

Most Unusual
Grouper caught aboard the Final Final

98 Boats entered with 784 participants.

Thank you to all our great sponsors that make this event happen and most important all the fantastic sportsmen and anglers.

2016 Schedule of Events

Dates: April 28th  – May 1st 2016

Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament 2016

Thursday April 28th:

7pm-9pm Kick-off Party & Final Registration for Pre-Fish Tournament @ The Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters (Mile Marker 53.1 Bayside)

Friday April 29th:

8am-6pm Pre-Fish Tournament
4pm-6pm Weight-in @ Shelter Bay Marina (70 Coco Plum Dr., Marathon, Fl)
7pm-9pm Final Registration for The Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin
Tournament @ Osprey Room at Hawks Cay Marina

Saturday April 30th:

8am-3:30pm Fishing Day 1
4pm-6pm Weigh-in @ Hawks Cay Marina

Sunday May 1st:

8am-3:30pm Fishing Day 2
4pm-6pm Weigh-in @ Hawks Cay Marina
7pm-9pm Awards Banquet at Hawks Cay Resort
Capt. Jack Carlson=


2015 Marathon Offshore
Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament

Largest Bull & Cow Combined:

  • 1st Place $10,000: Team Conetagious 42.8 pounds
    • Anglers: Don Deleon, Travis Bennet, Brian Cone, Dan Navmoff, Lindsey Diehl
  • 2nd Place $3,000: Team Shelter Bay Marine 40.4 pounds
    • Anglers: JJ Uebel, Matt Seltzer, Stephen Seibert, Stephanie Buckholt, Kelsie Higham, Braden Shoemaker
  • 3rd Place $1,000: Team Adios 37.6 pounds
    • Anglers: Steve Antinori, Chris Redding, Keith Meers, Tony Acker, Bob Title

Largest Dolphin Overall:

($3,500 Value) 2 Day Exotic Car Rental in Miami, Fl (Ferrari or Lamborghini):

  • Team Shelter Bay Marina 35 pounds

3 Largest Dolphin Combined Weight

  • 1st Place….. $2,500 Original Dolphin 24×36 Painting by Joe Suroviec:
    • Team Conetagious 69.2 pounds
  • 2nd Place…. C-Stik Rod & Penn Reel:
    • Team Shelter Bay Marine 53.8 pounds
  • 3rd Place…. C-Stik Rod:
    • Team Adios 49.6 pounds

Largest Wahoo Overall:

  • 1st Place…. $1,000: Team Reel E Sea 29.4 pounds
    • Anglers: Michael Suro, Eric Bigham, Ryan Lones, Rick Schlee, Nick Gadient, Michael Workinger
  • 2nd Place… C-Stik Rod & Penn Reel: Team MGS 7.6 pounds
    • Anglers: Greg Konrath, Teresa Konrath, Taylor Konrath, Sydney Konrath, Parker Konrath, Luis Leal
  • 3rd Place…. Salt Life Optics Glasses: N/A

Largest Blackfin Tuna Overall:

  • 1st Place…. $1,000: Team Capt. Pips 15.8
    • Anglers: Rick Moran, Charlie Leatherman, Todd Brescius, Anthony Allie, Robert Banks, Yvonne Drummond
  • 2nd Place… C-Stik Rod & Penn Reel: Team Old School 11.8 pounds
    • Anglers: Brian Russell, Jeff Gueldner, Brian Meyer, Kyle Marquez, Mark Rundall
  • 3rd Place… Salt Life Optics Sunglasses: Team Two Conchs/Mustad Hooks 10.8 pounds
    • Anglers: Austin Carlson, Alberto Miranda, Mike Macko, Emanuel Souza

Largest Tripletail Overall:

  • 1st Place…. $1,000: Team Right Away 11.8 pounds
    • Anglers: Dave Shillinger, Mike Wentzl, Josh Ardis, Heather Shillinger, “JC” Carlson jr.
  • 2nd Place… C-Stik Rod & Penn Reel: Team Reel Attitude 6.8 pounds
    • Anglers: David Craddock, Matt Craddock, Lisa Craddock, Kevin Alexander, Jim Miller, Bill Kirkland
  • 3rd Place…. Salt Life Optic Sunglasses: Team Main Attraction 5.6 pounds
    • Anglers: Bruce Boring, Pam Boring, Digger Rodamer, Marty Lewis, Katie Chesney, Alex Lewis

Largest Dolphin on Fly:

  • 1st Place…. $1,000: Team Superfishal 9.2 pounds
    • Anglers: Joe Suroviec, Suette Morris, Reece Lewis, Greg Nordheim
  • 2nd Place… C-Stik Rod: Team CCM 6.2 pounds
    • Anglers: Jim Miles, Ariel Medero, Dennis Trosell, Mark Loya, Joel Warrick, Gary Madison
  • 3rd Place…. Tsunami Pliers: Team Shelter Bay Marine 5.2 pounds

Top Female Angler Largest Dolphin:

  • 1st Place…. 2 Night Stay @ Faro Blanco Resort (Hyatt): Lindsey Diehl 17.2 pounds
  • 2nd Place… Salt Life Optic Glasses: Tanya Toro 13.2
  • 3rd Place…. Salt Life Optic Glasses Stephanie Buckholt 10 pounds

Top Junior Angler Largest Dolphin:

  • 1st Place…. Salt Life Optic Glasses: Team Halftime, Spencer Deano 12.6 pounds
  • 2nd Place… Salt Life Optic Glasses: Team Right Away, “JC” Carlson Jr. 7.8 pounds
  • 3rd Place…. Salt Life Optic Glasses: Jake Huston 7.4 pounds

Most Unusual: Two Conchs/Mustad Hooks, Blueline Tilefish 8.5 pounds

Hard Luck Award: Team MGS


We Welcome Special Guest NFL Hall of Fame Warren Sapp to the Tom Thumb Marathon Offshore Bull & Cow Dolphin Tournament.