The 46th Annual Old Salt Loop Billfish Tournament concluded in Clearwater, Florida this past weekend, wrapping up the Florida West Coast Bluewater Series (FWCBS) as it was the third and final leg of the series.
First Place Overall Series Winners for the FWCBS went to Twisted Bills, owner Ralph Munyan and crew: Captain RJ Schwab, Daniel Munyan, Robbie Munyan, Grant Johnston, Jason Lozeau, Hugh West and Hunter Gibson. The team was also awarded 1st Place Billfish Release Division and 1st Place Swordfish in the Loop Tournament.
But the most impressive distinction of their victory was that every one of the billfish caught by Twisted Bills successfully had the hooks removed then was tagged and released.
The FWCBS purchased tags from The Billfish Foundation for every vessel involved in the tournament and offered participants 10 points per tag for eligible species. TBF applauds the Series for generating conservation-minded competition.