16th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament Winners!

We couldn’t be happier with the turnout from the 16th Annual Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament! We had 144 boats with 577 anglers. 29 Kings, 9 Spanish, and 1 Wahoo were weighed. Congratulations to all the winners! We hope to see you back at next year’s tournament! You can find more information and photos at mbara.org.

And the winners are….

2012 Miss Kingfish, Ashley Payne
2012 Miss Kingfish, Ashley Payne



1st Kingfish –  41.25 pounds – $3000

Boat:  Gag Reflex

Captain:  Russell Stewart (not pictured)

Photo: Chris Diehl, Larry Lemieux (caught fish)


3rd Kingfish – 30.15 pounds – $1000

Boat:  Reel Smoker

Captain:  Blake Gardner

Photo:  Blake Gardner, Bubba McKenzie (caught fish)


1st Spanish  –  4.85 pounds – $500

Boat:  Sand Dancer

Captain:  Jim Niblett

Photo:  Sam Weatherly, Jim Niblett (caught fish)


2nd Spanish  –  4.65 pounds – $300

Boat:  The Winners

Captain:  Greg Cloud

Photo:  Michael Wells, Greg Cloud (fish was a “team effort”)


3rd Spanish  –  4.25 pounds – $200

Boat:  Stuckey

Captain:  Earl Stuckey

Photo:  Earl Stuckey


Wahoo –  52.45 pounds – $1000

Boat:  Bird’s Nest

Captain:  Rodney McCart

Photo:  Rick Northern, Rodney McCart (caught fish), Matt Fulton, Chris Duncan

Congratulations, everyone!