b"KDW Classic Draws 233 Boats & Record Wahoo L ate spring & early summertime canbased in Newport, Rhode Island, to aid be some of the best fishing on ourstudies related to age, growth and dis-coastal waters. The 2019 Palmtribution of the species.A total of 46 Beach County KDW Classic headquar- dolphin were sampled this year by biol-tered out of Riviera Beach Marina, tookogy students and faculty members from place in early June and brought manyPalm Beach Atlantic University.anglers to the scale with a tale to tell. Dustin Haffs first place wahoo earned Over one thousand participants fishinghim the coveted title, King of the Classic, aboard 233 registered boats headed offshore infor being the male angler who landed the heavi-pursuit of kingfish, dolphin and wahoo.The West Palmest eligible weight fish. Sherri Beswick took the honors Beach Fishing Club's KDW Classic is among the largeston the female side, with her 26.9 pound kingfish caught one-day saltwater tournaments in Florida.aboard the 'Spiced Rum III'. Sherri has proved to be theDustin Haff and team 'Haff Time' were one of the firstlady angler to beat, having won this title on three separate boats to the dock in this years Classic, but were in no rushoccasions. While there are no cash awards attached to to weigh in, certain they were sitting on a winning wahoo.the King & Queen of the Classic, serious bragging rights This fish is for real said Dustin whengo with the title, including their names getting their bite at 10am, in 210 ft. offbeing engraved on the KDW Classic per-Boynton Beach while trolling a 14 inchpetual trophy.Mr. Mullet bait.The old saying big bait, The top Junior angler this year was big fish held true.Protruding nose & tailCasen Emmons who landed a 26 pound from the dock cart, 'Haff Time' wheeledkingfish aboard the 'Knot Possible'. their fish to the scale where it weighedRecognizing junior anglers and promot-in at a hefty 62.7 pounds.A lock foring family fishing has always been an the first place wahoo award and a newexciting aspect of the KDW Classic.The tournament record.The previous recordheaviest fish entered by a West Palm weighed 55.3 pounds, caught by the lateBeach Fishing Club member, a $500 bo-Dave McConnaughay of Lake Worth,nus award, was won by lifetime member while fishing aboard the 'Shimako' backCraig Callaway of team 'Maui', who in 2005. King & Queen of the Classic also took 7 thplace overall in the kingfishWhile their previous wahoo recorddivision with a 32.8 pound fish .was beaten, this day in 2019 would stillEven those who didn't walk away with treat team 'Shimako' well, as they took top honors in theprize money enjoyedthe festivities and had plenty of oppor-kingfish category.Angler Stephen Raylanded a 48.5tunities to win awesome raffle prizes and other giveaways. pound king mackerel in 130 ft. of water.The big king ate aThe Classic's celebratory and upbeat atmosphere continues live goggle eye presented on their flat line.Stephens king- to please families and friends who take part in the event. fish also earned him an additional $1,000 for having theIt has become an annual tradition for many.heaviest eligible fish of all Marine Industries AssociationThe Palm Beach County KDW Classic raises money for Boater Members in thescholarships, youth fish-tournament. The Palm Beach County KDW Classic wishes to thank our cash award sponsors ing programs and marineThe heaviest dolphinconservation initiatives weighed 28.3 poundsconducted by the Fishing andwascaughtbyClub and its charitable angler David Batig- affiliate, the Palm Beach nani of team 'In YourCounty Fishing Founda-Dreams'.Their mahition.The popularity was found 22 miles outand success of this event on a weed line.The solowould not be possible fish ate a black & blue jetwithout the key support head with a horse bally- we receive from our dedi-hoo. Each year the KDWcated team of volunteers Classic collects gender,and many community weight and length datasponsors. We are so very on dolphin caught in thegrateful to have them tournament.The dataon board, commented is sent to the Dolphin- WPBFC Chairman of fish Research Programthe Board, Pete Schulz. 28 W estP almB eachF ishingc luB"