Last weekend’s Brac Jackpot
tournament was a great time for anglers in the Cayman Islands. From the
experienced to the relative novice all nabbed much props. One such fisherman is
A competitive local angler
for years, Ebanks came away with US$1500 thanks to a pair of $750 second place
showings. He had the second heaviest dolphin at 28.1lbs and the second heaviest
wahoo at 23.5lbs. All were caught aboard his Blue Moon boat. Among the crew
members on hand for the catches was Edward Azan.
Ebanks, who hails from North
Side, spoke about what went into nabbing both catches.
“Edward is my compadre and a
vital part of the crew,” Ebanks said. “We went out by Pickle Bank for my fish.
I used a small tackle so it took awhile. The dolphin took 20-25 minutes to get
in the boat, which is a decent fight for that size fish. The wahoo took 15
minutes so that wasn’t bad.”
In all some 17 boats and
roughly 68 anglers registered for the tournament. Of that number nine boats
competed in Cayman Brac while eight crews hit the seas around Grand Cayman. A
number of junior anglers took part along with two lady anglers. Roughly
US$16,250 was on offer in total prize money.
The Dallas Cowboys fan, who
is normally accompanied on Blue Moon by fellow North Sider Justin Ebanks, says
his focus now is other competitions on the fishing calendar.
“The prizes for the Jackpot were small but that’s OK with
me,” Ebanks said. “I’m eyeing a couple of tournaments coming up. There’s the
Lions and Rotary Club event in November (in which he won CI$2000 as a first
place prize for a 44.13lbs wahoo) and from what I’m hearing a contractors
association event in August. Right now I’m waiting for those two.”