dolphin derby win

2013 VI Big Game Club Dolphin Derby  (5/5/13)

The catch of a 34.49-pound dolphin (mahi-mahi) earned St. Thomas angler Tamika Turbe Top Angler and a $1,000 cash prize on May 5 at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s (VIGFC) Dolphin Derby, sponsored by Budget Car & Truck Rental. Fishing aboard the 34’ Calypso, Emanuel, Turbe caught her winning fish off the south coast of St. Thomas nearly to St. Croix. “We didn’t know how big it was until we got it up to the back of the boat,” said Turbe, who fished with her husband, Capt. Alvin Turbe, and friend Gilbert Laban. Turbe also won prizes for the eighth and ninth largest dolphin, weighing in at 25.02 pounds and 24.57 pounds, respectively.