Capt. Alvin Turbe and crew are off to a hot start in the 2015 Virgin Islands tournament circuit earning first place in their first tournament of the year. The annual Dolphin Derby, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) on May 3rd, featured a total of 19 boats and 76 anglers, all competing for the largest Mahi and a shot at a $25,000 grand prize. Rough seas and the recent influx of Sargasso weeds made for difficult fishing conditions, but Capt. Alvin and crew were able to cover some ground and locate the cleaner water where the bigger Mahi’s had been passing through. Angler Gilbert Laban of the Capt. Alvin Fishing Charters team hooked the largest fish of the tournament, a 30lb bull Mahi on live-bait. This marks the third year in a row that Capt. Alvin Fishing Charters has earned a top finish in the VIGFC Dolphin Derby. Next up is the Anegada Memorial Day tournament, the Bastille Day Kingfish tournament and the July Billfish Open.
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