Capt. Alvin Turbe and crew are off to an excellent start in the 2016 Virgin Islands tournament circuit earning Best Boat and 3rd place overall in their first tournament of the year. The annual Dolphin Derby, hosted by the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club (VIGFC) on April 24th, featured a total of 18 boats and 80 anglers, all competing for the largest Mahi and a shot at a $25,000 grand prize. Angler John Clark of the Capt. Alvin Fishing Charters team hooked the 3rd largest fish of the tournament, a 28lb Mahi on rigged ballyhoo. Angler Gilbert Laban of the Capt. Alvin team landed the 9th and 10th largest Mahi caught in the tournament. Combined, the Capt. Alvin Fishing Charters crew landed a total of 83lbs of Mahi-Mahi, securing the Best Boat award. This marks the fourth year in a row that Capt. Alvin Fishing Charters crew has earned Best Boat in the VIGFC Dolphin Derby. Next up is the Anegada Memorial Day tournament, the Bastille Day Kingfish tournament and the Billfish Open in July.
For official tournament recap: 2016 Dolphin Derby