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26th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament

26th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament

June 9 - June 10, 2023

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06/10/23 @ 7:56 PM

THAT'S A WRAP - KWLA RECAP

THAT’S A WRAP on the RECORD-BREAKING 26th Annual Keli Wagner Lady Angler Tournament presented by PELAGIC GEAR! 266 boats & an estimated 1,500 lady anglers competed for their piece of the $396,100 purse. GRAND SLAM is the WINNER with 2 Blue Marlin + 1 Sailfish release worth 825 pts and $131,537! 2nd Place goes to WELDOR’S ARK for releasing 2 Blue Marlin + a tiebreaker 9.8 lb. dolphin earning them $30,727. MAGIC MOMENT takes 3rd place worth an impressive $20,485 for releasing 2 Blue Marlin both caught by Jr. Anglers.

SEA WOLF captured Level II: Dolphin WTA sponsored by Parker Boats, for a payday of $131,407 for their 50.7lb. Dolphin. LADY DIANNE’S 37.6lb. Dolphin landed in second place earning the team $13,655.

MAMA TRIED brought a massive 41.9lb. Wahoo to the Weigh Station, earning the team $20,482. SAVANNA LEIGH didn’t go home empty-handed, their 22.1lb. Wahoo was worth $13,655. The Weigh Station was sponsored by Linda Rike Real Estate.

Mary Michael McLamb claimed the Jr. Angler release division for releasing her first Blue Marlin aboard MAGIC MOMENT. Brice McClendon won the Jr. Angler dolphin division with a 15.8lb dolphin caught on MARSH MADNESS. The Jr. Angler Division is sponsored by Marina Casa De Campo.

The 266 boats racked up 51 releases – 38 Blue Marlin, 11 Sailfish and 2 White Marlin! WAY TO GO, GIRLS!!

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This recap is provided by Davis Diesel.


Jun 10 @ 6:12 PM

High Time

Morgan Taylor weighed a 13.8 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 5:12 PM

Irene

Addy Homer weighed a 6.0 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 5:07 PM

Ocean Stinger

Megan Van joosten weighed a 4.3 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 5:01 PM

Weldor's Ark

Judy Roberts weighed a 9.8 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 5:00 PM

High Time

Ashton Jenkins weighed a 19.5 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:55 PM

My Girls

Mary Grace Wilder weighed a 17.9 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:54 PM

The outlaw

Tesse Norwood weighed a 18.0 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:53 PM

Marsh Madness

Brice McClendon weighed a 15.8 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:51 PM

High Roller

Ashley Allen weighed a 7.6 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:49 PM

Teaz'em

Leeza King weighed a 27.9 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:42 PM

Sea Wolf

Ashley Payret weighed a 50.7 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:39 PM

String Line

Lauren Tillman weighed a 15.2 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:37 PM

My Pleasure

Donna Fischer weighed a 17.9 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:35 PM

Live Action II

Corinne Wareham weighed a 11.8 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:32 PM

Beagle

Ellen Bland weighed a 12.0 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:31 PM

Lady Dianne

Margaret Anne Wooten weighed a 35.2 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:27 PM

Lady Dianne

Catherine Morsell weighed a 37.6 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:26 PM

Breakwater

Lisa Odom weighed a 12.2 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:23 PM

Southern C's

Jennifer Taylor weighed a 14.4 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:22 PM

Wall Hanger

Lydia Allen weighed a 11.3 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:19 PM

Grand Slam

Tayler Rizza weighed a 36.8 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:18 PM

Beagle

Louise Givens weighed a 12.6 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:13 PM

Wolverine

Macy West weighed a 9.3 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:12 PM

Reel Priority

Claire Cantrell weighed a 7.4 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:11 PM

El Azul

Beth Mahoney weighed a 18.7 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:09 PM

Mama Tried

Rachael Banks weighed a 41.9 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:08 PM

Dirty D

Jennifer Merritt weighed a 12.2 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:07 PM

Time Earned

Hannah Britt weighed a 9.7 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:07 PM

Time Earned

Jennifer Warner weighed a 10.1 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:06 PM

Reel Hauler

Leigh Howell weighed a 19.2 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:03 PM

Savanna Leigh

Annie Brewer weighed a 22.1 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 4:02 PM

Sea Dub

Angela Holland weighed a 12.2 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:00 PM

Sea Dub

Nancy Renfrow weighed a 13.5 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 4:00 PM

Make It Happen

Tracy Murray weighed a 3.7 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 3:59 PM

Make It Happen

Angela Sanders weighed a 6.9 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 3:57 PM

Big Rig

Dawn Anderson weighed a 9.6 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 3:55 PM

FIRST LOVE

Vera Beamon weighed a 19.6 lbs wahoo

Jun 10 @ 3:54 PM

Impatience

Pamela Grady weighed a 17.9 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 3:53 PM

Rebellious Fish

Missy Shine weighed a 2.8 lbs dolphin

Jun 10 @ 2:24 PM

Offshore Outlaw

Vickie Best released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @ 1:59 PM

Knot Yet

Lost (Wrong Species).

Jun 10 @ 1:56 PM

Out of the Blue

Lost (Wrong Species).

Jun 10 @ 1:54 PM

Goombay

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @ 1:53 PM

Annie C

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @ 1:50 PM

Kilo Charlie

Liz Dolmetsch released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @ 1:47 PM

Rebellious Fish

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @ 1:36 PM

Marsh Madness

Jenny MClendon released a white marlin.

Jun 10 @ 1:23 PM

Time Earned

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @ 1:15 PM

Wave Grader

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @ 1:13 PM

JACK EM UP

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @ 1:07 PM

Never Enough

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @ 1:03 PM

Never Enough

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @12:59 PM

Triple S

Shelley Smith released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @ 1:23 PM

Time Earned

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:59 PM

Triple S

Hooked up

Jun 10 @ 1:13 PM

JACK EM UP

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:50 PM

Impatience

Released a sailfish.

Jun 10 @12:44 PM

High Yield

Christina Walker released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:41 PM

Voodoo Child

Released a sailfish.

Jun 10 @12:39 PM

Fin Chaser

Amanda Clark released a sailfish.

Jun 10 @12:41 PM

Voodoo Child

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:32 PM

Grand Slam

Leigha Heverly released a sailfish.

Jun 10 @12:32 PM

My Pleasure

Lost (Wrong Species).

Jun 10 @12:39 PM

Fin Chaser

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:32 PM

Grand Slam

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:26 PM

Lady Lauren

Lauren Wells released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:32 PM

My Pleasure

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:23 PM

Weldor's Ark

Tammy Carter released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:44 PM

High Yield

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:18 PM

Marsh Madness

Jennie Waters released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:23 PM

Weldor's Ark

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:14 PM

Johnie Floyd

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:10 PM

Redemption

Alice Winchester released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:09 PM

Barbara Ann

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @12:09 PM

Barbara Ann

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:07 PM

Double B

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:14 PM

Johnie Floyd

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:04 PM

GOOD TIMES

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @12:04 PM

GOOD TIMES

Hooked up

Jun 10 @12:01 PM

Buddy Rowe

Released a sailfish.

Jun 10 @12:01 PM

Buddy Rowe

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:58 AM

Hit N Run

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @11:58 AM

Buddy Rowe

Released a sailfish.

Jun 10 @11:57 AM

Bad Crop

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @11:56 AM

PARI

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @11:55 AM

Sally Girl

Kelsey Oglesby released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @11:58 AM

Hit N Run

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:53 AM

Ivy Grace

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @11:57 AM

Bad Crop

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:52 AM

Kilo Charlie

Abi Dolmetsch released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @11:51 AM

Carolina Time

Released a blue marlin.

Jun 10 @12:26 PM

Lady Lauren

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:50 AM

Wave Paver

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @12:18 PM

Marsh Madness

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:55 AM

Sally Girl

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:51 AM

Carolina Time

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:50 AM

Wave Paver

Hooked up

Jun 10 @11:45 AM

Sea Nittany

Lost (Pulled Hook).

Jun 10 @12:07 PM

Double B

Hooked up