Three Florida Keys ‘Outlaw’ Anglers Score Wins in Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournamant

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Captain Brad Picariello of Marathon led three of his anglers aboard Outlaw to winning spots during Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys’ annual Mother’s Day Dolphin Tournament May 11.

Kristy Yeider of Marathon earned the top lady angler award — and the largest-in-tournament honors — for her 27.8-pound dolphin fish, taking home $1,250 in cash. Captain Picariello’s son, Luca, a Marathon eighth-grade student, was named top junior angler for his 15.5-pounder and won $250. 

Also on board the lucky Outlaw was Trisha Hopp of Key West, Florida, winning $500 as second-place lady angler for her 16.3-pound dolphin fish. 

Marathon resident Mike Sessler earned first place in the weekend warrior category with a 26-pounder, claiming a $2,000 cash prize. 

Timothy Hayes of Duck Key, Florida, took the top spot in the pro category, earning $2,000 for his 16.4-pound dolphin fish.

The tournament is a leading fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys’ projects and programs. 

Captain Brad Picariello, center, with son Luca - top junior angler - to his left, and top lady angler Kristy Yeider to his right, celebrate their wins with family and friends.

Captain Brad Picariello, center, with son Luca - top junior angler - to his left, and top lady angler Kristy Yeider to his right, celebrate their wins with family and friends.

This article was updated on May 29, 2024 at 5:14 PM
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