Kenny Vines Memorial Billfish Tournament 2021

September 24-25, 2021
Story by: Evan A. Hipsley, Jr.

25 September 2021

Location: Tacky Jacks | Orange Beach, AL 

The Kenny Vines (KV) Memorial Billfish Tournament was held on Friday and Saturday September 24 & 25th, 2021 in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama hosted by the Orange Beach Sportfishing Club (OBSC) at Tacky Jacks Orange Beach in honor of the late Mr. Kenny Vines - a true conservationist and passionate fisherman. Five IGFTO Observers, including yours truly and I'm a recognized Past Vice President of OBSC, were on hand both ashore and afloat during this two-day annual tournament which boasted 21 boats/teams. We are pleased to announce the results:   

Billfish Catch and Release: 

Dave Mills-White Marlin (Elizabeth Ann).

Nick Richardson-White Marlin (Restless). 

Greg Hosko-White Marlin (Elizabeth Ann).  

Rae Moon-White Marlin (Moon Dogg).


Kain Watson 32.6# (MG).

Elijah Ramos 25.6# (Satisfaction).

Amanda Morgan 23.4# (ShoNuf).


Allen Waddle 169.6# (Team Floyd).

Tuna and Dolphin:

No Tournament legal fish were weighed.

Top Boat:

Elizabeth Ann.

We are tentatively scheduling next year's KV for Friday and Saturday September 23 & 24, 2022. 

Best, Evan.