Past Champ Dominates Tarpon Tourney

Facing ripping winds and tarpon of the hard to find variety, podium experience proved to be the key ingredient for top anglers grinding it out at the 54th Annual Invitational Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament in Islamorada, Florida, with the three winning teams having all been past Grand Champions. On day four his 101.1 pounder sealed the deal. For Morgan's guide, Capt. Huff’s dad, Capt. Steve Huff, won the event on three separate occasions in the '80s. Joe Rodriguez earned 2,556 points. They released the second largest "Weight Fish" at 130.9 pounds. Second runner up Steve Ward, from Coppell, Texas, and his guide Capt. Doug Kilpatrick were close behind with 2,332 points. Ward also has his name on the coveted trophy as the 2012 Grand Champion.
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Facing ripping winds and tarpon of the hard to find variety, podium experience proved to be the key ingredient for top anglers grinding it out at the 54th Annual Invitational Gold Cup Tarpon Tournament in Islamorada, Florida, with the three winning teams having all been past Grand Champions.

Thane Morgan, from Amarillo, Texas, won the Grand Championship title for the third time, with a total of 2,665 points. Morgan opened the event with two scoring poons, weighing 78 and 87.4 pounds respectively. On day four his 101.1 pounder sealed the deal. For Morgan’s…

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