Well, the time was finally here again for this year's Florida
Billfish Master's Tournament. The captain's meeting was held Thursday, March
18th, 2004 at the beautiful and historic Miami Beach Rod & Reel Club.
director, Captain Dan Kipnis, diligently setting up for tonight's captain's
As the sun set over beautiful Hibiscus/Fisher Islands, the
time grew near for the meeting to begin.
This year's third annual Florida Billfish Masters Tournament
is the second of three legs of the Libertad Challenge -- $10,000 goes to the
Before people started to arrive, we took the time to get
the StripTeaser girl up on the stage for a few pictures...
Anglers and observers began to arrive, surely filling up
the bar area first (as always). As the Miami Beach Rod & Reel CLub began
to fill up -- it was almost time to begin the meetings.
As tournament director Captain Dan Kipnis took the stage,
everyone listened to the tournament rules and prize ($$$) structure...
As the captain's meeting got under way inside, the observer's
meeting went on outside the club -- for an extra $50 boats could be guarenteed
a certified IGFA observer onboard for both fishing days...