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Israeli wins Gators Spring Suncoast Kingfish Classic

Gators Spring Suncoast Kingfish Classic: The 20th annual tournament held Saturday on Treasure Island had 55 boats entered in four divisions. The winner in the overall division was Caliente with Arik Bergerman weighing a 31.92-pound kingfish.

"Came in one piece home with a big fish," said Bergerman, an Israeli whose team won $5,000. "My English is not too good."

Second place went to Quality Woodworking with Dominik Lipinski weighing a 30.68-pound kingfish. Third was Marshall Law/Triple Edge with Kevin Grissinger catching a 29.07-pounder.

Fourth went to Blue Runner on Top with Frank Quinto (28.74), and fifth was Minderaser with Trevor Tilton, (26).

The other divisions:

23 and under: Knot Me, Ryan Hasson, 24.12; Bada Bing, Sammy Papin, 17.32; Yellow Bird, Harry Thomas, 16.78

Women: MM3, Nicole Saj, 24.85; Knot Me, Chelsea Cellamare, 24.12

Youth: Jay Bird, Fischer Carr, 22.33; Rambunctious, Nathaniel Hall, 20.85

Rick Frazier runs Lucky Dawg Charters out of St. Petersburg and can be reached at (727) 510-4376.

Israeli wins Gators Spring Suncoast Kingfish Classic 05/07/11 [Last modified: Saturday, May 7, 2011 8:19pm]
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