2011 Lower Keys Lionfish Derby Results

Fifteen participating teams helped collect a total of 312 lionfish on November 5th, 2011 for the Lower Keys Lionfish Derby!  

MOST LIONFISH

1st Place: Bottle Buddies (Robert Elkins and Robert Cerkleski) with 110 lionfish.

2nd Place: Off the Rock (Brad Nowicki and Mike Langston) with 52 lionfish.

3rd Place: Non-Native Slayers (Kate Correia, Ben Blinder, Cory Walter, and Erich Bartels) with 48 lionfish.

 


Team Bottle Buddies, First Place for Most Lionfish with 110
(Photo by Celia Hitchins)

BIGGEST LIONFISH

1st Place:  Bottle Buddies (Robert Elkins and Robert Cerkleski) with with a 13.1 inch (344 mm) lionfish.

2nd Place:  Non-Native Slayers (Kate Correia, Ben Blinder, Cory Walter, and Erich Bartels) with a 12.6 inch (321 mm) lionfish.

3rd Place: Off the Rock (Brad Nowicki and Mike Langston) with a 11.7 inch (296 mm)lionfish.

 



Team Non-Native Slayers with some of their catch
 
(Photo by Celia Hitchins)

SMALLEST LIONFISH

1st Place: Austin Assasins (Curtis Mueller, Harris Casey, David Price, and Matt Magnum) with a 3.15 inch (80 mm) lionfish.

2nd Place: Bottle Buddies (Robert Elkins and Robert Cerkleski) with a 3.19 inch (81 mm) lionfish.

3rd Place: The Slayers (Robert Kirk, Sugar Kirk, Kevin Coats and Karen Coats) with a 5.16 inch (131 mm) lionfish.

 


Team Austin Assassins with one of their larger lionfish
The smallest came in alive and was donated to research! 
(Photo by Celia Hitchins)


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