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Alex Does It Again!

During the Club NŠutico de San Juan, Puerto Rico Tournament held last November 4th and 5th, Alejandro Manuel Rosas-Salgado (Alex) won two first place trophies for kids and came in second among adult anglers, for a total of 3 trophies.

This annual tournament is held for San Juan Club NŠutico members, family and friends. The rules call for four anglers per boat, along with a mate. The tournament starts with departure from the Club a 7:00 AM and returning no later than 4:00 PM, without any limit as to distance.

Fishing about 40 miles North of San Juan from his father's power boat, a 35 footer Golden Egg (Egg Harbor), among Alex's total production was a 405 pound Blue Marlin.

Alex's entire family, including his father, mother and sister, not only enjoy fishing but diving as well. They often visit various locations throughout the Caribbean, including Norman Island where they dive the caverns. They also enjoy going to Cooper Island where, at about 125 feet deep, lies the SS Rhone. This British ship, which sank due to a hurricane about three centuries ago, is now a National Park visited by thousands of tourists every year from all over the world.

alex_fish.jpg (21740 bytes) Alex's Previous Story

Some outings are more exciting than others and then there are those occasions when your fishing outing turns into a world record.

On January 7, 1998, then 12 years old, Alex broke the Juvenile World's Record in Deep Sea Fishing. While fishing 35 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Alex caught this 57Ĺ pound Bull Dolphin.

The former record was established in 1984 by a 15 year old Australian boy. His dolphin weighed 54 pounds.

In the last Dominican Republic International Tournament, Alex, now 14 years old, brought home 5 trophies, among them the Grand Slam Trophy.

If you have a record fish, or just one you're proud of, or any boating-related story, send us a picture and/or story and we will add it to the "Kid's Korner" gallery.

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