Sights and Sounds from the 2016 Custom Shootout

Don't miss the fun on the docks and and the action on the fishing grounds

The Custom Shootout 2016 had a record number of billfish, 176, caught this year.

2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Day One of the Custom Shootout brought attention and fanfare to the Bahamas, where teams worked around the dock to kick off one of the world's most prestigious billfish tournaments.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Captains, owners and sponsors happy to be back for another Custom Shootout tournament.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Leah Baumwell of IGFA demonstrates SAT tagging.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
John Vance of Jim Smith Tournament Boats with his wife Robin at Day One of the Custom Shootout.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Some of the sponsors at Day One.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Hit n Run crew with Roy Merritt.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Matt from Costa and Mikey Latham from Latham Cams enjoying their work.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Ben Haynes with Dometic Marine.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Captain Danny Ford with owner Keith Beaty of *Sweet Thing *picking up their tournament swag.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Captain Russell Sinclair with owner Jr. Davis from the Wave Paver.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Chaser team waiting for a bite on the first day of fishing.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
My Lynn backing down on a blue marlin.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Big Deal showing off a colorful catch.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Blank Check having a good time looking for a bite.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Natasha Lloyd from Marlin magazine hangs out during Day Two.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Two Cats show off their winning wahoo at 89.4 pounds.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Owners Carl and Marlene Coppola enjoy the tournament with friends on their new 80-foot Donzi, Marlene Sea IV.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Gladiator owner Roy Cronacher, middle, with his crew.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The team on Ma Sheila back at the dock.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Two Cats after a great first day of fishing.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Goombay smashes are a big hit after a long day of fishing on the Sweet Thing.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
My Lynn releases a blue marlin.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Merritt boat Reel Janie runs back to the docks.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
1958 Rybovich the Rhino exudes comfortable fishing.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Two boats racing back to the docks for those Goombay Smashes.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Ohana owner Ed Burr with Bobby Jacobsen from "Marlin Darlin" enjoying time with friends back at the dock.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Elite Fleet of the Custom Shootout 2016 on the water.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Bree team catches the tournament's largest marlin, 128 inches, and successfully revives her after a long, tiring fight. She swims away much to the delight of the crew in the water and the crew in the air.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Bree team catches the tournament's largest marlin, 128 inches, and successfully revives her after a long, tiring fight. She swims away much to the delight of the crew in the water and the crew in the air.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Bree team catches the tournament's largest marlin, 128 inches, and successfully revives her after a long, tiring fight. She swims away much to the delight of the crew in the water and the crew in the air.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Bree team catches the tournament's largest marlin, 128 inches, and successfully revives her after a long, tiring fight. She swims away much to the delight of the crew in the water and the crew in the air.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The Bree team catches the tournament's largest marlin, 128 inches, and successfully revives her after a long, tiring fight. She swims away much to the delight of the crew in the water and the crew in the air.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
As you can see, these tournaments take a lot out of you -- even the onlookers.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
While the boys are out fishing, the girls are out playing.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Coffee delivery to start the day of fishing.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Team Bear TrapCourtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Team Two Cats with their lucky crab holding the flag.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Team Lo Que Sea with their winning blue marlin flag.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
The last day of fishing and one of the last hookups: the Bree's largest marlin called in a couple minutes before lines out.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Rainmaker makes her way back to the dock.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Horse Play won the Top Tag and Release award.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Laura Russell was the Top Female winner for the 2016 Custom Shootout.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Tony Huerta, of Lo-Que-Sea, was the Top Angler winner.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Bree won the award for the Largest Marlin caught.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Bear Trap won third place overall at the 2016 Custom Shootout.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Two Cats won second place at the 2016 Custom Shootout.Courtesy Debra Todd
2016 Custom Shootout, Abaco, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, The Abacos
Lo-Que-Sea took home first place hardware from the 2016 Custom Shootout.Courtesy Debra Todd