I’ve been fortunate enough to have fished the San Juan International, and during the 50th anniversary, in 2003, I won the big-fish prize by releasing a blue marlin before 8:30 a.m. on the first day. Since no one killed a fish during that event (it was the last year that you could kill a blue marlin in this tournament), I won a nice watch. I was fishing with my good friend Dr. Thomas Irizarry, and we had a great time, even though that was the only fish we saw in three days and had no idea that we had won anything! I offered to give the watch to Irizarry to pay some of the expenses, but he politely declined. He’s a good egg!