Those of you who knew Dana knew her passion for the ocean, fishing, and diving. From swordfish to snapper, she loved it all… but nothing fired her up quite as much as the chaos and pure frenzy of getting into a school of yellowfin tuna. Any chance she and Kyle got, they were hauling ass on a pre-dawn summer morning headed for the Bahamas to chase that rush – and always excited for friends and family to join and share it with.
Dana’s Annual Tuna Frenzy is so much more than a fishing tournament. It’s a celebration of a life lived so fully and with such passion for who and what she loved most. Anyone who was lucky enough to call Dana family or a friend knows that she would go to the ends of the earth for her people. Her fun-loving personality and quick-witted humor added a special Dana zest to any fishing trip that would leave your stomach sore from belly laughing by the time you got back to the dock.
This July, we ask that you please join us in celebrating Dana’s life and what would have been her 30th Birthday on July 19th. We are so grateful to the fishing community for wrapping their arms around Dana’s family and friends and jumping at the opportunity to sponsor, donate and support this first annual event. We don’t know how to begin thanking you for your kindness and generosity, but please know how appreciative and honored we are to have you take part in this event.
We will be announcing more information on going up until the date of the tournament. Please check this website and the Facebook page often. A news report about the accident resulting in the loss of our dear friend can be reviewed on the Sun-Sentinel website. Feel free to contact us using the Contact Form with any questions or suggestions about the tournament!
Mailing Address: Dana’s Tuna Frenzy Memorial Tournament 200 NW 8th St Boca Raton, FL 33432
3 Fish Aggregate: This means the angler can take 3 fish (yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and mahi-mahi) and combine the weight together. Example: 2 tunas and 1 wahoo combined to see if they are the heaviest. Deep drop is not allowed in aggregate combinations.
Deep Drop Specimen: Combined the heaviest 3 fish (misty [mystic] grouper, queen snapper, and yelloweye snapper) within the deep drop species.
Top Lady Angler: The lady angler classification can calculate the total of all fish weighed to see if she has the greatest combined weight.
Top Junior Angler: The junior angler under 12 years of age assisted by a parent or guardian, can calculate the total of all fish weighed to see if they have the greatest combined weight.