Want to see a real sportfishing family’s dream? Take a look at these wonderful photos by Todd Reaves, selected from those taken during the family’s 83-day fishing vacation aboard their Paul Mann 65', Soul Candy. The crew included mom, Storey, the kids, William (15), Smith (9) and Isobel (7), as well as Todd’s father, Bill, plus they rendezvoused with good friends along the way. The Reaves fished 20 of the 83 days and caught 19 billfish including eight whites, 10 blues and a sailfish, and saw many, many more. How great was the fishing on the Reaves’ Paul Mann? Storey
Citing the incredible performance of Paul Mann boats and especially the great interior design and world-class woodwork, Salt Water Sportsman recently named the Paul Mann 65' as one of the top sportfishing boats of all time.
"All three of my kids caught billfish on Saturday morning before 10:00am! We were fishing a junior tourney out of Orange Beach at the Mobile Big Game Fish Club. We had 7 (3 blues and 4 whites) solid bites and landed 3 – William (13) caught a blue, Smith (7 and it was his birthday) reeled in a white, and I 'helped' Isobel (5) reel in a blue." Nice job, William, Smith and Isobel! Todd also caught the action on video:
Top Manufacturer: Paul Mann Custom Boats Top Boat: 1st Place: Pelican 2nd Place: Qualifier Top Angler: Paul Mann Daily Winner Friday: Capt. Finn Gaddy Top Dolphin: 2nd Place: Phat Mann
163 boats "It Ain't Over 'Til the Phat Mann Sings!" per the quote by Jeff Merrill Phat Mann - 92 lbs. Heaviest White Marlin Weigh-in - New Mid-Atlantic Tournament record. Total of one blue marlin and 5 white marlin - Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner, mates: Kyle Fisher and Charlie Locke 2nd place Tuna - Volatility - Capt. Peter Brancaleone
ninth place - Phat Mann - Capt. Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner released one blue marlin and five white marlin third place - Top Angler - Phat Mann - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner - Capt. Capt. Dave Warren eighteenth place - Sniper - Capt. & Owner Jimmy Bayne - released one blue marlin and three white marlin
33 boats entered the tournament, but the weather was rough! 2nd Place Top Boat Phat Mann - Capt. Dave Warren - Mark Granville-Smith - Owner 2nd Place C2-Top Release Team