Cruzing to victory

Big catch on final day can't overtake veterinarian

Updated: August 5, 2009, 4:43 PM ET
ESPNOutdoors.com press services

KEY WEST, Fla. — Capt. Marco Gaona led his angler Jim O'Malley to a catch and release of a blue marlin estimated to weigh 550 pounds Saturday, but despite the huge fish, his Shockwave fishing team missed winning the Drambuie Key West Marlin tournament by less then three points to Rene Cruz aboard Doc Cruiser.

Gaona, of Elberta, Ala., began Saturday's final day of the three-day tournament well out of the lead. The only fish they had on the results board was a 21.45-pound dolphin that ...

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