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Exchange Club’s Blue Water Open

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Mike Bertin, captain of the Ambush, with Lady Angler Ashley Russell and her first-prize dolphin worth $5,000

Mike Bertin, captain of the Ambush, with Lady Angler Ashley Russell and her first-prize dolphin worth $5,000

May 21:  A 33-lb. dolphin won the top prize at the 35th annual Exchange Club of Indian River’s Blue Water Open Charity Fishing Tournament at the Fort Pierce Marina. Ashley Russell reeled in the winning dolphin granting her the first place, the Lady Angler and Mahi Moolah titles. Tyler Lafferty earned the Junior Angler award with a 14.45-lb. dolphin at the dolphin-only tournament. Proceeds benefit projects for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.