Lionfish Challenge Hall of Fame

Lionfish Challenge

TOTAL Lionfish removed: 16,609  # of divers: 95  Updated 10/3/2016

(includes lionfish harvested as part of the Panhandle Pilot Program) 

Lionfish King or Queen Leaderboard 

table of lionfish

Lionfish Number removed

LIONFISH KING

David Garrett (pictured)

3,324
John Dickinson 2,408
John McCain 537
Dawn Richitt 367
Steve Houghland 366
Brad Riles 365
Barry Shively 318
Alex Page 318
Carol Cox 300
Dave Murphy 278

Winners

(two drawings a month through Sept. 30)

PrizeWinner Drawing Date 
Neritic polespear Richard "Tott" Thomas June 7
Zookeeper Lionfish Containment Unit Alex Page (pictured below)  
$100 dive tank refill Brian Belzer  
Neritic polespear Brad Riles June 20
Zookeeper Lionfish Containment Unit John McCain  
$100 dive tank refill Dave Murphy  
Annual Saltwater Fishing License w/lobster permit Scott Forbes  
Neritic polespear Barry Shively July 4
Zookeeper Lionfish Containment Unit Megan Christopher  
$100 dive tank refill Scott Stephens  
Sportsman Gold license Brad Riles  
Neritic polespear Steve Houghland July 18
Zookeeper Lionfish Containment Unit Barry Shively  
$200 fuel card Dave Murphy  
$100 dive tank refill Chris Gercken  
Neritic polespear Cindy Gaudette Aug. 1
Zookeeper Lionfish Containment Unit Tim Speakman  
$100 dive tank refill John McCain  
Neritic polespear David Garrett  
Annual saltwater license with lobster permit Alex Page Aug. 15
$100 dive tank refill Barry Shively  
$100 dive tank refill TJ Huff  
Neritic polespear William Stewart  Aug. 29
$100 dive tank refill David Garrett  
$200 fuel card Terrance Pitcher  
Neritic polespear Barry Shively Sept. 12
Neritic polespear Robert Cox  
$100 dive tank refill David Garrett  
Neritic polespear Scott Stephens Sept. 26
$100 dive tank refill Kevin Rogers  
Sportsman Gold License Robert Simpson  

Participantsman with raffle prize - 95

Christina Arnold David Garrett Terrance Pitcher
Ken Ayers Cindy Gaudette Debbie Planson
Carey Barrett Chris Gercken Clint Retherford
Brian Belzer Randy Gibson Dawn Richitt
Larry Benning Steve Gillespie Donald Richitt
George Blasingame James Glover George Riffe
Jonathan Blue Todd Grooms Brad Riles 
Adreane Braden Brady Hale Hayward Roberts
Elizabeth Branham Jill Haley Kevin Rogers
Troy Branham Bill Helferrich Richard Schmidt
Chip Burger Brian Higdon Grayson Shepard
Brant Bushnell Kimberly Higdon  
Regina Capps Steve Houghland Barry Shively
Megan Christopher TJ Huff Robert Simpson
Sandra Clark Mark Konz Mandi Singer
Nathan Collins Roger Luna Earl Solomon
John Conley Joseph Marsh Tim Speakman
Carol Cox Bob Marshall Ivan Stanke
Nikkie Cox John McCain Bob Stapleton
Robert Cox Patrick McCarver Scott Stephens
Bill D'Antuono Deborah Meltzer William Stewart
Jennifer Day John Mirabella David Svatik
Michael DeRemer Jeremy Moore Lisa Tatro
Harald Dett Dave Murphy Mark Thomas
John Dickinson Eric Nelson Richard "Tott" Thomas
Sydney Elkins Alex Page Heidi Thoricht
Mark Elliott Bill Parsons Ricardo Valera
Melody Engle Huston Parsons Taylor "Curt" Waldron
Carlos Estape Roger Parsons Hardin Wells
Boris Fayfer Taylor Parsons Doug Wiggin
Bert Floyd Allen Perkins Eric Winterstein
Scott Forbes David Pickett Doug Young

Panhandle Pilot Program

Lionfish removed: 8,975  # of divers: 39  Updated 12/6/2016

Red grouper and cobia tags distributed so far: 51 of 130

Qualified to name an artificial reef: 6

Team/Person Reef Name Reef Location
Hang On (G. Shepard, M. Singer, N. Cox, M. Christopher) TBD Franklin
Georgia Crackers (B. Parsons, T. Waldron, C. Burger, H. Parsons, T. Huff) Sgt. James Taylor Waldron Reef Escambia
Texas Lionfish Control Unit (B. Marshall, B. Hale, G. Riffe, J. Day) Moira the Mermaid's Fish Condo Escambia
Crazy Blonde (R. Capps, M. Elliott, D. Wiggin, B. Stapleton, B. Floyd) Crazy Blonde Reef  Bay
Margaritaville (J. Dickinson, C. Sernaglia)  TBD TBD
Bobcat Divers (C. Cox, R. Cox, B. Higdon, K. Higdon, R. Childs) Jim Whitright Memorial Reef Bay 


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