Capt. Willie Mills aboard the Tracy Lynn won the 30th anniversary World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament Friday in Boca Grande.
Mills, assisted by team leader Bruce Aikens and anglers Scott Adams and Ken Fry, collected $26,400 for first place with five tarpon caught and released.
“The prize money does not mean nearly as much as winning the Jay Joiner belt buckle means to me,” Mills said. “I have been waiting a very long time to receive this very special award. This is all about Jay Joiner and remembering a great fisherman. “