DESTIN, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has topped Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a fishing contest.

The two Republican governors joined military veterans in a fishing contest off Destin on Monday.

Scott and his team reeled in five fish, while Perry's team caught two.

The governors said later that they compete in fishing but are on the same side when it comes to supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan.

Both men praised Ryan, saying he is the best choice to help bolster the nation's economy.