Thank you to all those anglers who braved the not so great weather, waves and sharks to participate in our recent Surf Fishing Tournament. Almost all 11 species were caught or at least entered. This year winners walked away with almost $2000 in cash and of course tons of raffle prizes. Jay Harrington from Fish on Fire was definitely on fire for the Angler's Meeting and Kick-off Party at Harry Goode's Outdoor Shop. Jay was grilling up some big, baddass shrimp as people enjoyed free beer from Sweetwater Brewing Company. The finale at Grills Riverside was a beautiful setting for the ceremony and they get thumbs up for serving us the most wonderful wings and sushi rolls that were quickly gobbled up.
Tournament Winners - 2014
Snook $200, Rubin Hendrix; Pompano $200, Allison Gonyea; Sheepshead $200, Thomas Curry; Redfish $200, Rubin Hendrix; Black Drum $200, Angela Hurlebusch; Spanish Mackerel $100, Chris Hudson; Bluefish $100, Heaven Hendrix; Whiting $100, Rubin Hendrix; Jack Crevalle $100, Jamie San Cartier; and Ladyfish $100, Jamie San Cartier.
Calcutta: Allison Gonyea - $140 cash for most spots on her redfish; and Rubin Hendrix - $40 cash for total combined length.
Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters of this unique event that showcases the best beaches in the world for recreational fishing.
Premier Sponsor: Harry Goode's Outdoor Shop
Workshop Sponsors: Fish on Fire, Grills Riverside and Strike-Zone Fishing.
Preferred Sponsor: Real Estate Direct.
Media Sponsors:Blue Turtle News, Coastal Angler Magazine.
Silent Auction Sponsors: Cabana Shores, Chop Shop Salon, Columbia Outdoor Wear, DaBonz Carver, Guideline Eye Gear, Honor Ink Tattoo, Orca Coolers, Plantation on Crystal River and SPOT.
Raffles/Prize Sponsor: A&B Graphics, Chop Shop Salon, Coconuts on the Beach,
David Blackwell - Intermedia Outdoors, Fishpond, Sunsect, Tailin' Toads, Ullian Realty and Wild River Outdoor Gear.
Additional Thanks to: Capt. Glynn Austin, Big Time Bookings, Body Glove Surge, J&H Surf Fishing, KBB Outfitters, Capt. John Kumiski, Little Pond Publishing, Native Tackle,
Sweetwater Brewing Company, Robert & Kathryne Wiebel.