What a great day we had for the kick off of the 2015-2016 season for the Junior Division of the Treasure Coast Casters. We had a small group of 12 fishing and they caught and released a total of 29 fish. We did have 3 TCC's leave early due to the high temps. We hope that Jordyn, Thomas and William are feeling better now!
It seems that catfish, snapper and puffers were the fish of the day. We had 13 catfish come to the table along with 7 snapper and 7 puffers. We also had 1 jack and a pigfish. The Juniors were very happy to be busy catching and releasing these fish. We only had 1 TCC that didn't catch a fish.
1st Place - Kaleb Kneip - 5th grade - Bayshore Elem. - Port St. Lucie - 8 fish
2nd Place - Troy Daher - 2nd grade - Pierce Hammock Elem. - Loxahatchee - 7 fish
3rd Place - Cameron Hicks - 5th grade - Weatherbee Elem. - Ft. Pierce - 5 fish
Biggest fish went to Jordyn Beeten for her 1lb. 6oz. catfish. Along with her trophy and TCC tshirt Jordyn received a gift card to the Fishing Center that was donated by Pat & Gwen.
We held our drawing after the trophies were awarded. Troy Daher won the $25 gift card to Bass Pro Shop, Talia Montalvo won a signed copy of The Fighting Jack that was written by our own Jordan Leitenbauer. Jordan even signed the book for her. Cameron Hicks won the rod & reel combo that was donated by Clint Walker - owner of the Fishing Center and Dillon Furiato won a camo hat that was donated by West Marine. Brandon & Jordan Leitenbauer, Dillon Furiato and Talia Montalvo each received a custom fish towel that Pat & Gwen had made for the TCC's.
We final got to recognize Pat & Gwen - even though Gwen hurt her back again and couldn't be there. We gave them each a personalized fishing shirt with the TCC logo on the back. They have done so much for TCC's and we just wanted to show them how much we appreciate them.
See you at the next tournament.