Our new Treasure Coast Caster Of The Year is Micheal Rochedieu!
We held our fish off for the Treasure Coast Caster of the Year today. The TCC's left Capt. Joe's Bait & Tackle at 6:30am and fished until noon. After all the fish were weighed and the points added up Micheal Rochedieu won the title of Treasure Coast Caster of the Year.
We had to top 7 TCC's fishing for the title. Only 3 TCC's brought back fish to weigh. All 7 TCC's caught fish that were too short or not on the list. We had 12 fish on the list to ensure everyone had a good chance at catching a fish. But, by all accounts the fishing was good but the catching was difficult today.
Michael caught 2 trout with one weighing 2lb. 6oz. and a sheepshead. Andrew Evans caught 2 sheepshead with one weighing 2lbs. 9oz. and a snapper. Kailtyn Ward caught 1 trout that weighed 1lb. 9oz. and a snapper. She also caught a red grouper that weighed 4lb. 7oz. but it was not on the list.
1st place - Michael Rochedieu - St. Anastasia - Ft. Pierce - 60 points
2nd place - Andrew Evans - John Carroll - Ft. Pierce - 45 points
3rd place - Kaitlyn Ward - Fairlawn Elem. - Ft. Pierce - 45 points
Andrew and Kaitlyn tied on the points but Andrew had the heavier fish so 2nd place went to him.
Ty Walker, Savannah Ward, Bradyen Adams and Colt Krischke also received a water bottle and back pack donated by West Marine.
Michael received his trophy, back pack & water bottle donated by West Marine, $50 gift card to West Marine donated by Treasure Coast Casters, a custom wrapped rod by JF Custom Rods, an Abu Garcia reel donated by S&K Fisheries and a custom framed gyotaku print of his trout valued at $300 to $450.
Andrew received his trophy, an Eagle Claw Lure Pack donated by the Fishing Center, back pack & water bottled donated by West Marine, $25 gift card to West Marine donated by Treasure Coast Casters, a Penn Battle rod & reel combo donated by West Marine.
Kailtyn received her trophy, a Yo-Zuri crystal minnow donated by the Fishing Center, back pack & water bottle donated by West Marine, $25 gift card to West Marine donated by Treasure Coast Casters and a rod & reel combo donated by West Marine.
We would like to thank our boat volunteers - Chad Painter, Anna Green, Capt. Charlie Conner, Brett Adams, Wade Yarborough and Capt. Rob Ward. We could not do what we do without you!
Have a great summer and we will see you in August for the start of our 2016-2017 season!