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Today we held the fish off for the Treasure Coast Caster of the Year.  The top 5 middle & high school TCC's competed.  The weather was perfect and the fishing was a little slow.  All of the TCC's caught fish but quite a few were short or not on the list.  On the list today was bluefish, croaker, flounder, mangrove snapper, pompano, redfish, sheepshead, snook, spanish mackerel and trout.  We had every fish come to the scales except croakers and spanish mackerel.  A total of 20 fish were caught and most were released.
The most notable catch of the tournament was a 8lb. 15oz. black drum caught by Maxwell Higgins.  Maxwell was the only TCC to catch a pompano and he had two with one weighing 3lbs.  John Remsburg also had a black drum but it was not on the list. Taylor Meding, Chad Stanley and Shane Surrency all had redfish with Chad's weighing 2lb. 12oz.  Shane also had the only flounder.  Colton Hester and Laine Pruitt had the only trout and one of Laine's weighed 1lb. 11oz.  DJ Markowski had a bluefish that weighed 1lb. 2oz. and Trace Meding has a nice snapper.  Savannah Ward had 2 snapper and a sheepshead that weighed 1lb. 9oz.  
1st place - Maxwell Higgins - Treasure Coast High - Port St. Lucie - 70 points
2nd place - Shane Surrency - Lincoln Park Academy - Ft. Pierce - 65 points
3rd place - Laine Pruitt - Lincoln Park Academy - Ft. Pierce - 40 points
The girls held their own with Savannah Ward having 35 points and Taylor Meding having 30 points!  Maybe next year girls!!
Other than his trophy - Maxwell received a 1/2 day charter for 2 from Capt Charlie Conner - Fishtales Charters, a 1 hour airboat ride for 2 from Capt. John Smith - Florida Airboat Excursions, a rod & reel combo from Capt. Joe's Bait & Tackle and his Treasure Coast Caster of the Year shirt from Capt. Joe & myself.
We are going to have a couple of events over the summer and we will be e-mailing you about them.
Congrats to everyone that competed today - you ALL did a great job!
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