Jan. 31, 2016
Today we held our bi-monthly from shore fishing tournament for the Treasure Coast Casters Junior Division. We had 18 TCC's fishing today. We would like to welcome Jason Sessana & Annsely Sugg to our group. We had a total of 11 fish caught and released today.
Dayton Franqui was the 1st to the table and he had a 1lb. 3oz. sheepshead. Next we hear someone calling to us and it was Kaelb Kneip's dad. He said that Kaleb had caught a fish and they couldn't bring it to the table for weigh in. So...Tammy and I ran down there to find a 20 plus pound stingray! This was Kaleb's 1st stingray and what a stingray it was! Amanda Daher was next with a puffer. Cameron Hick came to the table 3 times with a 2 catfish and a small snook. Annsely Sugg was next with a nice size snook. Jake Lee was there 3 times with puffer fish and Dillon Furiato was also there with a puffer. All fish were released.
1st place - Cameron Hicks - Weatherbee Elem. - 5th grade - Ft. Pierce
2nd place - Jake Lee - Liberty Baptist - 4th grade - Ft. Pierce
3rd place - Dayton Franqui - Oak Hammock - 2nd grade - Port St. Lucie
Biggest Fish - Kaleb Kneip - Bayshore Elem. - 5th grade - Port St. Lucie. Along with his trophy and goodie bag he received a gift card to the Fishing Center that was donated by Pat & Gwen. For the last 4 years Kaitlyn Ward has held the record for the biggest fish caught at a Junior's tournament until today. She had caught a 4lb. redfish. I think it will be quite a while before anyone breaks Kaleb's record!
We would like to thank John & Theresa Gilson for all their help today. They have been very big supporters of the Treasure Coast Casters since the beginning!
Our next tournament will be on March 20th!