Michael is only the 2nd person to win back to back titles with Savannah Ward being the first one.
The Treasure Coast Casters left the docks at Capt. Joe's Bait & Tackle at 6:30am on a quest to catch enough fish to earn one of them the title of the Treasure Coast Caster of the Year for the 2017-2018 season. Many fish were caught, some released and some were kept. When it was all said and done Michael Rochedieu out fished everyone by 1 ounce! We had 12 different species on the fish list but it seemed to be a snapper & snook day. Ctara Franqui caught her first ever snook and it was 1/8 inch too short and then she caught another one that was about 20 inches. Nicholas Rosario also caught a snook with it going 25 inches. Kaitlyn Ward caught a 1lb. 2oz. snapper and a croaker. Andrew Evans caught 2 snapper as did Colt Krischke and Michael Rochedieu. Savannah Ward and Riley Orr also caught fish - lane snapper and ladyfish.
With snapper being worth 25 points and with 3 of the TCC's each having 2 snapper we had to go by the weight.
1st Place - Michael Rochedieu - St. Anastasia - Ft. Pierce - 50 points
2nd Place - Colt Krischke - Lincoln Park Academy - Ft. Pierce - 50 points
3rd Place - Andrew Evans - John Carroll - Ft. Pierce - 50 points.
Biggest fish - Kaitlyn Ward - 1lb. 2oz. snapper
Along with his trophy Michael received a framed inshore fish posted donated by the Florida Fish & Wildlife, a gift certificate for a custom rod donated by JF Rods, a West Marine self inflating life jacket and a $100 gift card to White's Tackle. Micheal will also sit on our Board of Directors for the next year.
Colt received his trophy, a book on surf fishing donated by The Fishing Center and a $50 gift card to White's Tackle.
Andrew received his trophy, a surf fishing book donated by The Fishing Center and a $25 gift card to White's Tackle.
A BIG thank you to our boat volunteers - Capt. Charlie Conner, Chad Painter, Anna Green, Capt. Rob Ward and Primo Rosario. We could not do it without you!
Great job everyone and see you in August when we start up again!