The 3rd Annual Great American Grunt Hunt
was a HUGE SUCCESS!
We are just so amazed at the local community and bond we have over fishing. This event is so fun for the whole family. We had a record breaking 284 anglers fishing this year and the weather was beautiful. The results as you can see were close! We weighed in a total of 338 grunt this year. A BIG Congrats goes out to Makenna Hunter – it was her first tournament and she not only took 1st in Youth, but also took 8th place overall! What a way to start tournament fishing.
Next… we added a new division: HOGFISH. We had just over under 50 anglers add this optional entry fee on to fish for Hogfish. We had 15 show back up to the scales to weigh in and Shelby Ladd took 1st place with a 5.32 lb fish. Congratulations Shelby!
Now… if you weren’t out there you missed one of the best OLD SCHOOL fresh fish frys! Madeira Beach Marina put on this awesome event. Only $7 a plate and they were filleting the fish as fast as everyone was eating it. A special THANK you goes out to Brian Crabtree who relentlessly filleted fish for hours. Everyone worked together to put on a great family day!