Georgia crew wins MBARA kingfish tournament

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

In the Spanish division, Capt. Hayes Woodward and Dell Jordan of the Random Chance won $500 for their 4.9 pound catch.

Robert Hutson, Jr., Bonita Thompson and Capt. Robert Hutson III of the Peggy Sue took home $1,000 for their Wahoo catch of 36.65 pounds.

In total, 555 fish, 22 Kings, 11 Spanish, and 3 Wahoo were weighed, along with an Amberjack weighing 64 pounds. 

The annual Kingfish Tournament helps MBARA raise money for artificial reefs.  Since 1997, MBARA has built over 160 reefs worth over $1 million dollars. The annual tournament is their main source of funding, and those monies are often used as seed money for grants from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and private foundations. 

To view photos of the winners and official weigh-sheets, visit

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