With over 342 registered contestants, the 11th annual Kids Win Fishing Tournament took place amid the rain and clouds at the Port St. Joe Marina last Saturday.
Fishing and casting classes were given on Friday to prepare the kids for the fishing to come and the wind and rain that appeared Saturday couldn’t keep them from casting as the tournament began.
Trophies were given out for the biggest fish and most fish caught within each division. The “Small Fry” division featured kids aged 3 to 8 and the “Junior” class was for children 9 to 16. The contest was limited to in-shore, near-shore, Intercostal waterway fishing and contestants could be no further than three miles from shore. Fishing could take place from a boat, dock, bridge, pier, beach, shore or while wading.
“It was an excellent turnout,” said Rick Carrie, President of the Kids Win Foundation. “Everybody had a great time.”