RESULTS FOR THE 18TH ANNUAL RIVERS END VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT. FISHING TOURNAMENT

Submitted on 2014/10/11 at 10:54 am
The cool, clear fall weather brought out families and 169 registered anglers (up from 141 last year and 99 in 2012) at the 18th annual River’s End Volunteer Fire Dept. Fishing Tournament and Fund Raiser. The tournament began at 12:01 a.m., Friday, October 3, and ran through 2 p.m., Sunday, October 5th when final weights were tallied and prizes awarded.
A total of 114 official fish (up from 90 last year, and 101 in 2012) were weighed in over the weekend and (with the exception of Speckled Trout) were generally heavier than last year’s entries. Speckled Trout were hard to find again this year. The final results of the tournament are as follows:
In the Adult Division:
Redfish
1st Place – Chris Hethcock with a fish weighing in at 7.50 lbs.
2nd Place – Warren Knight with a fish weighing in at 7.42 lbs.
3rd Place – Mark LaCroix with a fish weighing in at 7.37 lbs.

Speckled Trout
1st Place – Chris Morton with a fish weighing in at 4.42 lbs.
2nd Place – Ernie Arrington with a fish weighing in at 3.92 lbs.
3rd Place – Bruce Kettler with a fish weighing in at 3.67 lbs.

Flounder
1st Place – Jake Taylor with a fish weighing in at 3.45 lbs.
2nd Place – Jack Reves with a fish weighing in at 3.28 lbs.
3rd Place – Kathy Perkins with a fish weighing in at 2.80 lbs.

Croaker
1st Place – Jim Hethcock with a fish weighing in at 1.54 lbs.
2nd Place – Mark Roese with a fish weighing in at 1.41 lbs.
3rd Place – Billy Jensen with a fish weighing in at 1.4 lbs.

Heaviest Stringer – Roger Friedrichs with a stringer weighing in at 25.62 lbs.

Redfish with the Most Spots – Harold Caudill whose fish had 16 spots
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In the Youth Division:

Redfish

1st Place – Jacob Galloway with a fish weighing in at 6.41 lbs.
2nd Place – Alex Lima with a fish weighing in at 6.30 lbs.
3rd Place – Jacob Galloway with a fish weighing in at 5.78 lbs.

Speckled Trout
1st Place – Alex Lima with a fish weighing in at 3.99 lbs.
2nd Place – Kendall Shulte with a fish weighing in at 3.89 lbs.
3rd Place – Jacob Galloway with a fish weighing in at 2.58 lbs.

Flounder
1st Place – Haley Rust with a fish weighing in at 2.00 lbs.
2nd Place – Abby Rust with a fish weighing in at 1.78 lbs.
3rd Place – Alyssa Walker (who was using a “Barbie” fishing pole) with a fish weighing in at 1.76 lbs.
Croaker
1st Place – Nik Irwin with a fish weighing in at 1.34 lbs.
2nd Place – Nik Irwin with a fish weighing in at 1.21 lbs.
3rd Place – Alyssa Walker with a fish weighing in at 1.11 lbs.
Largest Hardhead Catfish – Nik Irwin with a fish weighing in at 1.09 lbs

Heaviest Blue Crab – Zachary Shoemaker with a Crab of 0.92 lbs.
Largest Sand / Gulf Trout – Alyssa Walker with a fish weighing in at 0.85 lbs.
Redfish with the Most Spots – had no entries
Heavy Stinger – Alex Lima with a stringer weighing in at 25.41 lbs.

Back by Popular Demand – Mini Tournaments with fish in both Adult and Youth Division in Competition
Friday, October 3 – Speckled Trout – Jacob Galloway with a fish weighing in at 2.58 lbs.
Saturday, October 4 – Redfish – Warren Knight with a fish weighing in at 7.42 lbs.
Sunday, October 5 – Flounder – Kathy Perkins with a fish weighing in at 2.80 lbs.

River’s End Volunteer Fire Dept. sincerely thanks all of the sponsors, and all participants of the tourney, whether they took home an award or not – they are all winners in our book! The event would not have been a success without your participation. For pictures of the event visit: http://www.revfd.com

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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