On Saturday, July 5, Walker’s Hideaway Marina hosted their First Annual Red Grouper Fishing Tournament. There were approximately 19 boats with 2-4 fishermen per boat. There were two divisions to this tournament: a 20-mile division and a 30-mile division.
The top prize was $1,000 in each division, and the top prizes were given for weight and length. The winners of the 20-mile division were Doug Bartlett and his crew. They won in both the weight and length categories. The winners of the 30-mile division were Team Marco and included Bert Hoell, Paul Milice, Ron Shudes and Ed Vesely. They were aboard OPAEXPRESS III, a 30-foot Pursuit.
Walker’s Marina presented a check to Raul Medina on behalf of the American Cancer Society on July 15 for all the entry fees for this event, and also presented the winners a check from their catches.