Speckled Trout USA Event At Pass Christian Harbor
This past Saturday October 23rd the Cabela's Speckled Trout USA Tournament Trail held another successful event at the Pass Christian Harbor where anglers were competing for a piece of the $7,500.00 payback. "It was a little windy today 12-16mph and teams had to face 2-4 feet waves making conditions much tougher than expected, but still saw some of the best fish of the year", said Tournament Director Tanner Tabor.
Taking first place was the Gulfport team of Justin and John McGuffee with a weight of16.68 pounds and earning $3,500.00. Justin and John were fishing near Free Mason using sand eel and Mirror lures to catch a total of 15 fish for the day. Teams are only allowed to weigh in their top 5 live fish at the end of the day. The team also had big trout for the day giving them an additional $500.00 bringing their total payback to $4,000.00 for the day.
In second place was the Gulfport team of Norman Stanbro and Jeremy McGugh with a total weight of 14.43 pounds and earning $2,000.00. Norman and Jeremy were fishing in the marsh using black Mirror lures and catching a total of 25 fish for the day.
Third place went to Will Boxx and Bryan Southwick of Gulfport weighing in 13.1 pounds and earning a new 80 pound thrust Minn Kota trolling motor. Will and Bryan were also fishing the marsh using white top water Mirror lures to catch 7 fish for the day.
Ben Benveuatte and Shayne Malpass of Pass Christian, Mississippi took fourth place with a total weight of 12.31 pounds.
Taking big Redfish in the event was the team of Jerry Foster of Gulfport, Mississippi and Russell Gellner of Vero Beach, Florida weighing in a 4.65 pound Redfish and earning $500.00 for big Redfish of the event
"We want to thank the Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB for sponsoring the event as well as Sports Unlimited for their support of this event. For more information on the area call: 1-888-467-4853 or visit their website at: www.gulfcoast.org.
Our next and final event of the year will be a special 2-day tournament to be held at Perry, Florida November 6th and 7th. For more information and to enter the event visit our website at: www.speckledtroutusa.com or phone: (270) 395-7100.