On Saturday May 12, 2018, we were greeted with forecasted temps in the low 90’s and sunny skies. A record number of participants started to arrive at Fish Tales around 7am. By the time 9 o’clock rolled around, 74 participants from ages 3 to 15 headed out in search of the largest Bass, Crappie, Catfish and Sunfish in their respective age group.
The tournament times were from 9am–1pm. Following the fishing was a great selection of food provided by Big Cheese Pizza (chicken wings & pizza), Penny James brought two trays of her home made chicken tenders, assorted sandwich and vegetable trays from Food Lion. There was also a great assortment of desserts provided by the families of the participants. If you left the event hungry, it was your fault.
Following the fellowship and food, the most exciting weigh in of the year took place. There were smiles everywhere and a very long line of anglers patiently waiting to hand Dave Fauntleroy their fish and take a stab at the lead. After it was all said and done, here are the winners of each age group:
Halle Campbell (age 8) Crappie 1.20 pounds
Zoe Maupin (age 8) Bass 2.38 Pounds
Avery James (age 4) Sunfish .42 Pounds
Easton Nunnally (age 6) Catfish 3.38 Pounds
Jackie Spevack (age 10) Crappie .91 Pounds
Anya Combs (age 10) Bass 2.38 Pounds
Reed Morrison (age 10) Sunfish .51 Pounds
Calleigh Craft (age 12) Catfish 2.45 Pounds
Sam Fleming (age 14) Crappie .95 Pounds
Michael Wandell (age 13) Bass 2.56 Pounds
Colby Burcham (age 13) .41 Pounds
Jayden Pearson (age15) Catfish 2.92 Pounds
This years Grand Champion walked away with a large trophy, three rod and reel combo’s and $130 cash!!!!
The cash was donated by parents of the participants and we would like to thank each and every one of them…….
Grand Champion Prize $20
Chris Craft $20
Lee Martin $20
Mike Wandell $20
Stephen Campbell $10
Guy Maupin $10
Cliff Langeneck $10
2018 GRAND CHAMPION
Catfish 3.38 Pounds
We would like to thank all of our sponsors that donated either product for the participants or a monetary donation to help with the food and event t-shirts……..
IN MEMORY OF JULIA FAUNTLEROY
ANNA POINT MARINA
WOOD’S & WATERS MAGAZINE
LAKE ANNA OUTFITTERS
ATKINSON TOWING & RECOVERY
G&C BATTERY, STARTER & ALTERNATOR, INC.
THE LAMBERT FAMILY
THE KEVIN DORR FAMILY
THE DAVIS FAMILY
MARTIN’S MATERIALS LLC.
WET LINE PRODUCTIONS
LARRY & BECKY WILLIAMS
We could not hold this event without the volunteers, thank you for all that you do to help this event run smooth!!!!
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO KEVIN DORR FOR THE USE OF HIS BOAT AND FOR TAKING A FAMILY OF PARTICIPANTS OUT ON THE LAKE!!!!