With volunteers quickly measuring, weighing, and releasing the caught snook and redfish, a winner was eventually named: Team Allen, taking home the top prize of $17,430.
Teams were highly motivated to bring their catches in alive, with a quarter pound being added to their total for every fish that was still living.
“We worked our butts off,” Kevin of Team Straight Outta Captain said.
His teammate Dan Carson gave an assessment of how the fishing went that day.
“Red fish were good, but it was tough getting a bite from a snook,” Carson said.
“We finished well,” Mark Stuckey of Team Mudhead said. “We caught a snook, redfish, mackerel, and a few stingrays.” They were aiming for the prize smallest legal redfish, but eventually lost out to Team Low Tide/ Rhonda’s Deli.
By Trent Townsend