The first of four Lowcountry Redfish Cup events slated for 2011 was fished on Saturday Feb. 26. Windy and overcast conditions greeted the 55-boat fleet, but by noon the sun came out, the temperature warmed up to nearly 80-degrees and the redfish began to bite. Many teams that had caught no fish in the morning began to put a few in the livewell, with one angler telling me that he actually weighed in one fish that he caught just ten minute before the 3 p.m. deadline. The two-man teams are required to weigh-in their fish while still alive, so that they may be released to fight again another day. The tournament awarded cash prizes to the top five finishers plus they paid $1500 for the biggest fish weighed in and they recognized the top youth angler. Congratulations to Team 2 Reds of Beaufort for winning the first leg of the 2011 LRC.
To view past blog entires from the 2010 Lowcountry Redfish Cup click here.
PhotosByJeffDennis: Team Butler Marine angler Chris Rosengarten holds up two beautiful redfish at the 11th Street marina in Port Royal; a youth is introduced to a redfish caught in the LRC; redfish are measured before they are weighed and fish that are too long are disqualified; LRC founders Fred Bricketto and Brian Rose.