Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 Fishing For Miracles - Capt. Meeting

The Ripley Light Yacht Club on the Ashley River in Charleston will be the setting for the 18th Annual Fishing For Miracles (FFM) King Mackerel Tournament. This is a Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) sanctioned event that benefits MUSC Children's Hospital and the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA). Teams of anglers from up and down the East Coast will be competing to weigh in the heaviest king mackerel during the two day competition in order to bring back the $25,000 first place prize and a heap of SKA points. Today's Captain's Meeting will be at 7 p.m. but head on over after work to catch up on the festivities that will include a cold beverage and a hot meal, as well as a silent auction and displays from vendors like Fishizzle Tackle. FFM is always a highly anticipated event by the CCA leadership that runs the tournament and is a good way to celebrate our heritage of fishing in the Lowcountry Outdoors.

To view blog coverage from the 2010 FFM click here

PhotosByJeffDennis: Anglers will chow down on some vittles at the Captain's Meeting; Check out the cool King Mackerel wrap on this Sea Hunt boat; Live bait pens like this one will be utilized by competitors to keep bait fresh during overnight hours

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