Sunday, April 29, 2012

2012 Charleston Inshore Anglers Sheepshead Tourney

Robbie Forbes, 4th, and CIA winner Bruce Humbert
Saturday April 28 brought calm winds and hot sunny conditions for those anglers who set out to challenge area sheepshead for the 2012 Charleston Inshore Anglers (CIA) tourney. A fun Captain's meeting was held at King Street Grill on James Island, which also doubled as the site of the weigh-in. Anglers were in line by 4 p.m. to weigh some sheepshead, and the SCDNR biologists were also on hand to remove tissue samples like otoliths from these sheepshead for study purposes. When the dust settled from the annual sheepshead derby it was Captain Bruce Humbert (of Charleston Coastal Adventures) who took home the first place prize of $1000 and bragging rights for the heaviest sheepshead that went 9.38-pounds. Second place weighed 9.14-pounds and went to Alex Pennekamp, while Scott Mull finished in third with an 8.72-pound convict fish, and 4th place belongs to Shawn Nelson for his 7.76-pounder. Robbie Forbes finished in fifth place with a 7.72-pounder that was caught while fishing with Capt. Humbert, and Forbes told me they used fiddlers for bait and fished at the north jetty. Sixth place went to Heather Leman for her outstanding 7.42-pound sheepie, that gave here the top spot for lady anglers - Congrats! The remaining spots in the top ten went to Mark Bollenberg, Gary Freeland, Marh Deschenes and Nick Kvestad. The youth angler award went to Christopher Riley for his 2.88-pound sheepshead. CIA V.P. Nick Kvestad told me that the proceeds from the CIA tourney go towards charity work in the local, and that this event receives strong support from local businesses and anglers.

To view past blog entries about the CIA sheepshead tourney click 2009, 2010, 2011. 

Heather Leman can FISH

Scott Mull and his pale sheepshead
David Jarquin with his 4.48-pound sheepshead

Scott Beane with a dogfish entry too

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