Sunday, July 21, 2013

2013 Charleston Coastal Anglers 30th Annual Tournament

Capt. Robert Olsen displays his winning 40-pound king mackerel
30th Annual tourney - Congrats!!
Brandon Riley with the top two flounder
The James Island Yacht Club was the setting for the 30th Charleston Coastal Anglers fishing tourney. The Captain's Meeting on Wednesday night was well attended and an afternoon thunderstorm served to cool down what had been a hot day. Fishing conditions on Saturday July 20 were at times rainy, and at other times windy and rough, producing little results for most anglers. However, the veteran anglers came through and so did a smattering of other anglers who targeted ladyfish, bluefish, trout, sheepshead, flounder, redfish, spadefish, blackfish and king mackerel. No Spanish mackerel were weighed in however. Taking home the Outstanding Angler award with the heaviest King mackerel was Captain Robert Olsen of Knot At Work Charters with his 40.80-pound smoker, which was caught about 15 miles offshore from his 31-foot Contender. The top king scored $500 in cash anda YETI cooler - Congrats! Olsen also weighed in the second place king weighing 23.97-pounds, and placed two fish in the blackfish winning column. Despite a slew of nice flounder weighed in, it was Brandon Riley who took home first and second place with his 3.44 and 3.30-pound flat fish. Veteran angler Lonnie East III won the sheepshead race with his 5.40-pound sheepie. The best spadefish went to Sheldon Peeples, and second place went to Scotty McInerny. The top trout went to Daryl Thurlow and second place went to Phillip McClary. First and second place finishers won a rod and reel.

To view past blog entries from the Charleston Coastal Anglers tourney click here.

Phillip McClary and his nice trout

David Waldrop and Amber Pennington

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