Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 Fishing For Miracles King Tourney - New Inshore Division

Team Mad Mouse from the 2012 FFM tourney
New for the 2016 edition of Fishing For Miracles king is their first-ever inshore tourney on Saturday. The South Carolina chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) runs the tourney that benefits the MUSC Children’s Hospital. This long-running end of summer event usually draws lots of participants since first place for the heaviest kingfish pays $25,000. For more prize info visit the Internet at
The tourney gets underway on Thursday afternoon at Ripley Light Yacht Club in Charleston, near California Dreaming restaurant. Registration activities include t-shirt sales, a silent auction, catered supper and lots of saltwater fellowship. The king mackerel tourney is fished over two days on Friday and Saturday. The king mackerel weigh-in will be from 2 until 5 p.m. on Friday and from 1 until 4 p.m. on Saturday. This is a great time to see lots of fish while spending time on the dock and enjoying the afternoon, followed by an awards presentation Saturday evening.

The inshore portion of the tourney will be fished on Saturday only and the weigh-in will be from 3 until 5 in the afternoon. Trout, sheepshead and flounder are the three species in the inshore division and each must be a minimum of 14-inches to be legal to weigh-in. CCA will provide payouts for first place, lady angler and youth angler and the rules stipulate that all anglers should have fun, and be careful. Fishing For Miracles tournament director John Gourdin is hopeful that the addition of the inshore division will lead to more family participation.

To view this feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

To view past blog entries from Fishing For Miracles click 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

To view the latest Lowcountry Saltwater Fishing Report click here.

To view articles in CCA's TIDE magazine click  2013 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

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