The tournament was a huge success guys. Thanks to everyone who participated and donated their time and money. We had 88 registered fisherman, which is 20 more than last year. We'd like to get to 100 next year, but we were more than pleased with our turnout. More than 200 folks showed up for the weigh-in and dinner, which is much more than we anticipated...we didn't have enough chairs for everyone, at least we had enough food. It seemed everyone enjoyed the meal and we overheard a lot of compliments on the menu selection. The two bluegrass bands, Empty Pockets and Old Habits put on a great show into the evening. The winning weight was 14.8 lbs (3 fish) and 6.0 lbs took the big fish pot, although the biggest fish in the tournament was 6.4 lbs. Congratulations to Dave Buchanan and Jeff Davis, our first place winners that took home $1500. We'll have full results posted on our website www.palmettopeartree.org/things_to_do/fishing
by this evening. We're reviewing the event and already making changes for next year. We apologize for the late start in the morning, but we'll make sure that fishing starts at 6:30 rather than 7:30 next year. If anyone has any comments or suggestions feel free to post as we're looking for feedback. And thanks to the huge turnout we'll be able to make a generous charitable donation to the Tyrrell Co. Volunteer Fire Dept. Hope to see everyone next year.