Great weather brought in 50 teams of anglers competing for big prize money at the 13th Annual Old Nick’s Redfish Round Up on May 5.
A huge crowd showed up for the weigh in at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant on Basin Bayou in Freeport. In addition to the competition, live music, and a kid’s mullet toss rounded out the day. A portion of the proceeds benefitted Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance. All redfish were brought in live and released back into the Choctawhatchee Bay after weigh in.
First Place: Jim Heaton, Lester Johnson: Total weight 13.89 lbs.
Second Place: Fred Myers, Frasier Myers: Total weight 13.79 lbs.
Third Place: Robert Gautney, Bobby Gautney: Total weight 13.42 lbs.
Fourth Place: Josh Locke, Heath Lavin: Total weight 13.31 lbs.
Fifth Place: Paul Wagner, Stacia Levi: Total weight 12.85 lbs.
Locals Choice: Ifred, Ifred: 7.31 lbs.
Mystery Weight: Austin Woodard, Tom Giddens: 7.59 lbs.
Spot Count: Ifred, Ifred; 15 spots
Smallest Two: Botelho, Pouncey: 6.28 lbs.
Prize money for the anglers:
1st Place – $5,000
2nd Place – $2,000
3rd Place – $1,500
4th Place – $1,250
5th Place – $750
MYSTERY WEIGHT: $500
SPOTS DIVISION: $500
SMALLEST TWO: $500
LOCAL’S CHOICE: $500