Everyone a winner at Nick’s Seafood Catfish Tournament July 7

July 8, 2012

Everyone was a winner at Nick’s Catfish Tournament July 7, 2012. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Great turnout benefited Backpacks of Love Foundation

Outdoor fun was had by all July 7, 2012 at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Freeport. 31 kids entered the Backpacks for Love Fishing Tournament reeling in catfish from the Choctawhatchee Bay and area bayous. Prizes included trophies and a variety of gift cards from local businesses including Bass Pro Shop, Rave Theater, Compass Bank savings accounts and more. Proceeds from the tournament benefited Backpacks of Love Foundation.

After the weigh in the day was topped off with a mullet toss behind Nick’s.

Two divisions were awarded; biggest weight fish and biggest weight of three fish. The winners were:

Biggest fish:
First: Levi Sasser 4.94 lbs.
Second: Aiden McPhearson 3.85 lbs.
Third: Anna Claire Richard  3.46 lbs.

Biggest three:
First: Levi Sasser 13.71 lbs.
Second: Aiden McPhearson 7.53 lbs.
Third: Chance Hock 6.36 lbs.