Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Freeport hosted their annual Kid’s Catfish Tournament on July 26. A fun day of fishing was had by all 38 participants fishing along the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Weight ins and festivities were held after the tournament behind the restaurant. All kids who fished received goodies, with the top five in two categories receiving prizes and trophies. The grand prize was a won by angler Rodney Johnson who received a Tracker Marine Jon-boat. The kids enjoyed a mullet toss competitions as well after the tournament.
The kids weighed in flathead and sailcat catfish. The top anglers were:
First place, Case Woodard – 5.17 lbs.
Second place, Camryn Meyer – 5.07 lbs.
Third place, Levi Strasser – 4.96 lbs.
First place, Rodney Johnson – 7.92 lbs.
Second place, Dalen Johnson – 7.17 lbs.
Third place, Camryn Meyer – 6.14 lbs.
All proceeds to benefit the Backpacks of Love Foundation and the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance.