Everyone joined in the fun as Treylermade Tournaments hosted their 5th Annual Kids Catfish Tournament at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Basin Bayou. On Saturday, July 25, 2015, twenty-eight young fishermen and fisherwomen competed for an array of prizes. The grand prize was a Tracker Marine Jon boat with trolling motor.
Kids age of 12 years and under, fished along the Choctawhatchee Bay for Sailcat and Hardhead catfish. Scoring was for heaviest weight for a single fish, and a combined weight of 3 Catfish (saltwater species).
A great day was had by all. In addition to competing for catfish, the kids enjoyed a competitive mullet toss contest. A portion of the proceeds benefitted The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and the Backpacks of Love program.
Grand prize winner with best total weight:
Cade Nick, Hardhead 6.13 lbs., Sailcat 3.79 lbs.
Heaviest single Sailcat:
Clayton Williams 4.89 lbs.
Total Hardhead weight:
Cade Nick 6.13 lbs.
Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is located at Basin Bayou on Hwy. 20 in Freeport.
About Backpacks of Love
•The Backpacks of Love program is designed to support and help children in need at Freeport Elementary School and other regions of Walton County. Each week, Backpacks of Love helps children dealing with hunger by providing them with a bag of non-perishable and kid-friendly food.
About Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance
• The Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is a local non-profit waterway organization that promotes the health and sustainability of the Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary. Their mission is to instill in youth, as well as adults, stewardship practices that will ensure the future of this valuable resource, so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come.