Nick’s Annual Redfish Roundup tournament best turn out ever

May 11, 2013

Jake Matney, left of Walton County and his partner Fed Myers of Bay County took first place in the Annual Nick's Redfish Roundup. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
Jake Matney, left of Walton County and his partner Fed Myers of Bay County took first place in the Annual Nick’s Redfish Roundup. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

Two person teams reel in the big reds

The gloomy weather had no impact on the best turnout ever for the Eighth Annual Nick’s Redfish Roundup Tournament on May 11, 2013. Sixty-three two-person teams competed for $10,000 in prize money in the popular annual redfish tournament on the Choctawhatchee Bay. Payout of $5,000 for first place went to Jake Matney of Walton County and his partner Fred Myers from Bay County. The competition consisted of two best redfish weights, most spots, smallest two and mystery weight.

A large crowd turned out for the weigh ins as well as vendors from Legendary Marine, Ship’s Chandler, and several others including free massages for the weary provided by Trinity Massage and Bodyworks.

Nick’s provided crawfish and shrimp for the competitors as the weigh ins wrapped up at 5 p.m. Giveaways and live music from the Velcro Pygmies concluded the day’s event.

Final standings:
1st: Matney/Myers – 13.32 lbs.
2nd: Reynolds/Johnson – 12.84 lbs.
3rd: Highnote/Mistovich – 12.77 lbs.
4th: WiWi/Locke – 12.69 lbs.
5th: Chalkley/Parker – 12.42 lbs.

Spots: Penore/Bates – 50

Smallest: Bishop/Schlissler – 5.62 lbs.

Mystery Weight: Peaty/Hughes – 10.53 lbs.