PFTS #4 – The Erick Bell Memorial

WE had 33 anglers show up today to fish the “Erick Bell Memorial”. The Erick Bell Memorial, no he is not dead, is a tribute to Erick Bell who originally started this mess 6 years ago. The lure of choice was an Exude Gold D.A.R.T. rigged to the anglers preference. It was a gorgeous Florida day to say the least.

Many thanks to the Cop Shop Restaurant in Oldsmar where we held the Pic n’ Sip. They treated us very well and I hope we can go back in the future.

All photos courtesy of Mark “CooknFish” Bellotte

The crowd waits anxiously for the results at The Cop Shop in Oldsmar. Good food, good drinks, great waitresses!

Slam Division

1St Place-ChrisR with a 63″ Slam. $165.00
2nd Place-BigFlyReel with a 44.5″ slam. $99.00
3rd Place-MarkM with a snook/red combo of 47″, $66.00
ChrisR was the only angler to catch a slam, BigFlyReel was able to land a flounder (and replace the snook) to complete his slam.
ChrisR won 1st place slam with a Redfish, Trout, Snook slam totaling 63 inches.
(l to r) MarkM with his Finatic Designs print, ChrisR with his new Wang Anchor and BigFlyReel with his Polar Bear Cooler.
Trout Division
First Place-Cooknfish 20″
Second Place-RockinReelin 19″
Third Place-Mudfish 17.75″
In the Trout division, CooknFish won 1st place with a 20 inch trout.
RockinReelin had us all singing Elton John’s song with her 2nd place win with a 19″ trout. Welcome back, Sharon!
Mudfish came in 3rd in the Trout division with a 17.75 inch trout

Snook Division

First Place-Paul from Masthead enterprises-26″
Second Place-TerryB 24.25″
Third Place-13 18″

Paul, owner of series sponsor Masthead Enterprises, took top honors in the Snook Division with a 26 inch snook
TerryB (middle) took 2nd in the Snook Division with a 24.25 inch snook. He is being handed his gift certificate by Paul from Masthead Enterprises.
13 got 18 inches of snook to take 3rd place in the Snook Division.

Redfish Division

Frist Place-Heywood 29″
Second Place-SilverK 21.5″
Third Place-TampaMike 17.75″

Heywood took 1st place in the Redfish Division with a 29 inch redfish.
SilverK got 2nd place in the Redfish Division with a 21.5 inch red and got a top notch hat for his efforts.
TampaMike was awarded the Perpetual 3rd Place Redfish trophy. He is now among an elite group of anglers who have added his autograph to the trophy.

Also, a special welcome back to the Guv’ner

Many thanks to all our sponsors who provide prizes for the anglers.