Just over 14 pounds of fish won the sixth annual Fishin’ for a Cure Panfish Tournament in Long County May 20.
The event was hosted by the Long County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division and held at Nobles Cabin on the Altamaha River.
The top prize went to the team of Red and Tammy Deloach, whose stringer weighed 14.6 pounds. Second place went to Ryan Adamson and Megan Buckles, whose fish weighed in 14.5 pounds. And third place went to Chris Farrell and Joseph Easterly who caught 13.4 pounds of fish.
Prize money was $700, $500 and $300, respectively. There were 45 teams enter the event.
In the kids division, the Kaylie Walker took the top prize with a fish that weighed 1.25 pounds. Second place was a tie between Chase Deloach and Deacon Yeomans, nabbing fish that weighed .95 pounds apiec. Third place also was a tie with Preston Lowe and Mary Deloach, .85 pounds. All of the kids, who placed, took home fishing tackle as prizes.
The tournament gave away $72,000 to six different children who are facing illness or disease. Tripp Lasseter, Devin Diamond, Aubrey Rhodes, Bennett Howard, Levi Lewis, and Lilah Blackmon each received a check for $12,000.