Nearly 50 teams competed in the 14th Annual Old Nick’s Redfish Roundup, Saturday, hoping to win $10,000 in prizes. Hosted by Nick’s Seafood Restaurant and Treylermade Tournaments, the roundup donated $1250 to the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance (CBA) to support swimmable and fishable waterways in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.
“Anglers are such an important part of our community of water stewards,” said Alison McDowell, director of CBA. “The annual redfish roundup is a fun way to celebrate an amazing sport fish while investing in a healthy future for the Choctawhatchee Bay.”
Teams competed on a steamy Saturday, as bands of thunderstorms periodically disrupted the weigh-ins along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Fish were weighed live, in holding tanks before they could be safely released back into the estuary. Catch and release is such an important part of the tournament, in fact, that if anglers brought in a dead redfish they were docked one full pound during weigh-in.
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