Heroes on the Water, and Send a Kid Fishing. Official numbers are not available but it appeared that there were close to 300 anglers in kayaks on Saturday.
The fishing was good, and this year there were weakfish. Several slams were caught. The Grand Slam was won by Eric “FishDuck” Riley from Ontario, Canada, with a 95.5” total length. Jack Daughtry finished in second place with a 90” slam, and Eric “Slappy” Harrison took third place with an 89.5” slam. Incidently, Slappy gave Jack the Hogy that boosted Jack into second place on the final morning of fishing.
Eric “FishDuck” Riley and his winning 29.5” weakfish
John Langan won the Open Division with a 38.5” striper. Eric “Slappy” Harrison with a 37” striper that just edged out Chris Voorhies 37” striper tying for second.
Eric “Slappy” Harrison with his second-place striper
Mike Luckower won the Fly Division with a 30” bluefish. In the Junior Division, Jake M. won with a 33” bluefish. And the Electric Division was won by Dan Bodkin with a 32” striper.
Final leader board
Once again, “J-Bay” was a great time, meeting new people and making new friends. The tournament remains more about the camaraderie then the fishing. The campgrounds were full of grills and friendly yak anglers, and a good time was had by all. Thanks to all the great sponsors, and we hope to see you there next year!