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Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:44

2nd Annual NATURE COAST CHALLENGE

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Cash prizes await the winners of the 2nd Annual Nature Coast Challenge with a minimum payout of $200 for the longest redfish, $200 for the longest trout, and $200 for the longest trout-redfish slam. Kayak anglers should have no issues finding fish in the rich, un-crowded waters of the Withlacoochee and Waccassa Bays.

[Press Release]

The 2nd Annual NATURE COAST CHALLENGE will be held in Yankeetown, FL Saturday April 27, 2013. (Captain’s Meeting- Friday April 26, 7:00 pm - free dinner provided.)

Net proceeds are used for charitable endeavours of the Inglis Yankeetown Lions Club, which address eyesight (free exams and glasses), hearing, diabetes prevention and youth programs.

Yankeetown is an undisturbed piece of “Old Florida” with cracker box style homes and grandfather oaks, located on Florida’s Nature Coast just two hours north of the Tampa Bay area and one hour west of Ocala, where the Withlacoochee River meets the Gulf of Mexico.

Winning fish are determined from photographs. In the interest of marine conservation the Club supports a Catch-Photograph-Release style tournament. The entry donation is $40.00 per angler. Target species are redfish and seatrout. The minimum guaranteed prize money is $200 for longest redfish, $200 for longest seatrout and $200 Grand Slam (combined length of longest redfish and longest seatrout caught by one angler). All donated door prizes will be distributed regardless of the number of participants.

The first NCC attracted 14 anglers. (Winners: 16.75” seatrout; 26.25” redfish; combined length 41.25” Grand Slam).

Tournament specifics can be found at www.naturecoastchallenge.com . The tournament accepts online registration and payment or applications can be mailed in with check or money order. The rain date for the tournament is Saturday May 11. (Both dates were chosen based on best tides.)

Have fun -- Fish Yankeetown! Visit the 413 acre Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve before you leave town! Good luck to all!

Last modified on Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:53
Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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