The wind was awful, but 85 brave souls went out to test their fishing abilities last Friday and Saturday for the Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament, sponsored by the Steinhatchee Community Projects Board.
Kyle Welsh of Steinhatchee brought in a beautiful 7.6-pound redfish to take first place in the redfish contest. Jackie Rigsby, 14, of West Melbourne brought in a nice 7.15-pound red to claim second place.
PHOTO: Some of the winners in the Steinhatchee Community Fishing Tournament (and sponsors) were: First row (left to right) Jeff Evans – largest flounder (Steinhatchee Ace Hardware); Don Campbell – largest sheepshead (Tackle Outlet). Second row: Kyle Welsh, 1st place redfish (River Haven Marina); Brett Brantley, 1st place trout (Sea Hag Marina) and Kyle Blue, 2nd place trout (Fiddler’s Restaurant).