33rd Annual South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce Ladies Kingfish Tournament
held on August 8-10, 2014 was a huge success.
The South Padre Island Convention
Centre welcomed anglers, captains and their families on Friday night for registration.
Early Saturday morning, 248 anglers and 98 boats hit the waterways, returning
to the docks before 7:00 p.m. to weigh in their catch. This year's tournament
brought 157 bay anglers and 91 offshore to the Island for a fun filled three days.
The Awards Ceremony on Sunday brought anglers and their families together
to recognize those who took top prizes. 30 anglers received framed original artwork
by Dinah Bowman specific to the species they won. Trophies done by Bowman were
also awarded for Grand Champion Bay Division and Grand Champion Offshore Division.
This year's bay champion was Yochabel Moreno from Edinburg, TX. Sandy brought
in all three species for a total weight of 11.3. She was fishing with Troy Monjaras
on the boat Ghost Reds. Moreno brought tears to several in attendance when she
stated she was fishing this year in memory of her grandmother. Kathleen Hollon
from Harlingen, TX walked away with the Offshore Championship when she brought
in all four species for a total weight of 59.2. Kathleen was fishing on the Stormin'
Norman with Bubba Zittle. Congratulations to these anglers and all the winners
of this year's tournament.