10th Anniversary of the Michael Shields Memorial Fishing Tournament a Huge Success!
Thanks to the support of our sponsors, anglers and donors, this year’s tournament, which happened to be our 10th Anniversary, was one of the most successful to date! The Michael Shields Memorial Inshore Open was held September 28-29 at the River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp in Jensen Beach. A total of 190 Anglers participated in this year’s Open, which was the most to have ever registered.
Open to both children and adults, it is the largest inshore fishing tournament along the Treasure Coast. A Captain’s Party and family BBQ was also held attracting more than 400 people over the weekend.
The Open is named after longtime Martin County resident Michael Shields, who died at the age of 23 from bone cancer. It followed a catch and release format, with separate categories for snook, tarpon, trout, and redfish. The Open is held each September to raise critically-needed funds for the programs of Project LIFT.
First Place Team Guided Division - Team Merrill Lynch (Matt Bohn, Steven Goethel, Kenny)
First Place Team Unguided Division - Team Clean Water (Mark Bullock, Baylor Bullock & Nicholas Eid)
Second Place Team Guided Division - Team Local Guy AC (Derek & Sarah Powell)
Second Place Team Unguided Division - Team Natalie (Bill Natalie & Aiden Natalie)
Top Guide - Captain Adam White
Top Junior Angler - Chinelle Burrage
Best Overall Tarpon - Gregg Steinbach
Best Overall Snook - Baylor Bullock
Best Overall Redfish - Anna Foster
Best Overall Trout - Robert Coker
Best Fish Caught on Fly - Todd Kawecki
Best Fish Caught on DOA Lure - Chris Czipulis
Top Lady Angler - Sarah Powell
Top Paddler - Evan Sager & David Sager
Mystery Fish - Lauren Mihalik (Sawfish)
Meet Our 2018 Professional Guides........
We have partnered up with many of our local fishing guides to provide an unforgettable experience for our Platinum Sponsors.
The guides are booked on a very limited, first come, first serve basis.
Please contact R.J. Ferraro at (772) 221-0600 to book your guide for this event.
Thanks to our returning TOP GUIDES!
2011 - Capt. Mike Holliday
2014- Capt. Adam White
2015 - Capt. Adam White
2016 - Capt. Chaos
2017 - Capt. Adam White
Who is going to take the top spot this year.....