Reedville Junior Angler wins big in the 3rd annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout.
Emory Haynie age 14 from Reedville, VA while fishing on the
Chesapeake Angler Magazine Boat. The crew of Chesapeake Angler in a 23 May-craft CC powered by Johnson made there way up north to the 4a buoy at the mouth of the Chesapeake bay. The Angler's slow trolled live eels on day one and day two.
The first day in the area produce just two fish. The largest being 20.50 lbs. Second day in the same area the first bite came at 12:15pm but it was the big fish that every Angler dreams about 50.65lbs 49inches. It was just a 3 fish weekend for the crew, but I don't think you can write a better Cinderella story. The Chesapeake Angler magazine entry took home over $23,500 in cash and prizes. The Fishing tournament had over 145 boats and crews fishing it out of Virginia Beach, Va.
Great fishing Emory! And congratulations on being FinTalk.com's Angler of the Month!
Emory caught his fish last January in the 3rd Annual Rockfish Shootout in Va Beach. Due to a large number of Angler of the Month submissions we are now posting this angler because we think it is a great story - even late.