Nature Coast Challenge Kayak Fishing Tournament
Delores & her husband, Ty - returning from last year
Martha Ann & her husband Wayne - returning from last year
Lucie & her husband, Paul - returning from last year
Theresa & her friend Yvonne - first time tournament rookies
Daniella & her boyfriend, John - first time tournament rookies
Alice - returning from last year
Dot - first time tournament rookie
Sherry - first time tournament rookie - but her husband, Ron, was there for support
Judy - flying solo but competed in this tournament year before last
By 7:00 p.m. we had all gathered at the Inglis/Yankeetown Lions Club building for the Captain's Meeting that officially starts the event.
Members of the Inglis/Yankeetown Lions club get together each year for this event and host an amazing spead of pot-luck dinner items. Fried fish and hush puppies are the main dish and side items include an array of dishes. All delicious! But this year they added something new: Tony's Clam Chowder direct from Cedar Key, Florida. It was a nice addition to their already awesome line-up of food.
We were amazed that the buffet style smorgasbord was enough to feed 50 registered competitors but it was. Not a sole left the building hungry....that's for sure!
Although we didn't catch any trophy worthy fish that day we did walk away with some cool raffle prizes, some of which were donated by the companies mentioned above. And as in the years prior, we had so much fun fishing in this tournament which, like I mentioned before, is just one big "fishing party". And if it's one thing the Inglis/Yankeetown Lions Club know how to do, it's put on a kick-ass fishing party.
Many thanks goes out to Donna Norton and the rest of the Inglis/Yankeetown Lions Club crew for hosting such a fun and relaxing event. We want to express our appreciation for all the hard work and endless tiring hours you have to put in to make something like this a success. You do an outstanding job and we just wouldn't want it any other way! You all ROCK and we'll see you next year!