Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers for making the 19th Annual Red, White, and Blue Youth Fishing Experience a great success on July 31, 2018.
Despite the extended number of rainy and cloudy days leading up to and including our indoor morning sessions, our afternoon bay fishing portion was blessed with dry and partly sunny conditions!
Highlights of the 2018 RWB Event
• 144 Registrants
• Ages 9 – 14
• AM Educational Sessions at VB Law Enforcement Facility
• Marine conservation
• Knot tying
• Tackle rigging
• Rod & reel handling
• Marine safety
• Species identification
• PM Bay Fishing Tournament on 3 Head Boats
• Catch & release format
• 725 fish caught
• 5,085 total inches of fish released
• Average 5.1 fish caught per attendee
• 7 trophies awarded per boat (based on most inches released, largest fish and most unusual catch)
• Every attendee caught a fish
• Lunch, snacks, drinks and award cook out provided for all attendees and volunteers
• Kids had a great view of two Navy ships.
• No injuries of any sort
• Just a lot of happy faces, big smiles and a good time enjoyed by all
Thanks again to all of our Sponsors, Donors and Volunteers.