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November 20, 2014Student Angler League Tournament Trail conducts final tourney of 2014

The last Student Angler League red drum tournament of the fall brought winter weather with 28 degrees and heavy winds at the launch from Georgetown’s South Island Ferry Landing on Saturday, Nov. 15. Nine of the 12 teams registered with the league braved the elements.

Each boat can bring two red drum for weight ins, whereas, the total weight determines the winner. The weight ins were located at the South Island Bait Shop with Team Sweet Tea's (Daniel Rourk and Collins Newton) pair of reds taking the high school top honors with 7.60 pounds. Team Coward (Ben Cooper) took a close second with 6.5 pounds, but Team Coward is still in first place for the season.

Team Baylor ( Baylor Nesmith ) took first place with one red drum at 1.38 pounds in the middle school division.

The season continues with the next two tourneys from South Island Ferry on Feb. 21 and March 21 with the final tournament of the season on April 18th at the Carroll Campbell Landing in Georgetown.

High school and middle school students, especially in the Conway/Georgetown area, are encouraged to join up for fun times on the water with family and friends. While having a great day on the water is a goal, sportsmanship and conservation are worth more than any award. Every effort will be made to keep the fish alive and live fish will be released after weight in.

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