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Fishing Report 6/24/19 – 5th Annual Kids Catch All

Written on: June 24th, 2019 in Fishing Report

 Our trophy winners for this tournament! Out of 15 divisions, we gave out 12 trophies. Congratulations everyone!

Wow, what an amazing weekend! Thank you to everyone who showed up to support this event and the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva (LDAD). We had 107 young anglers enter, and 12 went home with trophies. This event raised almost $15,000 dollars for LDAD to further spread the education of the Delmarva community about tick-borne diseases, an increasingly important cause.

Special thanks to Senator Ernie Lopez for taking time from his busy schedule to come down and present the awards and to speak further about the Lyme disease epidemic.

Pictured second to the left of the board is Isabella Abbonizio with her prize winning yellowfin tuna. She stands with her family, who were also entered into the tournament.


  • Bluefish – 1 lb 13 oz, Giovanni Baiocco
  • Croaker – 5 oz, Gavin German
  • Flounder – 4 lb 4 oz, Juliana Freeman
  • Mackerel – 1 lb 11.5 oz, Fisher Low
  • Mahi – 10 lb 8 oz, Levi Wingert
  • Sea Bass – 1 lb 5 oz, Briar Wingert
  • Shark – 470.2 lb, Thomas & Tanner Haugh
  • Spot – 5 oz, Matt Santoro
  • Triggerfish – 2 lb 12 oz, Nicky Niebauer
  • Trout – 1 lb 8 oz, Zane Winkler
  • Tuna – 39 lb 8 oz, Isabella Abbonizio
  • Unusual Catch – Look Down fish, Zachary Montague

All division winners were determined by weight except for the “Unusual Catch” division, which was left up to the Weighmaster to decide.

The trophy table with beautiful trophies thanks to Fish Unlimited Taxidermy in NJ.
We raised $14,855 for LDAD. Our final leaderboard will be displayed in the marina office for a couple weeks.
Weighing in a tuna that didn’t quite make it to the leaderboard.
This young fisherman hooked a pretty big tuna and a prize-winning mahi on the first day of the tournament.
I’m sure these boys will remember this day for the rest of their lives. They towed in this huge 470 lb thresher on little center console. They said the line snapped right as they got the beast with a catch stick.

The rest of the pictures will be posted on the Kids Catch All website soon.

Of course, thank you to all of our sponsors, whose generous donations of money and raffle items made this tournament happen.

The complete list of sponsors is available on the website.

Thank you again to everyone who came out for the tournament, especially to the parents, uncles/aunts, grandparents, guardians of the kids who fished this event. We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as we did.

As always, wishing everyone tight lines and good times!