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17th annual Fishing for Kids Tournament reels in nearly $28K for UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Sixty-one boats and countless friendly fishers took to Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Fla., for a great cause!

The 17th annual Fishing for Kids saltwater trout tournament raised $27,964.21 to cap off April. Every dollar benefits UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and its most critical program needs.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for family fun and a tasty fish fry! We appreciate your support toward life-saving medical equipment and research funding for our pediatric patients.

Event results:


1st Place Trout Stringer – 11.14lbs, John & Ryan Willingham

2nd Place Trout Stringer – 10.72lbs, Richard Cribbs & Huey Hersey

3rd Place Trout Stringer – 9.52lbs, Brad & Tish Bonner

4th Place Trout Stringer – 8.74lbs, David & Randy Hedrick

Largest Single Trout – 6.17lbs, Richard Cribbs & Huey Hersey


Largest Legal Redfish – 7.22lbs, Bradley English & Skyler Hanna

Most Spots on a Redfish – 19 spots, Rick & M’Alice Julius

Kids Category:

1st Place Youth – 2.15lbs, Clay

2nd Place Youth – 2lbs, Sophia

3rd Place Youth – 1.82lbs, Rhett