By ALEXANDREA BAILEY
Diane Johnson believes this year’s SPI Wahoo Classic fishing tournament will be lots of fun, and doesn’t imagine any shortage on boats.
“We are looking forward to catching a lot of fish,” said Johnson, who’s a member of the tournament’s board of directors. She estimates about 40 boats will participate, and the number of anglers per boat is up to individual discretion.
SPI Wahoo Classic i s an annual fishing tournament for Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, and Dorado. Spectators are welcome to come observe Sept. 8-10. There are provided alternative weather dates of Sept. 22-24.
Various cash prizes are up for grabs, with the biggest value being $10,000 for first place in the Wahoo division. $5,000 will be alotted to second place, and $3,000 to third. In the Dolphin division, first place will bring home $2,000, whereas second will earn $1,000, and third, $500. The same goes for the Blackfin division. The angler who comes in first in total weight will bring home $5,000. There will many door prizes as well.
No mutilated fish will count and participants may only weigh in only one of each qualifying species per boat. The largest fish will be determined by weight, then length, then earliest time weighed in.
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