Results Relay Fishing Tournament

Despite a cold and rainy morning on Saturday, fishermen supported the 2nd annual City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur.
first place finishers and big fish winners Brent Crow and Rex Chambers
Photo left to right: first place finishers and big fish winners Brent Crow and Rex Chambers

A total of 49 boats registered to fish for a cure. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and help funds Limestone County cancer patients with wigs, scarves, transportation and lodging for medical trips and other needs. The team still is totaling its various fundraisers, but it appears the city team raised between $12,000 and $13,000 this Relay for Life campaign. More than $6,000 of that was raised because of Saturday's fishing tournament.

"It was a dreary cold morning," said City of Athens Relay for Life Team Captain Holly Hollman. "The water was choppy, and the rain was pouring, but it was heart-warming to see all these fishermen come out to support this cause."

The top fishermen were Rex Chambers and Brent Crow who caught a total of 25.82 pounds. They also won the big fish pot with a bass weighing 6.78 pounds.

The others who placed in order were:

Eddie Jewell and Shane Jewell, 20.4 pounds.

Chuck Hemm and Danny Wilder, 20.38 pounds.

Lance Jackson and Jody Schrimsher, 19.46 pounds.

Jordan Lee and Blake Hall, 18.89 pounds.

Eric Whitaker and Stacy Whitlow, 18.34 pounds

Byron Haney and Jeff Jones, 18.28 pounds.

Hunter Roberts and Jimmy Carruth, 18.07 pounds.

Michael Pharr and Mike Rainey, 17.5 pounds.

Mark McCaig and Hadley Coan, 17.34 pounds.

Holly Hollman
Grant Coordinator/Communications Specialist
City of Athens, Alabama
P.O. Box 1089
Athens, AL 35612


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