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Congrats to our 2018 TUFF Fishing Derby Winners!

by Miss Libby

Posted on Thu Nov 29 2018

The brief 2018 TUFF Derby Awards Ceremony took place November 24th at the Carolina Trace Gatehouse. Last year the weather outside was sleeting for our annual December awards event and group photo op. So this year yours truly decided to have it during the Thanksgiving holiday when the weather would be warmer and nicer. Right?? Park at the turn around, take a picture of the group with our beautiful Lake Trace in the background? 

BUT NNNOOOOO.  It poured torrential rains on that Saturday a.m. after Thanksgiving. Too soggy for that shoot, but thanks to CT Gatehouse who let us set up in their conference room! Plus many thanks to our 2018 winners who braved the weather and got together to claim their prizes and talk about their fishing adventures.

Back row: Don Facciolo (MC) with the new “Golden TUFF” Award for winning first place in all categories, including 1st Place Bass for a 13 pound, 13 ounce largemouth caught May 27; David Zorn (SM), 2nd Place Bass. Front Row: Sarah Bender (LT), 2nd Place Silver/Catfish; Elizabeth Bender, 1st Place Gold/Catfish; Nathaniel Koliba (SM),  2nd Place Silver/Crappie; and Gabriel Koliba, 3rd Place Bronze/Crappie. Not shown: Caroline Lee (EN), 1st Place Gold/Bass; Waylon Cox (SL), 1st Place Gold/Crappie.

Be sure to click on the big pics in our Photo Gallery to see details of who caught what, where, when and how! Youth Division winners (pics & details) are in the next blog.

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