Special to the PRESS
The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce “Go Fish!” Surf Fishing Contest and Beach Clean-up took place Saturday, Feb. 25.
They began fishing at sunrise from SPI beaches and jetties. Weigh-in and trash drop took place between 2:30-4 p.m. in the parking lot of at Shrimp Haus Restaurant at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark. Drawing tickets were issued as the bagged trash was turned in, which were later used in the raffle drawing for prizes, which ranged from movie tickets to gift certificates. Drawing and Awards took place at Shrimp Haus.
Trophies were presented by Guy Blatnik for the heaviest in each species. First place Whiting Trophy was awarded to Phil Malsack of Wisconsin, who weighed in at 0.9 lbs and 12 1/2 inches. First place Catfish Trophy was awarded to Enrique Gutierrez of Los Fresnos, who weighed in at 1.8lbs and 16 1/4 inches.
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