22nd Annual Alice Kelly Billfish Tournament!!

Summer Alice KellyA HUGE congratulations to all the ladies that fished to support the Alice Kelly Memorial Billfish Tournament yesterday. We fished to support the Outer Banks Cancer Support Group and appreciate all they contribute to fighting cancer on the Outer Banks!  This is a tournament I don’t miss and a platform for me to be able to compete with any other female who wants to hook their own billfish.  Out of 61 boats who entered, two of us were on this mission.  Kelly Francis hooked and released her White Marlin at 9:38am, I hooked mine at 2:12pm!  Kelly took first place Top Lady Angler on the Boneshaker and I won 2nd place based on time!  Lots of fun and excitement for everyone.

I fished on the Pelican with four lovely ladies, Esther Vaughn; Gina Cecil and her two daughters Logan11 yrs. old and Taylor 15 yrs. old.  This was a first for Logan and Taylor and what tough gals they are!  The weather turned a bit rough towards the afternoon, but they hung in like real troopers and I was honored to have all them fishing by my side and for the Pelican.  Congrats to everyone and especially to Pentegone, (win) Hunter (place) and Rigged Up (show) for their awesome releases!  Check out the photos slideshow here ~ Summer Bracher