Big Catch: The Skip Cline Society fishing tournament raises funds for Morton Plant Mease pediatric care
Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation’s Skip Cline Society hosted its 11th Annual Seawall Rodeo & Inshore Fishing Tournament at Carlouel Yacht Club April 23-24, supporting pediatric programs at the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease.
The weekend’s events included a cocktail party and captains’ meeting for the anglers on Friday evening with live music and a silent auction.
Saturday’s family-friendly festivities included a seawall rodeo on the docks and lunch at Carlouel while the Inshore Tournament took place on the water.
Kids were treated to a day of activities, fishing and a surprise guest appearance from Phinley, the Clearwater Threshers mascot.
The Inshore Tournament participants took home prizes for the top catches of snook, redfish and trout, with the overall Slam winner totaling out a catch of 90.75 inches.
Thanks to the continued generosity of community and sponsors, Skip Cline Society has granted more than $350,000 since 2009.