Speckled Trout Fun

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It’s that time of year again for the Sixth Annual Speckled Trout Challenge. This will be the sixth year for the event and we’re very excited to make this year the biggest so far. Each year since the fall of 2008, the event has grown with more speckled trout anglers joining the fun. Last year, the winner took home over $2,000 in cash and prizes for just a small entry fee of $50. During last year’s event, we experienced some of the best speckled trout fishing this area has ever seen and it’s shaping up for another great speckled trout season. So, again it’s going to be anybody’s game at the top prize.

Some new exciting changes will take place for this year’s event:

The winner of this year’s event will win a replica mount of their winning fish. Dog Island Art Works in Bogue, NC will donate the mount of the winning catch. You can check out their work at www.dogislandartworks.com to see what you can expect your winning fish to look like!

On top of that, we’re going to start a “Wall Of Fame” in our shop for the Speckled Trout Challenge. Each year we’re going to have the winning fish mounted to keep on display at the shop. So, that means the winner will take home a replica of the winning fish and one will stay at the shop with your name and weight of the fish on it for display. The fish will stay on display for years to come, to be viewed by people from all over the world.

We also added a “Last Place Fish.” It’s simple, if you finish in last place you’re going to win a Star Seagis Rod and a Penn Tackle Bag, a prize which retails over $200. We thought that would be something different that you don’t see in other tournaments to give a little more excitement in the event. Also, it makes the event not solely on the largest fish. That’s a pretty good deal when you can come in last place and triple your money.

One other thing we’ve done is extended the tournament to January 5, 2014 instead of December 31. We did this because several anglers suggested extending the event to include the holidays, since many are on vacation at this time and want to fish. So that’s going to give all the anglers an extra week to fish.

We’ll still have the “Wild Card Trout” each month; this isn’t all about the biggest fish, since last year we never picked a weight over four pounds.  We’ll pick a random weight each month and the angler whose catch is the closest to the weight at the end of the month will win a free Tsunami trout rod.

So, come and join the fun in the Sixth Annual Speckled Trout Challenge. This is a no-pressure fun event for the whole family. Fish anytime between September 1 through January 5 from boat, surf, shore or pier…it doesn’t matter as long you’re fishing in North Carolina. Complete rules are posted on our website www.chasintailsoutdoors.com.

Each year I’ve heard fishermen say, “I’m not going to enter because there’s no chance to win.” Well, in the last five years that hasn’t been the case at all. The top ten over the last five years have included local anglers and anglers who live 200 miles away from the coast. We’ve had two past winners who fished from the bank. We’ve had lady anglers take home prizes and we’ve had anglers who had never even caught a trout before take home prizes. So, remember this tournament is for everybody, so you should not feel that you don’t have a chance, because you do! Start by coming by Chasin’ Tails Outdoors today to sign-up and join the fun.

For more info go to www.chasintailsoutdoors.com then to Speckled Trout Challenge page.