The third annual Red Drum Fishing tournament is currently being held on Hatteras Island till tomorrow (October 22nd at 4pm). The event is organized by the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) and is headquartered at Frank and Fran’s tackle shop located in Avon. All proceeds from the tournament will be donated to the Methodist Men’s Hatteras Relief Fund (Buxton, NC) in support of the Hurricane Irene recovery. In addition NCBBA is sponsoring “Toys for Tots” at registration for children of Hatteras Island.
There are 250 fishermen participating in the tournament which started at 12:01am on Thursday (October 20th). There are participants from 15 states ranging from Texas to Massachusetts. On the first day 10 drum were caught and 9 out of those 10 were citation size fish. Matt Burleigh caught the largest drum so far at 50″. A total of 22 drum were caught up to today ranging anywhere from 19″ to 50″. Two anglers caught three drums each so far. No female or junior catches have been reported yet.
Danny Fletcher is leading the blue fish division with his catch being 16.25″ long. George Mood is leading the sea mullet division with a 1lb 6oz catch.
Updates are being made every 6 hours and you can call Frank and Fran’s tackle shop for details at 252-995-4171.