While king mackerel fishing has been slow for most of the season in North Carolina, our Liquid Fire Fishing Team was able to boat a third place 29.34-pound smoker king on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Rumble in the Jungle KMT out of Little River, SC. In addition to our third place finish in the 93-boat tournament, Crockett won his fifth (5th) Junior Angler title of 2011!! Again, Crockett did the honors as team angler, while Joshua handled the gaffing duties.
After selling our 2008 Contender 31T on September 2, we were worried about what we would do for a boat to allow us to complete the remainder of the 2011 season. But, our friend, Rob Ferris of the Mad Mouse Fishing Team, came through with “flying colors!” Not only did Rob allow us to use his 2009 SeaCraft 32, he spent the entire weekend as a Liquid Fire Fishing Team member!! This was a tremendous asset to our team. While Rob and I have known each other for five years, this was our first opportunity to fish together competitively.
We currently reside in fourth (4th) place in Division 9 with one tournament remaining. There are some tremendous fishing teams in this division vying for the top spot. We can only hope to be competitive down to the wire in the Fall Brawl KMT this weekend!!
In addition to our prize winning king mackerel, we also were presented with a surprise... a 43.25" redfish. What a great fish and fight. Even though it's certainly not the targeted species in a king mackerel tournament, it made for an even more exciting day!!
Stay tuned… I hope it will be a great weekend!
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