Monday, November 9th, 2009


We had a great turn out for the 2009 Alderman's Cup Grand Slam Tournament this past Saturday! A total of 29 boats and 64 people entered this great event which allowed for proceeds to be donated to the Veterans Council of Chatham County's WWII Monument Fund. Out of 29 boats, 12 came back with the Grand Slam under slightly hard conditions...springing tides, muddy waters in a lot of locations, and a low tide falling early, early in the morning. I fished in the tournament with my friend Chris Chappell, and we had a banana of a day! The only thing we could get into were some big reds cruising along the grass...these fish were every bit of 35-36 inches, and they were inhaling the Gulp 4-inch shrimp like they were very hungry...above is a picture of one of the fish. Below is a picture of the tail of one of the fish, and you can see how meaty they were in relation to my hand size....needless to say, it was hard to leave this school to pursue the grand slam fish for the tournament!



Anyway, a HUGE congratulations to the winners of the 2009 Alderman's Cup Grand Slam Tournament, and here are the results...unfortunately, since I was fishing the event and helping with the weigh-ins, I could not get any pictures, but Alderman Tony Thomas has many that he took, and as soon as he sends them to me, I will post them on the updated report. 


1st Place for the Grand Slam Event with the Alderman's Cup and $1,000 first place prize is Jimmy Roberts and Alan Daniels with a combined weight of 11 pounds and 12 ounces.


2nd Place was Chris Herrington and James Keeran with a combined weight of 11 pounds 3.8 ounces. They went away with a check for $500.


3rd Place and $250 went to Joey Wigley and Brent McCullough with a combined weight of 10 pounds 8.8 ounces. If anyone has anyway of contacting Joey or Brent, please let them know that they forgot to leave the trophy so we can have their names imprinted on it!!


There were also plaques and prizes for the biggest fish of each category, and here are those winners:


Biggest Flounder went to Chris Herrington with a 4 pound 8.4 ounce doormat!


Biggest Speckled Trout went to Michael Hodges with a 3 pound 7.2 ounce gator trout!


Biggest Redfish went to Jimmy Roberts with a 4 pound 14.2 ounce whopper!


Thanks to all for coming out to Coffee Bluff Marina and getting a hint of what we have to offer in the future.


As for yesterday, we had several boats out, but many were coming in with a few fish, mostly trout and reds. Nobody that we saw was bragging, although a good amount of fish was landed. Redfish, speckled trout, flounder, whiting, sheepshead, black drum, and even a couple striped bass were all reported over the past few days.




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14915 Coffee Bluff Rd.
Savannah, GA 31419


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