By Bob Sofaly
If someone ever tells you “size doesn’t matter” they have never been in a fishing tournament.
During the second leg of the Lowcountry Redfish Cup on Saturday in Port Royal, only 1/30 of a pound separated the winning fish from all the others and netted the angler an additional $560 in prize money.
Kirk Shelly, and his fishing partner Todd Fusco, won the tournament with a two-fish aggregate weight of 7.32 pounds and Shelly won the “biggest fish” sub-tournament with a 23-inches long Redfish that weighed 4.36 pounds, according to Ashley Lowder, assistant tournament director.
The next stop of the multi-location tournament will be Savannah, Ga. and then it is on to Charleston for the championship. The winner of the tournament gets a 2015 East Cape Flats Boat powered by a new Mercury engine, and a new trailer to go from tournament to tournament.