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Size matters

Kirk Shelly, left, and Todd Fusco won the second leg of the 2015 Lowcountry Redfish Tournament.
Kirk Shelly, left, and Todd Fusco won the second leg of the 2015 Lowcountry Redfish Tournament.

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.

 

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