September 11 Memorial Spot Tournament

September 11 Memorial Spot Tournament

By Scott Lenox

Scott Lenox

Scott is the owner of Fish in OC and host of Ocean City’s fishing television show Hooked on OC. He has worked in the fishing industry and fished the waters in and around Ocean City for over 25 years.

I just got done fishing in one of the most fun tournaments on Ocean City’s tournament calendar with my son Ryan.  The 16th Annual Memorial Spot Fishing Tournament put on by the Ocean City Fishing Center finished up just a little bit ago and everyone had an awesome time…especially the kids.  This is an awesome event that brings people together to have a good time on the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in our nation’s history.

There were 69 entries in this year’s event and it seemed that everyone had a good time.  I saw lots of friends there with their kids showing them the ropes and I’m pretty sure that every person entered caught at least one fish.  My son Ryan caught several spot, a couple of sea bass and even two pinfish.

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No tournament would be complete without competition so there is a small $5 entry fee and prizes given by the  Ocean City Fishing Center for several categories.  Here are the winners.

10 and Under Age Group

Largest Spot

3rd Place

Gunner Reynolds

2nd Place

Clay McCabe and Scarlette Morton

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1st Place

Brennan Wim and McKenna Higgnut

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Most Spot Caught

Mason Hetherington

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11- 16 Age Group

Largest Spot

3rd Place

Savannah McCabe, Dean Roe, Austin Roe and Austin Bowden

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2nd Place

Alex Morton

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1st Place

Zach Morton and Spencer Beauchamp

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Most Spot Caught

Zach Morton

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Ages 17 and Up

Largest Spot

3rd Place

John Morton Sr., Seth Hetherington, Chris Fortner

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2nd Place

John Morton Jr.

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1st Place

Norman Katrobos and Beverly Wood

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Most Spot Caught

Chris Fortner

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Most Unusual Catch for the Tournament 

Derek Gogov – Eel

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Youngest Anglers

Garrett Cassel and Scarlette Morton

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Top Male Angler

Chris Fortner

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Top Female Angler

Jen Hetherington

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Outside of the tournament Captain John Prather of Ocean City Guide Service showed his versatility by putting his crew on some throwback rockfish action and a bushel of crabs.

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