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2 Live Category winners, Lady S II, brought in a combined weight of their top three fish of 107.00 lbs. Total Payout was $7,684.00!
LIVE BAIT CATEGORY WINNERS 1st: Lady S II, $7,684, 107.00 lbs. 2nd: Reel Dirty III, $4,842, 106.85 3rd: Murphy’s Irish Pub II, $2,122.24, 106.50 lbs. 4th: Pit Crew II, $828.16, 106.15 lbs. 5th: Handyman 3, $1413.12, 103.55 lbs. 6th: Capt. Max King’s Marine I, $1190.56, 100.65 lbs. 7th: Lady S I, $103.52, 97.55 lbs. Daily Calcutta Winners: Day 1: Max King’s Marine I, $352 Day 2: Murphy’s Irish Pub II, $264 Day 3: Reel Dirty 3, $528 24 boats total in the live bait division TOTAL PAYOUT: $19,063.60
Early Bird Registration Winners ($1,000 each) Bootlegger/Johnny Holloway, Spinefin/Jim Walder, Strawbridge/Brian Davis
Tourney Total for 2012: $175,586.00
Total Number of boats fishing in 2012: 161
TOURNAMENT HISTORY: The Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout began in 2004 – born out of a Virginia Beach fisherman’s love for angling the shores of the Atlantic along the Virgnia Beach oceanfront. It occurred to him, as it has to many, that not only are the waters off of Virginia Beach plentiful with fish, but they truly offer as good – if not better – fishing than anywhere on the East Coast. Proving it would become the passion of the tournament director, Mike Standing. This passion has catapulted the Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout to become the largest Rockfish tournament in the country and has helped Virginia Beach garner its proper angling recognition.
GIVING BACK: To date, the Rockfish Shootout has provided thousands of pounds of skinless rockfish filets to area foodbanks (well into the tens of thousands of individual meals). Also to date they have donated over $25,000 to CHKD to help build a family room at the hospital. Several thousand more have been donated to a local scholarship fund, a local fisherman in need and various other fishing related organizations