Results from the 2012 Reeling for Kids Fishing Tournament

Congratulations to all the winners

From THANK YOU to all of our SPONSORS and ANGLERS for making our 2012 Tournament a SUCCESS. It’s with your generous support and participation that we will continue to make a difference in the lives of the children that  attend the Boys & Girls Club throughout the year.

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9th Annual Reeling for kids fishing Tournament June 8-9th 2012

Here is a Scedule of Events for the tournament. For all the details head on over to their webpage at

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 31st – Sponsor Kickoff Celebration

 Sponsor banquet and celebration at Touchdown Terrace at Florida Field, Gainesville. From 6-10 PM. Open to the public – tickets are $100 and can be purchased by calling Laura at 352-372-5342

Tuesday, June 5th – Captains’ Meeting 6PM


8200 NW 15th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32606

Thursday, June 7th

Tournament Headquarters (base) open 1:00–6:00 PM
The Estuary, Steinhatchee
Boat Registration (if you haven’t already registered)
Captain’s Check-In
Sponsor Check-in
Captain’s Meeting at Roy’s Restaurant – 7:00 PM

Friday, June 8th

Tournament Headquarters open at 5:00 AM
Captain’s Check-In
Sponsor Check-In
Lines in at 6:00 AM
Weigh Station Open 2:30-5:30 PM (or 6:00 PM if Captain has pre-purchased a Mulligan)
Sponsor/Captain Thank You Dinner at 8 PM

Saturday, June 9th

Tournament Headquarters open at 5:00 AM
Captain’s Check-In
Sponsor Check-In
Lines In at 6:00 AM
Weigh Station open 2:30-5:30 PM ( or 6:00 PM if Captain has pre-purchased a Mulligan)
Fish Fry with Friends from 4:00-7:00 PM at The Estuary. Open to all tournament participants.
Awards Ceremony 7:30 PM – The Estuary

Important Contacts

If you would like to be a sponsor, contact a Board of Director member or Laura at the Boys & Girls Club by calling 352-372-5342

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, you may do so on the website (front page), contact Laura, or from any person on the Board of Directors

If you would like to enter your boat into the tournament, you may do so in the boat registration area on our website under Tournament Info, or in person at Tournament Headquarters.

If you are a sponsor and need any assistance or information during the tournament from Fri-Sun, contact Laura or any Board of Directors member

For any rules questions during the tournament, contact Capt. Wiley Horton in person at the Tournament Headquarters

If you need technical assistance on the website, please email Tim Orwig at (your suggestions and comments are ALWAYS welcome to make this site and the tournament better every year)

 Thank you to all our sponsors and participants 
from the Reeling for Kids Board of Directors and volunteers 
for helping us grow this event for the benefit of 
kids who really need our help.

Without you, none of this would be possible.

Results of the 2011 Nauti-Girls Fishing Tournament

The Steinhatchee Community Projects Board woulf like to pass along the results of their 2nd annual Ladies Fishing Tournament.


1st place - Manny Altman - 6.85lbs

2nd place - Rebbeca Durden - 6.35lbs

3rd place - Debbie Evans - 6.30lbs +Boat Bonus

Most Spots - Madonna Otto - 4


1st Place - Manny Altman - 5.95lbs

2nd Place - Jennifer Walko - 3.85lbs

3rd Place - Elaine Huss 3.50lbs +Boat Bonus

Largest Ladyfish:

Sherry Riddle - 2.3lbs

Nice weather helps Reeling for Kids set some records

Blessed with nice weather, a large field of angling contestants produced a record-setting weekend at Doug Johnson’s Annual Reeling for Kids fishing tournament at Steinhatchee. Of the 112 teams entered, 76 competed in inshore category while 36 chose to seek offshore species. A great variety of impressive fish was brought to the weigh scales each day, taken from water a foot deep all the way out to the Florida Middle Grounds.

In the tournament that the ex-Gator and NFL quarterback envisioned and created to benefit children, a couple of skilled young fishers showed their stuff. Chase Norwood whipped an 18.45-pound barracuda to take the top Junior Offshore Angler prize, and Troy Charles, Jr. pulled off the notable feat of boating a 4.5-pound trout and a 4.8-pound redfish over the two days of competition to earn the Junior Inshore Angler award.

A new Friday-only “Trout Stringer” prize went to the team of Cole Childers, R.J. Dick, and Ian Taylor. Casting large mullet-colored surface lures near the Pepperfish Keys area, the Gainesville trio boxed a 5-fish tourney trout limit that weighed 13.75-pounds. Given legal length restrictions and the event’s warm weather date, this winning weight could stand in the RFK record book for some time.

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