8/22/2019 12:39:00 PM Englewood Angler Wins Big IN Competition
An Englewood angler has won big in the 2019 statewide fishing competition. CCA Florida, (Coastal Conservation Association) the state’s leading organization dedicated to marine fisheries conservation, education and advocacy, has announced details on a second winner in the nonprofit’s signature event - CCA Florida STAR. The registered angler, Bill Goodson from Englewood, is a CCA Florida Life Member and has chosen a $70,000 prize package including a brand-new Pathfinder Boat 2200TRS with a 150HP Yamaha Outboard motor, Minn Kota trolling motor, Humminbird electronics and trailer. He was fishing on July 19 and caught a 2019 iHeart Radio STAR tagged redfish (tag FL661) near Don Pedro Island in Charlotte County. He immediately contacted CCA Florida and completed the verification process on July 22. Goodson states, “I never thought I would catch a STAR tagged redfish but I registered every year just in case. On this trip I asked my buddy, does this little red have a tag and he said YES. I was in disbelief, I am so happy, because this was my just in case moment. I still can’t believe I have won a new fully loaded Pathfinder.” To learn more about the competition which continues through Labor Day, go to ccaflorida.org. Eight tagged redfish were released in Charlotte County’s waters.