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 July 3rd, 2008  
Sixteenth annual St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Explorers’ Fishing Tournament will take place Aug. 29 and 30, Sheriff Mascara announces
 
St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting the public to take part in the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Explorer Post 400 16th annual fishing tournament Aug. 29 and 30.

“Your participation in the tournament helps us develop our community’s most vital resource – our young people,” Sheriff Mascara said. “The proceeds from the tournament will provide funding for Explorer uniforms, traffic vests, walkie-talkies, flashlights and other equipment. Proceeds from the tournament also make it possible for our Explorers to participate in meetings and competitions throughout the year in the State of Florida.”

More than 100 young people ranging in age from 11 to 19 participate in the Junior Cadet, Cadet and Explorer programs. The fishing tournament is one of a year-round series of fund raisers to underwrite expenses of the program.

Here are the details of the fishing tournament, which will take place at the Fort Pierce City Marina, One Avenue A, Fort Pierce:

Offshore Tournament: Entry Fee $175 per boat  (one fish per division)
   
Adult Division

WAHOO, DOLPHIN, KING, GROUPER   Heaviest eligible Fish Wins (10lb min.)
 
1st Place TWIN VEE Boat, E-TEC  Motor, MAGIC Tilt Trailer Package valued at $22,704.00 (1st pl winner is not eligible  to win  2ndor 3rd pl)
                  
2nd Place $3500,   3rd Place $250

Jr Angler Division  (15 & UNDER ) 5 LB Min.  Heaviest Eligible Fish Wins

1ST Place  $500 Savings Bond  2nd Place  $250 Savings Bond  3rd  Place $100 Gift Certificate Donated by Spunky’s Gift Shop

Inshore Tournament: Entry Fee $150 per boat  (one fish per division)   
 
Adult Division

Trout, Redfish, Flounder      Heaviest eligible Fish Wins (must be legal length)

1st Place $2500   2nd Place $1000   3rd Place $500

Jr Angler Division (15 & under) (must be legal length) Heaviest Eligible Fish Wins

1ST   Place  $500 Savings Bond
2nd   Place  $250 Savings Bond
3rd   Place  $100 Gift Certificate

Donated by SONIC SURF SHOP

For an application, please call  Sgt. Smith  772-871-5358 or 772-370-2715.

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