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Matlacha Fishing Charters team earns top awards at 22nd Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament

Officials: Over $56,000 raised at tourney held on Pine Island

May 30, 2018
Special to The Eagle (pineisland@breezenewsapers.com) , Pine Island Eagle

LCEC has announced that more than $56,000 was raised at the 22nd Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament held April 21, on Pine Island.

All proceeds from this fishing tournament will be donated to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades & Okeechobee Counties.

Congratulations to the winner of the grand slam, Matlacha Fishing Charters, with a total weight of 21.84 pounds.

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The Matlacha Fishing Charters team captured three awards in the 22nd Annual LCEC United Way Fishing Tournament — grand slam (snook, redfish, trout and snapper), heaviest trout and heaviest snapper.

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Matlacha Fishing Charters also topped the list with the heaviest trout, 5.92 pounds, and the heaviest snapper, 1.66 pounds.

Other winners included Team Knee Deep, who recorded the largest snook, 9.88 pounds; and Team Honc Docks & Lifts, with the heaviest redfish, 7.58 pounds.

The results - by the numbers - are: 250 raffle prizes, 236 anglers, 75 boats, 44 silent auction items, 18 snapper, 15 redfish, 9 snook and 5 Grand Slams weighed in.

For a complete list of winners, event photos and information on next year's tournament, visit www.uw.lcec.net or http://bit.ly/LCECFish.

Established in 1940, Lee County Electric Cooperative Inc. is a not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative serving Cape Coral, North Fort Myers, Marco Island, Sanibel and Captiva Islands, Pine Island, Everglades City, Immokalee, Ave Maria, and parts of Lehigh Acres.

LCEC is a major contributor to the local economy as one of the largest employers in Lee County with 375+ employees and by its support of many local agencies through charitable giving and volunteerism programs, including the United Way, American Heart Associa-tion, American Cancer Society, Junior Achievement and local school districts.

 
 

 

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