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Bay Baits hosted the inaugural Bay Baits Benefit on November 4th, 2017, in the Choctawhatchee Bay of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Over 70 anglers spent the day fishing for catfish, flounder, trout, and red snapper. They could fish from a dock, a bridge, a boat, or the beach--the choice was theirs. This tournament was open to both adults and children, and made for a family-friendly day of fun, with over $3,000.00 worth of prizes to be won!

The Bay Baits Benefit raised funds to support the missions of two local charities: Food For Thought Outreach and the Sonder Project. Both of these charities are near-and-dear to the hearts of the Bay Baits owners, Jacob Watkins and Phillip Poundstone, and are supported year-round, through donations and volunteer efforts.

"We were thrilled by the turnout, at our first Bay Baits Benefit. We had 70 people fishing and over 150 people that came out to the After Party at Bay Baits! We look forward to growing this event!" said Philip Poundstone of Bay Baits. After a day of fishing, the anglers, their families, and supporters of Bay Baits were welcomed to join them at the bait shop for: food, live music, football, and fun. Congrats to each of the winners!

Category - Adults Weight Name
Trout - 1st Place
2.6 lbs
Taylor Johns
Trout - 2nd Place
2.0 lbs
Laura Ham
Catfish - 1st Place
4.4 lbs
Brian Beasley
Catfish - 2nd Place
NO FISH ENTERED
N/A
Flounder - 1st Place
1.4 lbs
Laura Ham
Flounder - 2nd Place
1.2 lbs
Taylor Johns
Redfish - 1st Place
7.4 lbs
Gilbert Ray
Redfish - 2nd Place
6.4 lbs
Hunter Ray
Category - Kids Weight Name
Trout - 1st Place
2.2 lbs
Brody Johnson
Trout - 2nd Place
2.0 lbs
Emory Ray
Catfish - 1st Place
3.8 lbs
Baylon Beasley
Catfish - 2nd Place
2.0 lbs
Zach Roxbury
Flounder - 1st Place
NO FISH ENTERED
N/A
Flounder - 2nd Place
NO FISH ENTERED
N/A
Redfish - 1st Place
7.0 lbs
Emory Ray
Redfish - 2nd Place
6.2 lbs
Zach Roxbury