Sheepshead tournament set for Port O’Connor

L1020131One of the most overlooked fish in the bay better swim for cover this Saturday near Port O’Connor, when more than 75 anglers head for pylons and shell banks for the first POC Barnacle Bandit Blowout Sheepshead Tournament.

Capt. Curtiss Cash is heading the Saturday event, and said he is still taking registrations.

“We should have more than 100 anglers before it starts,” Cash said. “I’m having a late registration Friday (tomorrow) from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Port O’Connor Fire Department. We are just looking to have a good time with this.”

Cash said there will be an adult and a junior angler category, with prizes given to the biggest fish, heaviest 5-fish stringer and a prize for the biggest slot redfish and drum. There also will be a prize for the biggest fish tale given to the angler who comes up with the best story for catching fish.

“After the tournament, we will have a big fish fry,” Cash said. “We are going to donate whatever is left to the POC Meals on Wheels program.”

Cash said a similar tournament in Jacksonville, Fl. gives the local economy a major boost, and he hopes for the same for Port O’Connor.

“February is the toughest month down here,” he said, “and I’d like to get some commerce and money for the town.”

For more information, call Cash at (361) 564-7032.