Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Reelin for Research

Robert Schallert inserts a tag into a bluefin tuna

Seth Marshall fights an 84 in bluefin tuna

Richard Montana fights an 80 in bluefin tuna

The day started out with a bang...caught and tagged a bluefin over 84 inches right off the bat. The rest of the day we spent looking for the next bite...checking the pods of dolphins or the line of sargassum. Then late in the afternoon we got the second bite...an 80 incher tagged and sent out the door.

We were lucky enough to have two experienced anglers with us today...Seth Marshall and Richard Montana...who stuck around an extra day to help in the chair and on the mat. They are both an intracate part of the Reelin' for Research tournament held in Morehead, North Carolina the first weekend in May...this year it will be on May 5th (Cinco de Mayo). The Tournament benefits the N.C. Children's Promise in memory of Richard's father who passed away from cancer. You can check out their website at: www.reelinforresearch.org. It was a pleasure to have these guys on board and to hear their passion for the ocean and for people!

-Robbie Schallert

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