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Original Redfish Poker Fishing Championship

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"Original Redfish Poker Fishing Championship" will be held on Sunday May 26th, 2013 with lines in the water no earlier than 7:00 AM and check in at the Olde Fish House Marina no later than 4:00 PM. The Captains Meeting will be at the Olde Fish House on Saturday May 25th, 2013 at 7:00 PM a member of the Team and all kayak participants must be present.

Ultimately, the "Original Redfish Poker Fishing Championship" is played just like 7 Card Stud Poker with the best 5 card hand winning the Championship, but with a unique twist. The unique twist is how the teams receive their cards to play the hand. Each team or individual will receive a playing card for each slot Redfish between 18" to 27" with a maximum of 7 cards for the team or individual. Where it becomes fun is that an 18" Redfish that is typically around 2 ¼ lbs. is now equal to that 27' Redfish about 8 lbs. This makes it more fun because the average angler effectively now has the playing field leveled to compete with local Professional Redfish Tournament Fishermen.

All fish will be photographed on an "Original Redfish Poker Fishing Championship" approved measuring board with each fish laid with the nose to the front and the belly against the bottom board and released in their home waters to rejoin their school. When the team or individual returns to the weigh masters station they must bring their camera or smartphone with the proper USB cable. One weigh master will download the pictures and then all of the team's pictures will be reviewed by 2 weigh masters to determine how many cards are warranted.

Wounded Warrior Anglers has developed this concept for tournament fishing to make the event more enjoyable and increase the ability for anyone to win. This original concept is the merger of the card game poker and a photo & release fishing tournament and is now known as "Redfish Poker". The "Original Redfish Poker Fishing Championship" will be an annual event on Memorial Day Weekend with an emphasis on raising funds for Wounded Warrior Anglers.

Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. mission is to help rehabilitate the mind, body, & soul of all service members who have been injured, wounded or disabled in the line of duty no matter what their era of service.

The mission is carried out by actively mentoring warriors while fishing. The fishing trips actively promote a friendly and peaceful environment and helps warriors heal by being around other veterans and caregivers who understand their mental & physical issues.

We hope to bring inspiration and confidence to our Wounded Warrior Anglers through teaching fishing techniques and the development of new friendships that can be sustained for a lifetime.

Wounded Warrior Anglers of America, Inc. is a 501 (C)(3) Public Charity founded in 2012 by a Wounded Warrior and avid fisherman who was fortunate enough to realize the therapeutic effects of Fishing. After rediscovering his love of fishing that had been instilled into him as a young boy while growing up on the Mosquito Lagoon of the Space Coast of Florida, Founder David Souders and his wife Judy have now turned this passion into helping other Wounded Warriors realize they are still capable of enjoying life and an active lifestyle after life changing injuries.

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Event Date: May 26, 2013 07:56 AM - May 26, 2013 10:00 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
Notes: None Listed
Location:Olde Fish House Marina 4530 Pine Island Rd Matlacha, FL 33993


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