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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Second Cast took home the top prize in the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce’s third annual Cape Fear Flounder Classic with a 10.1-pound flounder.
Captain Tim Lee, from Fayetteville, and his crew Yogie Martin, Mike Clark and John Balentine accepted their winnings of $3,036 from Event Co-Chairs Martin Register, BEMC and Dione Potter at the Southport Marina on Saturday, July 28.
Captain Dale Darnell and his crew member Mervin Darnell, aboard the Matt D, captured the second prize of $1,621 with a 7.65-pound flounder. Captain Lawrence Bennet and Chris Aman took third place with a 6.2-pound flounder for $914.
The 2012 Cape Fear Flounder Classic pay out totaled $7,370 in cash.
The Cape Fear Flounder Classic is possible with the financial support of its sponsors: BEMC, Dosher Memorial Hospital, Clearwater Sportfishing Boats & Boat House Marine; Berry Padgett & Chandler, PLLC; Buddy Rudd; Geddings, Kleva & Campbell Attorneys & Counselors at Law; Island Spa; Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc., REALTORS; Moore Development of NC, Inc.; NC Farm Bureau–Sam Keziah; Oak Island Golf & Country Club; Playing Hooky Inshore Fishing Charters; Shremshock Architects, Engineers, Interior Designs; Southport Realty, Inc. and Tasha Helms, CPA, PC; Monarch Mortgage–Douglas Pratt.