Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure
23 Pound Stinger Wins Top Prize at 21st Annual Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure
Close to 100 teams vied for the top stringer weight and top big bass recently at the 2014 Dr. Bill Shelton’s Totally Awesome Fishing Adventure. While many fishermen took home cash and great prizes, the real winners are the patients benefitting from the more than $24,000 raised through participants and sponsorships. The tournament was held at the Dr. Bill and Emily Shelton Pavilion at Cassels Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. All proceeds from the tournament benefit those in need at the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center.
The top 10 teams with the heaviest stringer weights were: 1st place- Michael and Lance Lowery with a weight of 23.11lb; 2nd place- Lance Taylor and Justin Morton with a weight of 23.02lb; 3rd place- William Porter and Samuel Kojis with a weight of 21.88lb; 4th place- Cody Wise and Kris Douglas with a weight of 19.03lb; 5th place- Daniel Cross and Jeff Wise with a weight of 18.60lb; 6th place- Henry Sargent and Brandon Bentley with a weight of 18.33; 7th place- David Driskell and Joey Reynolds with a weight of 18.29; 8th place- Michael and Kevin Johnson with a weight of 17.48lb; 9th place- Cory Lowery and Mindy Holler with a weight of 16.52lb; and 10th place- Bush Smitherman and Dale Fairchild with a weight of 15.051lb.
The top three Big Bass winners were: 1st place- Brandon Bentley (center) weighing in a bass at 7.28lb; 2nd place- the team of Michael and Kevin Johnson (right) weighing in a bass at 6.60lb; and 3rd place- Amy Messer (left) weighing in a bass at 6.09lb.
Many thanks to sponsors including Kwik Kopy Printing, The Main Event, Beard Fine Jewelers, Y100, The City of Lufkin/KLTX, Brookshire Brothers, Lufkin Coca Cola, Carroway Funeral Home, Consolidated Communications, First Bank & Trust East Texas, GENCO Federal Credit Union, Lockheed Martin, Lufkin Industries, Port-a-Cool, The East Texas Urology Specialist, Lufkin Daily News, Lincoln Financial, Hospice in the Pines, Blueberry Bogg, KICKS, KTRE, Lufkin Jewelry on the Square, Coburns Supply Co., Dr. Tom Duncan of East Texas Eye Associates, Carpets By Curiosity, Southland Feed and Supply, NBC/FOX and more, for their support.
Patients receiving treatment at the Arthur Temple Sr. Regional Cancer Center are screened for eligibility through the Social Worker based on hospital charity guidelines.