Big money up for grabs for charter boat anglers

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A Charter Boat Fishing Tournament going on now through November 6 has some big prize money at stake. The Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association is hosting the event to help promote business for coast Charter Boat captains.

The four categories in the tournament are Redfish, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, and Cobia. Every week from now until November 6, the winners of the four categories will be invited back to participate in the Challenge Championship tournament with a complimentary two night stay and eight hour charter boat trip.

Two $100,000 prizes will be awarded to anglers who break the state record for heaviest fish in any of the categories.

If you are interested in participating, just call the Mississippi Hotel and Lodging Association at 1-888-565-1122 to book a charter boat. If you own a private boat, or have already signed up to go out with a charter boat company, you can still participate in the tournament. Just call the Hotel and Lodging Association to register.

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