The 2nd Annual Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday at the Boardwalk Marina in Biloxi. (Photo source: Al Jones)
Hollie was only 16 years old when she suddenly passed away. She had a great love for kids, fishing, and doing for others. (Photo source: Holliedays.org)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
The Second Annual Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Fishing Tournament is set for Saturday at the Boardwalk Marina in Biloxi. The entry is $80 per angler with offshore and inshore divisions with proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
The offshore division includes cobia and king mackerel. The winning cobia will payout $2,000 and the top king mackerel pays $1,000.
The inshore division features speckled trout, redfish and flounder with $750 being awarded for the first place speckled trout and redfish. The top flounder will payout $400.
The captains meeting will be held Friday at 6 pm at The Lugger with fishing on Saturday.
"We're inviting all anglers, both inshore and offshore, to participate in her [Hollie] tournament," said Tina Gonsoulin. "Lots of great prize money with all the proceeds going to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Last year, we were able to donate $20,000 to St. Jude.
"We are kicking off the morning with a free kids tournament (10am to noon) and lots of exciting free stuff for the kids. Weigh-in is from 3 to 6pm with over $10,0000 in guaranteed prize money and a huge silent auction."