Memorial fishing tournament expected to raise thousands for St. Jude

Memorial fishing tournament expected to raise thousands for St. Jude
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)
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."

For more information or to register, go to www.holliedays.org.

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