A record 44 boats braved the elements August 23, to fish the 8th Annual Fishing for Frankie Memorial Bass Tournament at the old Somme’s Marina in Des Allemands. Cash prizes were given for 8 places with 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners and the biggest bass winner receiving plaques in addition to cash winnings.
The ranks were: 8th – Todd Schaubhut and Paul Johnson 7.78 lbs; 7th – Ritchie Friloux and Johnny Polk – 8.50lbs; 6th – Ernest Parquet and Randall Joseph – 8.53 lbs; 5th – Kevin Simon and Chris Waguespack – 8.54 lbs; 4th – Cameron Fremen and Gabriel Taylor – 8.63 lbs; 3rd – Chad Colomb and Chuck Colomb; 2nd – Scott Weber and Shane Mixon and 1st – Chris Matherne Jr. and Timmy Townsend – 14.76 lbs. Big Bass – Team of Scott Weber and Shane Mixon – 5.06 lbs.
Proceeds of the tournament went toward offsetting medical costs for Janice Vicknair, who was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. She was able to attend and show her gratitude to everyone who assisted in making the tournament a success and to all who came out to support her in her time of need, according to tournament coordinator Audrey Champagne Raziano.
Raziano said those behind the Fishing for Frankie tournament would like to thank everyone who worked so hard to make this year successful.
“It definitely takes a team effort to get put on the event on each year,” she said. “We appreciate the workers, the cooks, those who donated, and those who came out and supported us once again. There are just so many people to thank. This community never ceases to amaze us.”