While enjoying the Palmetto State coast on vacation, an angler from Ohio was fishing with Capt. Jay Baisch of Fishful Thinking Guide Service in Murrells Inlet, SC. The crew was having a good day of fun and fishing when a 20 inch redfish was brought to the boat. The fish was sporting tag #14 of the 2018 CCA South Carolina STAR tournament; a fish potentially worth a brand new Sea Hunt 22BX bay boat, Yamaha motor, and Wesco trailer valued at over $43,000.
Unfortunately, the angler was not registered for the tournament and thereby missed out on the prize winning fish!
"We noticed immediately that the fish had a tag but simply mistook it for a SCDNR tag at the time" said Capt Jay. "It wasn't until later that we noticed it was a STAR tag and immediately called the STAR number to report the catch.”