One week after the White Marlin Open awarded over $4.5 million to successful billfish anglers, the Flounder Pounder Open hosted by Paradise Marina and Short’s Marine is offering up massive prizes of its own this weekend in Long Neck. The first-place winner will get three options: $100,000, a new 255 LXF Scout with twin Yamaha 150's or $60,000 and a new 22.6-foot Bennington Pontoon boat with a retail price of $56,062. The second-place will may choose $40,000 or the pontoon boat.
Flounder are still biting at the Old Grounds, however, the action has been sporadic. Anglers trolling for bluefish at Fenwick Island are still catching using spoons. A few keeper rockfish were caught at the Indian River Inlet at night. Sheepshead and triggerfish are hitting on sand fleas at the Inlet during the day. Not much action happened in the surf this week, but anglers can expect a mix of kingfish, skates, and dogfish in the surf.
Ryan Bates can normally be found behind the scenes as executive director of Michigan United, a statewide organization that fights injustice and indignities. But Bates decided to flip the script to speak out today against proposed efforts in Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Bates and his wife, Elizabeth Campbell, came forward at an event hosted by Michigan United to share their story about Jimmy, their 18-month-old son who was born 14 weeks premature.
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Selecting a term
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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