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Welcome To The Hook A Hoo Rodeo Fishing Tournament
A Wahoo Fishing Tournament Benefiting the Children of the Shriners Hospitals.
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What’s the Hook A Hoo All About?
It's about friends and community coming together to do something bigger than themselves. Coupled with the philanthropy of the Shriners' Organization, it's taking a proactive approach to improve the lives of children. Since its founding in 2007 by fishing buddies Jeff Martini and Ace Parker, the Martini's Hook-A-Hoo Rodeo has raised over $30,000 for the benefit of the Shriners' Hospitals.
In 2011, with Jeff's and Ace's support, Joe Seegers brought a Fall tournament to North Carolina. In the same spirit as the original Spring tournament, fishermen gather for great food, camaraderie, and chase Wahoo. All while benefiting the children at the Shriners' Hospitals. All of the money taken in during the tournament is split between the Shriners and the winners. The tournament is strictly non-profit, made possible by those volunteering their time and the generosity of Sponsors.
Today, the Spring and the Fall tournament have been merged. The boundaries have been expanded and additional weigh-ins have been added! Fishermen can now fish between the Triple 0's off of Hatteras, North Carolina and the Georgetown Hole off South Carolina.
Fishermen compete for cash prizes for the largest Wahoo, Tuna, and Dolphin by fishing one day over a 23 day window. We have seven weigh-ins: Morehead City, NC, Swansboro, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Southport, NC, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, Little River, SC and Marlin Quay Marina in Murrells Inlet. Boats can fish anywhere between the Triple 0's and the Georgetown Hole. With three weekends and more than two weeks from which to pick a fishing day, there are no more excuses of the weather being too bad to fish or having to work. Also, unlike other tournaments, you keep your catch after weigh-in!
And, the best part of all...the children of the Shriners' Hospitals win, too!
Most Recent Updates:
The end of the tournament has been extended to November 5th, 2016 due to flooding and the landfall of Hurricane Matthew along the SC/NC coastline.
Added the Ocean Isle Fishing Center to our rules page as a weigh-in station. Ocean Isle Beach is above Little River and Sunset Beach headed North and is a good halfway point if you’re not able to go to the other NC stations.