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 2008 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. 100% of all net funds raised are donated to the Shriner's for their 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.
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.
compete for cash prizes for the largest Wahoo, Tuna, and Dolphin by
fishing one day over a nineteen day window. We have four weigh-ins:
Morehead City, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Southport, NC, and Little
River, SC. 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!