Papotanic Wins Sertoma with a 49.76!

Sarasota, Florida—The Houston, Texas team of Jose Reyes, Bill Platt, Ernie Pyle Jr., Gill Strelec, Jr., and Ozzie Fischer fished 100 miles southwest of Sarasota and at ten o’clock pulled a 49.76 over the gunwale. “We were fishing a spot in 160 feet of water trolling runners, but were being harassed by a hungry shark, so being from Texas, we dropped lines off the back with Russell Lures which are made in our great state,” said Platt. “I know live bait is how all of us fish but we wanted to fish the area and we thought we’d try this because the shark just wouldn’t leave us alone. It worked and took us a total of seven minutes to get the gaff into her. The lures did everything the manufacturer told us they would do.”

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