East Cape owners Captain Nathaniel Lemmon and Captain Tony Pantuso teamed up for the annual two-day fish stock tournament held annually out of New Smyrna Beach. Along with Captain Lemmon’s son Corey, the trio won first place in the Redfish Division and Redfish jackpot with 25.88 lbs, and also captured second place in the overall top boat honors. “I found and then scouted our particular fish for weeks leading up to the tournament, I knew them so well by the tourney,” Capt Lemmon said, “my little boy was a star, he caught several 6lb redfish and our 2.3lb trout.” A new tournament rule requiring trout to fit in the 15-20″ slot range changed strategies for all 90 teams battling for the inshore titles. Teams this year were prohibited from keeping the big gator trout Fishstock is famous for. “It really made this a redfish tournament, with a trout kicker,” Capt. Lemmon said, “we caught a lot of trout, but big redfish weights were a must to compete.” The trio won over $5,000 in cash and prizes for their efforts. Both Captain Lemmon and Captain Pantuso are East Cape Lostmen owners that guide out of the East Coast of Florida and you can find more information on their websites at floridasightfishing.com for Captain Lemmon and newsmyrnafishingguide.com for Captain Pantuso.