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© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 9, 2001

Kirsten Wagner couldn't contain her excitement when she found out she had won the eighth annual Bill Currie Jr. Fall Ladies Fishing Classic over the weekend at Tierra Verde Resort. She let out a yell when the announcement came that she had won Master Angler after landing a 14.2-pound cobia, 2.1-pound mangrove snapper, 2-pound Spanish mackerel, 1-pound flounder and 9.6-pound snook. Wagner won $1,000 for Master Angler and also won for snook and cobia.

Because of the red tide in Sarasota, Brittany Elder went to the Boca Grande railroad tracks to catch her winning 3.6-pound sheepshead. Dorothy Catenacci pulled in a 4.1-pound flounder near the Skyway bridge; the fish hit on the first cast. Lois Karceski worked a spoon near the shipping channel for her 4.2-pound Spanish mackerel, and Ann Conard's 4-pound mangrove snapper ate a live pinfish about 40 miles offshore. Amy Verdensky caught the tournament's biggest fish, a 52.2-pound amberjack.

Lori Balla, a Sarasota County sheriff's deputy, caught the biggest grouper, a 47-pounder. It took Balla eight minutes to crank the fish into the boat, On Course, in 170 feet of water.

There were 154 women entered. Proceeds benefit H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and All Children's Hospital.

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