Chipley Angler Lands Big Tuna, 94 Grand

By: Scott Rossman Email
By: Scott Rossman Email

Biloxi, MS---It may have been tough conditions in the Gulf of Mexico this past weekend, but it still turned out to be good fishing conditions for Chipley's Chad Prough.

In fact Prough turned it into a $94,000 weekend while taking part in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic.

Chad one of the anglers on "Crikey" a 36 foot invincible.

Chad hauled in a 164.5 pound Tuna, and that fish wound up taking second place in the tuna category. And that was good enough for a check of just over 94 thousand dollars.

The only reason Prough and the Crikey team didn't win that division and get even more cash, Dan Haueser on a boat called Conundrum brought in a 197 pounder, which is a very large yellowfin and in fact just 8 pounds shy of the Mississippi state record.

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