Two Blount County men won a $15,000 grand prize on Saturday at Castin’ ‘N Catchin’ 2023.
J.D Whited and Kevin Nicodemus of Oneonta reeled in a tournament record catch of 30 points, 11 ounces, including the biggest fish of the tournament weighing 8.11 pounds
Castin’ ‘N Catchin’ is a charity bass fishing tournament in its eighth year benefiting the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama at Children’s of Alabama. Four North Alabama families founded the tournament in 2016 after experiencing the care and compassion of Children’s of Alabama in their own lives: Drew and Jodie McNutt, Lee and Jessica Bradford, Justin and Heather Stroud and Jason and Lacey Simpson.
The initial goal of the tournament was to raise $10,000 to support the HOPE Fund at Children’s of Alabama, but year after year the fishing community of…