Here’s an update on an earlier post about Kathryn Sheppard Hoar’s participation in the 10th annual Florida Keys Outfitters/IGFA Inshore World Championship in Islamorada, Fla.
Kathy, a 1997 graduate of Washington and Lee, competed in the international tournament’s fly division and placed third. She had three redfish releases for 375 points.
Throughout the three-day tournament, 23 anglers caught 78 fish. Only four contestants were “fishless” during the event.
In order to qualify for the event, which was dubbed the Super Bowl of fishing, the competitors had to have won an IFGA-sanctioned tournament. Kathy had qualified by winning the grand championship of the Ladies Fly Tournament in Islamorada in both 2007 and 2009. She was first runner-up in 2008.
Read the roundup of the tournament on ESPN Outdoors.