The annual Dixie Chicken Funament, a multi-species fishing
tournament and fund-raising event, starts today and runs through
Sunday at the Harbourgate Marina in North Myrtle Beach.
This is the sixth year of the event, which also will host the
fourth annual Flounder Frenzie event sponsored by the North Myrtle
Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Proceeds from the Dixie Chicken Funament will go toward building
the artificial reef, a project named after Jim Caudle, an avid
fisherman who died in 2000.
Today, 100 artificial reef balls will be added to an artificial
reef located 2½ miles off the Little River Inlet in North Myrtle
The tournament is named after Caudle's boat, the Dixie Chicken,
which was docked at Harbourgate Marina for more than a decade.
Ron McManus, who is on the board of directors for the tournament,
said this is the first year the event will be held during Memorial
For information about the tournament and a complete listing of
times and events, call McManus at 249-1637. For information about
the Flounder Frenzie, call the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of