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Posted on Fri, May. 27, 2005

NMB fishing event, fund-raiser begins

From staff reports

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 2 miles off the Little River Inlet in North Myrtle Beach.

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 Day weekend.

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 Commerce at 281-2662.

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