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Catch the Winners from the 2024 PBACCA High-E-Fishin-Sea Tournament

Steele Holman of the Johnstone Supply Ware Group team placed 1st with a 64.6 lb. kingfish & won the Calcutta prize

Contributed by PBACCA Executive Director Alexa Lee

Rough weather the week prior made way for calm seas for us to start the day for the High-E-Fishin-Sea (HEFS) XXXII event. On June 8th, 2024, the Palm Beach Air Conditioning Contractors Association (PBACCA) held its 32nd Annual Kingfish, Wahoo, Dolphin Tournament at the Rivera Beach Marina.

Competition was fierce and brought in some near tournament record breakers. The tournament was a blast for the 62 enthusiastic fishermen.

Thanks goes out to the weigh masters, PBACCA President Kelly McCann and Past President Steve Sparks who despite the late afternoon storm, kept everything going as the fish rolled in.

By the way, did you get a golf ball at weigh in? Save it to cash in on more fun and prizes leading up to the Golf Tournament in October.

Big winner, Steele Holman from Johnstone Supply Ware Group, took home the Calcutta and 1st place trophy with a historically impressive 64.6lb kingfish. Angela Soland from RGF Environmental Group snagged 2nd place and Lady Angler with a 30.7lb kingfish, and Mike Sklies from CMI Air Conditioning came in 3rd with a 28.4lb kingfish while Ryan Skiles took Jr Angler with a 17.3lb kingfish .

The raffle prizes brought in great excitement. Plenty of people were vying for the Yeti Cooler sponsored by CMI Air Conditioning. Another fan favorite, a 55” flat-screen TV sponsored by Dale Vernatter, went to the lucky John Pollak of CMI.

A huge thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers who made this year’s PBACCA fishing tournament possible.

It was a day of fun, fishing and —a reel good time for all!

Gold Level Sponsors: Tropic Supply/RUUD: T-Shirt Sponsor; Johnstone Supply/The Ware Group: Prize Sponsor; RGF Environmental Group: Captains Meeting Food Sponsor; Smyth Air Conditioning: Tournament Day Food Sponsor; Trane: Tournament Day Food Sponsor; Gemaire Distributors: Boat Slip Sponsorship Sponsor; UniFirst: Hat Sponsor .

Silver Level Sponsors: Southern Air Conditioning: Grand Prize Cash Sponsor; Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach: Trifecta Sponsor; Dale Vernatter: TV Prize Sponsor; Federated Insurance: Boat Slip Sponsorship; Carrier CE: Third Place Sponsor; Daikin: Five Fish Sponsors.

Bronze Level Sponsors: CMI Air Conditioning and Electrical: Yeti Prize Sponsor; Pro Tech Protective Coating: Trophy Design Sponsor.

Contact PBACCA Executive Director Alexa Lee at 561.585.3880 or for information about sponsoring next year’s HEFS tournament.

Go HERE to view and download photos. Search for “2024 06 PBACCA HEFS”.


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