Striped Bass Challenge Raises $22,760 For Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes

Reader Contributed | April 28, 2023

Lineside Addiction was top team for the April 1 Striper Bass Challenge on West Point.

Thirty-seven striper teams fished the April 1 Striper Bass Challenge on West Point Lake. With a two-fish limit, it took 36.3 pounds to win the event. The team of Lineside Addiction took the win. This tournament attracted some of the best striper teams in the Southeast. The first-ever event was a fundraiser for Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes and raised an impressive $22,760.

According to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes website, “Over 60 years ago, sheriffs of Georgia founded the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, a residential care program, to help children who have been abandoned, neglected and abused. When children come to Youth Homes, they are placed in a family setting and are provided not just the basics of food, shelter and clothing, but a safe, loving, nurturing environment in which to rebuild their lives and to prepare for a brighter future. Some come as sibling groups and others as individuals. All are given the opportunity to grow, to heal and to thrive.”

Shayne Goddard with the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes was there to accept the funds, and he also fished the tourney. 

“Due to 8 to 10 inches of rain earlier in the week and major water influx to the lake, teams faced floating debris and hourly changes in fish patterns,” said Shayne. “Those who found clean water were able to pull boards and fish downlines. Those fishing upriver fished cutbait on the bottom. Both methods paid off big.”

To learn more about Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes, go to

Accepting the $22,760 on behalf of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes are Shayne and Sonya Goddard. Presenting the check is Tournament Co-Director David Richardson (far right).


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5/06Berry’sSinclair, Dennis Station770.787.6179
5/06Reel MoneySeminole, Big Jim’s229.416.5661
5/06-07ABA-AFT Division 76Jackson, Berry’s770.318.3610
5/11-13MLF Toyota SeriesEufaula, Lakepoint270.252.1000
5/13ABA Couples Division 2Jackson, Berry’s770.318.3610
5/13ABA Couples Division 5Clarks Hill, Mistletoe State Pk.678.910.1238
5/13Fishers of Men, Blue RidgeNottley, Deavers Boat Ramp678.414.4299
5/13Fishers of Men, Ga. SouthWest Point, Highland Marina770.241.0085
5/13FOM, Ga. North LegacyBlue Ridge, Lakewood Landing678.800.3753
5/20ABA-AFT Division 99West Point, Highland Marina404.862.4233
5/20ABA Couples Division 2Sinclair, Big Ed’s770.318.3610
5/20FOM, Ga. West LegacyBartletts, Idle Hour706.975.9812
5/20MLF BulldogSinclair, Dennis Station270.252.1000
5/20-21Berry’s ClassicOconee/Sinclair770.787.6179
5/21ABA-AFT Division 70Seminole, Big Jim’s229.400.1848
5/21ABA-AFT Division 99West Point, Highland Marina404.862.4233
5/27Fishers of Men, Ga. NorthRussell, Shuck Pen Ramp678.800.3753
5/27Reel MoneyBlackshear, Veteran’s229.416.5661



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