Local pro fishing team To-Da-Hub took home the SKA championship recently by winning a tournament in Shellman’s Bluff in MacIntosh County.
To-Da-Hub is made up of brothers Jimmy and Travis Roberts along with father and son team Alan and Justin Daniels – all from Richmond Hill. To-Da-Hub has been competing for three years in the SKA pro circuit, but Jimmy and Alan have been fishing together since 1992.
The winning catch, which garnered them $15,000 in prize money, was a whopping 43 pounds, 47 ounces.
In comparison, To-Da-Hub took second place last year with a 27-pounder, while a 30 pound fish got first. Jimmy Roberts said the fish was just overall bigger this year with six fish being turned in in the forties.
Prior to this, To-Da-Hub has racked up numerous SKA championships under their belt from Half Moon Marina to Yellow Bluffs to Fort MacAllister. They won this competition out of a 32 foot center console regulator with twin 250 Yamahas.
"They work very hard and they deserve this championship," said Toby Roberts, Bryan County commissioner and father of the Roberts brothers. "They are always coming up with new strategies whether it’s rigging bait or tracking fish. Travis called me after the fish hit the deck and said ‘I just caught the biggest Kingfish of my life.’ He’s been catching kingfish for 20 years, so I knew it must’ve been huge."
This was the first time Travis, the younger Roberts brother and newest member of To-Da-Hub, competed with his brother in a pro tournament, although he has been an offshore fisherman for many years.
To-Da-Hub is slated to compete in four more SKA tournaments this year.