Fishing Contest Winner Nets Over $350K With Record-Breaking Catch

Fishing Contest Winner

Biloxi, Miss. –- Congratulations go out to fishing contest winner Scott Cothran who won over $350,000 in cash and prizes, after he caught a record-breaking swordfish on the aptly named vessel, “Pay Dirt” during the 2017 Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic.

Cothran broke the Mississippi state record for largest swordfish when he landed a 242-pound, 8.64 ounce fish. The prior record was a 75-pounder caught in 2007.

In addition to winning $51,075 and a Petro Nissan pickup truck, Cothran scored a grand total of $325K, paid for by Odds On Promotions, in a Records, Rods and Reels (Calcutta) promotion ($100K for catching a record-breaking swordfish, $100K for being on a Freeman Vessel, $50K for using Hilton’s RT Nav, $25K for using March Tacky Carbon product, $25K for using a Poseidon Fishing Rod, and $25K for using Killer Bee product).

Cothran, director of marketing and sales for Freeman Boatworks in Charleston, S.C., said it took plenty of teamwork from all seven crew members aboard the boat, “Catching a fish that size takes a group effort,” he said. “I just happened to be the one on the rod at the time.”

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About Kristen Carter

Kristen Carter is the Marketing Coordinator for Odds On Promotions and their sister company, Hole In One International. She held this position from 2011 to 2013, then returned to the company in 2016. Kristen assists with email marketing, blog posts, social media, video editing/production, web content management and more for both companies.