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Hytorc Solo Tour Rookie of the Year – Will Granberry

Port O’connor pro Will Granberry in his first season on the Elite Redfish Series was moving head long at a chance to win The National Championship. “I just fish simple, if I do what I do and get what I want, you can bet the next day or days I will be doing the same thing.” Will told a very loud crowd at the day 2 weigh in taking place at the Painted Marlin at Jim’s Pier in South Padre Island.

While he would fall just short of a National Championship Title in his first season on the Elite Solo Tour, Will equipped himself well finishing his rookie season placing 2nd at the National Championship and winning the Hytorc of Texas Rookie of the Year Award.

Granberry compiled a total of 1,621 Angler of the Year points during the 2022 season good enough for 4th place overall behind Bo Favre, Gary Moreno and Mark Robinson. Pretty good company, Rookie! Congratulations Will we are excited to see what you’ll do in your 2nd season on the tour in 2023.

For his efforts Granberry received all of 2023 entry fees paid ($5,000.00) and took home the Hytorc of Texas $1,000.00 bonus check. Will fishes for many top sponsors and brands but in 2022 promoted Texas Ranger Whiskey as his title sponsor.

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A special thank you to the South Padre Island CVB for hosting the National Championship Event again this season. Your commitment to the sport, the tour, the anglers, their families, friends and fans of redfishing everywhere was apparent from the first moments the Elite rig rolled into town until we exited 5 days later. Thank you!

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South Padre Island is a resort town on a barrier island of the same name, off the southern coast of Texas. It’s known for its beaches and calm waters. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is home to a 5-story watchtower with views of migrating birds. The South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center offers boat tours and touch tanks. Sea turtles are rescued and rehabilitated at Sea Turtle Inc.


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