The first Cape Lookout Albacore Festival was held October 25-26in Morehead City, North Carolina. This conventional and fly-fishingrelease-only event was the vision of director Charlie Utz whose2-year-old daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May2001. Utz and four friends organized the event to raise money forpediatric cancer patients receiving treatment at DukeChildren's Hospital as well as their families. Despite beingthe first year for the event, over 74 anglers participated and 275people attended the captain's party. More than $60,000 wasraised for programs at the hospital. "One of the goals of ourevent was to have families participate together," says Utz."As it turned out, the fathers ran the boats while theirchildren and wives fished." In the end, the winners of thethree main categories, Top Overall Angler, Top Fly Angler and TopConventional Angler, were ages 18, 13 and 8 respectively.