The 2009 Yantis Catfish Classic is scheduled for July 18-19 on Lake Fork. The tournament will pay back $24,000 in cash, including $6,000 for the heaviest catfish overall, $3,000 for second and $1,000 for third.
Additionally, anglers can fish for hourly prizes that will be given away for the four heaviest fish of each hour. First place pays $400; $100 for fourth.
Entry fee is $60 for one day, $100 for both days.
Formerly hosted by Sealy Outdoors, the tournament this year will be run by Ken Freeman Outdoor Promotions. Freeman has a long history in running catfish tournaments, including the popular Bass Pro Shops Big Cat Quest.
The Yantis Catfish Classic will be headquartered out of Minnow Bucket Marina. For more information or entry forms, www.lakeforksportsmansassociation.com or call 903-763-2191.