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Catfish tourney on tap

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.


Takin’ home the top catch

To the left, Sulphur Springs resident Alex Roller shows his recent bass, hooked on Sunday, June 14 with his uncle Charles Hess at the Richardson family lake in Rosston, Texas.


Monster Gar -- Local Bluecollar Bowhunters tag a trophy with celeb on board

Local Bluecollar Bowhunters unleashed their bows in early May to tag a huge trophy, this “monster” gar along side TNT Outdoor celebrity, Todd Cast.

Bluecollar Bowhunter Jeremy Sickles brought down this 182 pound alligator gar in the Trinity River. Fellow bowhunter, Jared Brumley also took in plenty of kill with his host of gar caught.


SB students enjoy a day at Coleman

End-of-the-year reaps fun times as a reward for good students

Amy Northcutt, Sulphur Bluff elementary principal, along with school personnel Tressie South, Sherrie Thompson, and Janiece Joslin, took SBISD students in grades 4-6 out to Coleman Lake as school is winding down for the 2008-09 school year so that they could spend their “Bear Bucks”. The only grades eligible to earn Bear Bucks were grades 4-6. One of the activities that they could use their Bear Bucks on was an afternoon of fishing at Coleman Lake. The students have earned thes bucks throughout the year for making good grades, returning their homework on time, their good behavior, making the honor roll, and attendance.


Big Nasty Hog Contest--Local hog hunting contest boasted high numbers at recent ceremonies


PICKTON – Around 150 attended the Bluecollar Bowhunters’ Texas Big Nasty Hog Contest orientation on February 7 at the Pine Forest Community Center.

This was an archery only contest–compound, recurve, and longbows.

“Our opening ceremony was a huge success,” said Jared Brumley, co-founder of Bluecollar Bowhunters. “The 150 people were made up of contestants, guests, and friends and family who graciously helped make the activities run very smoothly. We had 31 teams sign up for the contest stretching from Naples to Sulphur Springs to Tyler and even one team close to San Antonio.”

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