The Catawba Catfish Club held its third tournament of the season Nov. 22 at Fishing Creek Reservoir in Great Falls.
Organizer Marty Green said they set a new lake record with 33 boats. There were 68 paying anglers and children fishing for a total prize of $1,360 and big fish pot of $330.
“Clear skies and a low of about 24 degrees greeted the anglers at the ramp,” Green said. “Water temp was about 50 degrees with little wind blowing.”
Green said, “We had a very competitive tourney at Fishing Creek as usual, the top five teams were separated by just over 10 pounds. Talk at the ramp was that fish were caught anywhere from 4 foot of water to 35 foot of water, the shallow bite seemed to be the best bite for numbers. Gizzard shad seemed to be the preferred bait.”
It was Team DMD – Mike Rape, David Catoe and Tony Cauthen – who brought home the win with a three-fish stringer of 55.10 pounds.
The big fish of the tournament went to the 11th place team of Team Jamie K Outdoors – Jason and David Henderson and Gary Mortonwith – a 25.75 pounds of blue.
The series is sponsored by Boat Sales of Lake Wylie, Fish Bite Rod Holders, Hunt Fish Paddle, Jamie K Outdoors, Q2U BBQ Pit, Pepsi and Kangaroo Express.
The next tournament is 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Buster Boyd Access Area on Lake Wylie.