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Catfish tourney sets records on Lake Wylie

Records were set at the Catawba Catfish Club Oct. 18 tournament on Lake Wylie.

Tournament organizer Marty Green said the club’s second tournament of the season set a record with 40 boats. There were 86 paying anglers competing for a total pot of $1,720 and a big fish pot of $400.

“We had beautiful weather from start to finish with low in the mid-50s and high in the mid-70s, all with bluebird skies all day long,” Green said. The water temperature was 71-73 degrees.”

It was Green and brother Jeff Green of Team Reel Time/Team Fish Bite Rod Holders who brought in a three-fish stringer of 91.10 pounds for $688. The brothers set a new club record on Lake Wylie for a three-fish stringer breaking their previous club record on Lake Wylie of 88.65 pounds set Nov. 9.

Team Rod Benders Jeff Smith won the $400 big fish pot with a blue catfish weighing in at 43.95 pounds. He finished in second place for $430.

Payout was for the top five teams. Tournament sponsors were Boat Sales of Lake Wylie, Fish Bite Rod Holders, Hunt Fish and Paddle, Jamie K Outdoors, Q2U BBQ Pit, Pepsi and Kangaroo Express.

The next tournament will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22 at Fishing Creek Reservoir, U.S. 21 Access. The club returns to Lake Wylie 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Buster Boyd Access Area.

The Catawba Catfish Club Tournament Trail is a affiliate Club of the Cabelas King Kat Tournament Trail. For information, visit kingkatusa.com/index.cfm or at catawbacatfishclub.com/.

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