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/.