Courtesy Photo

Pictured, from left, are the winning teams of the tournament Todd Courter, Johnny Miller, Jennifer Stafford, Derek Stafford, Robert Mosely, Houston McConnell and Shayna Perry.

Annual catfish tournament a success

This year’s annual catfish tournament sponsored by the Southwest Nebraska Izaak Walton League, also referred to as Ike’s, brought in 13 different teams with both local and out of state competitors.
    In the Calcutta and rules meeting the night before the competition, people also enjoyed a meal cooked by Bryan Hattendorf, chairman of the tournament.
    There were four teams that chose bank fishing and the other nine, boat fishing.
    Each team was allowed two members and five fish of their choice for the official weigh in.
    Todd Courter and Johnny Miller of Imperial received first place weighing in at 15 lbs. 3 oz.; Houston McConnell of Holyoke, Colo. and Shayna Perry of Greeley Colo. received second with 14 lbs. 2 oz.; and Derek and Jennifer Stafford of Imperial received third with 13 lbs. 9 oz.

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