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Little Sioux anglers host second all-night fishing contest

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Small fry - The weigh-in at the Correctionville Little Sioux Fishing Club's all-night contest attracted some aspiring young anglers, a peanut gallery that included siblings Monica, Calvin and Isabella Deeds. The youngsters couldn't resist checking out their dad Travis' prize winning stringer
Top cat catch - Area anglers Travis Deeds and Jeremy Beeson took first place in the Little Sioux Fishing Contest with their 14 lb., 15 oz. stringer.
On June 27, a convocation of cagey catfish catchers converged on the banks of the Little Sioux River for the Correctionville Little Sioux Fishing Club's second All-Night Fishing Contest of the summer.

As in previous contests, the rules of the contest were few...

All fish must be caught on a rod and reel and taken from the Little Sioux River in the area between Cherokee and Smithland.

Those participating, however, could do so as a team effort with each convocation of anglers ranging from one person to four team members.

Minimum length on the fish weighed in was set at 15 inches, effectively eliminating minnows, guppies and house pets

The contest was also subject to all Iowa fishing and boating laws.

Carp catch - First place honors in the Carp division of the Little Sioux Fishing Club's contest were won by Stephanie Henkel, for her 3 lb., 12 oz. catch. (Henkel's team also took fourth place honors in the contest.)
You know...

Those pesky little laws and restrictions that pertain to subjects like the lighthearted use of dynamite and shooting holes in your opponents' boats.

At the weigh-in, which took place on June 28 at the Little Sioux Park in rural Correctionville, cash prizes were awarded for the five heftiest stringers of five catfish.

There was also a side contest of the largest carp reeled in by a solo angler

On this installment of the Little Sioux Fishing Club's marathon fish-out, 61 anglers making up 24 teams signed on to compete stink bait to night crawler in the all-night catfish contest.

When the results at the weigh-in were tallied, the laurels as top catfish hands went to the ace angling team of Travis Deeds and Jeremy Beeson.

Their stringer tipped the scales at a whopping 14 lb., 15 oz.

Second place honors went to the team of experienced fishing hands Joe Redenius and Justin Still for their 13 lb., 9 oz. stringer of five cats.

Third place was presented to the team of Brandon and Wes Burkhart and Aaron Dose for their 13 lb., 6 oz. stringer.

Fine fishing - Second place in the Little Sioux Fishing Club's all-nite catfish marathon was reeled in by Joe Rednius and Justin Still. Their stringer tipped the scales at 13 lb., 9 oz.
Fourth place was taken by the team of Stephanie Henkel, Maggie Putzier, Skylar Leonard and Mindy Hannel for their five cats who weighed in at 10 lb., 14 oz.

Fifth and final place was earned by the 8 lb., 4 oz. stringer reeled in by anglers LeRoy Edwards and Adam Harrington.

The first five places received monetary awards to the tune of $64, $53, $42, $32 and $21 respectively.

It was also announced that 21 individuals had signed on for the largest carp pulled in from the river.

Stephanie Henkel captured the top prize of $21 in this category with her 3 lb., 12 oz. carp catch.

It was decided that the next scheduled all-night catfish contest will take place in early August.

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