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Correctionville anglers host second catfish marathon of the summer

Monday, August 23, 2010

A fine fetch of fish - Bill Cates and Don Dalton won first place in the Correctionville Little Sioux Fishing Club's Catfish Marathon with this fine stringer of five cats that tipped the scales at 22 lb., 15 oz.
On August 14, the finny fellows from the Correctionville Little Sioux Fishing Club hosted their second All-Night Catfish Marathon of the summer.

The little fact that the Little Sioux has been at high ebb the past several weeks didn't deter a convocation of Correctionville catfish cowboys and other sundry anglers from stampeding to the river's swamped-over soggy banks to compete bait can to bait can for top fisherman bragging rights.

As in previous contests, the rules for the tournament 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.

Awesome anglers - The team of Wes and Brandon Burkhart, and Aaron and Cory Dose, earned second place honors in the Correctionville Fishing Club's catfish contest for their stringer of five cats that weighed in at an even 19 pounds.
The catfish weighed in during the contest must measure a minimum of 15 inches.

The marathon, however, could include a team effort with each team ranging from one person to four team members.

On this installment of the Little Sioux Fishing Club's catfish showdown, 23 adventurous anglers making up nine teams sallied forth, braving the high tide river conditions, the mind-numbing heat, that good old Iowa humidity and voracious mosquitoes the size of parakeets to compete in the event

Super stringer - The angling tag team of Lee McNeal and Blayton Winters captured third place money in the Correctionville Little Sioux Fishing Club's all-night catfish marathon for this fine 11 lb., 8 oz. stringer of five cats.
At the weigh-in, which took place on August 15 at the Little Sioux Park in rural Correctionville, cash prizes were awarded for the heftiest stringers of five catfish.

There was also a side contest of the largest carp corralled from the depths of the Little Sioux.

When the results were finally tallied, the laurels as top catfish catchers went to the team of Bill Cates and Don Dalton for their stringer that tipped the scales at 22 lb., 15 oz.

Quite a carp - During the Correctionville Fishing Club's All-Night Catfish Marathon, Blayton Winters won the top slot in the 'biggest carp' contest with this fine finny fellow, who tipped the scales at 7 lb., 5 oz. The fish is being displayed by Winters' catfishing teammate, Lee McNeal.
Second place was nailed down by the team of Wes and Brandon Burkhart and Aaron and Cody Dose for their 19 lb. stringer.

Third place was presented to the avid angling team of Lee McNeal and Brayton Winters for their 11 lb., 8 oz. catch.

Fourth place was taken by the team of Greg Meister, Larry Hanner, Aaron Kollbaum and Todd Price for their five cats who weighed in at 11 lb., 1 oz..

The first four places received monetary awards that tallied out to $30, $25, $20 and $15 respectively.

It was also announced that 14 individuals had signed on for the largest carp contest.

Blayton Winters captured the top prize of $12 in this category with his 7 lb., 5 oz. carp.

On a final note, it should be pointed out that the next club-sponsored fishing tournament will be taking place on a weekend late in September.

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