By KAY BOJORQUEZ
News Staff Writer
Get-N-Hooked’s rod and reel catfishing tournament season began with their first tournament on Sooner Lake Saturday, Jan. 20.
Out of the 15 teams in attendance, Whisker Fever took the first place and over 40 pound fish wins. Their fish weighed in at 42.70 pounds.
The points chase standing after the first tournament is Whisker Fever – 100; Rolling Flatties – 95; Forshee/Melendy – 90; Catch and Release – 85; Catnado – 80; Hammer Down – 75; Blue Catters – 70; Bleeding thumbs – 65 and Catfish Addiction – 60.
Get-N-Hooked catfishing group, along with their counterpart, Tug-N-Jugs, jug catfishing group, will travel to several big lakes in Oklahoma throughout the 2018 season. The group plans to travel to Thunderbird, Three Forks, Keystone, Skiatook, Oologah, Fort Gibson, Kaw and possibly Lake Texoma or Keystone in November. Anglers from all over Oklahoma and Kansas have traveled to participate in these tournaments.
Each team is allowed a five fish stringer. Total points for a given season will be based on 75 percent of total tournaments for that season. Pre-entry fee is $125 for up to a three-person team, big fish pre-entryis $25.
Late entry is $150 and big fish entry is $35. Entry for a fish weighing over 40 pounds is $20 per team. There is a $20 fee for each additional team member over 16. Each team is allowed one boat. Payout winners are based on the number of entries and winners are decided based on total weight of the best five fish stringer.
The first place winner receives a pay out based on 80 percent of all the entry fees. Payouts are subject to change based on participation. Plaques are awarded to all paid places and for big fish. The group has adopted a new point system for the 2018 fishing season.
For a complete set of rules, regulations, code of ethics and to view the new point system, like their Facebook page “Get-N- Hooked (rod and reel catfish) fishing tournaments)” and click on “View Pinned Post”.
Koolcatsrounament groups are organized by Michael Price of Morrison with the help of committee members Eddie Goodman, Justin Almy, Kraig Carr, Shawn Shelton and Alex Tarvin.
To enter any of the tournaments for either group like their Facebook page to contact Price or email email@example.com.