Outdoor Notes: 217.15 wins King Kat Tawakoni tourney

Published on Saturday, 8 March 2014 21:58 - Written by From Staff Reports

It did not take 239 pounds to win the Cabela’s King Kat catfish tournament on Lake Tawakoni like it did in 2013.

This year 217 pounds was enough.

The tournament, held March 1, attracted 49 teams including fishermen from Texas and seven other states.

Justin Cook and Roger Gerloff of Missouri won the even with five blue catfish weighing 217.15. Tha would have been good for fourth in 2013.

While the overall weights were down, fishermen still weighed in seven catfish over 50 pound including two over 60 and one topping 70.


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Shilen Rifle Inc., will hold its ninth annual Shilen Rifle Swap meet at its factory in Ennis March 29.

The swap meet will be from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. and features Shilen barrels that were ordered by customers but not delivered for one reason or another.

The public may also set up a table to sell items guns and hunting related items at no fee.

The company’s factory will be open for free tours and demonstrations from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Shilen factory is located at 205 Metro Park. Those interested in attending are asked to call 972-875-5318 or email Jennifer.hull@shilen.com.