2017 June Junior Angler Tournament

Crappie Anglers of Texas 2017 Junior Angler Tournament on Lake Lewisville

The Crappie Anglers of Texas (“CAT”) held its Annual Junior Angler Tournament on Lake Lewisville Saturday, June 3, 2017. A total of 16 Junior Anglers showed up for a great day of fishing, fun, fellowship and plenty of excitement! We had 7 kids in the 10 & under division and 9 kids in the 11-17 division. The kids could weigh in their 5 biggest crappie. All of the kids had a great day on the water, in the rain, and the tournament was loaded with smiles, fun and good food. After the weigh in, the kids enjoyed pizza and drinks while they told “fish tales”.

Here are the results for the 10 & under age group: First place went to Payton Reeve with a 5 fish stringer weighing 4.40 pounds. Her prize package included a $150 Toys R Us gift card, a $25 First Place Bonus Sponsored by Kevin Kubiak & Matthew Carroll, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a nice trophy. Sage Sims won Second Place with his winning stringer of 4 fish that weighed 3.04 pounds. Sage won a $125 Toys R Us gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Langdon Froebe hooked third place with his 3 fish weighing in at 2.88 pounds. His prizes included a $100 Toys R Us gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Eliza Belcher netted 4th Place with her two crappie weighing 1.56 pounds and took home a candy basket from Jalopy Joes, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy.

Here are the results for the 11 – 17 age group: First place went to Brea Calton with a 5 fish stringer weighing 5.89 pounds. Her prize package included a $150 Amazon gift card, a $25 First Place Bonus Sponsored by Kevin Kubiak & Matthew Carroll, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Brea also won the Big Fish Award for her crappie weighing 2.03 pounds!!! She will receive a free mount of her prize winning “big crappie” from Fin & Bones Taxidermy in Killeen, Texas. Cindy Gann took home Second Place with her winning stringer of 5 fish that weighed 5.03 pounds. Cindy won a $125 Amazon gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Hayden Standerfer netted third place with his 5 fish weighing in at 4.17 pounds. His prizes included a $100 Amazon gift card, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy. Jaleigh Hopkins hooked 4th Place with her 5 fish stringer weighing 4.08 pounds and took home a candy basket from Jalopy Joes, a loaded tackle box with a $10 gift card, and a trophy.

Other prizes were won by: Ryan Tijirena won free Guided Fishing Trip donated by professional crappie fishing guide Tommy Ezell, Coley Baker won a $25 Wal Mart gift card and Chris Schroeder won a $25 Amazon gift card. Other prizes that were given out were: Super Soakers, Nerf Guns, Water Shooters, Water Frisbees and Super Sized Bubble Packs!!

All of the Junior Anglers took home loaded tackle boxes with a $10 gift card valued at over $35.00 each and a trophy. In total, the junior anglers in this tournament took home awards and prizes valued at over $2,000.00!
Crappie Anglers of Texas would like to thank the volunteers and all of the local sponsors for your support. This was a wonderful event for the youngsters and it could not have happened without the support of the local businesses. We really appreciate YOU!

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