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Cabela’s tourney was a hit

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:02 a.m. CST
Matt "CatMatt" Jones (left) and his daughter Taya, hold up catfish from last weekend's Cabela's King Kat tournament.

Another great Cabela’s event has come and gone, and it did not disappoint.

The first 2-day event went off without a hitch, as there was good fishing and good weather to be had. Lots of great fish came to the scales and back to the river, and another great crowd showed up to the weigh-in.

I’d say the change to a 2-day event was pretty cool – I enjoyed it a ton. I know the entries were down a hair, and that was certainly due to the Friday first day.

I am sure there were many who could not get off work to fish the event, and some who just didn’t want to be in a boat that long. Maybe a Saturday-Sunday event would be better next year, or even back to a 1-day.

I guess opinions will vary, but I’d like to know yours. So feel free to shoot me an email, and I can gather them together and let Dixon and Cabela’s know your thoughts on the matter.  I’m looking forward to the 2015 event already. Whether it be a 1- or 2-day event, I’ll be there.

The next tourney on my horizon anyhow, will be held down at the old Glenn Miller Marina in Erie. This is one of my favorite events, as this is our annual co-ed event.

Me, well, I’ll be fishing with my little girl again, but a lot of the teams are husband and wife teams. Any way you dice it up, it's fishing, and it’s fun.

I don’t have the specifics yet, but I will soon, and I will be sure to pass them on to you. I do know this – the date is set for July 19.  So find a date or get the wife or whatever, but come and enjoy this deal, because it’s a hoot.

While down in the basement the other day, I happened upon my bow. She was hangin’ there in the dark, just occupying space like she has been since the end of whitetail season.

Got me to thinking, though, that the deer opener is only a little more than 3 months from now, and all that extra shooting I had planned on doing, well, it ain’t went down like that.

Yeah, I was gonna do all these 3-D shoots and really work over my target good. I am not usually a procrastinator, but danged if I have found every excuse not to grab that bow off the hook and shoot something.

Now, with the flathead bite in full gear, I doubt I'll make time until it is time. I just hate it when I do this kinda stuff. After all, practice is very important.

Ladies and gentleman, I bid you all a fine week in the outdoors. Remember that you can’t catch 'em on the couch.

Go Catfish!

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