Fishing Tournament

Results for the top 5 Teams

1st_placeTaking first place and setting a new King Kat record for a one day five fish limit was the team of Paul Miles of Lake Dallas, Texas and Dan Miles of Irving, Texas with a total weight of 239.8 pounds and earning $2,500.00. Paul and Dan were fishing the south end of the lake anchored up in an area near the dam in 40 feet of water using cut shad. The team added that they had caught so many fish they lost count.

In second place was the Vian, Oklahoma team of Gary Brooks and Jeff Adams weighing in 236.04 pounds and earning $1,200.00. Gary and Jeff were fishing in the same area as the winners, anchored down using whole large shad in 40 feet of water to catch 35 fish for the day.

Third place went to Todd Lambert of Forney, Texas and Randy Miller of Coffman, Texas with a total weight of 233.76 pounds and earning $700.00. Todd and Randy were fishing in what seemed to be a very popular spot near the dam in 50 feet of water to catch 25 fish for the day using cut shad.

Tony M. Petree and Steve Nelson of Dennison, Texas took fourth place with a weight of 188.3 pounds earning $400.00. Tony and Steve also earned an additional $850.00 for catching big fish of the event which weighed in at 67.84 pounds. The team were fishing in, you guessed it, an area near the dam in 30-45 feet of water to catch 15-20 fish for the day.

Fifth place went to John Allen of Mt. Vernon, Texas and Matthew Allen of Barnsdall, Oklahoma weighing in 166.42 pounds and earning $200.00. John and Matthew drifted the south end of lake using cut shad in 40 feet of water to catch 40 fish for the day.

These weights were really phenomenal considering the weather in the area with Saturday morning lows in the 20's with 10-20 MPH winds and increasing throughout the day with 4 footers on the south end of the lake. Even through all this the King Kat records were broken by the day's end. "All record previously set by King Kat anglers were broken here today", said Cabela's King Kat CEO Darrell VanVactor. "Tawakoni truly is one of the best catfish lakes in America today and these anglers have certainly proven this today", said VanVactor.

Cabela's King Kat Kids Rodeo

The winner in the Cabela's King Kat Kids Rodeo was 10 year old Keatyn Eitelman with a nice Hybrid Striped Bass he caught during the Kids Fishing Rodeo.

We wish to thank the West Tawakoni Park and Rec. department, Fire Department and the West Tawakoni EDC for sponsoring this event. For more information on this area call: 903-447-3020 or visit their website at:

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive, but obtainable, a perpetual series of occasion for hope." - John Buchan