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It's in the books the 3rd Annual "Battle of the Big Cats in Claremore, OK
$5,000 1st place check to the Catfish Mafia — with Rhonda Calhoun & Megan Ernce Province with 164.3 Pounds. 2nd Place to repeat winner from last year, Colby Morrow Team with 92.5 Pounds won $2,500.00 , 3rd Place Team Buff Cats with 83.9 Pounds won $1,500.00. 13th place for $500! One channel cat.. Big Blue won by Lane at 9.4 Pounds won $500.00, Big Flat won by Morrow 65.6 Pounds won $500.00
More than $10,000 cash and prizes were up for grabs with $5,000 of it going to the team with the heaviest stringer! The contest started Thursday, June 18 and ran until Saturday June 20, 2015.
Saturday noon a variety of vendors stationed around the premises complete with our exciting noodling demonstration tank by the stage. The crowds were spectacular and the staff showed the audience what it is like to lock it up with a giant under water. There was 12 and under kids groups and a ladies group also. Over 2,000 spectators attended the event.
Weigh-in started at 6:00 on Saturday and teams lined up to bring their trophies across the stage waiting for the official weights to be chalked on the big score board. After each stringer was weighed our competitors slid their catch down the water slide off the stage into the designated holding pools for the crowd to see.