Rath and Ochs win Lake Springfield catfish tournament

July 04, 2013 at 10:27 AM

John Rath and Louis Ochs took first place in the latest installment of the Lake Springfield Open Buddy Catfish Tournament Series with six channel catfish weighing 39.3 pounds.

Second place went to Cory Rath and Andy Sneed with six channel catfish totaling 38.4 pounds.

Mark Blough and Jon Ruskey were third with 37.2 pounds.

The “big fish” award went to Rath and Ochs with a channel catfish weighing 13.3 pounds.

The next tournament is July 20 with signup from 5 – 5:45 p.m. at the beach house across from the Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp.

There is a $60 entry fee plus an optional $10 for the big fish pot.

Tournament hours are 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Rules and a schedule can be found on Facebook at: http://tinyurl.com/fbcatfish.

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