Branham, VanDiver win Lake Springfield catfish tournament

October 02, 2013 at 05:26 AM

Jake Branham and Doug VanDiver took first place in the Lake Springfield Open Buddy Catfish Tournament Series event held Sept. 21 with six channel catfish weighing 58.7 pounds.

Second place went to the team of Rick and Ray Booth with 48 pounds.

Mark and Bill Bozarth were third with 45.9 pounds.

Big fish honors went to Collen Omarrow and Kellen Phellps with a blue catfish weighing 15.7 pounds.

Twenty-one boats competed.

The next tournament is the annual two-day classic to be held Oct. 5-6.

Sign up is from 6-6:15 a.m. at the beach house across from the Lindsay Bridge Boat Ramp.

Tournament hours are 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. both days

The entry fee is $100 per boat.

For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/fbcatfish.