October 13, 2012 was slated for good times on Texoma,
and all had a good time. This year was my second year herding cats,
which is what it is like trying to get everyone in a boat. I want to
thank Gina Dodson for her assistance in lining up the fishermen with
the guides, Melissa Calhoun and Mary Sprecher for the photos and the
selection of caps. Gina has been a great help in insuring that the
invoices for the tournament are handled in a timely manner. Bruce
Long, Nick Kollasch, Herb Stansberry assisted with gathering the names
of the fishermen making my job easier. There were 174 fishermen that
signed up to fish, Saturday morning there were a few no shows for a
total of about 165.
I tried to talk to
each person that I could after the fishing and were
sitting around enjoying the fresh fried fish meal. If anyone had
anything to say it was “fun”. The day was pleasant as far as
temperature was concerned, it was quite windy though. We were fortunate
that there was not any rain.
Everyone that I
talked with had caught some sort of fish, from sand
bass, crappie, catfish, drum, to stripers. Some were lucky enough to
catch a limit of striper while others were lucky to make a stringer.
There were big and small fish caught, but “fun” was the order of the
I want to thank all
that participated in the Eighteenth Annual Entech Striper
Tournament. I would hope that all
had a great time and would
take time to thank the Doug Keeter at “Striper Master
for aiding and making this tournament a success.
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The Big Stringer Winners: