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Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival #14392690 06/13/22 06:17 PM
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A big shout out to all who participated in the two-day, 8th Annual Fly Fishing Tournament this past weekend on Lake Athens put on by Johnny Martinez and hosted by the Dallas and Lone Star Fly Fishers.

50 Fly Anglers competed in two Fly Fishing Challenges plus casting.
Friday
Sunfish Challenge had 33 anglers and 37 Sunfish were caught.
Winner :
David Hudnall
Lonestar Fly Fishers.
Prizes : TFO 4wt Profesional series combo donated by our good friend Howard Malpass , Gray Wolf Fly and Crappie Shop. Shreveport, Louisiana.

Saturday
Big Bass Challenge.
Boat division:

50 anglers competed and 47 Bass were caught.
Big Bass
Rex White
North Louisiana Fly Fishers
Prize: Citizen Pro Diver watch donated by Reigning Jewels, Athens TX.

Longest Stringer:
Bubba Hendrick
East Texas Fly Fishers.
Prize:
TFO Certificate of Choice plus Reel donated by Temple Fork Outfitters, Dallas TX.

Kayak/ small craft division:
Big Bass Challenge

Norm Tremblay
Ft. Worth Fly Fishers.
Prize:
Kayak donated by Jerry Hamon of River Crossing guide service and school. Kayak outfitted by Mariner Sails, Dallas Tx.

Longest Stringer:
Mark Landyard
Lonestar Fly Fishers.
Tyler TX.
Prize:
Mangrove Coast rod and TFO Reel.
Donated by
Azelia Wealth Partners, Tyler TX.

Bank Fishing:
Nichol Starrett ( 13 " ) Bass.
Prize: Rod of Choice Certificate from Temple Fork Outfitters, Dallas TX.

First Bass caught:
Cathy Case
Red River Fly Fishers
Lowrance Fish graph.
Donated by Nautical Mile Marine , Flint TX.

Casting contest:
Distance:

Cody Bell, 83 feet
Dallas Fly Fishers.

Accuracy:
Bubba Hedrick
East Texas Fly Fishers.
Prizes:
Yeti Trophy Cups/ plus.

Last edited by flyfshrgrl; 06/13/22 10:07 PM.

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Re: Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival [Re: flyfshrgrl] #14392711 06/13/22 06:41 PM
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Re: Lake Athens Fly Fishing Festival [Re: flyfshrgrl] #14395677 06/16/22 03:16 PM
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What determined the winner of the sunfish challenge: number caught or size?

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