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Friends’ Catfish Tourney Winners Announced

The Friends of Doctors Creek Park Inc. hosted another good catfish tournament this past Saturday at Cooper Lake. A dozen boats were entered into the day-long event, despite a bit of a breeze on the water.

First place winner was returning fisherman Johnny Ward Jr. with a stringer weight of 84.30 pounds and biggest catfish winner with 24.60 pounds. Second place went to Charlie Walker with a stringer weight of 48.50 pounds and big catfish weight of 21.35 pounds. Taking third was Brian Dorner with a stringer weight of 36.55 pounds and big catfish of 11.40 pounds. The lady fisherman winner was Carol Larkin with a stringer weight of 32.10 pounds and big catfish of 7.4 pounds.

Besides from Cooper, fishermen from areas of East Texas including Sulphur Springs, Dike, Hughes Springs, Saltillo were present for the 2016 annual event. Each participant was entered into raffle for chance to win lots of local prizes.

Friends of Doctors Creek Inc. would like to thank the sponsors for the Catfish Tournament. Those are: Latson’s Printing, United Pawn, Paris Optical, Liberty Ranch, Fat Boy’s BBQ, PPF Gin and Warehouse, Enloe State Bank, Duncan Insurance, John’s Creek Lodge, Patsy Oyler, Macy Inmon DDS, Miller’s Pharmacy, Brannan Bait Shop, Cooper Review, Doctor’s Creek Marina, Cooper Outlet and Pawn Shop, Hwy 24 Lumber and Fee, Tin Top Bait Shop and Joey’s Sign Shop.

For more information on the organization and how to become a member visit Friends of Doctors Creek Park, Inc. on Facebook or contact Gracie Young at the Delta County Chamber of Commerce at 903-395-4314 or Doctors Creek Park at 903-395-3100.