Field open for firefighter's tourney

KINGMAN - Entries are still being accepted for the United Professional Fire Fighters of Kingman fishing tournament, according to Dan Winder, tournament director of this very popular annual fishing tournament.

The tournament starts at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, and is out of South Cove on Lake Mead. Each team must check in with the tournament director or his designated representative between 3-4 p.m. on the 13.

Teams can be up to three anglers and is a pick-your-own-partner format. Fees for the tournament are $80 per team and must be paid at the Fire Administration building at 412 East Oak St. This tournament features three divisions.

Anglers can use any legal fishing method to catch largemouth/smallmouth bass, striped bass and catfish. A team may weigh in a maximum of 15 largemouth/smallmouth bass, but no more than 10 can be weighed in on any one day.

All largemouth/smallmouth bass must be released alive after being weighed in, per Lake Mead National Recreational Area rules. Teams can bring in 40 striped bass and 20 catfish to the scales.

Winder noted that cash prizes will be given for the top three winners of heavy stringers for bass and stripers, while just one place will be paid for catfish. There will also be an award for the heaviest largemouth/smallmouth and striped bass that is caught during the tournament.

Winder said that currently about half of the field for the tournament has been filled, but that there is room for about 14 more teams.

For more information or to receive an application, call Winder at (928) 753-3532.