Firefighter fishing tournament still has spots available

KINGMAN - The United Professional Firefighters of Kingman Local 4191 will be hosting their annual fishing tournament this weekend at South Cove on Lake Mead, and there's still time to enter, said tournament director Mike Stapleton.

Stapleton said 15 teams have entered so far in the annual overnight tournament, which starts at 4 p.m. Friday and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Entry fees are $60 for two-person teams and $75 for three-person teams. Entry fees will be accepted (cash only) at the Kingman Fire Administration office at 412 E. Oak St., or at the dock until 3:30 p.m. Friday.

There are two categories for fish that can be checked in at the tournament.

Fifteen largemouth or smallmouth bass can be checked in, but no more than 10 fish may be checked in on any one day. All largemouth/smallmouth must be weighed in alive and uninjured and any fish determined to be dead by the tournament director will result in the team receiving a 1-pound penalty.

All largemouth/smallmouth bass will be weighed at a designated area near the South Cove dock.

For striped bass, the limit is 40 fish per team. Stripers must be kept on ice and will be weighed at the home of Fred and Carol Proudfoot immediately after the tournament.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, along with Big Fish.

All legal forms of fishing are allowed, including the use of bait.

After the tournament is over, there will be an awards banquet in Meadview at the Proudfoot residence.

The tournament raises funds for Kingman area scholarships.

This is a pick-your-own-partner event and anglers do not need a boat to participate. Anglers can fish off of the bank or in a boat.

For more information, contact Stapleton at (760) 450-4954 or Matt Wolsey at (928) 279-3926.