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Mon, Nov. 18

Stripe-R-Rama needs anglers this weekend

Stripe-R-Rama tournament director Johnnie Hoeft said that the oldest overnight striper fishing tournament is set to go this Saturday and all that is missing are striper fishermen.

Hoeft said all the prizes bought for the tournament are courtesy of longtime sponsor John Patel, and he is puzzled by the lack of entries in the only fishing tournament where every angler is guaranteed a prize.

"I'm not sure what is going on," Hoeft said. "Right now, I have 27 teams signed up for the tournament, but nine of them are affiliated with the Nevada Striper Club."

Hoeft said the number of team registrations is down from previous years, but he is hopeful that more teams will sign up during the week, or just show up and join the event at the dock Saturday.

"We always have a number of teams just show up at the dock on Saturday. I think maybe they are looking at the weather, especially the wind, before they sign up. This weekend it will be warm, but we won't be faced with a lot of wind or storms. It should be a perfect weekend to go striper fishing," Hoeft said.

This is a two-person, pick- your-own-partner event, and it starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. and ends at 7 a.m. Sunday.

The tournament is headquartered out of South Cove on Lake Mead. Anglers will need to bring their fish to the parking lot of the Fisherman's Landing in Meadview where they will be weighed.

Hoeft noted that all anglers must put their fish on ice in order to check them in.

The local 4-H group will be selling breakfast snacks as a fundraising project by the local kids.

The entry fee is $70 for a team.

For more information, call Hoeft at (928) 716-2616 or by email at

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