Breckenridge Texan

Catfish Classic still on for Saturday with a few changes

February 23
15:16 2018

The second annual Hubbard Creek Hawgz Catfish Classic, a tournament to raise funds for a scholarship, is still on for Saturday, Feb. 24, despite the rainy forecast. The event is hosted by the Breckenridge Whisker Getters, a local group dedicated to fishing for catfish.

Due to rain forecast in the morning, registration and weigh-in will be at the Mile Long Bridge boat ramp and pavilion, the Bob Clark Landing, on the west side of the bridge over Hubbard Creek Lake on U.S. Highway 180.

All teams will be allowed to leave and, boats to be trailered after teams register that morning.

Changes to fishing times: First cast will be 7 a.m. and poles out of water will be at 4 p.m. All boats  need to be in line to weigh no later than 5:30 p.m. to ensure everyone more than enough time to safely make it to weigh-in due to weather/wind. 


The entry fee will be $150 per team, and there can be up to three people per team. There’s a 10-pole limit per team. There will be a five-fish limit at weigh-in. If any teams bring in more than five fish, the largest fish will be tossed out. All fish must be brought in alive.

There will be a 80 percent payout of 55/15/10. Twenty percent of the funds collected will go toward the 2018 scholarship the organization will give away. Last year, the group gave its first $1,000 scholarship to Weston Stone.

For more information, including the complete set of rules, call 254-477-4240 or 254-522-4191.

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