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    dpiper
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    Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival and Contest


    The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is sponsoring a Cajun Catfishing Contest this year. Prizes will be awarded for the largest three catfish submitted. Consolation prizes will be randomly given out via a drawing at the conclusion of the contest. Actual prizes as well as quantity of prizes will be based on donations made by local merchants. See the prize list below.

    Contest will begin on September 2nd and end on October 16th at 8am. All catfish entered will be weighed, photographed (with angler), and documented. Anglers of the three largest catfish will be awarded the three top prizes. In addition to the three largest catfish awards random anglers will be selected via a drawing and awarded consolation prizes. Every catfish submitted over five pounds will get the angler an additional entry into the random drawing. See the prize list below and keep them catfish coming.

    Entry Procedure. Catch a catfish between September 2nd and October 16th and bring it to Anchorage Marina located on the east side of Lake Conroe at the end of FM 830. A marina employee will weigh the catfish, take a digital picture of the catfish and angler, and record it along with the angler’s name and contact information. Contest photos will be printed and keep on display at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival at the Cajun Catfishing Contest booth.

    If the catfish entered into the contest is over 10 pounds it will either be returned to the lake or be retained by the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival to be put on display at the festival. After the festival all displayed catfish will be returned to the lake. Big catfish awards will be announced and presented on Oct 16th at 3:00pm at the Cajun Catfishing Contest booth. Consolation prizes winners will be drawn and presented after all the big catfish awards have been announced. Winners are not required to be present to accept winnings.

    Contest rules are as follows:
    • • To be eligible for awards angler must submit a catfish to the contest;
      • Only catfish caught legally will be allowed to be entered into the contest;
      • An angler can enter as many catfish as they catch;
      • Only catfish 5 pounds and larger will accepted into the contest (each catfish entered will be another chance in the random drawing);
      • All catfish 10 pounds and larger will be either return to the lake or retained by the contest sponsor to be displayed at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival;
      • All efforts must be made to keep the catfish alive, if catfish does not swim off angler must maintain catfish in an edible condition;
      • All state and local boating laws must be followed.
    Top prizes in order of award:
    • • 1st place, Alumicraft boat from Academy;
      • 2nd place (position A), American Rodsmiths rod Titon Series Model TIC78T30, donated by www.Americanrodsmiths.com;
      • 2nd place (position B), American Rodsmiths rod Hammer model TIH84H, donated by www.Americanrodsmiths.com;
      • 3rd place, Lowrance GPS model GO2.
    Current list of random prizes include:
    • ]• 1st eight anglers to submit a catfish will be given an American Rodsmiths cap at Anchorage Marina (1 cap per Angler);
      • Guided Fishing Trip, donated by www.Wethook.com;
      • Guided Fishing Trip, donated by www.thecatfishboat.com;
      • Guided Fishing Trip, donated by Cat Tales Guide Service @ 936.524.9179;
      • Two $15.00 Gift Certificates to the Shenandoah Hooters;
      • $30.00 Gift Certificate to the Oak Ridge Sam’s Boat;
      • Starbucks Coffee from Hwy 242 Starbucks;
      • Three buckets of Bill Dance’s Catfish Chum, donated by www.FishingTx.com;
      • 10 Flagging Jugs, donated by www.FishingTx.com;
      • More prizes will be added as they are made available.
      ** Academy Sports+ Outdoors (Humble ) donated two cases of lures .
      ** Academy Sports+ Outdoors (NorthShore) donated a $25.00 gift card ..

    The contest has started off HOT. 26 fish entered the first weekend with the lagest weighing in at 43lb-6oz by Madula's son Kyle


  2. #2
    dpiper
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    It starts Friday and we now have an Alumicraft boat as the prize for the largest catfish entered into the contest. Yahoo.

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    saundecw
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    Way to go dpiper!!! Let me know what I can do to help. I plan on taking vacation that weekend.

  4. #4
    Randy
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    quote,,, "Get that fish in tha Boat"
    I think this is going to be fun for all.
    We met with the manager today and the boat will be on display, inside the Conroe Academy sometime this week.
    That thing just looked like it needs some catfish slime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    dpiper
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    Closer to the date we will have a call for volunteers to man the booth. All volunteers will get two drink tickets and a meal ticket.

    The Fishingtx booth will have a large tank with a few catfish in it for the festiva attendees to see. We have also invited a rep from American Rodsmiths to be in our booth.

    Any decorators out there would be appreciated. Wayne since your a woodsmith maybe a nice FishingTx placard to hang on our booth.

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    dpiper
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    Catfish Contest Contact Information

    Contact Information:
    If you have a question about the contest while on the water (24/7) please call the number below. If your not fishing and you are not planning on going fishing that night please limit your calls to between 7a and 10p. The best option is to post your question here on this thread. This way everybody can stay informed. As another option you can use the email address below. This email address will be monitored by both me and Randy.

    Randy and I went and got the boat and GPS this evening. The Conroe Academy will be displaying the boat in their store. Once the display is completed I will post it so that every body can go look at it. Also, over the next week or so I will be posting pictures of all the prize.

    Randy - 936.672.2936
    Donald - 281.642.3751
    email - bigconroecatfish@yahoo.com

    Good Luck and Tight Lines

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    Senior Administrator Master in FishingTX Gentleben's Avatar
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    Randy let me know how many Fishingtx.com Caps u need and i will get them made Black cap with red lettering for the volunteers manning the booth..
    Also, what do you want the placard/banner to say and i will have one made, what size, what colors ??
    let me know what you need and i will try to help out since i will not be able to attend.
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    I have already set this weekend aside on my calender, so you can count me in to help run the booth or do whatever is needed.
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    dpiper
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    Randy will be on the lake Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights if anyone needs assistance or has a question.

    He still has an opening on his boat to jug for any of you guys who don't have a boat. Just call him at the number posted above.

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    dpiper
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    Ben can we borrow your aerator for the next six weeks so that we will have it readily available if needed.

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