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    Josh Smith and Brandon Kennedy pose with the catfish they caught above Costello Island last year at the Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce. The fish weighed in at 46.41 lbs at the 2018 CatMasters tournament, which was the largest fish caught in the tournament. (Sun file photo)

LCS: 2019 CatMasters registration near capacity

Despite registration only being open since late February for the October event, the highest paying fishing competition in the nation only has 60 slots left.

The CatMasters registration does not have any requirements to participate and allows for boats of up to three anglers, according to CatMasters Founder Bryan St Ama. The tournament is only allowing for 200 boats to participate in the competition.

“We felt 200 is the max we can handle right now and be able to do the structured take-off that we do each morning and feeding everybody.” he said. “If this year it looks like we can handle more than that then we may open it up to more anglers the next year. But, 200 is quite a bit of boats to deal with, with the way we have it structured. We didn’t want to hurt the integrity of the tournament by having too many anglers to work with.”

For the rest of the story see the Wednesday, March 20 edition of The Graham Leader.

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