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Mills & Coffey sponsors Jr. Bassmasters tournament

April 6, 2012

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, the Pushmataha County Junior Bassmasters and Conservation Club held its first fishing tournament of the 2012 season. The tournament was sponsored by the Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Antlers. The local business donated money that was used to purchase prizes for each youth contestant in the tournament. It was an adult/youth team tournament and was held at McGee Creek Lake. Launch time was at 8:00 a.m. with the weigh-in being held at 2:00 p.m. at the Buster Hight Ramp.

Winning first place for the day was the father and son team of Kindel and Dillian Holiman. They were able to catch a limit of fish that weighed 8.67 lbs. Finishing in second place was the team of Jett Gardner and Jake Nabors with a limit that weighed 6.08 lbs. Finishing third was the team of Rick Barriger and Jessie Shrader with a weight of 2.17 lbs.

Big bass honors also went to the Holiman team with a bass that weighed 1.96 lbs. Each youth contestant took home nice prizes donated by Mills & Coffey Funeral Home of Antlers.

The club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 12th at the Wildlife Heritage Center Museum in Antlers at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the Junior Bassmasters is welcome to attend.

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