Wildlife conservation group to hold catfish tournament to raise funds
BURLINGTON -- The John Redmond Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its Fourth Annual Catfish Tournament at John Redmond Reservoir on July 26 from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“This is the first time we have tried a catfish tournament as a way to raise money for wetland conservation,” says Bob Hammond, chapter chairman.

Cost to enter the tournament is $50 per boat. Cash payouts will be paid for first, second, and third places. Payout is based upon number of boats entered. Last year, 42 boats entered the tournament, and more than $1,500 was paid in cash and prizes. Other prizes and raffles will be available.

“We are anticipating a much higher turnout this year due to local interest and support," says Hammond. "Last year, the lake was 15 feet above normal, which caused some of the fishermen to stay home. We have had interested fisherman from as far away as Colorado contact us about fishing in the tournament.”

For additional information, phone Hammond at 620-364-2953 or email him at