The Armed Forces Day Big Cat Quest Tournament was nothing Short of Awesome!! The battle that took place on the Mighty Mississippi was worthy of the day at hand. When the weigh-in started you knew something great was coming. Watching this unfold I started to get it, why the B.A.S.S. has the top twenty-five elite tournaments. This tournament was not anything ordinary and the weak need not have applied only the strong at heart and soul need to attend. To those who participated in this event you where in a Catfish Classic, to those who could not come you missed a great one and to those who choose to tangle with other things you saved face, because there where no Big Fish in little ponds at this event, only Big Dogs and Sharks letting it all hang out! The best in Catfishing where here and it took an 110lbs just to place in the money! Wow!!
New Madrid, Mo. May 19, 2012
Bass Pro Shop's Big Cat Quest
1) Darryl Masingale Paragould, Ar. 162.65lbs
2) James "BigCat" Patterson Memphis, Tn. 152.45lbs
3) David Coughlin Jackson, Tn. 123.05lbs
Gary Haynes Troy, Tn.
4) Rusty Devore Dexter, Mo. 116.45lbs
Tony Hunt Whitfield, Mo.
Chris Morrow St. Louis, Mo.
5) Jeff Dodd Brazil, Tn. 110.50lbs
Kenny Bevins Trenton, Tn.
Tyler Moses Florence, Al.
Big Fish Tyler Moses Florence, Al. 64.00lbs
States represented at this event Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, Illinois, Alabama, Indiana . Ten States participated in the event!
Clifton Crutcher of Lebanon, Tn. A past US Cats Champion on the Mississippi knows the caliber of talent that was at hand and choose to bring "Mini Me" his two year old grandson to fish his first Catfish Tournament ever, he didn't win, but Mini Crutcher took home a $100.00 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card for his efforts and a memory of a life time to have fished with the best in the Catfishing World at his first event.
Thanks to the City of New Madrid, Mo., They are a true Class Act!! Everyone at this stop was nothing short of great! The kid's event on Saturday morning brought 68 kids and hundreds of adults to battle at the fishing park. It was great family fun for all who attended and the children and adults had a blast. It was just a great thing for the future of our sport and a good time for all.
Congratulations to all who participated, and Big Props to all the winners in this $5,350.00 payback. We at Bass Pro Shop's Big Cat Quest thank you! The Memphis, Tennessee stop will be next on the Mississippi River with Bill Dance another great and many more staged to attend we hope you choose to fish with the best as well, because "The Best is Yet to Come!"
May 19, 2012
Bass Pro Shop,s Big Cat Quest
New Madrid, Mo.
Armed Forces Day Celebration!!!
Lets celebrate all those who serve and have served our Country!!
God Bless the U.S.A.!!!
All Veterans and Active Military will be waived of any entry fees associated to them for this tournament.
We encourage all participants to bring a veteran or active military angler to this event as we will allow them at this tournament to be a
third party in any boat for free!!
Launch: All boats must launch from the two boat ramps located in New Madrid, Missouri. The ramps are located at 1005 Levee Road (this is near downtown) & 297 Levee Road (ramp is near Cargill).
NO TRAILERING ALLOWED!!!! YOU MUST LAUNCH AT THE LISTED TWO SITES ONLY!!!!
You may put your boat in water any time after 12:01 am May 19, 2012, but you may not leave ramp area waters until until 4:00 am.
Fishing Hours: 6:00 am until 3pm. Be in line at 4;00pm
All boats must be on trailers and in weigh-in line on Levee Road no later than 4:00pm. If you are not in line with boat on trailer at 4:00pm roll call the last boat in line on Levee Road will be marked and no others after will weigh-in.
Boundaries: Mississippi River and its tributaries reachable by boat from two required launch sites.
Registration: Registration will be set up at the Mill Street Community Building, 1199 Mill Street, New Madrid, Mo. from 4pm until 8 pm, Friday May 18, 2012. The City will be hosting a fish fry at this site from 5;00pm until 7:00pm and all anglers are encouraged to attend.
Weigh in: Weigh in Site will be set up in front of The Bank of New Madrid, 229 Main Street, New Madrid, Missouri. You will enter onto main street to weigh from Levee road only!
New Madrid will be having a festival along with our tournament there will be great food, vendors and fun entertainment for the entire family.There will be a kids fishing derby held at the New Madrid Fishing park from 8:00am until 11:00 am. This is a free event for all kids to participate in and the BCQ will provide free hotdogs following event to all participants. Anglers bring the whole family out to this stop.They will have soo much fun!!!
Scales Open: Scales open at 1:00pm ( Note: This is due to Kids Derby earlier in the day)
Super 8 Motel
Ask for Fishing Tournament Pricing. $44.95 plus tax.
Rooms are limited
Call and book now or you may not get one.
The address is 501 Southeast Outter Road, Marston, Mo., 63866
This is exit 40 off US 55
phone number 1-(573)-643-9888
There are 16 camper sites located off Hwy 61 in New Madrid that have been donated by Bobby McDonald these are a first come first serve basis.