20th Annual Coleto Creek Kid's Fishing Tourney Results

Posted: June 13, 2013

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Wilfred Korth, GBRA Coleto Creek Reservoir , (361)575-6366,

COLETO CREEK-On June 1, 2013, approximately 210 kids tested their fishing skills at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority/Texas Parks and Wildlife Coleto Creek Parks’ 20th Annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament, located between Victoria and Goliad on Highway 59.

Ranging in age from 2 to 16, Kids participated in the tournament from San Antonio, Austin, Richmond/Rosenberg, Kingsville, and 19 various Texas communities.

The overall heaviest stringer weighed in was caught by 15-year-old Avery Fajkus of Victoria, weighing 28.67 pounds.  Avery also placed first in the 13 to 16 age group and weighed in the heaviest fish, a carp, at 8.16 pounds. First place winners in three other age groups for heaviest stringers were Kayden Caka of Victoria, in the 2 to 6 age group with a stringer weight of  8.21 pounds. (Caka also caught the largest catfish at 4.21 pounds.) Additional first place winners were Zane Sutton of Inez in the 7 to 9 age group with a stringer weight of 5.14 pounds, and Emily Vincik of Shiner in the 10 to 12 age group with a stringer weight of  5.94 pounds. Other first place winners included Conner Holcomb from Victoria, who brought in the heaviest crappie at 0.81 pounds, and Tyler Migura of Victoria who caught the largest bass at 2.26 pounds.  Both Abigayle Fagg of Goliad in the 7 to 9 age group, and Rylee Proschko of Victoria in the 6 and under age group caught the smallest perch.

Sponsors included Academy Sports & Outdoor, GDF Suez-Coleto Creek Power, the Buddy Hartl Memorial Fund, TPWD Game Wardens Captain Rex Mayes, Travis Haug, Phillip Bird, and Bill Zappe. Additional sponsors included Cliff Barbour and Mark Oberle with the Victoria Photo Club, TPWD Boating Safety instructor, Charles Schons, Robert and Shelley Mikes, Melva Don Brown with Oak Valley Livestock Ranch, and Sarah and Jason Wauson with GT Trophy White Tails.  Tournament Trophies where sponsored by Gail and Mark Huth with the Dam Store, and the Coleto BassMasters provided hotdogs for the participants.

“Everyone went away a winner from this annual family oriented tournament,” said Coleto Creek Chief Ranger, Wilfred Korth. “Plans are already underway for the 21st Annual Tournament to be held next year on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  If you would like to help support this annual event for kids, please contact the Coleto Creek Park at 361-575-6366 or email me at wkorth@gbra.org.”

The GBRA was established by the Texas Legislature in 1933 as a water conservation and reclamation district. GBRA provides stewardship for the water resources in its 10-county statutory district, which begins near the headwaters of the Guadalupe and Blanco rivers, goes on to San Antonio Bay, and includes Kendall, Comal, Hays, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Gonzales, DeWitt, Victoria, Calhoun, and Refugio counties.

 

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