Local anglers claim 2nd in crappie tourney


Local crappie fishermen Todd Froebe of Lindale and Clay Gann of Hideaway captured second place in Division I of the recent Crappie Anglers of Texas Qualifier Tournament held at Lake O’ The Pines, officials announced.

The anglers brought in a stringer weighing 11.46 pounds.

First place was taken by Paul O’Bier and George Nelon with a stringer weighing 12.53 pounds.

Crappie Anglers of Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of crappie fishing, with more than 280 members across the nation. All CAT tournaments pay back at least 100 percent of the entry fees.