Organizers, fishing enthusiasts, and dog lovers gathered on the shores of Lake Whitney at Lofers Bend Park Saturday, September 11, for the First Annual BARK Bashing Fishing Team Tournament. Volunteers and board members of Bosque Animal Rescue Kennels were present, in addition to many just enjoying the beautiful day on the lake.
Proceeds, donations, and entry fees benefitted the local kennel’s operations, with a good crowd arriving and mingling throughout the day. Even bigger, however, was some of the fish landed throughout the day. Meagan Cumnock of Stephanie Simmons Realty Group provided snacks and water for attendees.
Click play below to watch video of some boats and entrants returning for weigh-in:
After weigh-in, teams took their fish to the water for release. The tournament was organized in top-five fish order, with an overall weight for places and Big Bass award.
3rd Place – 15.28 lbs Bobby Hales/ Joe Rapp
4th Place – 14.23 lbs Paul Vaughan/Garrett Dokter
5th Place – 14.21 lbs Tyler Leubbenhusen/Matt Babbitt
Big Bass – 9.04 lbs Brian Bird/Hunter Edwards
Two dogs were adopted during the tourney at Rescue Magazine’s Pet Adoption Extravaganza in Belton as well. Here they are with their new families: