Gator Classic Flathead Catfish Tournament this weekend

Published: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

The 4th annual Gator Classic Flathead Catfish Tournament will be held this weekend, Aug. 29-30 at Gaskin Park Landing in Wewahitchka.

Registration for the event will be held from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. CT on Friday, Aug. 29. The fee to participate is $55 on the day of the tournament.

Fishing begins at 4 p.m. CT on Friday and ends at noon on Saturday, Aug. 30. A rules meeting will be held 30 minutes before the tournament begins.

The $700 prize for largest catfish will be awarded at a ceremony beginning immediately following the tournament. Second place will receive $300, third $250, fourth $150 and fifth $100.

An additional cash prize of $800 will be awarded to the fisherman with the most, combined individual flathead poundage from the following 2014 tournaments at the Florida Catfish Classic: The Liberty County Senior Citizens Flathead Tournament, The Florida Catfish Classic, The Choctawhatchee Catfish Round-up, and The Gator Classic Catfish Tournament. Fisherman must have participated in three out of four tournaments to be eligible.

Kids of any age wishing to fish for flathead must pay the adult rate and will fish against adults. Catfish must be at least 14 inches long and alive.

All boats must check in and be inspected at Gaskin Park before prior to fishing in the tournament. Launches for the tournament may take place from Gaskin Park, Bristol Landing, Estiffanulga Landing or Owl Creek-Hickory Landing.

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