Last weekend marked a serious case of the blues for anglers fishing on Lake Texoma.

Last weekend marked a serious case of the blues for anglers fishing on Lake Texoma.


But in this instance, that’s a good thing because the Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail catfish event visited Texoma on Saturday, March 15.


When the weigh-in at Highport Marina had concluded, Randy Miller of Kaufman, Texas and Johnny Ward, Jr. of Paris, Tenn. had won the event with five catfish weighing 121.22 pounds. The pair of anglers fished the northern portion of the lake and caught a total of 25 whiskerfish in relatively shallow water before weighing their five best for the $3,000 top prize.


Van Alstyne’s Daniel Armstrong and Pottsboro’s Smoky Brown finished in second place with 112.54 pounds of cats and took home the runner-up prize of $1,500.


Shaine Rolen of Calera and David Holt of Denison finished in third with 92.72 pounds while Christopher Thomas of Davis, Okla. and Dustin Sipes of Sulphur, Okla. finished in fourth with 90.04 pounds. Kurt Wells of Denison and Terry Kasper of Denison finished in fifth with 87.74-pounds.


Incidentally, Billy Mullennix of Whitesboro and Cody Mullennix of Sadler (the famous local angler who caught the former Lake Texoma world-record blue catfish "Splash" several years ago) finished in seventh place with 83.64 pounds.


The big fish of the day was a 56.10-pound blue cat weighed in by Christopher Thomas and Dustin Sipes. Thanks to that big blue, the pair won the $265 big fish award given out at the end of the day.