Battle of the Big Cats
Not to be confused with “catfishing.”
Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15
Want to test out your cat fishing skills? No, you won’t need your computer and a fake screen name like the disgraced Manti Te’o. For Claremore’s “Battle of the Big Cats, Route 66’s Richest Noodlin’ Showdown,” all you need is your hands! Noodling is the popular sport of catching a catfish with bare hands. This tournament is for all ages. A big prize of $5,000 goes to the contestant with the largest fish. Deadline for registration is noon on Wednesday, June 12. Fish must be weighed by 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 S. Veterans Parkway. Also, check out the trade show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Come for the entertainment as well as lunch with Claremore’s firefighters. Catfish and great side dishes will be served for $5-$8. For more information or to register for the tournament, visit www.visitclaremore.org or call 918.343.8688.