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1st Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

1st Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

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Fishing’s Future, KDWPT FishKs, Cabela’s and KVOE Outdoors want to hear your fishing adventures. Youth 15 years of age or younger are asked to send a photo and share stories concerning catching Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill and any species of Catfish!  For complete rules, Click here

 

  • The contest runs from June 20 to August 22 with four major prize packages including $50 Cabela's gift certificates being given away on August 29th.

  • Four weekly winners, one for each category, will be randomly drawn and will receive rod and reel combos compliments of Cabela’s, a fishing hat and assorted lures.

  • All winners will be announced on the KVOE What's in Outdoors show each Friday.  Multiple entries from each contestant are acceptable.

  • To enter, please send photo and story (200 words or less) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you don’t do Peytons big fishemail, you can mail your entry to: KVOE Outdoors CPR contest, PO Box 924, Emporia, KS 66801

  • All entries must contain a photo, a story, the youth's date of birth, phone number and home mailing address.

Families have fun fishing together and anyone is allowed to help young anglers write their story to reflect on their experience. Please STRECH the truth if necessary! 

Our first awards will be June 20th so get your entries in now. 

 

All photos and winning stories will be posted below, on the Fishing’s Future web page, http://www.fishingsfuture.org/, and their Facebook page, facebook.com/fishingsfuture.

 

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CLICK HERE to view a PHOTO GALLERY of entries for the CPR Contest 

 

We will list all of the weekly winners here.

August 15 Winners -

Catfish – Jacob Suiter, 13 - Macksville, KS - caught at Wilson Lake

Largemouth bass – Bailey Adams, 13 - Topeka, KS - caught at private pond

Crappie  – Audrey Coates, 8 - Ozawkie, KS - caught at Lake Perry

Sunfish – Ryanne McNellis, 6 - Burlingame, KS - caught at private pond

 

August 8 Winners -

Catfish – Colton Wolf - Olpe, KS - caught at John Redmond reservoir

Largemouth bass – Macy Wecker - Olpe, KS - caught at Grandpa's pond

Crappie  – Trey Benjamin - Emporia, KS

Sunfish – Colton Senft - Reading, KS - caught at Lyon County State Lake

 

August 1 Winners -

Catfish – Phillip Smith - Lebo, KS - caught at Kids pond in Lebo

Largemouth bass – Seth Way - Emporia, KS - caught at local reservoir

Crappie  – Daniel Mullin - Goddard, KS - caught at private lake near Wichita

Sunfish – Toller Phipps - Wichita, KS - caught at private pond

 

July 25 Winners -

Catfish – Hunter and Madison Reno – Topeka, KS

Largemouth bass – Wyatt Hephner - Russell, KS

Crappie  – Dagen Goodner - Humboldt, KS

Sunfish – Hudson Lange - Alta Vista, KS - caught via a low water bridge

 

July 18 Winners -

Catfish – Kenadee Henry – Topeka, KS – caught at Pottawatomie State Lake #2

Largemouth bass – Jackson Opheim – Lenexa, KS – caught at Shawnee Mission Park

Other species – Jon Burks - Salina, KS – caught at Herrington Reservoir

Sunfish – Abel Clark – Liberal, KS – caught at Meade Lake

 

July 11 Winners -

Largemouth Bass - CJ Wyant - Cheney, KS - caught at Kingman State Lake

Crappie - Andrew Fischer - Topeka, KS - caught at private pond

Sunfish - Bo Watkins - Kingman, KS - caught in medium-sized pond

Catfish - Jazmin Sotelo - Emporia, KS - caught at Olpe Lake

 

July 4 Winners -

Largemouth Bass - Timmy Gilio - Blue Mound, KS

Crappie - Skyleigh Pflaster - Solomon, KS - caught at Milford Lake

Sunfish - Ira Lynn Kimberlin - Madison, KS - caught at family pond

Catfish - Alyssa Canfield - Hutchinson, KS - caught at great grandpa's pond

 

June 27 Winners -

Catfish – Troy Smart - Emporia, KS - caught at Melvern kids pond

Largemouth Bass - Susanna Knight - Waverly, KS - caught at KDWPT fish access pond

Crappie – Callie Seber - Leavenworth, KS - caught at farm pond

Sunfish – Max Bauer - Louisburg, KS - caught at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead

 

June 20 Winners -

Catfish – Torin Pflaster – Solomon, KS – caught at Smoky Hill River

Largemouth Bass - Chase Terrell – Linwood, KS – caught at Grandma's Pond

Crappie – Hunter Lee – Wichita, KS – caught at Lake Afton

Sunfish – Jaxon Rosales – Wichita, KS – caught at Great Plains Nature Center

 

 

 

Official Rules

1st Annual Catch, Photo & Release Contest

  • Photo must include the youth (15 years or younger)

  • Photo must include the fish and it must be caught in Kansas

  • The four fish categories are Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, or any species of Catfish.

  • All entries must include photo, story, youth's name, youth's date of birth, phone number, and mailing address.       The entry can live out of state.

  • Entries must be submitted by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailing them to KVOE Outdoors CPR contest, PO Box 924, Emporia, KS 66801

  • Selection of winners will start on June 20th and conclude onAugust 22nd, 2014.

  • The four weekly winners, one for each fish category, will be randomly drawn on the What's in Outdoors radio show and will receive rod and reel combos, compliments of Cabela's, a fishing hat and assorted lures.

  • Four major prize packages will be given away on August 29th. Those packages include a $50.00 Cabela's Gift Card. The overall best story selected by a panel of judges will also be awarded a complimentary education float trip down the Kansas River courtesy of Friends of the Kaw. www.kansasriver.org

  • All winners will be announced on the KVOE What's in Outdoors show each Friday and posted on www.kvoe.com

  • Multiple entries from each contestant in each category are acceptable. Only one prize package will be awarded to each family in the random drawing, but all entries and stories will be eligible for major prize consideration.

  • All decisions by the contest judge's are final

Listen to past shows

Recipes

  • Monster Sweet Potato Recipe! Courtesy of Lanne Shayes
  • Fish Salad Recipe….. Use as a dip with our favorite cracker or make a sandwich
  • http://www.crappie.com Recipes and stories.
  • Recipe courtesy of Dustin Teasley, KDWPT

Cold Pack Pickled Fish

1 quart fish (rib meat from carp, white bass or drum fillets)….makes around 3 pints.

2 medium yellow onions

3 C Kosher Salt

1 C Port Wine (White but red will work)

1 C Sugar

2 C or more of White Vinegar

2 C Water

2 Tbsp Pickling Spice

Cut meat into pieces no thicker than 1/2”. In a bowl place a layer of salt, then place a layer of fish, then cover that layer with salt. So on and so forth until you have used all the fish and then cover it with salt. Set in fridge 24 hours. Next rinse all salt off fish and place in container covering fish with white vinegar. Set in fridge 24 hours. In a sauce pan, mix 1 C port wine, 1 C sugar, 2 C vinegar, 2 C water, and 2 Tbsp pickling spice and bring to a boil and remove from heat. Clean onions and slice. Once the solution you boiled has cooled, strain out spices. In pint jars create layers of onion and fish until you reach the neck of the jar. Pour cooled solution in jar until all meat and onion is covered. Place ring and lid on jar and set in fridge 24 hours before eating.

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