The tournament will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the Mason Park and levy. The event will get off to an early start at 7:30 a.m.
Fishing will last throughout the day with weigh-in set to take place at 3:30 p.m. The tournament typically draws several competitors each year, and is considered one of the largest tournaments east of the Mississippi. A registration fee is required to participate in the tournament.
Although the tournament provides a day of fishing fun, the tournament’s main purpose is to raise money for Bend Area C.A.R.E.’s “Kids for Christmas Program.” Just like C.A.R.E.’s Spring Catfish Tournament, 70-80 percent of money raised through the fall tournament will benefit the program, which specifically helps local children and disadvantaged families during the Christmas season.
To register and for more information on both the tournament and Kids for Christmas program, contact Elvis Zerkle at 304-773-5680, Jason Roush at 304-882-2456 or visit the Web site, www.bendareacare.com.