Twelve-year-old Trevor Yates of Norman is the Central Division Champion in the Bassmaster Casting Kids contest.
Yates – the champ in the ages 11 to 14 age group – flipped, pitched and cast for a score of 140 out of possible 150 points in the recent Bassmaster CastingKids competition in Greers Ferry, Ark.
Yates now advances to the National CastingKids Finals in Florida in October, where he will compete against five other regional champions.
Yates is a member of the OKC Junior Bassmasters Club…
Help needed to take kids fishing
Volunteer boaters are still needed to take 150 kids from Oklahoma Children’s Hospital for a morning of striper fishing on Thursday at Lake Texoma.
The kids are attending Camp Cavett at Lake Texoma, a week-long summer camp for patients at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital. Striper guides are taking the kids fishing Thursday, but more boats are needed.
“Any sort of boat will do — striper rig, bass boat, pontoon or ski boat that will carry from two to eight kids,” said Gene Gilliland, fisheries biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. “Local guides will be among the group to help boat captains get the kids into fish.”
Volunteers are asked to call Ron Ludwig at (580)924-7901 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.