Skeeter holds annual fishing tournament


A total of 2,190 anglers — all of them driving Skeeter bass boats — hit the water on Lake Fork, east of Dallas, on June 11 and 12 during the Skeeter Owners Tournament.

Participants were trying to win hourly prizes and a new Skeeter FX20 with a Yamaha 250 V MAX SHO outboard engine or a Yamaha Viking Side-by-Side vehicle.

Skeeter vice president Jeff Stone said the event is a way for Skeeter to thank its clients.

“Each year, it just amazes me how much this tournament grows,” Stone said in a statement. “The turnout from all over the country is incredible. We had good weather — not too hot — and the anglers once again caught many fish over 24 inches, as in the past tournaments.”

“This is a great opportunity for us to thank our customers,” Stone added. “Next year we expect it to be just as much fun, and we will continue the traditions we’ve established.”

Skeeter said the 2017 tournament will be held from June 8-11 on Lake Fork.


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