Ohio yields near-record stringer
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Jennifer and Wayne King hold part of their catch in the the Metropolis stop on the Cabela’s King Kat tournament trail.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
Jennifer and Wayne King hold part of their catch in the the Metropolis stop on the Cabela’s King Kat tournament trail. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Darryl Masingale and Jason Masingale show off part of their 131-pound catch.
— Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
Darryl Masingale and Jason Masingale show off part of their 131-pound catch. — Beth Shelton | Metropolis Planet
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Despite nagging concerns about high water then rapidly falling river stages, the Metropolis stop on the Cabela’s King Kat tournament trail once again turned out to be one of the best for the 30-odd teams of anglers who scoured the Ohio searching for “ole whiskers.”

Barely two weeks ago, the Ohio was out of its banks and flowing full and fast. Then upstream flow was diminished and the river began dropping quickly — none of which is conducive to good fishing.

But just a couple of days before Saturday’s tournament, conditions began to stabilize somewhat, and no revisions were made to the tournament format.

As teams began to roll in to the 3 p.m. weigh-in, the results weren’t all that good . . . at first.

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