by Tim Church
BRANSON, Mo. – The White River Valley Electric Cooperative has a record breaking year for its 10th Annual Hooked on Education Fishing Tournament on Bull Shoals Lake at the Theodosia Marina.
The annual gathering lured anglers back to raise funds for youth in the Co-Op service area looking to further their education, according to Communications Coordinator Cassie Cunningham:
Teams had eight hours on Bull Shoals Lake to collect up to five fish to bring them the highest poundage. Buck Comstock of Protem and Greg Blair of Bradleyville won 24-hundred-dollars with a 20-point-9-4 pound catch and brought in another 780-dollars with the largest bass weighing in at 5-point-7 pounds.
Proceeds from the Hooked on Education Tournament benefit WRVEC’s Scholarship Trust, funded by Operation Round Up. Each spring, scholarship applications are available to full-time students from the cooperative’s five-county service area. To date, the scholarship trust has awarded more than 1-point-4-million-dollars.
More information and photos of the tournament can be found here.