Brody Shreeves, took home the honor of winning the largest catch of the day, a 17-inch bass, at the Tom Thumb Fishing Tournament, held at Broken Wheel Campground, this past weekend.
The tournament is held three times yearly, for children 12 years of age and younger. The first is held on Mother’s Day weekend, the second is the Fourth of July weekend and the last tournament is held on Labor Day weekend.
The tournament earned its name from a regular customer of the Broken Wheel store, who was a good friend to the owners Greg and Donna Yochym. The customers name was Tom. The word “thumb” came to the
family, as to represent a small person, a child, thus the Tom Thuumb Fishing Tournament was born, over 20 years ago.
Mostly young fishers will catch bass, crappy, blue gill and perch, in the river that runs beside the campground.
The cost to enter the tournament is always the same, $1, all participants receive goodie bags. Winners of the tournament receive a trophy, certificate and a miniature tackle box.
Winners of the tournament were: First Place: Morrgan Helmick, Second Place: Brent Shreeves, Third Place: Alex Leggett, Lunker: Brody Shreeves, Sportsmanship: Grayson Hoffman and winner of the fishing pole raffle was Casper Higgins.