Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 26, 2013

Pan Fish Club reels for the Rodeo

CROSSVILLE — The Small Pan Fish Club held the first of its two Fishing Rodeo Tournaments open to all Lake Tansi POA members and Small Pan Fish Club members on Tuesday, June 11. Numerically speaking, the Rodeo fishing wasn’t the best. But, as they have said and will always say, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.”

The weather was fair but with an influx of storm cells and pop-up showers, the subsequent precipitation caused the waters to rise and made for a meager day of fishing. That didn’t stop the nine entered teams from trying. First, second and a tie for third place were awarded for the first Small Pan Fish Club Rodeo.

First place went to Dennis Wunder and Shawn Kipper with 4.2 pounds. Second place was awarded to POA member Red Marrow and his great granddaughter Jaden Brookins with 1.6 pounds. A tie for third was earned by Team Fred and Gayle Jacobs and Team Bruce Wood and Ron Brown with a weight of 1.1 pounds.

“We are having fu-un even if we aren’t catching them [fish],” said Larry Light, Small Pan Fish Club member and fellow fish fryer.

Tournament One catch weight totaled 91 pounds to date. The entry fee was a mere $5 and the club plans to give back to Lake Tansi and use the entry fees from Rodeos One and Two to help restock the lake. 

The club’s Fish Fry gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “stuffed to the gills.”  On Tuesday, June 18, over two dozen club members and guests shared in the delight of the long awaited date to finally taste the fruits of their fishing at Hiawatha Manor pavilion.

Fillets are collected throughout the regular tournaments and cast into the deep fryer as the main entrée for the Fish Fry. Everyone brought a side dish to share, while Eddie Sawchuk and Larry Light manned the fryer. Fried fish, fellowship, fun and food was the catch-of-the-day on what was a perfectly beautiful afternoon. 

When speaking about the Fish Fry, Club President Pat Sawchuk, said, “The Lord blessed us with this wonderful weather and everyone was having a great time together. Every dish was just exceptionally delicious, but it tastes even better when you get to share it.”

Fishing, food and friends mix well for this social club, which is always welcoming new members. The next regularly scheduled tournaments for July 2, 16 and 30. The second annual Fish Fry is Aug. 13 and Pan Fish Rodeo Two will be held Sept. 10. The club encourages all Tansi POA members to join and participate in the remaining events of the 2013 fishing season which will continue well into October. For more information contact Small Pan Fish Club President, Pat Sawchuk, at 788-2486.

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