CAT recently held its 4th Crappie Anglers of Texas Qualifier Tournament of 2015 on Lake Richland Chambers June 20, 2015. We had 23 teams, 14 teams signed up for Division 1 and Division 2 had 9 teams. Here are the results:

In Division 1, George Nelon (Boyd, TX) and Paul O’Bier (Gunter, TX) won first place with a stringer of seven fish weighing 9.26 pounds. This team also won the Pro Angler Tackle Award. Second place was won by Chris Scott (Sanger, TX) and Willie Scott (Denton, TX) with their stringer weighing 9.04 pounds. The Scott brothers also won the Bobby Garland Big Fish Award with a slab weighing 1.63 pounds. Larry Kirkland (Rhome, TX) and Ahn Nguyen (Roanoke, TX) took home 3rd place with a nice stringer weighing 9.01 pounds. Other awards in Division 1 went to: Cody Standerfer (Prosper, TX) and Chris Waters (Denton, TX) won the Slab Bandit Crazy Eight Award with seven fish weighing 7.97 pounds; Wes Williams (Alvord,TX) and Russell Chambers (Denton,TX) won the Constant Pursuit Outfitters Low Ball Award with their stringer weighing 6.51 pounds. Mackey Whyte (Allen, TX) and Keith Moore (Allen, TX) won the Minnow Bucket Lucky Dog Award.


In Division 2, Don Lawrence (Plano, TX) and Johnny Merriman (Emory, TX) netted a first place win with a 7 fish stringer weighing 8.61 pounds. This team also won the Slab Bandit Crazy Eight Award, Pro Angler Tackle Award and the Bobby Garland Big Fish Award with a slab tilting the scale at 1.41 pounds. Eric Walker (Teague, TX) and Matthew Carroll (Mabank, TX) took home second place with 7 fish weighing of 7.31 pounds. Buck Housewright (Grand Prairie, TX) and Dan Martin (Duncanville, TX) took home third place with a stringer weighing 6.72 pounds. Other Division 2 winners were:Keith and Beth Shurtleff (Sulphur Springs, TX) won the Big Earl’s Bait and Tackle Lucky Dog Award; and Charlotte Gilder won the Pro Angler Junior Angler Award. 


Crappie Anglers of Texas Tournament Trail 2015                                                      




July 18

Lake Palestine

CAT Qualifier

August 15

Lake Fork

CAT Qualifier

September 11 & 12

Cedar Creek Lake

Texas State Crappie Championship

About CAT

Crappie Anglers of Texas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the sport of crappie fishing. With over 280 members nationwide, CAT has been instrumental in gaining national attention for crappie fishing in Texas and continues to develop its member’s knowledge of crappie fishing through educational meetings, seminars and fishing tournaments. All CAT tournaments pay back at least 100% of the anglers’ entry fees.  

For Information, go to the CAT website ( or contact:

Jay Don Reeve