More than 500 eager anglers ventured out in windy conditions Saturday, Feb. 23 to compete for the honor of catching the biggest fish in Murphy’s annual Rainbow Trout Roundup.
“The event was a great success this year. The weather turned out to be perfect, and we had around 584 people come out to the event. Big shout out also to our sponsors Wylie ER who supplied $20 gift cards to each of the nine category first place winners, and to Bass Pro Shop Garland for their kid prizes they donated,” City of Murphy Special Events Coordinator Kayla McFarland said.
In the birth to 6-year-old category, for the shortest fish, Major Murphy took first place and Harlow Zimmer brought home second place.
Madelyn McEntire took home first place longest and Tanner Dayton received second place.
Kiet Bui received first place in the heaviest stringer category and Tanner Dayton received second place.
In 7- to 11-year-olds, Benjamin Epstein received first place shortest and Austin Johnson received second place shortest.
For the longest, Mustafa Aykac received first place and Justice Jobst received second place.
For the heaviest stringer, Elaina Sulkov received first place and Wyatt Reagan received second place.
In the 12- to 17-year-old category, Luke Sams received top shortest fish and Shiloh Jobst received second place shortest fish.
Everett Wong received first place longest and Anthony Nugyn received second place.
Aiden Crespin received first place heaviest stringer and Everett Wong received second place heaviest stringer.
By Wyndi Veigel • [email protected]