The 13th annual Yantis Catfish Classic Tournament is planned for Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017, headquartered on Lake Fork at the Minnow Bucket Marina on State Highway 154 at Yantis, Texas. Tournament fishing will take place from 7 am until 3 pm both days with $25,000 plus in cash and prizes. There will be hourly paybacks for fish caught as well as cash prizes for Top Senior, Top Female, Top Young Angler and Top Youth. Seven places will be paid at the end of the tournament. Registration is open to all ages. Children age 12 and under may enter free. Early registration fee is $75 person, and $100 after May 3. After the fishing closes on Saturday, everyone is invited to the Catfish Parade beginning at 5 pm from Yantis First Baptist Church and ending at the Yantis school cafeteria where a BBQ supper will be served as a fundraiser for the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department. Live music will be provided by Don Woods and his band. For a tournament registration form, phone 903-850-9500. Mail registration forms to Yantis Catfish Classic, 201 Walnut Street, Yantis Texas 75497. You may also register in person at 6 am on the morning of each day of the tournament, at the pavilion on the water at Minnow Bucket Marina. For information, contact tournament organizer Jerry E. Miller at 903-850-9500. If you would like to mail a donation to the Yantis Volunteer Fire Department, send it to 201 Walnut Street, Yantis, Texas 75497.