Local angler wins title at BASSMaster event at Grand Lake

Last weekend was a great one for Dwight Camp. He won the BASSMaster Weekend Series Oklahoma Two-Day Divisional Championship.Camp's daily limit was three fish per day, and he ended up winning the event with a total of 16.41 pounds, of which 9.94 pounds was his Day 1 haul — including the big bass winner for the day, weighing 4.18 pounds.Because of his Day 1 success, it made Camp's Day 2 a much-less stressful day of fishing. He ended up winning by four ounces, and pocket $2,014. There were 61 competitors in the field.Camp said he used mostly squarebill crankbaits, biffle bugs or jigs. This was the biggest tournament he's ever won.Outdoor Youth ClassEvery Wednesday night, Stephen Billy, Johnny Baker and Bob Carter teach a youth outdoor class at Double Branch Baptist Church.The class is aimed at kids ages 9-16. The participants will shoot bows, and learn how to tie knots, make campfires and everything else dealing with the great outdoors.It's really different, and the kids love it. This past Wednesday night, Johnny brought his ol' trusty re-curve bow — I loved it.Stephen threw an aspirin in the air, and Johnny would split it in half with his trusty bow from about 10 yards out. It was simply amazing! I bet he could hit a fly off a cow from 20-yards out!It was a great time, and I loved Linda McDonald's banana pudding!Gun and Knife Show This WeekendThe Gun and Knife Show will be Saturday and Sunday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center in Poteau. The show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5, with free parking.There will be buying, selling and trading of merchandise all three days. Tables cost $30 for six-feet long tables and $40 for eight-feet long tables. Setting up for the show will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. today.For additional information, call (918) 647-6182 or (918) 635-5263.“Beat the HeatMusic Fest”The “Beat the Heat Music Fest” Battle of the Bands Competition will be Sept. 22 at Heavener Runestone Park. The gates will open at 10 a.m., and the event will last to approximately 10:30 p.m.The entry fee for bands wishing to compete is $50, and the deadline to enter is today.Advance tickets cost $3, while tickets at the gate will be $5. Children ages 3 and younger will be admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of LeFlore County.For additional information, call (918) 647-7136 or email Clay Roper at tcroper@cox.net.Save the world — recycle.God bless our troops and our veterans.Go Pirates and Bandit League teams.Have a great weekend.— — —Any questions or pictures, make contact with Jody Ray Adams on Facebook, on the “Jody Ray Fishing Hotline” at (918) 649-7387 or email to jodyray@classicnet.net.