Who knew catfish loved hotdogs so much?
Dillon Buxton of Fountain Lake has become the biggest winner of this year’s Fishing Challenge by pulling in a $5,000 Catfish on Lake Hamilton this Saturday. The 18-year-old used a hotdog he bought from the Dollar Store as bait when he successfully caught the 4-pound Channel Catfish.
Buxton says was fishing in the main channel just past Bubba Brews and was heading towards the dam when he pulled the fish in the boat. He added that he plans to use the prize he just won to put in towards a new truck.
Fishing Challenge Updates
Buxton’s Catfish catch brings the total number of prized fish caught to 9 with 62 still remaining. Among the 62 still remaining is Big Al, the elusive $15,000 crappie.
Past prizes won in 2018:
#8 – $1,000 won by Hot Springs native Trey Overton on Lake Hamilton
#7 – $1,000 (largemouth bass) won by Shawn Reisman on Lake Hamilton
#6 – $1,000 (bluegill) won by John Anthony on Lake Hamilton
#5 – $500 (largemouth bass) won by Chris Burrow on Lake Hamilton
#4 – $500 (bluegill) won by Jim Adair on Lake Hamilton
#3 – $500 (bluegill) won by Stevie George on Lake Hamilton
#2 – $1000 (channel catfish) won by Joe Thomas on Lake Hamilton
#1 – $1000 (bass) won by Michael Long on Lake Hamilton