19-Year-Old Texas Girl Wins Okie Noodling Tournament With 72lb Catfish
— Pro Guide Direct (@ProGuideDirect) June 25, 2013
This isn’t a Red River rivalry being played out on a football field, rather a handfishing competition being played out in the Red River’s own waters in Lake Texoma. Not only did a Texan take the top prize in the Oklahoma-hosted competition, it was a 19-year-old former cheerleader who became the first woman to win the tournament.
According to HuffPo, Lucy Millsap has been “noodling” since she was 5 years old. She represented her handfishing club, the “Bare Knuckle Babes,” at the 2013 Okie Noodling Tournament held in Pauls Valley, Okla. She latched on to a monster 72-lb catfish with her own hands and brought in the largest catfish in the 14-year history.
That didn’t sit too well with the Oklahoma men, who jeered and teased her. They’re just jealous they were trumped by the first woman to win with the largest catfish in the competition’s history, and she’s a Texan to boot!
Hats off to Lucy Millsap! Thanks for proving that you just don’t mess with Texas women!