NEW MADRID - The fishermen are returning to New Madrid and the community is planning to celebrate.
The Bass Pro Shop's Big Cat Quest Tournament will be May 19 in downtown New Madrid, offering $5,000 in cash and prizes to participants.
The event kicks off Friday with a fish fry and tournament registration from 5-7 p.m. at the Mill Street Community Building. The public can dine in or carry-out plates will be $10.
On Saturday, there will be a free youth fishing rodeo at the New Madrid Pond. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the kids will fish until 11 a.m. Prizes are awarded for the most fish caught. Big Cat Quest will provide free hot dogs to the participants after the youth fishing rodeo.
For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.