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Competition blown away by 35-pound catfish at Lake Poway

BY MIKE STEVENS/WON Staff Writer Published: Mar 14, 2019

POWAY — The past week’s March Madness fishing competition at Lake Poway was won by a monster 35-pound catfish.

Kirk Aguon hooked the beast along the North Shore where it meets the Log Boom, and he grabbed it after it broke off right at the bank. Other nice fish that were registered for the event include a 5-pound, 9-ounce Nebraska Tailwalker caught by Erik Reynolds, who was fly fishing in Boulder Bay, and a 4.5-pound largemouth nabbed by James Hsien, who was working a plastic worm off the Fishing Pier.

The most recent stock was 1,500 pounds of Tailwalkers that went in on March 13.

March Madness at Lake Poway continues through the end of each week this month with prizes awarded for the biggest fish of any type caught each week. It’s open to anglers of all ages, and qualifying fish must be weighed in at the Boat Dock. For more info, visit


THIS TANKER 35-POUND catfish ate a hunk of mackerel for Kirk Aguon, who was fishing the shore where the Log Boom meets the North Shore.

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