Green Country Pros Help Disabled Vets Reel In Perfect Catch At Fishing Tournament

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 4:36 pm
By: News On 6

LAKE EUFAULA, Oklahoma -- Lake Eufaula will be full of fishermen this weekend as Oklahoma welcomes the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Their tournament pairs disabled anglers from across the country with a local pro who knows the lake.

It's no surprise our favorite fisherman, News On 6 meteorologist Dick Faurot, was there Thursday, helping Brian Terwilliger get the lay of the land.

Terwilliger is a Navy veteran from Florida who broke his neck in 65. He's been competing for 25 years and says Oklahoma holds a fond place in his heart.

"The first two events were here on Lake Eufaula. It was the highest finish I ever had, it was second place," he said. "Been fishin all these years, and this is the highest place I ever finished. I loved it."

This weekend's champion wins a spot to compete on the professional BASS Tour.