The Fountains with a couple of big catfish they caught this year. Lonnie Fountain, right, was named the Bass pro Shop Big Cat Quest winner for a fifth time.
Lonnie Fountain was recently named the Bass Pro Shop Big Cat Quest winner for a fifth time. Fountain won the points championship in the catfish tournament.
Fountain has fished all over the country including spots in Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and Missouri.
His biggest catch this year was a 68 pound catfish. The largest fish he’s ever caught was a 138 pounder that came out of Wilson Lake in Alabama.
“I like going to different places and meeting new people - and getting a hold of a 60 pounder,” Fountain said.
Fountain’s partner for the past 7 years has been his son David Bruce, 18. A more recent addition over the past two seasons is his nephew Jonathon Chastain, 14.
“Lonnie and David have two walls in my living room loaded down with trophies and plaques,” said Dawn Fountain. “They are very dedicated to fishing.”
Fountain is sponsored by Bottom Dwellers Tackle.