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Outdoors briefs

May 9, 2004

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Tuttle Creek SP slated to receive four cabins

Tuttle Creek State Park, near Manhattan, will soon have cabins available for campers.

Immediate plans are for four cabins located in the River Pond Area. Park staff hope to have the cabins ready for the public by Labor Day weekend.

The cabins will be 12 by 28 feet with log sides, log furniture, a fully operational kitchen and bathroom, and room to sleep six.

Currently, only five of KDWP's state parks have cabins, but all of the state parks contain sites for tent and RV camping.

For information, call park manager Todd Lovin at (785) 539-7941.

Pair of Perry anglers combine to win $750

Ray Brooks and Pat Cloud of Perry teamed to win the semi-pro division of a Crappie USA qualifier May 1 at Perry Lake. The pair caught 9.86 pounds of fish and won $750.

Brooks and Cloud fished the main lake structure in 20 feet of water using various color combinations of green tubes.

Lynn Beckwith of Ozawkie and Daniel Lynn of Topeka were runners-up with 9.43 pounds. They used black and white jigs in Rock Creek and main channel in 10 feet of water. The duo earned $600.

Russell Holliday of Lawrence and Stefan Elston of Ozawkie caught the biggest fish, a 1.41 pounder, and pocketed $276.50.

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