Fishing, barrel racing opens Jim Bowie Days week

Competition was fierce for the 4D Barrels Monday night during the second day of Jim Bowie Days. See results in the mid-week News. (Photo by Eric Viccaro)

Jim Bowie Days began its 51st year this past Sunday with the annual bass fishing tournament, followed by 4D Barrels on Monday and two days of rodeo action Tuesday and Wednesday.

Youth Rodeo will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday with speed events and roping events on Wednesday.

The rodeo opens for a three-day run on Thursday night at 6:30 with mutton bustin, followed by the grand entry and performance. Slack follows.

Fisherman in Sunday’s bass tournament load up their fish and prepare for the weigh-in. For the first time in four years the tourney was able to take place thanks to terrific lake conditions. See results in the mid-week news. (Photo by Eric Viccaro)