Carolina Catfish Club members fished Badin Lake for the first time in club competition and were greeted with beautiful weather. Clear sky's and morning temperatures in the upper 20's made for a comfortable day of fishing. While the weather was nice the fishing was not so good for most of the field. Four of the seven boats did not have fish at the weigh-in. On his FIRST TRIP EVER to Badin Lake, Jeff Manning (Bowlerman) not only found the access area, but also found the FISH! Jeff brought a 32.6 pound two fish limit to the scales to take the win and also captured the big fish prize with a 26.4 pound blue catfish. Jeff even had to cull a nice 24 pound blue that put him over the 32" limit. Cary Vanden Broecke (Billfish76) and Matt Barrett were a close second with 31.2 pounds, and that was enough to tie them in the points race Rob McHenry (Shrewboy) and Lindsay Bigham (BigBird) who failed to weigh in a fish. The tie breaker was decided by the biggest fish for the series, and that went to Cary and Matt from the Lake Wylie event, thus making them the 2008 Carolina Catfish Club Tournament Series Points Champions.