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      Franklin Co. Woman Takes Top Prize in Fishing Tournament

      Franklin Co., VA - A Franklin County woman has quite the fish story to tell.

      Christee Ayers reeled in a giant catfish at the Smith Mountain Lake Fishing Tournament this weekend.

      The fish weighed at 35.32 pounds, landing Ayers in the top spot. She took home a $1,000 prize.

      The weigh in took place at Gills Creek Marina.

      This is the tournament's 45th year.

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