Phierce Williams, 6, walks through a field of weeds, following his dad and older brothers to the North Canadian River to for an afternoon of noodling near Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017.
       
     
 Phierce Williams, 6, rubs his little foot over the smooth skin of a catfish that his dad noodled from a creek just outside of Cromwell, OK on Wednesday June 26, 2017.
       
     
 Nathan Williams (right) noodles on the Canadian River with his son's River Williams, 8, Phierce Williams, 6, and Jayce Williams (not pictured), 14, on the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017. The family catches catfish together almost everyday, wether at a tournament, guiding beginners, or just for fun. 
       
     
 Eight-year-old noodler, River Williams, 8, swims in the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK, while looking for catfish on Monday June 5, 2017. 
       
     
 River Williams, 8, and his younger brother Phierce Williams, 6, hold two large catfish over their shoulders during a long day of noodling in a creek just outside of Cromwell, OK, on Wednesday June 26, 2017. 
       
     
 Phierce Williams, 6, catches a roughly 20 pound catfish while noodling with his dad, Nathan Williams and brothers, River Williams and Jayce Williams in a creek by their home near Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     
 Phierce Williams, 6, fist bumps his dad Nathan Williams as he holds up a catfish he just pulled out of a hole while noodling in a creek near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     
 Nathan Williams throws his eight-year-old son River Williams into the air while taking a break from noodling in a creek near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     
 Nathan Williams holds up his arm to show the scars from years of noodling at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.
       
     
 Phierce Williams, 6, runs barefoot along a corn field after a long day of noodling for catfish with his two brothers and dad, Nathan Williams, on the North Canadian River in Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017. 
       
     
 Mom, Miley Williams, pulls a thorn out of her son, Jayce Williams' foot, after a day of noodling in a creek at their home Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017. The boys often noodle barefoot or with socks making it easy to get thorns or stickers caught in their skin. 
       
     
 River Williams, 8, carries his brothers roughly 20 pound catfish upstream while noodling near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     
 Nathan Williams (right) talks on the phone with a friend about catfish already weighed in at the Okie Noodling tournament while his Jayce Williams, 14, helps put gas in the truck and his other son River Williams, 8, sleeps in the back on their way to Paul's Valley for the tournament on Saturday June 17, 2017. 
       
     
 River Williams, 8, holds a catfish by a stringer while standing in the back of his dad's pickup truck in Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017.
       
     
 Nathan Williams and his two sons Jayce Williams, 14 and River Williams, 8, hold top sports for their categories in the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.
       
     
 Festival goers sit in the shade as they watch catfish get weighed in at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017. 
       
     
 Nathan Williams of Prague, OK, holds his 73.55 pound catfish by the mouth tightly as he shows it to the crowd gathered at the Okie Noodling Tournament  in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017. The fish won in the "natural" category and also won for biggest fish at the tournament. 
       
     
 Nathan Williams kisses his wife Miley Williams on the head after he won the Okie Noodling Tournament and she won the title of Okie Noodling Queen in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.
       
     
 Phierce Williams, 6, walks through a field of weeds, following his dad and older brothers to the North Canadian River to for an afternoon of noodling near Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017.
       
     

Phierce Williams, 6, walks through a field of weeds, following his dad and older brothers to the North Canadian River to for an afternoon of noodling near Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017.

 Phierce Williams, 6, rubs his little foot over the smooth skin of a catfish that his dad noodled from a creek just outside of Cromwell, OK on Wednesday June 26, 2017.
       
     

Phierce Williams, 6, rubs his little foot over the smooth skin of a catfish that his dad noodled from a creek just outside of Cromwell, OK on Wednesday June 26, 2017.

 Nathan Williams (right) noodles on the Canadian River with his son's River Williams, 8, Phierce Williams, 6, and Jayce Williams (not pictured), 14, on the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017. The family catches catfish together almost everyday, wether at a tournament, guiding beginners, or just for fun. 
       
     

Nathan Williams (right) noodles on the Canadian River with his son's River Williams, 8, Phierce Williams, 6, and Jayce Williams (not pictured), 14, on the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017. The family catches catfish together almost everyday, wether at a tournament, guiding beginners, or just for fun. 

 Eight-year-old noodler, River Williams, 8, swims in the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK, while looking for catfish on Monday June 5, 2017. 
       
     

Eight-year-old noodler, River Williams, 8, swims in the North Canadian River near Shawnee, OK, while looking for catfish on Monday June 5, 2017. 

 River Williams, 8, and his younger brother Phierce Williams, 6, hold two large catfish over their shoulders during a long day of noodling in a creek just outside of Cromwell, OK, on Wednesday June 26, 2017. 
       
     

River Williams, 8, and his younger brother Phierce Williams, 6, hold two large catfish over their shoulders during a long day of noodling in a creek just outside of Cromwell, OK, on Wednesday June 26, 2017. 

 Phierce Williams, 6, catches a roughly 20 pound catfish while noodling with his dad, Nathan Williams and brothers, River Williams and Jayce Williams in a creek by their home near Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     

Phierce Williams, 6, catches a roughly 20 pound catfish while noodling with his dad, Nathan Williams and brothers, River Williams and Jayce Williams in a creek by their home near Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.

 Phierce Williams, 6, fist bumps his dad Nathan Williams as he holds up a catfish he just pulled out of a hole while noodling in a creek near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     

Phierce Williams, 6, fist bumps his dad Nathan Williams as he holds up a catfish he just pulled out of a hole while noodling in a creek near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.

 Nathan Williams throws his eight-year-old son River Williams into the air while taking a break from noodling in a creek near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     

Nathan Williams throws his eight-year-old son River Williams into the air while taking a break from noodling in a creek near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.

 Nathan Williams holds up his arm to show the scars from years of noodling at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.
       
     

Nathan Williams holds up his arm to show the scars from years of noodling at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.

 Phierce Williams, 6, runs barefoot along a corn field after a long day of noodling for catfish with his two brothers and dad, Nathan Williams, on the North Canadian River in Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017. 
       
     

Phierce Williams, 6, runs barefoot along a corn field after a long day of noodling for catfish with his two brothers and dad, Nathan Williams, on the North Canadian River in Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017. 

 Mom, Miley Williams, pulls a thorn out of her son, Jayce Williams' foot, after a day of noodling in a creek at their home Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017. The boys often noodle barefoot or with socks making it easy to get thorns or stickers caught in their skin. 
       
     

Mom, Miley Williams, pulls a thorn out of her son, Jayce Williams' foot, after a day of noodling in a creek at their home Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017. The boys often noodle barefoot or with socks making it easy to get thorns or stickers caught in their skin. 

 River Williams, 8, carries his brothers roughly 20 pound catfish upstream while noodling near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.
       
     

River Williams, 8, carries his brothers roughly 20 pound catfish upstream while noodling near their home in Prague, OK, on Monday June 12, 2017.

 Nathan Williams (right) talks on the phone with a friend about catfish already weighed in at the Okie Noodling tournament while his Jayce Williams, 14, helps put gas in the truck and his other son River Williams, 8, sleeps in the back on their way to Paul's Valley for the tournament on Saturday June 17, 2017. 
       
     

Nathan Williams (right) talks on the phone with a friend about catfish already weighed in at the Okie Noodling tournament while his Jayce Williams, 14, helps put gas in the truck and his other son River Williams, 8, sleeps in the back on their way to Paul's Valley for the tournament on Saturday June 17, 2017. 

 River Williams, 8, holds a catfish by a stringer while standing in the back of his dad's pickup truck in Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017.
       
     

River Williams, 8, holds a catfish by a stringer while standing in the back of his dad's pickup truck in Shawnee, OK, on Monday June 5, 2017.

 Nathan Williams and his two sons Jayce Williams, 14 and River Williams, 8, hold top sports for their categories in the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.
       
     

Nathan Williams and his two sons Jayce Williams, 14 and River Williams, 8, hold top sports for their categories in the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.

 Festival goers sit in the shade as they watch catfish get weighed in at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017. 
       
     

Festival goers sit in the shade as they watch catfish get weighed in at the Okie Noodling Tournament in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017. 

 Nathan Williams of Prague, OK, holds his 73.55 pound catfish by the mouth tightly as he shows it to the crowd gathered at the Okie Noodling Tournament  in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017. The fish won in the "natural" category and also won for biggest fish at the tournament. 
       
     

Nathan Williams of Prague, OK, holds his 73.55 pound catfish by the mouth tightly as he shows it to the crowd gathered at the Okie Noodling Tournament  in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017. The fish won in the "natural" category and also won for biggest fish at the tournament. 

 Nathan Williams kisses his wife Miley Williams on the head after he won the Okie Noodling Tournament and she won the title of Okie Noodling Queen in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.
       
     

Nathan Williams kisses his wife Miley Williams on the head after he won the Okie Noodling Tournament and she won the title of Okie Noodling Queen in Paul's Valley on Saturday June 17, 2017.