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Posted: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 6:19 am

TOP FISHERMEN
TOP FISHERMEN — The Reelfoot Lake Bass Club held its 18th annual Open Buddy Bass Tournament Saturday on Reelfoot Lake with 40 two-man teams competing. “Other than the windy conditions, the severe weather held off until the tournament was over,” said club member Brent Callicott, who noted that $2,750 was paid out in the event. “Overall, we had a good turnout due to the weather predictions for the day.” Only 10 teams weighed in with the tournament’s five bass limit. Among the top performers were (from left) Jamin Barker of Newbern and John Coble Garrett of Union City, third place with 19 pounds, 7 ounces, $350; Mike Terry and Lee Blakley, both of Hornbeak, first place with 22 pounds, 7 ounces, and Big Bass, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, $990; Steven Patton of Troy and Glen Yates of Hornbeak, second place with 20 pounds, 12 ounces, $550. Assisting in the weigh-in was recently-crowned Junior Miss Reelfoot Lake Morgan Laster, 14-year-old daughter of Tim and Jennie Laster of Rives. She is an eighth-grader at Ridgemont Elementary School and also currently holds the title of Miss Ridgemont.

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