Bassmasters tourney winners announced

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Jim Wright and Travis Smith show off their catches that earned them first place in the Bassmasters Club’s October fishing tournament. Photo provided by Jude Donahue

With a total fish weight of 17.45 pounds, Jim Wright and Travis Smith came in first place in the Bassmasters Club’s October fishing tournament. Mark White and Steve Marin came in second place with five fish weighing a total of 14.73 pounds. Fishing by himself, Joe Merrill took third place with five fish weighing a total of 13.30 pounds.

Steve Marin caught a bass weighing 5.56 pounds, earning him the title of “Big Fish of the Day.”

Teams have a five fish limit. All fish are released back into the lake.

The Bassmasters Club meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at the country club. Tournaments are typically held on the first Saturday of each month.

Residents who like to fish and want to improve their skills in a low-stress, friendly and competitive environment are invited to join. For more information about membership, contact Terry Voss at 951-536-9341.

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