Tournament-Losing Award

Tournament-Losing Award
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This award cost the other guy in the boat a tournament win.


Fishing tournaments started for me at the tender age of 17. I remember placing 11th at my first tourney on Long Pond in Lakeville, MA on May 5, 1975. I caught the big bass of the first day, which my tournament partner to this day still claims cost him winning the tournament. I was a long-haired kid who was just fishing his first bass tournament. My friend, Steve, was about 4 pounds shy of victory. As I recall, my bass weighed about 5 1/2 pounds, so he may actually be right. I probably did cost him that tournament!