Athens Relay for Life holds bass fishing tournament | Sports

Athens Relay for Life holds bass fishing tournament | Sports
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Fishermen Gary Thacker and Carter Woodall caught 17.32 pounds of bass to win $2,000 and custom-made rods at Saturday’s City of Athens Relay for Life Bass Fishing Tournament held at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur.

The rods, donated by Grassy Custom Rods & Tackle, included trim in the Relay for Life color purple, as well as pink, and had the tournament’s phrase “fish for a cure.”

Sam Bennett won the Big Fish Pot and $480 with a bass that weighed 5.71 pounds.

“Looking at the National Weather Service, it recorded winds between 10 to 14 mph with some gusts as much as 25 mph,” Team Captain Holly Hollman said. “I know along the Tennessee River, we never felt the wind stop blowing, and some boaters left early, but many stuck it out.”

Thanks to the fishermen who supported the event and sponsors, including major sponsors like Athens Gas, Athens Electric and Wesco, the…

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