PLATTSBURGH — They’ve been fishing Lake Champlain since they were little kids, and this weekend was their best trip ever.
Brett Carnright, who grew up on Cumberland Head, and his cousin, Ryan Latinville, took first and second place respectively in the MLF Northern Division Toyota Series Bass Fishing tournament, which featured more than 200 anglers from 41 states across the nation.
Carnright is believed to be the first local to win a major tournament on the lake.
“I don’t know if anybody from Plattsburgh has ever won so to be the first one possibly is quite an honor,” Carnright said as several family members and friends gathered for a mini-celebration after Saturday’s weigh-in at the Plattsburgh City Marina.
Carnright was in the hunt from the beginning of the three-day tournament along with Latinville. He trailed leader Bryan Labelle of…