Browning Exits with “Big Bass” Award after Catching 5.8-pound Largemouth

Chris Fernsler
Sports Writer

Not everybody has the skills, the intellect or the muscles.

Hunter Browning is the exception. The 14 year old from LaGrange has all of the necessary equipment to catch a freshwater largemouth bass. He did just that on Sunday morning on West Point Lake.

Browning, the freshman from Troup High School, outfought a 5.8-pound largemouth. That turned out to be the “Big Bass” in the Kids Extreme Tournament, which was hosted last weekend by Highland Pines Resort & Marina.

It was not the easiest catch of the tournament. But Browning made that morning catch anyway.

“I set the hook as hard as I could, and I started shaking. I was fishing in four feet of water. I practice a lot,” said Browning.

His largemouth bass netted him $190 for his effort. Browning also finished in fourth place with Doug Stephens in the overall team standings. Browning and Stephens won $80 with 13.15 pounds of bass.

Dawson Foster of Hogansville hooked into a pair of tournament bass as well. Foster is 12 years old. He fished with adult angler Chris Bunn of Franklin.

“Fishing is a fun sport, and it relaxes you. I was fishing along the bank,” said Foster.

He caught his bass with spinnerbait. Daylon Milam of Newnan was a tournament fisherman, too. He teamed up with his father, Raymond Milam.

They pulled in eight bass on West Point Lake.

“I kept fishing all day. I just keep trying,” said Daylon Milam.

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Hunter Browning of LaGrange caught the “Big Bass” in Sunday’s Kids Extreme Tournament on West Point Lake. Browning’s fish weighed 5.8 pounds.

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