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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