His bass was 17 1/2 " and I already forgot what it weighed but it sure was the heaviest this year for the Lake's annual Independence Day Fishing Derby. As you can see, the Mister took it in 2008 and Alex in 2013. Somehow the first trophy, containing the names of several more winners since the annual contest started is missing! I have a picture of it somewhere and will look. Together Alex and his girlfriend caught a total of 16 bass in that one day and threw them all back.
Eight years ago, Alex was recuperating from a terrible car accident but returned to his fishing hobby as soon as he could. 2009