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Updated: 05/23/2013 08:04:08AM

Poor Boys Tournament two days of

fishing fun

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ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER
A view of beautiful Shell Creek, Saturday's venue for day one of the fishing tournament.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER
Riley Mizell and Clayton Cassels brave the heat to chase bass on Shell Creek. The two fishermen were the youngest participants in the Poor Boys tournament.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER
Wayne Quick does his best to stay cool against the hot and humid conditions on Shell Creek.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUER
Darrell Suggs and Mark Miller caught four bass day one of the tournament, with a total weight of 7 pounds.

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Mike Thomas and Rick Hezlitt show off their day one catch at Shell Creek.

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Bing Blackburn and Wayne Quick had a successful day at Shell Creek, netting five bass weighing 11.7 pounds.

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Logan Lee, Jimmy Handlon and his son Logan Handlon celebrate a successful day of fishing at Shell Creek.

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Like father like son. Logan Handlon shows off his big catch as his father, Jimmy, weighed in his fish during the first day of competition.

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Logan Lee and Jimmy Handlon's 3.8 pound bass scored them day one big bass honors and an $80 prize.

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Maurice Skinner and Johnny Casady's big second day vaulted them into first place. Their Sunday total was 20.2 pounds, with a two-day weight of 33.7 pounds.

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Maurice Skinner holds up Sunday's big bass winner, a 7.2-pound whopper.

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Rick Hezlitt and Mike Thomas snagged five bass totalling 10.6 pounds during day two's action at Lettuce Lake.

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Hardy and Daniel Bryant hooked five bass totaling 8.11 pounds during the second day of the Classic.

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Bing Blackburn and Wayne Quick weighed in five bass Sunday for a 9.5-pound total. They finished third in the tournament with a grand total of 21.2 pounds.

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Dennis and Larry Vinson show off their successful haul from their day on Lettuce Lake. Their weight for the day totaled 12.4 pounds, giving them a two-day total of 20.4 pounds.

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Clayton Cassels shows off the bass he caught during Sunday's competition.

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Jimmy Handlon and Logan tree show off the shirts and trophies they received for angler of the year honors.

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Wayne Quick and Bing Blackburn took home third place honors at the Poor Boy Fishing Tournament Classic.

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Jimmy Handlon and Logan Lee took home second place honors at the Classic.

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Classic champions Maurice Skinner and Johnny Casady celebrate their 2013 tournament win.

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Maurice Skinner prepares to weigh a bass from day two of the tournament. The fish turned out to be the biggest of the day, and helped Skinner's team secure first place in the Classic

By Steve Bauer

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As Robin Jennings stood at the weigh-in station the first day of the Poor Boys Classic fishing tournament, founder and participant Hardy Bryant passed by and exclaimed, “I caught one that was 15 pounds!”

Jennings quickly responded, “In your dreams!” Knowing his tall tale was going nowhere fast, Bryant sheepishly quipped, “Well it at least sounded good, right?”

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