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Gone fishin', 'Ish' catches elite status

...breakthrough in the Bassmaster Classic next weekend on Lay Lake, south of Birmingham. It's his fourth time competing...lower-level FLW Tour. Confederate flags line docks along Lay Lake in rural Alabama. Monroe said he still draws double-takes...
Overtime Fishing Yelas captures bass championship Jay Yelas of Tyler, Texas, won the BASS Masters Classic on Saturday at Lay Lake, finishing with a three-day total of 45 pounds, 13 ounces. "I've been waiting 12 years for this," said Yelas...
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...championship Jay Yelas pushed his lead to nearly 10 pounds Friday entering the final day of the Bass Masters Classic at Lay Lake. Yelas' haul tipped the scales at 16 pounds, 9 ounces, increasing his tournament total to 35 pounds, 2 ounces. The...
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Pro gets good look at tournament site

...make that mental mistake come tournament time. Duckett defeated a field of 50 of the nation's finest bass fishermen on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Ala., last February to earn the Classic title and a $502,000 prize. He edged California pro Skeet...
Fishing heating up on Thurmond Lake," Charles Lewis said.- Kevin VanDam, of Kalamazoo, Mich., won his third Bassmaster Classic last weekend on Lay Lake near Birmingham, Ala. His three-day catch of 15 bass weighed 51 pounds, 6 ounces. He won $500,000 from an overall...
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...Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bomber Bobby Frank Cherry, died Sunday. He was 39. Mr. Bass was found dead in his car near Lay Lake. Shelby County Coroner Doug Ballard said Mr. Bass apparently died of natural causes, although toxicology and microscopic...