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Bass Fishing Tournament Underway in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. - You know what they say, there's plenty of fish in the sea. Anglers in Richland this week hope theres plenty of fish in the river as well.
Eleven teams, each with 16 anglers, took off at Columbia Point Marina at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday.  It was Day One of the Federation Nation Western Divisional. THEY fish for three days., These guys come from all over the Northwest. but some local anglers say they have an advantage.
"You have a game plan and you know what you're gonna do," said Jake Cook, an Angler from Washington. "You know where the fish are at and where the patterns are gonna be. It's a lot better that way."
"It's exciting," said Washington angler Jim Garrett. "Sometimes the boating gets exciting too. Outside of that, I can't think of any place I'd rather fish than right here on this pool. You can't win it on day one but you can certainly lose it. I'm in the hunt if I can have a good day tomorrow and get ready for Friday."
New Mexico's Chuck Rizuto is the leader after Day One. Pasco's Don Hogue  (5th place) is the highest-scoring Washington angler . The top finishers overall and by state will advance to Nationals.
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