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Fishing For A Championship

KENNEWICK, Wash -  Most people don't think of fishing as a compeitive sport, but it definitely is. There are state and national tournaments out there. In fact a local student has qualified, and this kid from Kamiakin is hooked. 

     Luckily for Garret Mcafee, his love is just a golf cart ride away from his home in Canyon Lakes. It's sunny days on the Canyon Lake's ponds or the Snake River where the shy and humble Kamiakin sophomore got his start on the road to becoming this year's Junior Washington State Bass Federation Champion; which is a feat this fifteen year old sees as just another win.

     Since the Washington tourney, Garret's summer has been spent practicing at his favorite holes. It was a two-and-a-half-pounder that snagged Garret the first place spot, and secured him an all expenses paid trip to Birmingham, Alabama for the National Bass Federation Championships.  What excites Garret the most about Birmingham is the opportunity to chat with some more experienced anglers.  "You get to ask them as many questions as you want," said Garret, "like where the fish are, where the spots are, and what tackle to use." But until Garret can make his way down to Alabama, he'll stick with asking his fishing buddies how they hook the big ones.