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Blue Mountain pair wins Cabela AFTCO bass championship

The Blue Mountain College Bass Team recently competed in the 2018 Cabela’s Aftco Collegiate Bass Open and came back with the overall championship. Blue Mountain College Anglers Rudy Worley and John David Nowlin both received awards for their winning catches. All five Blue Mountain teams finished in the top half of the competition, which included around 200 other teams.

The competition took place at Lake Dardanelle in Akansas, and the two anglers’ catches had a total weight of 27.62 lbs. The teams dealt with heavy rains, but according to Nowlin, this got the fish “fired up” and biting more. The top three teams were separated by only .28 lbs, but with experience and skill, Worley and Nowlin finished in first place.

Jon Ross Myers

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