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Buddy fishing 23 years strong

9 Jun 2011 | Nathan L. Hanks Jr.

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany hosted the 23rd annual Buddy Fishing Tournament at Covella Pond, Saturday.

Eligible anglers under age 15 competed for trophies in several categories such as largest fish and most fish caught.

The most fish category was judged by the combined weight of all fish caught by an individual.

Overall, anglers took home 152 pounds of fish, and final tallies indicated 144 registered children competing in their respective boys or girls categories.

The largest fish caught in the boys category during the tournament was by Matthew Hunter who hauled in a 4 pound, 6 ounce catfish. The largest fish caught in the girls category was by Jasmyn Bennett with a 2 pound, 7 ounce striped bass.

In all, the base awarded 12 trophies in the boys and girls categories.

Trophies were provided by the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Wives Thrift Shop through funds raised from sales at the Thrift Store. They also provided concessions during the event.

Girls category
Largest fish
Jasmyn Bennett 2 pounds 7 ounces
Most fish
1st place: Madison Stewart, 9 pounds 4 ounces
2nd place: Sakura Hicks, 5 pounds 5 ounces
3rd place: Kaleigh Massey, 5 pounds 4 ounces
4th place: Jasmyn Bennett, 2 pounds 7 ounces
5th place: Emmaline Vrska, 2 pounds 7 ounces

Boys category
Largest fish
Matthew Hunter, 4 pounds 6 ounces
Most fish
1st place: Hunter Sealbolt, 11 pounds 9 ounces
2nd place: Alton Powell, 11 pounds 8 ounces
3rd place: David Quimby Jr., 8 pounds
4th place: Kaleb Massy, 7 pounds 5 ounces
5th place: Russell Crew III, 6 pounds

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany