Local Anglers Reel In $1,600

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by Max Foster

roundup staff reporter

The Payson fishing team of Brian Marshall and Gary Chitwood pocketed $1,600 in prize money, thanks to a second-place finish at AllStar Bass Summer Nights fishing tournament held July 21 at Roosevelt Lake.

The Rim country duo weighed in a six-fish limit of 13.69 pounds that included a 5.61-pound lunker. The fish earned the team the tournament's Big Fish award.

The winning team of Mike Mott of Safford and Todd Thomas of Fort Thomas earned $1,700 in prize money for a limit that tipped the scales at 14.86 pounds. The largest in their catch was a 3.77 pounder.

The win was the third consecutive Summer Night victory for the Eastern Arizona team.

The next Summer Nights tournament will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Saturday at Apache Lake. Call (480) 894-2775 for more information.

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