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Murphy, Freeman hook 1st at Delta bass tournament

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Seventeen teams battled a slow bite and other fishing tournaments Saturday during the Sonora Bass Anglers May tournament on the Delta. The boats launched from Ladd’s Marina off March Lane in Stockton.

DJ Murphy and Tyler Freeman hauled in a winning weight of 13.15 pounds, which included the big fish of the tournament, caught by Freeman, that weighed 6.68 pounds. Mike Taylor and Rob Vann grabbed second place with 11.64 pounds, Larry and Mike Freeman finished third with 11.02 pounds, Jerry and Patty McGowan was fourth with 9.96 pounds and fifth place went to Tony Serrano who fished solo and brought in 9.68 pounds.

In all, the members caught 73 fish weighing 136.15 pounds on a “relatively calm” day. The club gave thanks to Tournament Director Bill Caldera and acting Weigh Master Joe Ernester for their efforts in putting on a successful tournament.