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Giant Catches

From left, Roy Linder of Louisiana, Robert Imboden and Craig Imboden of Conway caught some very big fish earlier this month at Cane Creek Lake, near Star City. The group caught three catfish ranging from 38 pounds, 4 ounces to 47 pounds, 11 ounces. The second-biggest fish was 39-9. The fish were caught using goldfish as bait. (Special to The Commercial)

Fourth-Grader Bags Trophy

J. Grant Atwood, 10, of Star City bagged this turkey with his father, Jeff Atwood, during the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's annual Youth Turkey Hunt on April 7. The trophy, taken in Rison, weighed 19 pounds, had a 10-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Grant is in Stacie Branson's fourth-grade class at Jimmy Brown Elementary.

Turkey Youth Hunt

Zackary Motsinger, 11, a fifth-grade student at Gandy Elementary, killed this four-bearded turkey (10 1/2", 7 1/2", 4" and 5") Sunday during the youth hunt. (Special to The Commercial)

10 things to take away from Classic

Last month's Bassmaster Classic marked my 10th Classic, most of which I've attended as a working journalist, and just like the previous nine world championships, I once again learned a few things and had some other ideas reinforced while watching the world's best bass fishermen match wits with little green fish.