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By John Kruse
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John Kruse

Rusty Johnston shows off two nice caught at the Old Fart's Bass Tournament

My fishing partner, Rusty Johnston, and I always considered ourselves to be very good bass anglers. At least, we did until we decided to dip our toes into the world of tournament fishing.

Every September there is an event at Potholes Reservoir called the "Old Fart's Bass Tournament" where at least one of the two anglers in the boat has to be over 40 years old. The rules are simple. Fish for eight hours and weigh in the five heaviest bass from each boat by 3 PM. All the bass are released after the weigh-in.

Our first foray into tournament fishing didn't go well. We weighed in a five-fish limit but altogether they only weighed three pounds. Yikes! We've fished this annual tournamen...

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