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      Angler Young Angler tournament reels in fishing families

      The Copper Country Walleye Association held its second annual Angler Young Angler tournament on Saturday at Chassellâ??s Centennial Park.

      Eighteen boats and about 40 kids, ages 3 to 18, participated in the event. The participants who caught the most fish won a 12-foot Lund boat with a 5-horsepower motor and trolling motor.

      Brent Leonard and his two nephews, Cooper and Brady, were the winners with six walleye. The CCWA said the event is always a hit with the kids and their families.

      â??It's a good thing for our club to get kids involved in fishing,â?? said CCWA President Ross Rinkinen. â??It's a lot of fun to get them out on the water and kind of have that professional-style tournament format.â??

      The Leonards said they plan to come back next year to defend their title.

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