Outdoors roundup: 3-year-old snags big bass
Cayden Schlechty, 3, caught a beautiful bass that weighed more than 7 pounds on a lizard using his Spider-Man fishing rod at a local farm pond.
His parents are Josh and Amy Schlechty of Salisbury.
The fish was released to be caught again another day, according to Cayden’s uncle, Jack Scott.
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C.J. Johnston and Matt Stanley of Salisbury won the Piedmont Division of Fishers of Men regional qualifier on Badin Lake with a total catch of 19.09 pounds, including a lunker that weighed 6.88 pounds.
They won $1,320 at the June 14 tourney.
Clarence Brickey and James Allred from Pfafftown finished second with 16.54 pounds and $737. Third Place went to 2007 points champions Robert Mixon and Robert Lambert of Lexington with 15.9 pounds. They won $579. Lexington’s Dean Collins and Ray Furr brought in 15.32 pounds and received $432.
Fifth place went to Legacy Series Champion Steve Singleton and Wayne Needham of Asheboro with 15.14 pounds and $374. Sixth place went to Gary Freeze and Jarrett Freeze of China Grove. They also won the 2008 points championship. The father/son team won $1,152 and that included $900 for the championship with 14.93 pounds of bass.