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By: Anna Schierholz

For most, fishing is just a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

The Auburn Bass Fishing Club has a bit more invested in the relaxing activity. Spending the first weekend of Thanksgiving break in Sanford, Fla., the bass fishing club fought for fish and respect in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southeast Regional on Lake Monroe. They got both. The club had two teams finish in the top five, qualifying them for the national tournament in Knoxville, April 10-12. “We did an amazing job,” said Richard Peek, recent Auburn graduate and angler in the club. “To have three teams qualify for regionals, two teams finish in the top five and qualify for nationals really says a lot about the caliber of anglers we have at Auburn.” Peek and partner Caleb Rodgers finished third in the tournament. Peek, who graduated in May, qualified for the tournament while he was still enrolled at Auburn, making him eligible to fish in the regional and national tournaments. “Our performance in Florida was a good representation of how great the Auburn Bass Fishing team really is,” said Rodgers, senior in civil engineering.

Jig & win big  
Jig & win big  

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