Vigo County Bass Fishing Championship benefits St. Jude

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The first Vigo County Bass Fishing Championship will be held Saturday at Mill Creek Lake in Marshall, Ill.

The “Cast for a Child Invitational,” will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and the teams have collected more than $5,000 to donate to St. Jude’s in recognition of the first county championship.

Teams at each of Vigo County’s three high schools will participate. Terre Haute North has 10 two-person teams, West Vigo has eight, and Terre Haute South has four teams.

Teams will be fishing for largemouth bass, and each largemouth bass that weighs over one pound will count towards the team total. Each boat has a boat captain that drives the boat, and weighs and records fish as they are caught. Fish are then immediately released back into the water.

The tournament will start at 7 a.m. ET and the event will end with a final tabulation and awards around 2 p.m. Hi-99 DJ Party Marty will entertain the crowd and three-time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier Mike Auten—the father of a past patient at St. Jude’s—will act as the MC of the event.

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