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Two CCBC-Essex students have developed a school club to share their passion for fishing

Two CCBC-Essex students have developed a school club to share their passion for fishing

Despite three days of practice and studying past tournaments at Smith Mountain Lake, Michael Duarte and Matthew Iman decided to gamble.

In their first fishing competition representing the Community College of Baltimore County, the two CCBC-Essex students knew they had to take a risk and explore new areas up the Roanoke River, hoping to find more populated spots if they wanted to place well.

And that's what they did.

Duarte and Iman — to their surprise — caught five bass, totaling 17 pounds, 13 ounces, to win the Fishing League Worldwide Fishing Northern Conference opener in late April, setting the foundation for what they plan to grow into a CCBC-recognized club in the...

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