Cliff residents Tommy Harveston and Ric Hayward were fishing near Gaines Bend when Hayward caught a 7.15-pound black bass on a top water lure.
Hayward said the fish was a personal best.
“I was unable to fish in the Hell’s Gate Bass Club tournament last Sunday” Hayward said, adding that the catch came two days later and sort of made up for not being able to fish the tournament.
Hayward reported that several impressive catches have been made not only of bass but stripers, sand bass and cat fish.


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