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Dick Winter shows off a 4.6-pound smallmouth bass at Saturday's Fall Classic fishing tournament. Winter was a last-minute substitution to perform the stressful job as tournament weighmaster, weighing all fish. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

14th annual Fall Classic fishing tournament was a family affair

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For Dick Winter, serving as weighmaster at the weekend's 14th annual Fall Classic fishing tournament was a humbling experience.

Winter is usually the impatient fisherman on the other side of the scale, pacing while he waits for his results. He spent nearly two hours Saturday carefully weighing each fish caught on Long Lake. That's what a weighmaster does.


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