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Mynderse students fishing at nationals

Two Mynderse Academy students will be casting their lines into Kentucky Lake in search of some elusive bass.

This is not a typical summer vacation fishing trip for incoming freshman Brody Herron, 14, and recent graduate C.J. Zerniak, 18. The two members of the Mynderse Academy Bass Fishing Club qualified earlier this year for the Bassmaster High School Championship by placing first in points in the New York State B.A.S.S. (Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society) Nation High School Team Trail series.

The Mynderse team is among about 300 high school teams competing. Today is their first day of competition, but they got a taste of the challenge ahead during practice rounds earlier this week on the 184-mile long lake — a man-made reservoir.

On Tuesday, the boys and their captain/coach Mike Morrin (husband of Seneca Falls Middle School teacher Mel Morrin) awoke at 4:30 a.m. to get out on the lake by 6 a.m. By early afternoon the outdoor temperature was 90 degrees and the water temperature was about 85, said Morrin.

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