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The Purolator Big Bass awards

Updated: May 9, 2005, 4:55 PM ET
By Robert Montgomery | Special to Bassmaster.com

Dean Perkins 9 poundsDay 1 Big Bass and Big Bass of the TournamentTotal payout: $1,400

What lure did you use to catch the fish? Perkins: I caught the bass on a watermelon red Brush Hawg.

How were you working the bait? Perkins: I was retrieving the bait very, very slowly on a Carolina rig, with a 1/2-ounce weight and 30 inches of 15-pound-test leader.

What kind of water were you fishing? Perkins: I was fishing a main-lake point, in about 25 feet of water.

When did you catch ...

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