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How They Did It: Lake Okeechobee

Updated: May 11, 2010, 7:35 PM ET
By Ed Harp | BASS Insider

The first Southern Open, on massive Lake Okeechobee, was marked by a cold weather practice, gently warming tournament conditions and three anglers who persevered to put together winning bags of bass, as well as another who caught a giant.

Here's how they did it.

Chris Lane(1st place — 41 pounds, 2 ounces)

Practice was tough. I saw 43-degree water. But late on the last day I found a mat with some fish under it. That turned out to be what allowed me to win the tournament. ...

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