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Wellman takes lead

Updated: September 16, 2010, 7:33 PM ET
By David Hunter Jones | Bassmaster.com

With weights lower than expected at the season-ending 2010 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Open, Nate Wellman of Newaygo, Mich., surprised everyone -- himself included -- when he toted 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to the scales. Wellman's total put him more than 1 pound in front of second-place Kyle Walling of Fisherville, Ky.

"I had an OK practice, so I was hoping for 10-12 pounds a day," Wellman said. "I caught a fish or two off of every one of my spots, but I executed poorly. I had 10 bites ...

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