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Published: Sunday, August 06, 2017 @ 9:14 PM
FERRISBURGH, Vt. — Chase Stokes picked up his first rod and reel when he was a year-and-half old.
Stokes was using nightcrawler for bait and shore fishing for anything that might bite in April when he felt the pole almost being pulled from his hands.
He was fighting a state record carp.
“I was just about tired out and got it to shore almost and it took right back off,” Stokes told the Rutland Herald.”It did that about three times. I knew it was going to be the biggest carp I ever caught.”
The 40-inch long fish weighed in at 33.25 pounds. Vermont Fish and Wildlife confirmed the catch recently, making it the new state record.
Stokes, a sixth-grader, is somewhat of a fishing prodigy.
“He loves to fish. That’s his life passion. It keeps him going. He fishes nonstop, every waking moment,” said Shawn Good, a fisheries biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. “When he’s not in school, he has a fishing rod in his hand.”
This boy will be able to tell the story about how he caught that really, really big fish in the Otter Creek - and... https://t.co/EPbspe7ajx— Rutland Herald (@RutlandHerald) August 6, 2017
Stokes has more fish in the state’s master angler program than any other fisherman, Good said.
“Since 2010, when we first introduced the program, we have accepted and approved 4,887 trophy fish entries,” Good said. “And Chase Stokes has 439 of those, almost 10 percent. But here is an even more interesting thing. All of his fishing is from the shore. People think you need a boat, but he’s doing all of this while fishing from the bank.”
And what’s Stokes’ favorite fish to land?
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 8:18 PM
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:43 PM
— Legendary actor Morgan Freeman was presented with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards — one of the most prestigious honors in the entertainment industry — which was given to him by longtime colleague and friend Rita Moreno.
“Morgan is way more than just an actor, narrator, producer, humanitarian. This man is a national treasure,” Moreno said.
When he came to the stage, the 80-year-old icon traded a few playful jokes with Moreno, before moving on to the thank you’s.
“These moments in one’s life usually will call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try,” said Freeman. “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history.”
But towards the end of his speech, Freeman commented on the SAG award statue:
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 7:11 PM
BARSTOW, Calif. — Former Disney Channel star Orlando Brown was recently arrested following what authorities say was a violent altercation at an apartment in California.
The 30-year-old “That’s So Raven” actor was reportedly engaged in a dispute with his girlfriend and his girlfriend’s mother when an officer from the Barstow Police Department arrived on the scene at around 8 a.m. Thursday.
The officer realized there were active arrest warrants on Brown and his girlfriend’s mother, so they were both arrested and booked into the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Barstow Jail, according to a police press release.
Brown’s bail was set at $25,000.
Published: Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 5:39 PM
LAS VEGAS — John Coleman, who helped found and develop The Weather Channel, died Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 83.
Coleman, a longtime weatherman, innovated the position when he started at Good Morning America, according to the Washington Post.
Coleman started The Weather Channel in 1981 with Joseph D’Aleo. Coleman left the network and continued forecasting on stations in New York and Chicago. He last worked in San Diego until he retired in 2014, according to the Washington Post.
We are deeply saddened to report that longtime KUSI weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, John Coleman has passed away at age 83.— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 21, 2018
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