FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — Less than a nickel's weight made the difference between first and second place at a recent fishing tournament in Louisiana.
Daniel Porter of Campbell, Missouri, and Jeremy Aldridge of Batesville, Mississippi brought in 35.93 pounds of crappie, also called white perch.
The difference was one-hundredth of a pound, or 4½ grams. A nickel weighs 5 grams.
Hughes and Riddle won cash and prizes worth $50,750. Porter and Aldridge got $8,300. The tournament paid $137,000 in cash and prizes.
Union Parish and the Lincoln Parish city of Ruston hosted the tournament, which ended Saturday.