Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Angler wins big tourney.(Outdoors & Recreation)

Byline: Bill Dyroff For the Journal

* Billy Graves came back from a bad first day to win in a borrowed boat

Sun Country Bass Association's 2000 Championship tournament was won in late October by Billy Graves of Albuquerque the hard way.

On the first of three days of competition at huge Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas, Graves' outboard motor quit at a crucial time. While about 45 miles away from the weigh-in location, the motor "locked up." Graves, unable to make it to the weigh-in, lost a whole day of fishing.

Then came help.

Graves was contending in the boater (often called the professional) category of Sun Country, meaning he had to provide his own boat. …

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