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Point Breeze narrows gap to become ‘Ultimate Fishing Town’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Jaylene Dersham, 8, of Batavia waits for her uncle James Soggs of Batavia to put a worm on her hook on Sunday while they were fishing from the pier at Oak Orchard Harbor.

POINT BREEZE – Point Breeze has narrowed the gap, but still trails in a contest to be declared the “Ultimate Fishing Town.”

Cape Hatteras, NC, and Grand Lake, CO, are both ahead of Point Breeze in an on-line contest by the World Fishing Network. On Friday at noon, Point Breeze was down about 3,200 votes to Cape Hatteras. As of 9 a.m. this morning, the Orleans County fishing community was within about 2,000 votes of first place. Grand Lake holds about a 600-vote lead on Point Breeze.

The contest ends on Friday. The winner receives $25,000 to be spent on fishing-related improvements to their port, plus the community will be featured by the World Fishing Network.

To vote, click here.

Tera Bonner of Corfu fishes in the Oak Orchard River at Point Breeze on Sunday.