Cherry releases a keeper (yeah, that's right)

After starting near San Miguel State Park, Cherry relocated and finally landed his first keeper. But he tossed the fish back over the side.

"It was probably 14 inches, but it's not gonna help me today," Cherry said.

He said he didn't want to risk keeping the fish and having it die. B.A.S.S. rules don't allow anglers to cull dead fish.