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Robert Fleshman of West Virginia was one of the 346 anglers launching Wednesday morning to begin the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Eastern Regional presented by Magellan Outdoors. Fleshman, who at 86 could be the oldest competitor in B.A.S.S. history, is a non-boater for the Team West Virginia. He's paired in Boat 1 with Florida's Corey Smith. In all, 173 boats took off from the Carroll Ashmore Campbell Marine Complex in Georgetown, SC.
Photo: Andy Canulette