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Fish Tales Abound in 'Liars Contest'

Updated: Friday, July 18 2014, 12:41 AM EDT
Fish Tales Abound in
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WPMI) In the run-up to the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, some of the areas best liars, young and old, battled for the best fish tale in the annual Liars Contest on Dauphin Island Thursday night.

There were tales of breaded fish, catfish, octopus and recipes to keep the audience laughing.

In the end, there could only be one winner, but all of the contestants had their

"I've just practiced it for four years and thought I could do it.," said runner-up Sumerlyn Reinhart, "I had my friend help me practice and come up with it."

When asked what he did to prepare the winning lie, first-place trophy winner Phillip Hamilton said, "Years of training, I really have to thank all of the guys I work with down at ABM Terminals, and you know with the longshoremen, of course I get a good training there."

When asked his secret over the years, he laughed, "It takes listening to a lot of B.S."

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo runs July 18-20 and is expected to attract 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators in what is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Fish Tales Abound in 'Liars Contest'
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