Children head to Sterling in search of suckers

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Brooke Urbaniak, 10, of Omer, shows off her catch.
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Young anglers line the bank of the Rifle River.
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Twining native Tyler Krzysiak, 11, waits for a bite.
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Junior Kenney, 5, is shown the different equipment in the tackle box by Josh Sanders of Standish.
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Xaver Wheeler of West Branch, 11, reels in his line.
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Rick Sharp, 4, of Standish, waits for a fish to take his bait.
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Josh Kroczaleski of Omer, 11, patiently waits for a sucker to bite.
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Greg Kohn of Twining helps his son Cody Kohn, 9, prepare his bait.
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Sophia Wanless, 7, of Unionville, waits for a bite.
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Children and their families lined the banks of the Rifle River in Sterling during the Sterling Sportsmen Association's annual youth sucker tournament April 18. The tournament registry was at the Sportsmen's clubhouse, and from there participants tried to find the hot spots along the river. The tournament began at 4 p.m., with weigh-ins scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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