Paul Smith’s students hook bass title

Jon Herrman and Taylor West pose with The Bass Federation championship trophy for New York State on Oct. 1. The pair won the state championships on Lake Champlain with a combined total weight of 20.41 pounds on five bass. With the win, West and Herrman qualified to represent New York State in The Bass Federation Collegiate Nationals in 2018. The men won $1,000 in the championship, and have earned more than $1,200 for the program so far this fall. (Photo provided)