It has been more than three years since Nolan Miller was fishing with his dad and the opportunities since then to enjoy the sport had been few and far between.

Excuses were sitting there ready-made then, for not finishing in the money at the Celebrity Walleye Classic on Saturday at Lake Poinsett.

Instead the 12-year-old, in company with adult friends Justin Welch, Matt McDowell and Jarrod Fredericks, took seventh place out of more than 55 boats in the competition. There was no need for excuses.

“I thought it was pretty cool that I was able to do that,” Miller said. “The tournament started at around 7 a.m. and we were out there until about 4. We caught a bunch of fish.”

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