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# Farley's Fishing

Fred Farley spent his summers up north in a cottage on Stoney Lake. There, he often debated with his friends what type of bait was best to use for the fish in the waters. He decided one year to hold a fishing tournament with the best fishers on the lake, each using a different casting lure. 5 men competed (Fred Farley was NOT one of them) and points were awarded in four categories to determine a winner:

Greatest total Weight of fish caught: 4 points

Greatest Number of fish caught: 3 points

Largest Fish: 2 points

Second-largest fish: 1 point

Winning more than one category: 1 bonus point

Two fishermen did not win any of the categories and first place ended up being a tie between two men who received the same amount of points.

From the statements below, determine the first and last name of each of the contestants, what casting lure was used, and who won each category.

1. Mike (who was one of the category winners), Mr. Black (who is not Terry), and the one that used the plastic worm live near each other.

2. Vick, who did not win the total weight category, did not use the spinner bait; nor did Mr. McNess.

3. The one that used the weighted jig, who was not Terry, did not win any of the categories.

4. Neither Sam nor Mr. Larson live near any of the other three contestants, nor did either use a spinner bait or deep-running crank bait.

5. The fisherman who won the largest-fish category, who was not Mr. Smith, used spinner bait.

6. Mr. Jones, who caught the most fish, did not use a deep-running crank bait.

7. Both Mr. McNess (who did not use a deep running crank bait) and Terry (who did not use a plastic worm) had boat trouble and started after the others.

8. A wounded-minnow was used as one of the casting lures, and Kevin was one of the contestants.

Greatest total Weight of fish caught: 4 points

Greatest Number of fish caught: 3 points

Largest Fish: 2 points

Second-largest fish: 1 point

Winning more than one category: 1 bonus point

Two fishermen did not win any of the categories and first place ended up being a tie between two men who received the same amount of points.

From the statements below, determine the first and last name of each of the contestants, what casting lure was used, and who won each category.

1. Mike (who was one of the category winners), Mr. Black (who is not Terry), and the one that used the plastic worm live near each other.

2. Vick, who did not win the total weight category, did not use the spinner bait; nor did Mr. McNess.

3. The one that used the weighted jig, who was not Terry, did not win any of the categories.

4. Neither Sam nor Mr. Larson live near any of the other three contestants, nor did either use a spinner bait or deep-running crank bait.

5. The fisherman who won the largest-fish category, who was not Mr. Smith, used spinner bait.

6. Mr. Jones, who caught the most fish, did not use a deep-running crank bait.

7. Both Mr. McNess (who did not use a deep running crank bait) and Terry (who did not use a plastic worm) had boat trouble and started after the others.

8. A wounded-minnow was used as one of the casting lures, and Kevin was one of the contestants.

### Hint

Since only 3 of the contestants won the 4 categories, one of them won two and earned a bonus point. Since there were two first places, the only possible outcome was that they both received 4 points. Therefore, one contestant won the total weight category (4 points), and another won the largest, second largest category and earned a bonus point (2 + 1 + 1 points).### Answer

Kevin Black, spinner bait, largest fish and second largest fish category, bonus for winning two categories, 4 points.Mike Smith, crank bait, total weight, 4 points

Sam McNess, weighted jig, no category, 0 points

Terry Larson, wounded minnow bait, no category, 0 points

Vick Jones, plastic worm, most fish, 3 points.

From 1: Mike won a category, is not Mr. Black, and did not use the plastic worm. Mr. Black is not Mike or Terry and did not use the plastic worm.

From 2: Vick is not Mr. Mc Ness, did not win total weight and did not use the spinner bait. Mr. McNess did not use the spinner bait.

From 3: Terry did not use the weighted jig. The weighted jig won no category.

From 4: Sam is not Larson or Black, and did not use the spinner, deep running crank or plastic worm bait. Mr. Larson is not Mike, and did not use the spinner, deep running crank or plastic worm bait.

From 5: Mr. Smith did not win the largest fish or use the spinner bait. The largest fish was caught using the spinner bait.

Since Vick and Sam did not use the spinner, they did not win the largest fish category. Since Mike won a category, he did not use the jig.

From 6: Mr. Jones won the most fish and, therefore, did not use the spinner bait, did not use the deep running crank bait either. Therefore, Black used the spinner and was the largest fish winner. Since Vick did not win the largest fish, by elimination, Kevin is Mr. Black.

From 7: Mr. McNess is not Terry and did not use a deep running crank bait. Therefore, Smith could have only used the crank bait. Terry did not use a worm. Therefore, Vick used the worm and Sam used the weighted jig (and therefore won no category).

The worm (used by Vick) was thereby only used by either McNess or Jones, and since 2 says Vick is not Mc Ness, Vick is therefore Jones.

Terry, then, is Larson and won no category. Mike then wins the total weight category.

Then by summing up the leftover information, Terry uses the minnow and leaves Mike with the deep-running crank bait. That, in turn, makes Mike's last name Smith. Sam is then McNess.

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