Carlisle & Hastings Win Texas High School Championship on Lake Palestine
Limits were hard to come by on Saturday, following a front and a couple of days of very strong winds. With temperatures in the upper seventies and the lake temps in the high fifties, many of the bass were moving around in the shallow bay areas and hanging out around trees and grass mats. Most anglers reportedly found their success in less than three feet of water. Brush Hogs, Texas Rigged Worms, Jigs, Craws and even spinnerbaits were all used by the top three teams. Some anglers caught their fish early, while others did not catch their last fish until the last hour of the event. The Rockwell Heath team of Hunter Alexander and Ben Cully only got one keeper bite on Saturday, but it was good enough for the Big Bass of the event at 5-08 pounds.
Will Carlisle & Zachary Hastings took top honors and the Championship with a bag that tipped the scales at 12-15 pounds. The Bullard High School team said most of their fish came “really, really shallow”. Just three ounces behind them in second place was the Marble Falls Team of Craig Dodson & Kaleb Smith with 12-12 pounds. Finishing third to claim the final National Championship spot from this event was the team of Chance Burton & Tyler Bouyer from Brock High School. Their sack of fish weighed in at 11-03 pounds.
These three teams earned a spot in the upcoming High School National Championship event on June 26-30 at Pickwick Lake at Florence, Alabama.
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