Braving what was to be a cold and wet day, 26 High School Anglers hit the water as they competed in the second of four qualifying events sponsored by the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail. At the conclusion of the National Anthem, on Sunday the 8th of March, 13 teams were launched into a cold, rainy morning in the hopes of putting together a pattern that would put a limit of fish in their livewells. With low lake levels, and a colder then normal spring, the bite on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir was sure to be tough. As weigh-in time approached and teams heading to the scales with their days catch, 7 of the 13 managed to put fish in their boat. After all the fish had been weighed the team of Cole Laxon and Zack Wilson of Belton High School topped the field with a 3 fish sack totaling 5.16lbs. Coming in 2nd was the team of Hunter Garrett and Justin Tatum from Salado High School, with a 2 fish sack totaling 5.08lbs. The teams big bass was a nice 3.10lbs Smallmouth. Holding on to take the 3rd spot was the team of Cody Barchenger and Ethan Ochoa from Thrall High School with a 2 fish sack weighting 4.24lbs. This is Cody’s and Ethan’s second top 3 finishes. Big Bass honors went the Nathan Price from Ellison High School with a nice 3.38lbs Largemouth. All of the days catches were released alive to fight again another day. The Central Texas High School Tournament Trail’s next event will be on the 4th of April and will have these young anglers once again putting their skills to the test on Lake Belton. The Central Texas High School Tournament Trail staff would like to thank all it’s sponsors, the boat captains and the anglers that make this all possible.