First place: Dillon King and Kody Kelly of Livingston Parish Bassmasters with 9.89 pounds.
Second place: Chris Chandler and Gabe Jones of South Beauregard High with 9.76 pounds.
Third place: Alex Murray and Brayden Wood of Sam Houston High with 9.66 pounds.
On May 3rd, high school teams competed at Clinton Lake for a spot in the IBN High School Championship this coming June. The weather cooperated, and so did the fish. Benton High School's Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney came to the scale in a big way with a five-fish limit at 16.17 pounds to take 1st place at the event.
Lemont High School’s Jack Lambert and Tommy Rimbo took 2nd with 9.90 pounds, and Jack had Big Bass for 4.19 pounds. Aurora Christian grabbed 3rd with 9.03 lbs.
These three teams now qualify to compete at the 2014 IBN High School Championship on June 29th at Lake Springfield. The top two teams from the Championship will move on to compete at the Bassmaster High School Championship for $60,000 in college scholarships and a new Triton boat.
The second annual Bassmaster High School Open will be held June 20-21, 2014, at Douglas Lake in Dandridge, Tennessee. Thousands of dollars will be given away in scholarships and prizes. Registration is now open. You must register by May 21. If you have any questions, please contact Hank Weldon at 205-313-0900. Get registered today by clicking here.
High school anglers Chris Carnes, Lenny Smathers and Dakota Shaw's first fish of Wednesday practice! Photo by Chris Carnes.
Beau Ashcraft and Shawn Zellers of Wabash Valley Bassmasters with Miss Alabama.
Ben Stone and Christopher Bensel of Dixie High School trying to finish out a limit on Lay Lake.
Clinton High School's Ryan Winchester and Justin Burris are now culling.
The Dixie High School team from South Carolina has reported in with a nice 4-pounder.
Bass Assassins Beau and Shawn take a break from the excitement to admire the fish in the livewell.
Photo: Darin Ashcraft