Nice keeper

Riley Falcon, Zack Clark of Assumption High School. 

They think we're just fishing

More important than catching any fish is making memories with these two! Something I will try not to take for granted. Thank you, Bass, for the opportunity to spend time with my son!

Time to cull

Tyler Christy and Tyler Lubbat from Buffalo Grove, IL have a limit in the well. 

ACA with a limit

ACA with our first limit of year woohoo Hunter Wilkins and Will Hardin Miller

Gotta’ love BassTrakk!

A quick glance at the presumed leaderboard has three teams seemingly above all others and perhaps with the best chance to win the Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School Central Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Scott Springer and Trust Say of Illinois appear to have the current lead with a five-bass limit in the livewell that weighs 15 pounds, 15 ounces. It’s important to stress that the lead is “current” because the board is almost constantly in flux.

They are trailed closely by another pair of Illinois anglers (Tyler Lubbatt and Tyler Christy) with five bass believed to weigh 14-10. Beau Browning, whose dad Stephen is a mainstay on the Elite Series, is teamed with fellow Arkansan Cole Lamb and currently in third with 14-8.

That trio of teams has what at appears to be at least a 5-pound lead on the other 200-plus tandems in this tournament. But there’s plenty of time (two full hours) for that to change. The weather has warmed considerably with temperatures in the mid 60s and the wind blowing from the north at about 9 MPH. That’s enough breeze to kick up small waves on Toledo Bend and there’s an audible sound from around the reservoir with water hitting the shoreline.

Can’t make it to northwest Louisiana to catch the 3 p.m. weigh-in? You can watch all the action right here on the live stream on, which will be followed by pictures of the top teams and a story on the eventual champion and what they did to win the tournament.

ACA on the board

With two keepers so far for Hunter Wilkins and Will Hardin Miller

Murky start for young anglers

The young anglers competing in the Mossy Oak Bassmaster High School Central Open presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods were delayed only 17 minutes this morning by a mixture of fog and low-level clouds that kept things quite murky around Toledo Bend Reservoir in northwestern Louisiana.

The soupy stuff finally lifted, though, and more than 200 boats (each carrying a pair of anglers and an observer) headed onto this famed fishery. The teams will give it all they have for one solid day and the duo with the heaviest bag later today will take home the title.

Agreeable weather is worth noting after the final day of the Carhartt College Central Tour presented by Bass Pro Shops was canceled here yesterday. The fog was so dense at spots on Toledo Bend on Saturday that visibility was at less than 100 feet in some places.

Not today. The high school anglers are expected to fish underneath partly cloudy skies with temperatures in the upper 50s this morning. The sun is expected to punch through the clouds about noon and warm things up a few degrees more, but everything is on target for a pleasant weigh-in at 3 p.m. CST. There is zero precipitation forecast.

That’s good news for not only the high school anglers and their coaches, but the many families (siblings, parents, grandparents, friends) who traveled to Toledo Bend this weekend to watch their favorite fishers in action.

You can watch it unfold too, right here on  Live streaming video of the weigh-in at Cypress Bend Park will start at 3 p.m. CST. Pictures of the top teams and a story capturing the winning team’s day will follow soon after weigh-in has concluded.