TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL
BASS ASSOCIATION

NEWS RELEASES

Central Division Lake Palestine Winners 9/21/19

From: Landen Akin

 

"This tournament began like every other tournament. My eyes hardly open from being up at 3:00 in the morning, but all that changed around 11:00. Leading up to the Big Fish, we caught 2 fish around 2 pounds each and I also caught a 7 lb. We were in the middle of the lake fishing around points, rocks and docks, We was using shad colored, square bill crank baits. My partner Lane Fouse hung a dock so we went between two docks to get him unhung. I looked to the right and saw a shad bust and a boil in the water. I quickly cast under the dock and as soon as my bait hit the water my rod bent like I've never seen before. I got him out from under the dock and took my time getting him in the net. When I saw him hit the deck of the boat, a feeling of joy and relief hit me. I caught my personal best, and 8.09 lb in the very first tournament of the year."

 

Lane Fouse

 

"We caught the big fish around 11:00 in the morning flipping crank baits under the docks. Landen and I have been fishing for a very long time, but this is the first year we became partners. Walking on that stage and weighing in that monster was the greatest feeling I have felt in a long time. I think Landen and I make a great team, we work together really well and plan on doing our very best to represent Quinlan Ford HS.

 

The team of Lane Fouse - Landon Akin forn Quinlan Ford had 21.58 with a 8.09 kicker fish to take the win. 

 

It is the goal of the Texas High School Bass Association to provide a venue where high school students have the opportunity to compete in organized tournaments while establishing strict guide lines and academic standards that will allow our student anglers to excel in the class room and on the lake.