What a great way to start the 2015-2016 THSBA season. Because of the huge interest in high school fishing, the THSBA moved into 4 divisions for this year: East, West, Central and Houston.
The East Division kicked off the season on Lake Palestine on September 12, 2015 at The Villages Marina. We had 148 teams fish this event with several new schools joining the THSBA East Division this year.
Congratulations to Trenton Gross & Seth Kutch of White Oak High School took the win with a very nice 5 fish limit weighing 17.73 lbs with the tournament big bass of 7.20 lbs. Nice job, gentlemen!
Rounding out the top 10 in the standings are:
2nd - Jacob Keith & Kane Deloach, Jefferson (12.35)
3rd - Mason Nivens & Nick Fincher, Grand Saline (11.36)
4th - Kevin Haugh & Colton Hatcher, Bullard (11.09)
5th - Tyler Davis & Austin Davis, Whitehouse (11.00)
6th - Michael Huffer & Luke Adkison, Van (10.93)
7th - Devon Anderson & Brandon Lavender, Jacksonville (10.66)
8th - Sheldon Mundt & Austin Sumner, Whitehouse (10.51)
9th - Kolby Brown & Logan Cortez, Winnsboro (9.99)
10th - Dawson Hudman & Hunter Patterson, Quitman (9.61)
White Oak also won the overall team competition, with their top 3 weights coming in at 31.43 lbs. Great way to start a new fishing team!
The top 60% of the field from each division move on their respective THSBA Regional Championships in May 2016 (East vs Houston @ Sam Rayburn and West vs Central @ Richland Chambers). Then the top 50% of both the regionals move on to the THSBA Championship in June 2016 on a lake TBD.
Check out the information for all our divisions at www.texashighschoolbassassn.com