On a cold, wet and windy morning, as most Boat Captains were still drying out from the F4F tournament on Saturday, launched 20 Middle School and High School teams in the second of five qualifying events held by the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail. As weigh-in time approached the rain let up, but the wind didn't and speculation as to what it would take to win was soon put to rest as the first team bringing fish to the scale, tipped the scales at 8.09lbs. As teams made their way to the scales, all reported catching fish with most of them weighing in large sacks. As the scales closed the team of Cody Crabb and Garrett Crabb of Thrall High School took first place honors a 5 fish limit weighting 11.27lbs. Right behind them in second place was the team of Preston Pitman of Eastern Hill Middle School and Alex Chambers of Memorial Christian Academy with a 5 fish limit weighting in at 9.65lbs. Taking the third spot at this event was the team of Heath Hutka and Luke Parmer both from Holland ISD, with a 3 fish sack weighting 8.09lbs. The team also took Big Bass honors with a nice fish tipping the scales at 4.08lbs.
Congratulations to all the anglers that braved the weather and a special thanks to all the Boat Captains that came out in support of these fine young fisherman and fisherwoman. Without people like you to support these kids, none of this would be possible. We would also like to thank Renee Bustilloz for once again taking some amazing pictures and to Rick Smith of Marine Outlet in Temple Texas for helping warm up everyone with hot chocolate. If you’re looking for a new boat or need yours serviced stop by and see Rick and his staff at Marine Outlet. Like he always says “at Marine Outlet, you only need to add water”. The third qualifying event of the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail will be held on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir on the 22nd of November. Hope to see you there. If you are interested in volunteering as a boat captain or would like information on how you can become involved with this trail contact Henry Niemiec at Killeenisd.org or call 254-368-0294.
President / Director of the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail
Coach / C.E.Ellison High School Fishing Team