On a calm, cool, overcast morning, the 2015-2016 season of the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail concluded on Sunday May 15th with the CTHSTT Championship on Lake Belton. 44 of the finest young anglers in the Central Texas area, paired with 22 outstanding Boat Captains, competed for a share of the $5000.00 in Scholarship Money and other prizes totaling more than $6000.00.
As the sun peered over the horizon, 22 Teams anxious to get started were launched. After a long day on the water and with weigh-in time drawing close and the fans of these fine anglers began to gather, the first team to weigh fish stepped up to the scales. For the next 35 minutes, team after team stepped up to the scales to weigh what they hoped would be the winning weight to take the top spot. As the last team weighed their catch, a total of 79 Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass had been weighed and every team had brought fish to the scales.
First Place and the 2015-2016 CTHSTT Champions went to the Team of Justin Tatum and Hunter Garrett, fishing for Cen-Tex Bass Club, with a total weight of 17.18 lbs. For their efforts each received a Trophy and they will share the $2500.00 in Scholarship Money awarded for 1st Place.
Second Place went to the Team of Cody Barchenger and Ethan Ochea, of Thrall High School, with a total weight of 12.09 lbs. For their efforts each received a Trophy and they will share the $1500.00 in Scholarship Money awarded for 2nd Place.
Third Place went to the Team of Drew Hargrove and Tristen Fletcher from Moody High School with a total weight of 10.53 lbs. For their efforts each received a Trophy and will share the $1000.00 in Scholarship Money awarded for 3rd Place.
Forth Place went to the Team of Mac Mullings and Colton Zahn fishing for Team Tightlines, with a total weight of 9.78 lbs. For their efforts each received a cap from Skeeter Boats, a Rod Glove and a $50.00 Gift Certificate from Dick’s Sporting Goods.
The Team of the Year Award went to Alex Chambers and Preston Pittman, of Team Tightlines, for their efforts in competing in all 5 Qualifying events and accumulating 1150 points to lead the field, each were awarded with a medallion, a cap and Enigma Rod. Congratulations to all the anglers that participated and we are looking forward to the new season which will kick off in August 2016.
It cannot be said enough but we would like to pass along a very special thanks to our Boat Captains. Thank you so very much. "We cannot do what we do without you".
We would also like to thank all those who have supported this Trail and for their continued support of High School Fishing in the Central Texas area.
They are:
• Texas Boat World
• Awards Gallery
• Marine Outlet
• Skeeter Boats
• Al's Super Center
• The Tint Shop
• Top Frog Diesel
• Anything Fiberglass
• Dominator Weights
• Line-X
• Veterans Real Estate
• Holding The Line Guide Service
• E-N-J Horseshoeing
• Steve Bailey Fishing for the donation of the Rod Gloves
caps, and Enigma Rods awarded at the Championship
• PFK Limitless Fishing for the donation of Bow to Stern
samples awarded at the Championship
• Dick’s Sporting Goods for providing the Gift Certificates for
the Championship.
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President / Director of the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail
www.cthstt.com
Coach / C.E.Ellison High School Fishing Team