Lake Ray Hubbard Winners Metroplex

Hey it’s Brigg! We really didn’t have much to fish since in prefish we couldn’t find many. We decided to start on the dam instead of going up into the river because we knew it would be packed. We were a little late on the morning bite since we got out on the water at around 7:20. We didn’t think much of the swim bait bite since we were focusing on jerkbait and squarebill. But we decided to try a 4’ swimbait. Our first fish was a huge confidence plus for Ben and I. We started to target 8-10 FOW and that’s where they were sitting. We decided to stay on the spot the entire day after getting 3 fish and some bites. It wasn’t til 10-11 when Ben hooked up with the 9.71. I knew that fish is what we needed to have a chance at winning the tournament. When Ben landed it, we were all so pumped, not only because the size of the fish, but because that fish could of led us to our first THSBA win. After around 1:30, we decided to call it a day because we were so cold and thought we had enough to win it! It was crazy when we weighed the fish that they went 27 lbs. that was the biggest sack Ben and I have to put together in tournament and i couldn’t be happier for him on catching the 9.71! The day was absolute crazy in all of our minds and we will never forget every moment of that day.

The team of Ben Burnett and Brigg Bates from Arlington High had 5 for 27.06 with a 9.71 kicker fish. This fish also won big bass of the event. This ended up being the third largest bag THSBA a weighted in at a event. 


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.