Lake Bob Sandlin Winners

As the boat captain I had it in my head this was going to be a tough day. We hadn't been on the lake in three months. So we were basically fishing blind. The weather prior to the tournament had been stable for a few days, then of course the front came through that night and here come the bright blue bird skies and 20mph winds. I told the boys it was going to be tough, but they needed to stay focused and watch for the subtle bite. I have a spot that I fish anytime I'm on Bob Sandlin, it's good for five fish normally. So that's where we were headed. As we left the ramp I had a gut feeling to let the boys fish a point and pocket where the wind was blowing into.

After :45min of no luck we decided to head to our original spot. I was worried other anglers might already be there. To my surprise there was nobody there. I told the boys this feels right, get up there and catch em.

15min. In there were no bites and it's pushing 8am,the sun was still not breaking the trees and the boys were running out of "prime time" I suggested they switch to soft plastic and go slow, next thing I know Trent Foster is reeling in the largest bass of the tournament at 6.76lbs.

While Trent and I are getting the fish in the livewell James Roraback  sets the hook on a 4.5lber so Trent helps him land his fish and we get it in the box. I high five both boys and tell them they have a great start!! Shortly Trent catches another keeper making our total 3 fish. Not long after James sets the hook again and it's another big fish 5.5lb, now we have four. I told them to stay at it and get number 5.

James catches another nice 2.5lber and we have our limit. I look at the time and it is 8:27.

It took these boys just :27 minutes to catch their 20.30lb sack and we will all three remember it forever.

They caught 1 more fish the rest of the day. 


The team of Trent Foster - James Roraback From Jerrerson weighed in 20.30, with a big bass of 6.77 for 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.