TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL
BASS ASSOCIATION

NEWS RELEASES

Hill Country Division Canyon Lake Winners 10-5-19

Preston:

It was around 11:00 and had been a while since we had a fish in the boat. On my last cast, I backlashed a little bit.  As I pulled out the backlash my slack just went away, so I quickly set the hook.  At first it felt like I was just reeling in a tree limb, but then we saw the line start to move to the right.  That’s when I knew it was a fish, but we assumed it was a catfish because of how it was staying on the bottom of the lake.  As the fish got closer and we were able to see it, we were almost certain it was a catfish because of the gigantic head.  All of a sudden the bass jumped out of the water right next to the boat.  After a few minutes of fighting the fish, I finally landed it in the boat.  It was perfect timing to net it because when we got it in the boat, the hook fell out.  This was a joyful moment and also a kind of scary moment because knowing how close that fish was from getting away.  Also, knowing how it would’ve affected the outcome of the tournament really is crazy.  Overall it was an amazing fish, and I’m glad I was able to catch it.

 

Preston Waltisperger & Matt Kosub with Captain Josh from La Vernia

Preston won heaviest fish (7.21 lbs, 23.5")

Team won heaviest stringer with 10.94 lbs.

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.