FROM STAFF REPORTS
AUSTIN — The high school fishing club located at Marble Falls placed the top three anglers and won the team portion of the Big Bass Blast on Lake Austin on Oct. 12.
The event was hosted by Hyde Park High School’s fishing club and drew 39 boats.
The Marble Falls team entered 9 boats and 17 student anglers.
“It was a unique format with focus being on bringing in the largest single bass at the three weigh-in times during the day and also two target weights,” club sponsor Lorna Ellis said. “While we did not bring in the single biggest bass, we wrapped up some other notable honors.”
The Marble Falls team had top three anglers weighing the most total fish during the day.
The team of seniors Austin Ellis and Ben Stripling had the most bass weighed for the event at 12 pounds and 2.5 ounces. Ellis also took the prize for catching the bass that weighed closest to the target weight of 1.5 pounds. His weighed exactly 1.5 pounds.
The next tournament is the Fall Open on Lake LBJ on Nov. 2. The event is expected to draw teams from Houston and East Texas along with the 60 student anglers that make up the local fishing club.
RESULTS: 1. Jarrett Robertson, 7.5438 individual total weight; 2. Ben Stripling, 6.8125 individual total weight; 3. Lyle Schmidt, 6.8 individual total weights
UP NEXT: Fall Open tournament at the boat ramp on Lake LBJ beginning at the Bluebrier Street in Granite Shoals on Nov. 9 at first light