Marble Falls bass fishing team gearing up for two tourneys

Dustan Oustad (left) and Chris Hooten of the Marble Falls High School bass fishing team hold several largemouth they caught that helped them win the Inks Lake club tournament Jan. 25. Oustad also took the honor of big bass for catching the tournament's heaviest fish. Courtesy photo

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BURNET — The Marble Falls High School bass fishing team conducted a club tournament at Inks Lake on Jan. 25 as members prepare for two upcoming outings, including the state championship.

Organizers said anglers dealt with more than the usual challenges during the Inks Lake club event.

“(It was) a brutally cold start but finished much better at weigh-in with the 13 boats bringing in 14 nice keepers to the scales,” team sponsor Lorna Ellis said.

The club will hold the Winter Open on Feb. 22 at Lake LBJ, which is the site of the 2014 Student Angler Federation Texas High School Fishing State Championship. The February competition will give anglers a chance to fish on the lake before the state event March 14-16.

Email Ellis at ellisbl@aol.com to help or for more information.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

Colby Orton (right) and Brandon Duggins of the Marble Falls High School bass fishing team show the fish they caught during the Inks Lake Club tournament Jan. 25. They finished in second place. Courtesy photo
Colby Orton (right) and Brandon Duggins of the Marble Falls High School bass fishing team show the fish they caught during the Inks Lake Club tournament Jan. 25. They finished in second place. Courtesy photo

RESULTS: 1, Dustan Oustad and Chris Hooten, 9 pounds and 9.5 ounces; 2, Brandon Duggins and Colby Orton, 5 pounds and 10.5 ounces; 3, Jordan Childress and Hunter Delz, 5 pounds and 7.5 ounces. Big bass  – Oustad

UP NEXT: First light Feb. 22, Winter Open on Lake LBJ, 200 Wirtz Dam Road in Horseshoe Bay