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Marble Falls student-anglers snag Captain’s Cup on Lake Travis

Members of the Marble Falls High School fishing club hold the Captain’s Cup, the prize for winning the Captain’s Cup tournament on Lake Travis on Oct. 10. The team includes Kevin Duggins (left), Blake Lilly, Alex Bennett (hidden), Craig Dodson, Brandon Duggins, Layton White, Colby Orton, Keegan Stoud, Wes Schultz, Austin Pegues, Calvin Todd, Dixon Wehmohls and Kameron Wright. Not Pictured are Blade Beckham, Jarrett Robertson, Morgan Smith and Olivia Delz. Courtesy photo

AUSTIN — The Marble Falls High School fishing club won the Captain’s Cup Tournament hosted by Lake Travis on Oct. 11.

As a result, the Mustangs get to keep the Captain’s Cup trophy for one year.

“It was very rewarding for the Marble Falls anglers when the tournament director announced that the team that traveled the farthest would be going home with the trophy,” coach Craig Orton said. “This is the first time the Mustangs have won the trophy. Most of the anglers were not even aware that there was a trophy to be awarded to the best team.”

Orton said spectators enjoyed watching the anglers race each other to get the cup, noting the fishermen spend a lot of time together and it’s satisfying to see their hard work pay off.

Eighteen anglers represented Marble Falls at the event. Leading anglers in this tournament from Marble Falls were Craig Dodson, Keegan Stroud, Layton White and Dixon Wenmohs. The big bass winner for the club was Blake Lilly.

“Lake Travis is much more difficult to fish compared to Lake LBJ and Lake Marble Falls,” Orton said. “At an average tournament on Lake Marble Falls, a good three-fish bag can be an average of 10 pounds. On Lake Travis, the best five-fish bag was less than eight pounds.”

Marble Falls will host its annual Fall Open on Nov. 21 on Lake LBJ at Blue Briar Park in Granite Shoals. Weigh-in is at 2 p.m.