Louisiana High School BASS Nation held its 1st annual “High School Hawg Fest” at Caney Lake in Jackson Parish and the tournament absolutely lived up to its name. With the recent winter storm and subsequent warming trend, the spawn on Caney lake was delayed just enough to be primed and ready for 130 high school and Junior Bassmasters teams to put their skills to the test.
Walker High School Team of Tyler Covington and Brantley Tate took the top honors bringing a whopping 23.58 pound, 5 bass limit to the scales. They anchored their bag with a hefty 7.04 pound largemouth. The second place team of Wade Roberts and Zachary Lambert from Barbe High School were close behind with a huge limit and another Caney Lake “Hawg” that anchored their 22.26 pound bag at 7.21 pounds.
In third place and only .14 pounds behind second, was the Ponchatoula High team of Peyton Waller and CJ Gatlin who managed a five fish limit for 22.12 pounds. They also anchored their bag with a nice kicker weighing 5.92 pounds. The fourth place team of Jackson Crouch and Landon Miller of Southside High anchored their 19.51 pound bag with an 8.03 pound “lunker,” which was the big bass of the tournament. No local or area schools had an entry. For a complete listing of tournament results go to: https://www.louisianahighschoolbassnation.com/