In sports there is something called a “home field advantage.” Statistics prove that this is actually more than just a play on words, as more often than not, the team that competes in surroundings they are familiar with comes out victorious. Their is no disputing that it is good to have a home “lake” advantage as well. This was proven after Landin Chatham and Ben Ramsey of Weston High School took first place in the inaugural Region One LHSAA Bass Fishing Regional Tournament held at Caney Lake. The pair took top honors over 38 teams by landing a five fish stringer that weighed 31.10 pounds. Chatham also won the “big bass” competition with a “Caney Lake Lunker” that topped the scales at 10.06 pounds.
“We were out like 8 hours today, and we came in pretty good with a good bag,” Chatham said. “It was fun and exciting for sure,” Ramsey added
The event was one of four LHSAA regional tournaments that were held across the state. Region 2 was held on Toledo Bend Reservoir, Region 3 at the Atchafalaya Basin and Region 4 anglers fished at Bayou Segnette in Westwego, LA. The top 10 boats from each regional advance to the LHSAA state championship tourney that is scheduled for April 3-4 on Cross Lake in Shreveport. Complete tournament results can be found on the LHSAA website.