Local high school anglers hold top two spots in NELAHS series

Local prep fishermen hold down the top two spots in the chase for “Angler of the Year” honors after completion of the Northeast Louisiana High School Angler tournament held at Lake Claiborne on Saturday, March 19th.

After five events and with one more to go, Gage Struben and Hagen Carter are on top of the leaderboard among northeast Louisiana prep anglers with 455.35 points. Landin Chatham and Taylor Chatham are next with 439.64 points. To date tournaments have been held twice on the Ouachita River, Lake D’Arbonne and Lake Claiborne. The final tourney will take place at Caney Lake. 

Cameron and Christian Trichel took top honors at Lake Claiborne with five fish weighing 18.82 pounds, including the big bass that top the scales at 8.18 pounds. Struben and Carter came in second with Maddox Williams and Eddie Hyatt Jr. taking third. 

NELAHS Angler of the Year Standings.

NELAHS Lake Claiborne Tournament Standings

First Place

Second Place


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