Fourteen teams showed up for the Buckhorn Reservoir – High School Team Tournament, hosted by the Clayton High bass club. The open event, consisting of two high school anglers and one adult boat captain, included teams from Clayton, North Johnston, South Johnston, Corinth Holders, and Hunt high schools. A first of it’s kind for the area, the tournament event allowed these young fishermen a chance to test their bass angling skills against fellow high school competitors while learning valuable lessons and techniques from their adult boat captains. Valuable prizes and trophies were handed out to the top four teams.
Using a combination of lipless crank baits and jigs for their pattern, North Johnston anglers, Tyler Little and Chase Crocker stole the show with a massive weight of 21.30 pounds for their five fish catch. Crocker also landed the lunker for the event with a bass tipping the scales at 7.64 pounds. Little and Crocker were awarded matching first place trophies and each received a rod & reel combo for their finish. Crocker added an additional trophy to his collection for the lunker award.
Clayton anglers, Zach Greene and Mason Medlin, settled into the second position with their overall catch of 13.09 pounds. Greene and Medlin were rewarded for their efforts with matching second place trophies and tackle bags.
Ethan Howard and Chris Chavez, another team from the Clayton High club, filled the third position with their catch of 9.81 pounds earning the two anglers a pair of tackle bags of their own.
Landing in the fourth position with 8.45 pounds was the Clayton High tandem of Cameron Reynolds and Rodney Rowe. Reynolds and Rowe also earned a pair of tackle bags for their finish.
Trophy prizes were donated by The Trophy Connection of Wilson, NC. First place through third place product awards were donated by Outdoor Accessories Unlimited of Kenly, NC.
|5th Place||Josh Tutt / Josepth Wittington – (Clayton)||7.61 lbs|
|6th Place||Braxton Chase / Camden Hogg – (Corinth Holders)||5.23 lbs|
|7th Place||Tyler Parker / Cobi Taylor – (Corinth Holders)||5.07 lbs|
|8th Place||Quinton Carwell / JT Palazzolo – (Clayton)||4.52 lbs|
|9th Place||Lewis Baker / Ashton Skinner – (Hunt)||4.21 lbs|
|10th Place||Chase Stanley / Dale McGee – (South Johnston)||3.62 lbs|
|11th Place||Garrett Boyette / Estevan Gutierrez – (Corinth Holders)||2.09 lbs|
|12th Place||Camdyn Coblentz / Andrew Coblentz – (Clayton)||1.37 lbs|
|13th Place (Tie)||Austin Himmel / Zac Jones – (Corinth Holders)||N/S|
|13th Place (Tie)||John Lerena / Roman Fontaine – (Clayton)||N/S|
Food items and door prizes greeted the participants during the afternoon weigh-in session. Every participating angler received four bags of soft plastic lures, compliments of Culprit lures. Random drawings granted prizes from Ranger Boats, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited, Culprit lures, and Five County Bassmasters club members.
Collins Inc. – Bass For Cash Series provided all weigh-in equipment and scoring.
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