Anglers from Barbe High School in Lake Charles used a five-fish limit last weekend to win the Louisiana State High School Fishing Championship on Sibley Lake.
Hunter Keller and Nick Nocilla used a mix of crankbaits and a Senko to weigh-in 11 pounds and 7 ounces to take the title by only 5 ounces from anglers with Oak Hill High School.
“We are just thrilled to have won this event,” said Nocilla, a junior. “We caught most of our fish ripping square-bill crankbaits through the grass, and mixed in a few on a Yamamoto Senko.”
In addition to Barbe’s anglers, the top five teams on Sibley Lake will advance to the conference championship on the Arkansas River in October.
The second through fifth place teams were:
2. Oak Hill High School – Wesley Holt and Colby Miller, five bass, 11-2.
3. Natchitoches Central High School – Nicholas Wiggins and Lane Possoit, five bass, 11-1.
4. Natchitoches Central High School – Dylan Poche and Reagan Maxey, five bass, 10-15.
5. Benton High School – Cade Gordon and Haden Craig, three bass, 10-2.
For complete tournament results, click here.
The 2015 Louisiana State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person team event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season.
The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, on July 8-11.
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