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Haughton High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Open

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Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at: tomdoglover29@aol.com




The Haughton High School duo of Jase White of Haughton, Louisiana, and Cole Golden of Adner, Louisiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Toledo Bend Lake Open.


A field of 49 teams competed in the no-entry-fee tournament, which launched from Cypress Bend Park. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.


The top four teams on Toledo Bend Lake that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:


1st: Haughton High School, Haughton, La. – Jase White, Haughton, La., and Cole Golden, Adner, La., five bass, 14-11
2nd: Benton High School, Benton, La. – Peyton Grantham, Benton, La., and Tanner Underwood, Bossier City, La., five bass, 12-15
3rd: Benton High School, Benton, La. – Hunter Sanford and William Tew, both of Bossier City, La., five bass, 11-7
4th: Ruston High School, Ruston, La. – Zachary McMillan and Julianna McMillan, both of Choudrant, La., five bass, 11-1
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
5th: Many High School, Many, La. – Cooper Miller, Many, La., and Jacob Cosenza, Marthaville , La., five bass, 9-14
6th: Tioga High School, Rapides Parish, La. – Dominick Whatley, Colfax, La., and Rylon Ganey, Pineville, La., five bass, 9-2
7th: Harleton High School, Harleton, Texas – Mattheson Wright, Diana, Texas, and Jacob Holder, Marshall, Texas, four bass, 8-5
8th: Captain Shreve High School, Shreve, La. – Clayton Page, Keithville, La., and Keegan Fort, Shreveport, La., four bass, 8-2
9th: Pineville High School, Pineville, La. – Grant Cooper and Trusten Holy, both of Pineville, La., four bass, 7-14
10th: Sterlington High School, Monroe, La. – Caden Johnson and Cameron Spence, both of Monroe, La., four bass, 6-13


Complete results from the event can be found atFLWFishing.com. Photo courtesy of FLW


 




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Toledo Bend Lake Fishing Report from TPWD (May 22)

Water murky; 75–83 degrees; 1.06’ high. Black bass are fair on soft plastic worms and crankbaits. Striped bass are fair on white bucktail jigs. White bass are fair on silver spoons and Li’l Fishies in the river. Crappie are good on minnows and pink tube jigs over baited holes. Bream are good on crickets and nightcrawlers. Channel and blue catfish are good on trotlines baited with live bait. Yellow catfish are slow.