Cayuga High team finishes sixth at Lake Palestine

Cayuga duo place sixth at Lake Palestine

A duo from Cayuga High School’s fishing team produced the sixth best results Saturday during the Texas High School Bass Association Central Division tournament.

Led by captain Shane Goolsby, Cayuga freshmen anglers Kolten Goolsby and Morgan Banta caught five bass weighing 13.43 pounds on Lake Palestine . Goolsby and Banta were sixth overall in a field of 192 teams.

The young duo not only made an impressive debut, but they did it with their on unique method. All five of their tournament catches came by way of the bait they made before the competition. Instead of buying the more expensive traditional bass lures, Kolten and Morgan used “baby brush hog” bait – a four inch package of bait that has tails, wings and arms that slither with the slightest provocation, but a small body that’ll ease into the tightest crevices where big bass live and wait for their meals.

They’re unorthodox method was tested against a very hot and windy day for the competiting teams. Temperatures nearly peeking at 90 degrees caused the fish to migrate towards more shallow areas of the waters, or simply, swim deeper.

Cayuga’s top pair took home a pair of Lew’s fishing casting reels for their top-six performance….Full Story