Local Ex High School Fishing Standouts Excel at the Collegiate Level
Competitive Bass Fishing Phenomena that has exploded at both the High School and Collegiate level the past ten years continues to ride a huge wave of success. High School students aspire to earn scholarships towards college, by competing at the High School Level through organizations such as the Texas High School Bass Association, which has eight distinct regions, with over 200 High Schools competing in them. Students can earn scholarships by doing well individually, which will also help their respective schools earn the recognition of Conference, Regional, and State Championships.
On the Collegiate Level, students can utilize their talents to continue to earn scholarship monies, as well as have the opportunity to earn the distinction of being National Champions, both individually, as well as for their respective Universities. They can also look to launch a career in the multi-Billion dollar Fishing Industry.
Some local Bass Fishing Phenom’s are looking to do exactly this, as they just competed on Lake Sam Rayburn, which for many of them, was their first foray into the Collegiate Level of Competitive Bass Fishing. To say that the local talent did well, would be an understatement.
Despite having boat trouble, former State Qualifiers from Montgomery High School, and now representing Lone Star College, Mason McQuerry and Kyle Lindburg finished in a very respectable 15th place with a two-day total of 24.60 pounds. As stated above, their efforts were impacted by boat troubles, and the pair would like to thank Dale McQuerry and Daniel Davis for getting them back on the water.
Another stand out for Lone Star College, and former Woodlands Highlanders Fishing Team Members, was the team of Joe Beebee and Chad Mrazek. This well decorated pair landed in 5th place overall, with a 2 day total of 30.81 pounds. Chad and Joe reported a quick limit on day one, catching them on Chatterbaits, Jerkbaits, Alabama Rigs, and Lipless Crankbaits. Day 2 provided a different challenge, as the pair reported a slower bite, but were able to still bring a five fish limit to the scales.
Also doing well in this Bassmasters sanctioned event, were brothers Grant and Derek Pietsch. Only trouble here, is that they were on opposite teams fishing against one another. Grant, the eldest, and a junior at Texas A & M is a veteran of these Collegiate fishing battles. Derek, being a true freshman and attending Texas A & M Galveston, was fishing in his first collegiate event….Full Story