Texas high school club wins fishing conference title

Bear Beatdown

This past Friday & Saturday April 14th & 15th, was a busy and quite productive time for the MHS Angler’s Club! On Friday, the Club as a whole was awarded their team of the year trophy, for being the Texas High School Bass Associations South Division Conference Champions for the second year in a row. Couple this with their Houston High School Fishing Conference Title from 2014-15 and you have a THREEPEAT as Conference Champions! Quite an accomplishment, seeing how there are 24 High Area High Schools in the Southern Division.

Picking up individual awards on Friday were Mason Hoke & Weston Stevens, who were named the Anglers of the Year for the 2016/17 Season, as they accrued more points than any of the other 200 plus teams in the conference. Also receiving individual awards were the teams of Derek Pietsch & Trey Dawson, coming in 3rd in the AOY race, and rounding out the top 5 was the team of Dylan Winders & Mason McQuerry.

Saturday’s Regional Championship was a “BEAR BEATDOWN,” as the Bears bested 44 other High Schools from the Region at Lake Sam Rayburn. The Bears top 3 teams were able to amass almost 60 pounds of Bass for 3 five fish limits, which is how schools are scored. This total weight of 59.57 pounds bested the second place finishers, by over 11 pounds!!

Mason Hoke & Weston Stevens proved why they were Anglers of the Year, as they won the Individual Trophy over 204 total teams, amassing over 22 pounds on 5 fish, earning them 7 thousand dollars in scholarships. Chad Hoke, their Captain, reported “that the kids found these fish on their own, and caught them a way that I did not think possible, over shallow grass with moving baits.”

Justin Faterkowski & Wyatt McCrary provided “Senior Leadership,” coming in with over 21 pounds on 5 fish to place second, and earned 5 thousand dollars in scholarships. Andrew Faterkowski, the team’s Captain, reported that “the bulk of our fish were caught on Carolina Rigs in mid-range depths around hydrilla.” Wyatt also caught the Biggest Bass of the event at 7.28 pounds, which considering that there were over 400 Anglers competing, makes it all the more impressive!!!…Read More