Tournament raises money for high school bass team

Kicker bass lifts Bryant, Thibodeaux to 1st for $1K

Winners’ limit weighs 15.97 pounds in Basin derby benefitting Neuville, Derouen

MYETTE POINT — When Daniel Bryant and Hunter Thibodeaux culled a 2.18-pound bass in the last hour or so of a fundraising bass tournament July 10, the fate was sealed for the rest of the 24-boat field. Everybody else was fishing for second place.

Bryant, of Lafayette, and Thibodeaux, of Sunset, had four 3-pound class bass and the 2-pound class fish in the livewell after catching at least three five-bass limits. Bryant’s 3 pound, 15 ounce bass he caught 10 minutes after making their final move gave them a winning weight of 15.97 pounds worth and first place worth $1,000.

“I told Hunter, ‘If we get rid of this one, we have a shot.’ I know his scale weighs light. We went back to where we started. I had the 3-15 in 10 minutes,” Bryant said after the weigh-in at Myette Point Boat Landing in the Atchafalaya Basin.

The Atchafalaya River was on a steady rise but that didn’t prevent the winners or the runners-up and third-place finishers from bringing impressive bags to the digital scale on a hot summer day….Full Story