West Monroe High School Wins High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Ouachita River Open
October 5, 2020 by MLF Communications
MONROE, La. – Louisiana’s West Monroe High School duo of Jay Cash and Jackson Lemoine caught four fish Saturday weighing 9 pounds, 11 ounces to win the FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Ouachita River Open event in Monroe, Louisiana. The event was hosted by the Monroe-West Monroe Convention & Visitors Bureau.
According to post-tournament reports, the West Monroe duo targeted the grass and backwater trees with a white and chartreuse-colored spinnerbait, a Whopper Plopper and flipping a Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver.
The top four teams on the Ouachita River that now advance to the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: West Monroe High School, West Monroe, La. – Jay Cash and Jackson Lemoine, four bass, 6-3
2nd: West Ouachita High School, West Monroe, La. – Cade Brown and Josh Arrant, five bass, 3-13
3rd: West Ouachita High School, West Monroe, La – Gage Struben and Hagen Carter, East Earl, Pa., five bass, 2-14
4th: Northeast Louisiana High School Anglers – Kage Spillers and Kaden Graves, both of Calhoun, La., three bass, 1-3
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
5th: Haughton High School, Haughton, La. – Jase White and Cole Golden, Dauphin, Pa., five bass
6th: Bryant High School, Bryant, Ark. – Tucker Dottley and Brandon Gabe., four bass
7th: Glenmora High School, Glenmora, La. – Reese Ray and Shawn Pender, four bass
8th: Montgomery High School, Montgomery, La. – Hayden Brandes and Logan Beverung, three bass
9th: Crossett High School, Crossett, Ark. – Brantley Anders and Ben Brockwell, four bass
10th: West Monroe High School, West Monroe, La. – Brady Swanner and Colby Dark, three bass
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Ouachita River Open in Monroe, Louisiana, was a free, two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2021 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2020 World Finals.
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