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Bass fishing: Jags dominate inaugural FMHS Championship Open
From staff reports
Twenty boats representing seven high schools gathered on Grapevine Lake Oct. 27 to battle it out for the title at the inaugural Flower Mound High School Championship Open Bass Tournament. Conventional wisdom implied that the event would be a disaster as only a day before the first winter blast swept from the North across the Lone Star State with temperatures plummeting from the 80's to an overnight low the morning of the tournament of 34 degrees.
As if the dark and windy conditions were not challenging enough, when daylight broke, the anglers were staring into bluebird skies.
Tournament organizers and parents waited anxiously on shore, hoping against hope that someone, anyone, would find some luck and land some fish.
The news broke at 8:30 a.m. that several teams were reporting fish in the live well. Cautious optimism replaced doom and gloom and by 11 a.m. teams were reporting that they were already culling. By weigh-in time at 3:30 p.m., a large anxious crowd had assembled in anticipation of a weigh-in that would defy all odds.
Sure enough, each of the twenty teams brought bass to the scales. Seventeen teams weighed in their limit of five fish.
The tournament champions were determined by the slightest of margins as Bobby Burwinkle and Jason Johnson, representing the Flower Mound Hawg-stickers, claimed top honors producing a bag that weighed 14.21 pounds. On their heels with a 13.2-pound bag were Austin Forrester and Tyler Woods of Saginaw. Weston Cronan and Jordan Speckels (FMHS Hawgstickers) rounded out the top three with a 10.72 pound bag.
The "Big Bass" honor went to Jason Johnson of the Hawg-stickers for his 6.75-pound largemouth that he landed just minutes before weigh-in.
The tournament was made possible by members of the Flower Mound Bass Club which donated boats and coaches to the event.
We want to extend a special thanks to the members of the Flower Mound Bass Club who donated boats and coaches to the event.
To view a library of tournament photos, go to: fmhsbassteam.com.
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