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Bailey and Diehl take High School Texas Regional on brush hogs

15.Oct.2011 (Story & photos by FLW Outdoors)

Nebraska Wins Regional Event

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (Oct. 15, 2011) – Drew Bailey and Adam Diehl from Lincoln High School, Neb., won the High School Texas Regional tournament held on Lake Somerville Saturday. TBF along with FLW Outdoors held the high school tournament in conjunction with the FLW College Fishing Texas Regional.

Lincoln High School caught the only five bass limit and weighed 11 pounds, 3 ounces to beat McPherson High, by 4 pounds, 10 ounces.

Diehl said the team used Zoom Baby Brush Hogs in watermelon red magic to catch their fish Saturday.

“We started fishing Rat-L-Traps and buzzbaits like everybody else but that didn’t work out,” Diehl said. “So we went over to a pocket where no one else was fishing and pitched into flooded timber. We just kept that up the whole day.”

Bailey said he’s new to bass fishing, but his partner has been getting up to speed. “I am mostly a walleye fisherman, but Adam has been a great partner and has taught me a lot about bass fishing. I am getting better and really enjoy it.”

Rounding out the teams were:

2nd: Kansas’ McPherson High, Sam, Starr and Brady Sherman, four bass, 6-9

3rd: Louisiana’s Bossier Parrish High School, James Kimbrough and Jerod Keith, two bass, 6-8

4th: Arkansas’ Dover High School, Kendall Goates and Cody Chessher, two bass, 5-7

Kansas State Champions - Sam Starr & Brady Sherman

5th: Texas’ Rockwall-Heath High, Alec Castonguay and Cameron Elder, three bass, 4-12

6th: Oklahoma’s Ponca City High, Gage Watson and Jenna Beam, one bass, 1-11

The winning team was determined by the heaviest weight for a maximum of five bass. Winning teams from each of five regional championships advances to the High School Fishing National Championship for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 to each team member).

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