MISD Fishing: Mission Accomplished
On Saturday October 29th, the MISD Fishing Team descended upon the waters of Lake Conroe with the mission of reclaiming their first place ranking in the Houston Division of the Texas High School Bass Association. Out of the 171 Individual Teams from 30 different High School Programs in the tournament, your MISD Fishing Team brought 46 of these Teams, comprising of 90 Anglers from both Lake Creek and Montgomery High Schools.
As one of our Veteran Captains Julian Clepper stated upon his Team’s return to the MISD Stadium for the weigh-in, the “Gulf of Conroe” was mighty rough today on both man and equipment. The weather was not conducive, as temperatures were cool and brisk, and with low overhanging cloud cover, the warmth of the sun never showed itself on this day. That coupled with winds of 15 to 20 mph out of the Northwest did not bode well for everyone involved.
Out of our 46 Teams, MISD had 3 teams in the top 10. Leading the way for MISD was the Team of Curtis McCauley and Nate Millner with a total weight of 11.92 pounds, good for 4th place. They were followed by Fallon Clepper and Wyatt Ford with 8.73 pounds, which landed them in 8th place. Rounding out the Top 10 in 10th place were Garrett Muckleroy and Austen Christensen with a total weight of 8.14 pounds. The combined total weight for our top 3 Teams was 28.79 pounds.
As many of you readers know, consistently having 3 Teams in the Top 10 has been the recipe on how the MISD Fishing Team has been able to win so many Divisional Tournaments and win the Divisional Crown 7 out of 8 years, with this being our 9th year of competition. For the fourth time in 9 years of competing, this formula did not earn the MISD Fishing Team the Victory on this day. Magnolia was victorious, claiming the first place trophy led by Grant Morgan and Cason Carlson, who brought in the days largest stringer of fish, tipping the scales at 18.08 pounds. Magnolia’s total combined weight was 29.42 pounds. We tip our caps to an outstanding effort by the Magnolia Bass Dawgs on their victory.
For the MISD Fishing Team, there was a silver lining to this tournament. By claiming 2nd place at Conroe, coupled with their 2nd place finish at Somerville earlier this month, the MISD Fishing Team has earned enough points to move into a tie for 1st place in the Division with the defending THSBA State Champions College Station. These two high finishes have allowed the Team to realize our main goal prior to the tournament, getting back to the number one spot in the Divisional Standings, so “Mission Accomplished”.
The next tournament for the MISD Fishing Team will be at legendary Toledo Bend Reservoir on December 3rd. This will be a pivotal moment in the season, where the combined squad from both Lake Creek and Montgomery High Schools will look to distance themselves from the pack.