MISD Fishing: Dominating Performance
The MISD Fishing Team began their quest to defend their Houston Division and Regional Championships this past Saturday. The Student Anglers from both Montgomery and Lake Creek High Schools did just that, turning in a “Dominating Performance.”
The combined squad that is the MISD Fishing Team was led by Maverick Barsh and Case Rutherford. The pair brought in a solid 5 fish limit that tipped the scales at 18.86 pounds, winning the event out of 186 teams from 28 area High Schools or programs. Their Captain was Local Legend Julian Clepper, and he stated that “the kids fished hard all day, and what we did was junk fish today.” For those not familiar with that fishing term, it means that they fished random areas with a wide myriad of baits, basically covering a bunch of water, and fishing what’s in front of you. Julian went on to say, “we really didn’t fish any of my normal areas, out of respect of the Conroe Bass Championship that was going on the same day.” It’s good to see that good fishing ethics and courtesy are rewarded.
Jacob Riley and Brenner Kirklin brought in a nice limit of Lake Conroe bass, which weighed 13.21 pounds. This a very respectable stringer of fish secured these newcomers to the Program a 3rd place finish.
Coming in right behind Jacob and Brenner was the team of Tanner Gatewood and Zane Dixon. This pair was able to lock down 4th place with a total weight of 12.48 pounds, bringing the combined weight for the top 3 Teams for the MISD at 44.55 pounds. This easily outdistanced the 2nd place program by over 17 pounds, and the 3rd place School by over 20 pounds.
In fact, MISD had 5 teams in the Top 10 of a 186 boat field. Coming in 6th with the Big Fish of the event, a 6.96 pound Conroe Brute was Curtis McCauley and Kason Little, bringing their 3 fish total weight to over 11 pounds. They were followed closely by Andrew Trigg, who was fishing solo, and brought in over 9 pounds and a 10th place finish for his efforts.
All in all, what a way to start off the Season for the MISD Fishing Team. 1st place winners, Big Bass Winner, and the Program being in 1st place as a program, a truly “Dominating Performance.”