The Corsicana Tiger Bass Club traveled to Lake Fork Reservoir Nov. 9 near Emory to compete in their third tournament of the Central Division season.
Holden Prince fished solo due to his partner, Peyton Brown, being unable to attend the contest. Prince managed to boat a five fish limit with a total weight of 4.61 pounds to attain a 28th place finish in a field of 183 teams.
First cast of the tourney was at 6:30 a.m., and at 6:45 a.m. the first keeper was in the live-well. The tally quickly went to three keepers by 7:15 a.m. The baitfish were moving in and out of the two points where the fishing efforts had been focused, and finally at 10:30 a.m. the fourth keeper was located.
A lull settled in and the decision was made to go search for new water to fish. After a few long-distance runs, Prince decide to key in on some docks with brush piles. After several unsuccessful docks the time was 1 p.m.
“I’m not feeling these docks, let’s go back to where I started and see what might happen,” Prince said. Upon arriving back to the starting location, there were several other anglers leaving the area, but it was decided to go ahead and give them a try.
With a couple small groups of baitfish located, Prince managed to boat the fifth keeper fish for the day and quickly followed with another but the final fish wasn’t quite large enough to improve the creel.
Finishing 28th in the Lake Fork contest moved the Prince/Brown team into 30th place overall in the
“Angler of the Year” points standings of a field of nearly 200 teams.
The team of Rudy Beck and Hunter Autrey came away with a 102nd place finish in the Lake Fork Tourney.
The Corsicana Tiger Bass Club will resume the season Feb. 22, 2020 when they travel to Lake Ray Hubbard near Rockwall.
Full results can be viewed by visiting the Texas High School Bass Association website at thsba.com.