Franklinton, Pine compete in fishing tournament

Published 12:27 pm Friday, October 28, 2022

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Franklinton and Pine’s fishing teams competed in the Louisiana High School BASS Nation Tournament on Oct. 15 that took place at Moss Bluff in Calcasieu Parish.

Each boat is considered a team.

Franklinton had two teams, while Pine had four high school teams and two junior high teams. The high school event had 170 teams.

Franklinton’s teams came in 63rd and 144th places.

Franklinton’s team of William Harmon and Landon Compagno reeled in five fish that weighed a total of 4.94 pounds of fish for a tie in 63rd place.

The Demons group of Tyler Brumfield and Braylon Magee caught one fish that weighed 1.22 pounds for 144th.

“We caught a lot of fish, but they were undersized,” Franklinton coach Vincent Chauvin said. “We had to have an 11 inch minimum. Tyler and Braylon caught 10 to 15 bass they had to throw back that were undersized. Will and Landon caught a lot of fish as well. They managed to put five in the box.”

Three of Pine’s high school teams caught fish.

Nicholas Duncan and Garrett Barber had three fish that weighed in at 2.61 total pounds, which was 107th.

Brady Polk and Hunter Frost caught two fish that had a total weight of 2.1 pounds and came in 124th place.

Levi Spears and Tyler McKenzie had one fish with a weight of 1.47 for 139th.

The junior high division had 15 teams. Pine was the only local team in the junior high division.

Cohen Kennedy and Easton Barber came in sixth place with a total weight of 4.8 for their three fish.

Colt Penton and Jacob Cutrer had a total weight of 1.66 pounds for 14th place for four fish because of being penalized.

“We had more kids this time,” Pine coach Jason McKenzie said. “Kids are showing more interest, but it was tough fishing for everybody.”