ULM Team Wins College Series Bass Tournament

MONROE, La. — Trapper Munn and Dustin Perkins of the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) won the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 6 ounces of bass.

Munn and Perkins were able to catch only three bass weighing a total of 8-3 in the opening round Friday, leaving them in sixth place as competition began Saturday. Another ULM team, Brett Preuett and Jackson Blackett led the field of 71 collegiate fishing teams on Day 1 with a five-bass limit weighing 10-15.

But, Preuett and Blackett slipped to third in the final round after they were able to catch only four bass weighing 7-3, while Munn and Perkins surged to the win with a limit weighing 11-3, which earned the Nitro Bass Pro Big Bag award for the event.

Fishing in a backwater lake known as Little Moon, the ULM teammates targeted cypress trees in 8 to 10 feet of water.

"We'd pitch a Sweet Beaver right next to the trees, and they would ‘smoke it' on the way down," said Munn.

Familiarity with the fishery was key for Munn and Perkins. Little Moon is inaccessible by boat at normal water levels, but the two young anglers discovered they could get into the backwater hot spot this week because the Ouachita has been swelled by recent heavy rains.

"There wasn't even a ditch to go through," said Munn. "You just have to weave randomly through the woods. Then you pop out into a lake and run it. Then go through some more woods and then pop out into the other lake."

For their efforts, Munn and Perkins also earned the Livingston Lures Leader Award of a $500 gift card by winning the event.

Brandon Greco and Austin Watkins of Louisiana Tech University finished second with a two-day total of 18-10. They started the day in a tie for seventh with 8-2 but rallied to within 12 ounces of the victory with a limit weighing 10-8.

The team of Clayton Godfrey and Garret Lindsey of Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas held on to take the Carhartt Big Bass award after weighing a 5-1 largemouth in the first round of fishing. The prize was a $500 Carhartt gift card.

Preuett and Blackett received a $250 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card for the Nitro Bass Pro Big Bag.

The Top 13 teams from the Central Regional will advance to fish in the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Championship, which will be held later this summer at a date and site to be announced next week. The ultimate prize of the College Series is an invitation to compete in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, which goes to the winner of a bracket-format fish-off involving members of the Top 4 teams in the championship.

Carhartt Bassmaster College Series - Central
4/11/2014 - 4/12/2014
Ouachita River - Forsythe Landing – Monroe, La.

STANDINGS DAY   2
Today's Activity Accumulative
Name Tean # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz # Fish # Live Lbs - Oz
 
1 Trapper Munn - Dustin Perkins U. of Louisiana Monroe 5 5 11- 3 8 8 19- 6
2 Brandon Greco - Austin Watkins Louisiana Tech University 5 5 10- 8 10 10 18-10
3 Brett Preuett - Jackson Blackett Universtiy of La Monroe 4 4 7- 3 9 8 18- 2
4 Evan Smith - Aaron Sarna Arkansas Tech University 5 5 4-15 10 10 15-11
5 Trent Newman - Jacob Sepeda Dallas Baptist University 5 5 6- 6 10 10 15- 8
6 Matthew Loetscher - Caleb Boudreaux Louisiana Tech University 3 3 4-12 8 8 13-14
7 Zackery Hines - Cameron Burger Dallas Baptist University 5 5 7- 7 9 9 13- 9
8 Tyler Rivet - Jess Robertson Nicholls State University 2 2 5- 3 7 7 13- 3
9 John Tilbury - Jeremy Rainbolt Louisiana Delta Community College 5 5 7-11 10 10 13- 0
10 Nick LaDart - Brian Eaton U. of Louisiana Monroe 4 4 7-10 7 7 13- 0
11 Jay Robertson - Brent Davis Southeastern Louisiana University 3 3 4- 3 8 8 11- 6
12 Shelby Hutchens - Owen Best Stephen F Austin State University 5 5 5-13 9 9 11- 6
13 Austyn Fowler - Zach Hurst Tarleton State University 2 2 2- 7 7 7 10- 9
14 Dane Lecoq - Brennan Vosburg LSU 5 5 7- 4 7 7 10- 5
15 John Ledet - Justin Cooper Northwestern State University 4 4 4-15 9 9 10- 4
16 Tyler Stewart - Blake Alford U. of Louisiana Monroe 4 4 4- 9 8 8 10- 3
17 Dylan Duncan - Devin Duncan Northeastern State University 3 3 3- 7 8 8 10- 0
18 Derek Mangold - Blake Crabb Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 2 1 3- 4 5 4 9-13
19 Drew Porto - Kenneth Anderson University of Arkansas 2 2 6-13 4 4 9-12
20 Nick Farrell - James Mathews Louisiana Tech University 1 1 1-11 6 5 9- 7
21 Dakota Jones - Michael Romagosa Dallas Baptist University 1 1 0-15 6 6 9- 3
22 Colby Cromwell - Brandon Joyner Louisiana Delta Community College 3 3 4- 8 6 6 9- 3
23 Jacob Slade - University of Louisiana Monroe 1 1 0-13 6 6 8-15
24 Jonny Schultz - Sam Horn University of Arkansas 3 3 4- 6 7 7 8-14
25 Sawyer Grace - Bandon Rieve Arkansas Tech University 4 4 8- 9 4 4 8- 9
26 Travis Harriman - Blake Kubiak University of Arkansas 3 3 4- 6 6 6 8- 9
27 Clayton Godfrey - Garret Lindsey Stephen F Austin State University 2 2 3- 3 3 3 8- 4
28 Jarod Hughes - Coleman Curry LSU 5 5 6-14 6 6 8- 1
29 Tyler Moses - LA Tech 3 3 6- 9 4 4 8- 0
30 Trent Dorris - Nick Joiner Louisiana Delta Community College 2 2 2-14 5 5 7-13
31 Matthew Nobile - Hayden Pinell University of Lousiana - Lafayette 3 3 6-13 4 4 7-12
32 Zachary Dubois - Colby Drago University of Lousiana - Lafayette 3 3 5-15 4 4 7- 4
33 Garret Whitley - Justin Marcum Stephen F Austin State University 3 3 4-12 5 5 6-12
34 Cole Temples - Josh Bensema Texas A&M 2 2 3- 6 5 5 6- 6
35 Brady Lobue - Kaleb Fisher Oklahoma State University 3 3 6- 5 3 3 6- 5
36 Dustin Browning - Christopher Vallillo Louisiana Tech University 2 2 2- 3 5 5 6- 4
37 Greg Bass - Quinton Evans Lamar University 3 3 6- 2 3 3 6- 2
38 Zack Remedies - Pat Kaskiw LSU 2 2 4- 0 3 3 5- 2
39 Joseph Grassi - Tyler Craig U. of Louisiana Monroe 3 3 4-15 3 3 4-15
40 Tanner Crim - Marshall Hughes Tarleton State University 1 1 1- 7 4 4 4-11
41 Jed Holt - Justin Chambers Texas State University 0 0 0- 0 4 4 4-10
42 Jordy Bloodsworth - Beau Hadskey LSU 1 1 1- 1 3 3 4- 4
43 Dustyn Pendergraft - Mike Hall Oklahoma State University 2 2 1-15 4 4 4- 1
44 Zac Wymer - Josh Wymer Texas A&M University 2 2 2-13 3 3 4- 0
45 Jonathan Voitle - Colby Sydow Texas A&M - Corpus Christi 1 1 2- 1 2 2 3- 3
46 Blake Schroeder - Jordan Lane Stephen F Austin State University 0 0 0- 0 3 3 3- 2
47 Kehl Robbins - Austin Brown Tarleton State University 0 0 0- 0 3 3 2- 9
48 Brandon Simoneaux - Josh Bowie Lamar University 1 1 1- 3 2 2 2- 8
49 Adam Estlack - Joseph Smith Texas Tech 0 0 0- 0 2 2 2- 4
50 Parker Owen - James Hovey McNeese State University 1 1 0-15 2 2 2- 0
51 Johnathan Haines - Alex Edgeman University of Oklahoma 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1-12
52 Jared Rascoe - Jerry Sepulvado LSU - Shreveport 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1- 9
53 Ty Griffen - Hunter Dupin McNeese State University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1- 5
54 Hance Burney - Kyle Speicher Tarleton State University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1- 4
55 Christian Hamous - Aaron Belgard Northwestern State University 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1- 2
56 Matt Davidson - Ryan Foster University of Arkansas 1 1 1- 0 1 1 1- 0
57 Landon Dixon - Caleb Masters University of Oklahoma 0 0 0- 0 1 1 0-14
57 Brennan Fertig - Randy Clark Texas A&M University 1 1 0-14 1 1 0-14
59 Slade Daniel - Brandon Riley U. of Louisiana Monroe 0 0 0- 0 1 1 0-12
59 Colby Ogden - Lamar University 1 1 0-12 1 1 0-12
61 Tyler Bradfield - Vann Millican Texas A&M University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Nicholas Ezernack - Pete Gentry Northwestern State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Jacob Fish - Cameron DeBorde Oklahoma State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Cody Garrett - Evan Blott Texas A&M - Kingsville 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Andrew Golden - Colby Ray U. of North Texas 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Timothy Griffen - Hunter Terrell McNeese State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Colten Hutson - T. Isaacs U. of Central Oklahoma 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Jay Kendrick - Alec Castonguay Stephen F Austin State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Travis McGuire - Layne Bynum Texas Tech 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Thomas Soileau - Hunter Jolley U. of Louisiana Monroe 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
61 Tyler Woods - Brian Blades Stephen F Austin State University 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
BIG BASSTOTALS
Day Name City,State Lbs-OzDay # Fish # Live Lbs-Oz # Limits
1 Clayton Godfrey Nacogdoches, TX 5- 11 152 150 229- 0 14
2 Sawyer Grace Russellville, AR 4-122 137 136 218-13 9

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