Clinton High School win high school title

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — You don't always get to play to your angling strength when going for the win in a bass tournament. Sometimes it takes digging deep into the bottom of the tacklebox for a lure that only gets used when absolutely necessary.

A jigging spoon was the lure that Jake Lee and Jacob Mashburn used. Both anglers favor fishing for bass in shallow water. Going offshore and jerking a piece of flattened lead over deep-water structure is far from their favored choice of techniques.
 
"We knew to win this we'd have to go deep," Mashburn said. "We knew it would take leaving behind our mindsets about shallow water."
 
Doing so paid off with the first-place trophy at the Bassmaster High School Open presented by Carhartt. Lee and Mashburn caught 30 pounds, 11 ounces to win the two-day competition on Douglas Lake.
 
The winners are no strangers to deep water. They are from nearby Clinton, Tenn., and used to doing what it takes to fill the livewell. Even going deep.
 
The payoff bait was a gold 3/4-ounce War Eagle Jigging Spoon. Not surprisingly, they chose the lure that imitates a dying shad for a reason.
 
"There were a lot of baitfish nearby and that seemed to make a difference," Mashburn said.
 
The spoon and presence of bait lined up perfectly with their chosen fishing area. They found a replenishing supply of largemouth holding on the bottom of a vertical wall, ranging in depth from 28 to 38 feet.
 
When in the feeding mode, the fish held tightly to the bottom. It's also where the spoon landed. A quick snapping motion of the rod triggered the strikes.
 
Kyle Ingleburger and Kyle Palmer came in second place with a total of 26-5. The anglers representing Grundy County High School in east Tennessee fished offshore to catch their fish.
 
Day 1 leaders Noah Pescitelli and Westin Sachs dropped to third place after leading on Friday. The anglers from Mill Creek High School in Buford, Ga., finished the tournament with 25-12.
 
A hallmark of this tournament was the generous awards and scholarships made available to the anglers and their respective high schools.
 
Craig Wilson claimed a $1,250 scholarship by winning the Carhartt Big Bass Award. The student from Campbell County High School won the prize for catching a largemouth weighing 6-2 on Day 1.
 
Two anglers earned the Berkley Sportsmanship Award worth $1,000 apiece. The recipients were the runner-up team of Ingleburger and Palmer.
 
The Grundy County team came to the aid of %%MATCH_4%% and Chase Geary after it was discovered the team from Muhlenberg County High School in %%MATCH_7%% had encountered boat mechanical problems.
 
Ingleburger and Palmer returned to the launch site to borrow a fizz kit needed by both of the teams. After fizzing their fish, Grundy County shared the kit with the competing team. Brooks and Geary rode back to the weigh-in with the award recipients.
 
Scholarships were also awarded to the team catching the heaviest overall weight of the tournament. The team from Corbin High School earned the scholarships after %%MATCH_6%% and Christian Warren caught a combined weight of 18-10 on Day 2. Doing so rewarded the anglers from Corbin, Ky., with the Mud Hole Custom Tackle Heavyweight Award. Each angler earned $500 for the accomplishment. The anglers and their coach also received a custom rod building kit.
 
Mashburn, of the winning team, and Brooks of Muhlenberg County High School received scholarships from a partnership between B.A.S.S. and Campbellsville University. Each angler was awarded renewable $2,500 annual scholarships (up to four years) to Campbellsville University.
 
In all, up to $27,000 in scholarships was awarded from B.A.S.S., the tournament sponsors and Campbellsville University.
 
The Bassmaster High School Open presented by Carhartt qualified nine high school teams to compete in the 2015 Bassmaster High School Classic, which will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C., Feb. 20-22.

Bassmaster High School Open
6/20/2014-6/21/2014
Douglas Lake-The Point Marina-Dandridge, TN
STANDINGS BOATER DAY 2
                                           Today's Activity   Accumulative
Name                                School #Live #Fish Lbs-Oz #Live #Fish Lbs-Oz
 
1. Jake Lee-Jacob Mashburn           Clinton High School 5 5 18-3 10 9 30-11
2. Kyle Ingleburger-Kyle Palmer      GCHS 5 5 9-8 10 10 26-5
3. Noah Pescitelli-Westin Sachs      Mill Creek High School 5 5 8-7 10 10 25-12
4. Hunter Silverstrim-Elmer Smith    Queen City Bassmasters HS 5 8-9 10 10 25-10
5. Cameron Brooks-Chase Geary        Muhlenberg County HS l5 5 8-1 10 10 23-13
6. Ben Stone-Christopher Bensel      Dixie HS Hornet Angler 3 3 8-0 8 8 23-9
7. Matt Brown-Christian Warren       Corbin HS 5 5 18-10 8 8 23-3
8. Cole Sands-Caden Watson           Walker Valley HS 5 5 12-11 10 10 23-2
9. Jake Clowers-Tyler Chumley        Cambell County HS 5 5 12-8 10 10 22-9
10. Andrew Ward-Hunter Bechtel       Ola HS Fishing Team 5 5 8-7 10 9 22-2
11. Chris Carnes-Justin Grigg        York County HS Angler s5 5 9-13 10 10 21-10
12. Parker Cann-DJ James             Dixie HS Hornet Angler s5 5 7-3 10 10 20-15
13. Jacob Foutz-Michael Tipton       Walker Valley High School 4 4 11-3 9 9 20-5
14. Tyler Phillips-%%MATCH_9%%     Seymour High School 3 3 6-9 8 8 18-6
15. Matthew Cross-Michael Stout      Siegel High School 5 5 13-9 7 7 16-7
16. Jake Mims-Reese Kingston         Alexander HS 5 5 12-5 8 8 16-6
17. Andrew Calvin-Grant Ray          Tuscaloosa County HS 3 3 7-12 8 8 15-9
18. Cody Powell-%%MATCH_10%%         Dixie HS Hornet Angler s4 4 9-8 8 8 15-4
19. Blake Albertson-%%MATCH_11%%      Bloomington HS South 5 5 11-11 8 8 15-3
20. Adam Puckett-Keaton Greenawald   Bloomington HS North 3 3 5-14 6 5 14-12
21. Kyle Waller-Jay Gramlich         Sheridan Generals 3 3 5-6 8 8 14-6
22. Tommy Floyd JR-%%MATCH_8%%     South Florence High School 3 3 6-11 6 6 13-2
23. Laura Ann Foshee-DJ Barber       Gardendale Rockets Bass Fishing Club 0 0-0 5 3 12-10
24. Benjamin Currie-Aaron Bickford   Noble Knights Fishing Club 2 2 4-7 7 7 11-14
25. Ryan Nottingham-Seth Harmon      Valley High School 5 5 8-10 8 8 11-12
26. Beau Ashcraft-Shawn Zellers      Wabash Valley Bassmasters 3 3 4-6 7 7 11-9
27. Chris Wilson-Austin Vandergriff %%MATCH_12%% Central High School 5 5 7-3 9 9 11-5
28. Jacob Frazier-Zach Holbrook      Perry County Central HS 3l 3 7-2 5 5 11-0
29. Craig Wilson-Trevor St John      Cambell County HS 1 1 1-14 4 4 10-12
30. Jordan Mullis-Tyler Moscrip      Bloomington HS South 3 3 3-13 7 7 10-7
31. Rashaad JW Goodson-Steven Younginer South Florence HS 5 5 7-12 7 7 9-10
32. Jimmy Kemp-Aaron Belcher         South Side Bass Commanders 2 2 2-12 4 4 9-1
33. Hunter Mabry-Brian Cox           Queen City Bassmasters HS 2 2 3-10 5 5 9-1
34. Mitchell Gowen-Brianna Tucker    Decatur Heritage Fishing Eagles 0 0 0-0 3 2 7-12
35. Dylan True-Kallen Rochelle       Lawrence County High School 1 1 1-11 3 3 7-3
36. Michael Nutter-Evan Charles LaPlata Bass Warriors 0 0 0-0 5 5 6-11
37. Seth Sutton-Bailey Fain          Karns High School 2 2 5-11 3 3 6-9
38. Jacob Bowles-Hunter Hampton      Muhlenberg County HS 1 1 1-12 3 2 6-1
39. Matthew Roberts-Richard Cornett Perry County Central HS l 1 2-15 2 2 5-6
40. Micahel Rojas-Nathaniel Burris   Queen City Bassmasters HS 2 2 5-4 2 2 5-4
41. Brett Swafford-Taylor Copeland   Walker Valley High School 2 2 4-3 2 2 4-3
42. Turner Parnell-%%MATCH_5%%       York County HS Angler 1 1 1-15 2 2 4-3
43. Corey Elliott                    Corbin High School 2 2 2-12 3 3 4-0
44. Zach Vielhauer-Connor Nimrod     Kickback High School Club 4 4 3-7 4 4 3-7
45. Colton Morton-Cody Schultz       Bradley Central High School 1 1 2-4 2 2 3-6
46. Robert G Hendrick-William B Solesbee AC Reynolds High School 2 2 2-3 2 2 2-3
47. Jared Baker-Abie DeBusk          Seymour High School 0 0 0-0 1 1 2-1
48. Tanner Cheeseman-Austin Stacy    Bloomington HS North 0 0 0-0 1 0 2-0
49. Ryan Winchester-Justin Burris    Clinton High School 0 0 0-0 1 1 1-14
50. Zachary Mashburn-Shane Hooks     Clinton High School 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0
 


BIG BASS
Day 2
Name City,State Lbs-Oz
1. Craig Wilson Lafollette, TN 6-2
2. Jake Lee Knoxville, TN 5-12

Day
#Fish #Live Lbs-Oz #Limits
TOTALS
1.  153   145   334-3  18
2   146   146   306-2  17

 

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