Bass Fishing Team Competes in Cabela’s Big Bass Bash on Lake Lavon

Filed under: Sports |

photo provided by

The Patriot Bass Fishing Team competed in the Boat U.S. Cabela’s Big Bass Bash on Lake Lavon on Friday and Saturday amongst teams from all over the country.  The uniquely structured collegiate fishing tournament included four different fish weigh-in sessions per day, awarding the five biggest fish per session.  In addition, prizes were awarded for the biggest fish of the each day and ultimately a big fish for the entire event.

Freshman Jacob Sepeda weighed-in a 3.3lb fish in the first session of day two, securing the fourth place prize with his fish.  Both Freshman Trent Newman and Junior Trey Bledsoe fell just short of a 5th place spot on two occasions as both anglers managed to catch several fish on day two.

Newman weighed in a 4.71lb fish in the fifth weigh-in session on day two, just .07lbs out of 5th place.  “It was tough out there on day one of the event, but we managed to hang in there and get something going on day two,” shared Newman.  “I think I got them figured out in the last hour of the tournamen – I wish there was a day three.”

The Bass Team managed to beat several reputable programs throughout the day in each weigh-in session, such as The University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Harvard University, North Texas University, University of Texas-Arlington, Sam Houston State University, Texas Christian University, and many more.

The Patriot Bass Fishing Team collected several Boat U.S. School of the Year points on Lake Lavon as they weighed-in several respectable tournament fish.  These points should move the Patriots in to a top-40 position heading in to next week’s event on Lake Eufaula in Oklahoma.

For up-to-date news, pictures, and videos on the Patriot Bass Fishing Team follow them on Twitter or Facebook.