Patriot Bass Team Takes 18th out of 50 Teams on Lake Amistad

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The Patriot Bass Team finished in 18th place on Saturday, January 26, on Lake Amistad with their total weight of 11 pounds, six ounces.  The team consisting of Sophomores Jacob Sepeda and Trent Newman fell just shy of qualifying for a FLW College Regional.


“We had a game plan but it fell through quick – we caught all of our fish in the last 30 minutes of the tournament,” stated Sepeda.  The dynamic duo of Sepeda and Newman have led the Patriot Bass Team over the past two years and are no strangers to last minute game plan changes. “We fought hard but would have liked to make our adjustment a little sooner than we did,” stated Newman.

Sepeda and Newman fell nearly a pound short of a top-five finish and roughly six pounds shy of the tournament champions, Hardin Simmons University.

The Patriot Bass Team will be back in action in mid-February as they travel to Hemphill, Texas, to fish on Lake Toledo Bend.