Fishing team faces tough competition at second tournament

By Elle Fleenor

The second tournament of the season has occurred for the bass fishing team. The tournament took place at Lake Monroe in Bloomington, and according to Coach Bill Buckner, it went well. “The tourney was awesome. There were 33 boats total. There were high schools from across the state and one team from Kentucky,” Buckner said.

Scottsburg had a total eight teams participate, and the team of Wyatt Harmon (10) and Hunter Breeden (9) placed eighth out of 33 teams with their 6.2 pound fish. Buckner said, “The fishing was very tough and only one team brought in a five fish limit. Wyatt and Hunter only had two fish, so one more may have made a difference.”

Gavin Collins (11) said, “I really enjoyed the tournament because I feel like we had been working for this at all the practices. I may have only caught one fish, but it was overall a great experience.”

Buckner said that the tournament was a “measuring stick” for the team and showed the attitudes of the club members that participated. “I am very proud of my team,” Buckner said, “Even though the fishing was extremely difficult, no one gave up. They fished hard and kept great attitudes.”

Buckner has been speaking to the Brownstown bass fishing club coach, Mason Fleetwood, about a possible future tournament at Hardy Lake, but the date is not confirmed yet.

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