2016 Bass Unlimited High School Team Tournament Cup

2016 Bass Unlimited
High School Team Tournament Cup

Champions

1st Place
Bismarck High School - Clayton Hill & Ty Coon

ILF Angler >Bismarck High School - Clayton Hill & Ty Coon

2nd Place
Marshall High School
Hunter Seaton and Nathan Leitch

ILF Angler >Marshall High School Hunter Seaton and Nathan LeitchJosh McDermott

3rd Place
Marshall High School
Hunter Seaton and Nathan Leitch

ILF Angler >Marshall High School Hunter Seaton and Nathan Leitch

Anglers, Boat Captains, BU and ILF Representives

Clayton Hill Weighing a Scorable Bass

6 High School teams, 12 Anglers competed in the first Bass Unlimited Foundation High School Team Tournament Cup. Each of the 6 boats had 2 Anglers and a volunteer boat captain/official. Teams competing: Bismarck High School State Illinois - Ty Coon and Clayton Hill; Marshall High School State Illinois - Hunter Seaton and Nathan Leitch; Marshall High School State Illinois -Devin Freeman and Austin Jones; Marshall High School State Illinois -Nick Scott and Cole Boatwright; St Joseph Ogden High School State Illinois -Payton Clemmans and Brandt Sjub; Northview High School State Indiana -Devin Brown and Cody Martin.

The Lake: Anglers had access to most of the lake with the exception of the area inside the no wake buoys at the ramp and anything north of the bridge in the same area. Conditions: Very hot day in the upper 80’s to 90’s mostly full sun and blue skies. Water temp ranged from 78 – 82 degrees. Water clarity was 1 – 3 feet and winds 10 -15mph out of the west. These conditions held pretty much most of the day. Anglers fished 3 two hour periods.

Conditions: Very hot day in the upper 80’s to 90’s mostly full sun and blue skies. Water temp ranged from 76 – 82 degrees. Water clarity was 2 – 3 feet and winds 10 -15mph out of the west. These conditions held pretty much most of the day. For the Championship the periods were extended to 2 ½ hours.

Period 1: There were 32 fish caught and the bite started early with Ty and Clayton of the Bismarck team breaking out ahead of the field with a 1st period weight total of 10lbs 01ozs followed by Devin / Austin of the Marshall team at 7lbs 11ozs and Nick / Cole of the Marshall team 6lbs 4ozs. The Northview team started with a trolling motor issue so they had to just idle around their spots but still managed to land a 3lb 03oz fish. Wil Newlin of Bass Unlimited loaned the Northview team his boat at the start of the 2nd period. All 6 teams made the leaderboard for the first period.

Period 2: This period slowed down a bit with only 12 additional fish caught by all the teams. The Bismarck team Ty / Clayton held its 1st place position adding 4 more Scorable bass for a total weight of 13lbs 13ozs. The St Joseph Ogden team Payton / Brandt moved into 2nd place with 10lbs 8ozs including a 3lb 13oz kicker. Devin / Austin of the Marshall team moved back to 3rd place with 8lbs 4ozs.

Period 3 Period 3 heated up again with 33 additional Scorable bass caught. The Bismarck team Ty / Clayton maintained their lead and finished in 1st place as the Bass Unlimited Foundation High School Team Tournament Cup Champions with 23lbs 13ozs. There was an exciting battle for 2nd and 3rd places with several teams fighting for position. The Marshall team Hunter / Nathan coming from behind finished in 2nd place at 18lbs 9ozs with a 3lb 01oz pushing them up the Leaderboard. Devin / Austin of the Marshall team finished in 3rd place with 14lbs 00ozs. The Big Bass for the day was 3lbs 13ozs caught by the St Joseph Ogden team.

Penalties: Five Teams were accessed penalties during the event with most being fish handling and release violations.

Special thanks to the volunteer Boat Captains / Boat Officials: Derek Coon, Bismarck; Darrin Bishop, Marshall; Kevin Altmeyer, Marshall; Terry Seaton, Marshall, Jim McCune, St Joseph Ogden; Jim Brown, Northview, Brazil.

Bass Unlimited Foundation: Proceeds to benefit Bass Unlimited Foundation Mission to: Provide resources for conservation, preservation and restoration of fish populations in public accessible waters.

2016 Bass Unlimited High School Team Tournament Cup

Place High School Team Weight Average Biggest Fish # of Fish Penalties
1st Bismarch - Bismarch IL Ty Coon / Clayton Hill 23 lb 13 oz 1 lb 02 oz 1 lb 14 oz 22 11 minutes
2nd Marshall - Marshall, IL Hunter Seaton / Nathan Leitch 18 lb 09 oz 1 lb 04 oz 3 lb 01 oz 15 6 minutes
3rd Marshall - Marshall, IL Devin Freeman / Austin Jones 14 lb 06 oz 1 lb 00 oz 1 lb 12 oz 14 6 minutes
4th St. Joseph Ogden - St Joseph, IL Payton Clemmans / Brandt Sjub 14 lb 00 oz 1 lb 04 oz 3 lb 13 oz 11 10 minutes
5th Marshall - Marshall, IL Nick Scott / Cole Boatwright 12 lb 03 oz 1 lb 00 oz 1 lb 04 oz 12 0 minutes
6th Northview - Brazil, IN Devin Brown / Cody Martin 5 lb 11 oz 1 lb 07 oz 3 lb 03 oz 4 2 minutes