By Cindy Peterson
Lake County hosts first High School Bass Tournament
Lake County hosted its first multi-school High School Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 4th. Umatilla High and Mount Dora High set at safe light on Lake Yale to fish the inaugural Lake Country High School Bass Tournament trail.
High School Bass fishing is vastly growing throughout the country and like many other sports, it has grown tremendously at the collegiate level as well. Lake County School instructors Randy Craft and Colonel Al Nevarez have teamed up to help grow the sport of High School Bass Fishing in Lake County.
They had a total of 8 boats with 31 fish caught and released alive for the day.
Joseph Brown & Cody Zileasky of MDHS had the Big Catch of 4lbs. 2oz.
|Joseph Brown & Cody Zileasky||MDHS||5||11lbs 9oz|
|Wesley Boop & Blake Wing||MDHS||5||10lbs 10oz|
|Spencer Pando & Jayden Hampton||UHS||5||10lbs 9oz|
|Tucker Pando & William Perry||UHS||5||8lbs 7oz|
|Wyatte Turner& Gavin Touchton||UHS||5||8lbs 5oz|
|Angel Eutimio||UHS||4||6lbs 0oz|
|Armando Eutimio||UHS||1||2lbs 5oz|
|Addison King & Lacey Jones||MDHS||1||2lbs 3oz|
The second tournament was on the Holly Chain of Lakes in Umatilla. The Mount Dora and Umatilla High School Bass Clubs went head-to-head again.
They had 7 boats come out for the tournament and the results are as follows:
Jayden Hampson and Tucker Pando of UHS had the Big Bass of the day at 3.5 lbs.
|Jayden Hampson and Tucker Pando||UHS||5||10lbs 2 oz|
|Ethan Booz||MDHS||4||9lbs 14oz|
|Lane and Evan||MDHS||5||8lbs 10oz|
|Angel Eutimio||UHS||4||5lbs 10 oz|
|Derrick G.||MDHS||3||4lbs 5oz|
|Lacy and Hanley||MDHS||2||3lbs 9oz|
|William Petty and Armando Eutimio||UHS||1||2lbs 10oz|
Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography and video editing.
She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and is a correspondent for The Daily Commercial, LakeFront TV and Beacon College’s PBS talk show, “A World of Difference,” where she received an Anthem Award and Telly Award.
When she isn’t working, Cindy spends time with her husband, Ryan, and son, David, traveling and taking photos of landscapes and wildlife.
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