Joe Beebee and William Brady said they worked the shallows to catch their fish Saturday in the Texas High School State Fishing Championship on Lake LBJ.
The two Woodlands teenagers made the most of their trip to state, landing five largemouth bass at a total of 32 pounds.
It was the biggest haul in the history of the state high school tournament.
The day was a big one for most of the anglers fishing as eight teams finished with better weight totals than the winner in last year’s tournament held at LBJ.
Last year’s winner took the tournament with five fish at 15-pounds and 13 ounces.
Beebee, 14, said the fishing was good all day. The pair of anglers landed their first catch 10 minutes into fishing. The caught their last big one in the last hour of the day.
In all 84 teams competed with 70 weighing in 232 fish total.
The biggest fish of the day weighed 10 pounds, 3 ounces.
Beebee and Brady’s biggest was 9 pounds, 8 ounces.
Marble Falls had 15 teams in the tournament with Austin Ellis and Ben Stripling bagging 18 pounds and 11 ounces with five fish. They took fifth overall.
Second place finishers were Tristin Riddle and Sterlyn Wood of the Angelo Anglers with 23 pounds and 11 ounces.
Scholarship money was awarded the top two teams.