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Bullard High School Fishing Club advances to THBSA Tournament at Toledo Bend


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

The Bullard Panther Fishing Club recently competed in the fifth and final event of the 2017-2018 regular season for the Texas High School Bass Association East Division, held Saturday, March 17, on the waters of Lake Palestine.

At the event, the Bullard Panther Fishing Club earned a second place team finish in a field of of 21 teams.

The leaders for the Bullard Panther Fishing Club at the Lake Palestine tournament were Jerrod Shrode and Reece Ricketts, claiming fifth place with five fish weighing in at 14.56 pounds.

Also helping the team with a strong finish were Bryce Nelson and Brock Davis, 10th place, five fish weighing in at 11.17 pounds.

Will Carlile and Zach Hastings earned an 18th place finish with a catch of four fish weighing 9.25 pounds.

Tyler Geer and Bailey Kurtz rounded out the top-20 finishing in 20th place with a catch of five fish weighing in at 8.95 pounds.

The Bullard Panther Fishing Club will send eight teams to compete at the upcoming THSBA Regional event, scheduled for Saturday, April 14, on Toledo Bend. Teams are qualified for the Regional tournament if they place in the top 40 percent in the THSBA East Division, have fished at least three tournaments, and are passing their classes.

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