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Bullard Panther Fishing Club nets fifth place finish at THSBA East Division's first tournament of new season


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Tim Haugh, THSBA president and Bullard Panther Fishing Club advisor said his club is looking forward to their next bass fishing tournament at Lake of the Pines, Oct 21.

The Bullard Panther Fishing Club’s last tournament was Saturday, Sept. 23, on Lake Palestine, with weigh-in at Bullard High School. This was Bullard’s first Texas High School Bass Association tournament, securing fifth place out of 17 schools.

Throughout the event, the 131 teams participating were able to catch a total of 247 fish tipping the scales at 556.47 pounds, releasing 228 fish back into the waters of Lake Palestine.

Top finishers for the Bullard Panther Fishing Club was the team of Colby Ferguson and Will McAllister, placing sixth overall with a catch of five fish weighing in at 12.46 pounds. Landry Lasseter and Chase Bussell caught five fish weighing in at 9.99 pounds, but were assessed a one-pound penalty for two dead fish, finishing with a weight of 8.99 pounds.

Remaining team catches included:
27. Will Carlile and Zac Hastings four fish, weighing in a at 7.84 pounds.
30. Bryce Nelson and Brock Davis, four fish weighing in at 7.66 pounds
34. Tyler Geer and Bailey Kurtz, five fish weighing in at 6.72 pounds
35. Jerrod Shrode and Reece Ricketts, two fish weighing in at 6.46 pounds
46. Kaiden Simons and McKenna Davis
55. Nick Craver and River Ferguson, 3.69 pounds
63.Brandon Shanholtz and Essau Powell, two fish at 3.31 pounds
69. Cade Hollingsworth and Hunter Vandenburg, two fish weighing 2.81 pounds
73. Anna Taylor and Jon Bellanger, one fish weighing in at 2.61 pounds.
76. Callie Farr, one fish at 2.01 pounds

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