Jasper team smashes em' on Rayburn

Jasper, Tx- Feb. 7- February bass fishing in East Texas can mean only a couple of things, the pre-spawn fish are heavy and hungry. Stumbling upon the right place at the right time during this time of the year can produce some huge bags of fish and memories that will last a lifetime. Just ask the Jasper HS team of Hunter Martindale and Chase Webb, who brought in the largest sack of fish that has ever been weighed at an SETX event, 25.48 lbs! The Jasper team of 8th graders, captained by Craig Martindale, have always managed to catch a few fish and get themselves some very respectable SETX finishes, but nothing could have prepared them for the day they had last Saturday as they participated in the second of five tournaments on the Ford/Skeeter SETX HS Fishing Association Trail. Their story and others below:

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Woodville duo claim SETX Season Opener

Jasper TX- Unseasonably warm temperatures, light winds, and fog greeted over 370 teams from 41 different high schools across the region last Saturday morning for the first event of the 2014-2015 SETX HS Fishing Association season at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. While the morning fog may have hampered travel times to prime fishing spots, the warmer temperatures had no one complaining.

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SE Texas High School Fishing Association sets new national records


By Patty Lenderman, Lakecaster

In their very first event, the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association shattered all previous participating records in the country! High School fishing has been established in many states for quite some time. East Texas got a taste of it when the National High School Sam Rayburn Open was held this past spring. It woke up this entire region. In the short months since, schools across Southeast Texas have been forming fishing clubs, and the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association was born with 28 participating schools - so far. Their inaugural event was held on Sam Rayburn December 14, 2013 at the Umphrey Family Pavilion and over 500 young men and ladies layered up on this bitterly cold day and headed out to show off their skills.

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