Kaufman High School team wins Texas State High School Bass Championship

IMG 6297The wind blew hard Saturday on Lake Ray Hubbard, but not hard enough to derail two sophomores from Kaufman High School who brought in a five-bass limit totaling 19.47 pounds to win the 2012 Texas State High School Bass Championship.

Shelton Vasquez and Trevor Thompson said it was their first time to ever fish Ray Hubbard, despite living close to the lake, but they concentrated on hitting rocks with crankbaits and spinner baits to get their bites.

They also had to deal with the windy conditions.

“It was rough,” Thompson said. “It was very windy.”

Vasquez said the bite was off and on all day, and the fishing just wasn’t consistent.

“We were rock fishing and we would make one pass, then another pass,” he said. “We’d catch a couple here and there throwing a crankbait.

“We came out here blind. This is our first time fishing this lake.”

So what did the win mean for the pair, besides being able to walk the halls next week as new state champions?

“It means the world to both of us,” Vasquez said. “To win this championship, man, it would be awesome.”

The team of Colt Benedict and Zachary Laky from Forney High School took second place with 13.44 pounds, and the Carthage High School team of Cole Clinton and Keaton Davis took third with 13.25 pounds.

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