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Bailey and Dugat Take First Place in SETX Tournament


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Bailey and Dugat brought home the first place win with a total weight of 21.28 pounds. The pair had their limit by 10 a.m. Included in their limit was a trophy bass weighing 11.61 pounds.

Second place went to the Huntington High School team of Adyson Stringer, Abram Boles and their boat captain Bradley Stringer. Their stringer totaled 20.44 pounds.

Coming in third place were Buna High School anglers Zach Busby and Coby Farnie with boat captain Nathan Prine. The duo hauled in a total of 19.95 pounds.

Rounding out the top 10 of the day were the following teams:
4th place, 18.76 pounds: Lumberton, Easton Anderson and Ty Cruse.
5th place, 18.47 pounds: Hamshire-Fannett, Trent Buchholz and Grady Doucet.
6th place, 17.75 pounds: Woodville, Braden Clifton.
7th place, 16.68 pounds: Evadale, Parker Moye and Lane Vinson.
8th place, 15.85 pounds: PN-G, Brock Lane and Hayden Wallace.
9th place, 15.81 pounds: Kirbyville, Cody Sanders and Michael Smith.
10th place, 15.65 pounds: Barbers Hill, Gavin Broadway and Brett Creel.

Taking second place in the Big Bass category were Brock Lane and Hayden Wallace of Port Neches-Groves High School with a weight of 9.73 pounds.

The Hamshire-Fannett duo of Trent Bucholz and Grady Doucet came in third place of the Big Bass category with a weight of 9.08 pounds.


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Water stained; 62–66 degrees; 0.64’ high. Black bass are good on chartreuse/black soft plastics, crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. White bass are good on live minnows and watermelon jigs. Crappie are fair on minnows and green tube jigs. Bream are fair on worms. Catfish are good on nightcrawlers, liver, and cut bait.