Congrats to the BHS bass team

Published 6:48 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2015

There has been a movement across the southeastern part of the U.S. It is not a political movement, nor is it a social movement.

It’s simply a bass movement.

More and more high schools in Georgia and the surrounding states have been slowly putting together bass fishing teams. They are comprised of kids who love the sport, grew up on the water and love to reel in massive fish. We at The Post-Searchlight are pleased to see such a thing manifest at Bainbridge High School. They’ve been at it for three years, and it looks like the rest of the state is finally jumping on the boat as well.

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This past weekend, the “Bass Cats” hosted a state qualifier tournament at Lake Seminole. Seven teams competed, one coming from as far as Oconee County. Two student anglers from Bainbridge, Blake Daugherty and Jake Jones (captained by Lee Boutwell) placed second overall with 12.69 pounds of bass. These two now qualify for the State Championship, where Bainbridge will be represented against all sorts of other talented fisherman.

Congrats to the Bass Cats, and keep on fishing. A lot of college bass teams are springing up in the southeast, too. Maybe when you graduate, you can take your talents there and continue reeling in those big bass.