The price of ribeye steaks is outrageous these days. But what about an ounce of largemouth bass at $1,000?
Don’t ask Louisiana Tech’s Matthew Loetsche of Many and Caleb Boudreaux of Doyline about it. They came in two ounces out of first place in the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir this past weekend. The difference in first and second was $2,000, or $1,000 an ounce.
Lamar University’s Brandon Simoneaux of Bridge City, Texas, and Josh Bowie of Port Neches, Texas, won the tournament with a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces. The victory earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship. Loetsche and Boudrreaux had 29-3 and earned $2,000.
ULM anglers Blake Alford and Tyler Stewart, both of West Monroe, caught 10 bass weighing 26 pounds to win $1,000 and tie for third.
The top 10 teams that advanced to the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship are:
1st: Lamar University – Brandon Simoneaux, Bridge City, Texas, and Josh Bowie, Port Neches, Texas (10 bass, 29-5, $4,000)
2nd: Louisiana Tech University – Matthew Loetscher, Many, La., and Caleb Boudreaux, Doyline, La. (10 bass, 29-3, $2,000)
3rd: Colorado Mesa University – Kennedy Kinkade and Josh Worth, both of Grand Junction, Colo. (nine bass, 28-2, $1,000)
3th: University of Louisiana-Monroe – Blake Alford and Tyler Stewart, both of West Monroe, La. (10 bass, 26-0, $1,000)
5th: Arkansas Tech University – Brandon Rieve, Sheridan, Ark., and Sawyer Grace, Russellville, Ark. (10 bass, 26-0, $1,000)
6th: Lamar University – Quinton Evans, Orange, Texas, and Colby Ogden, Kountze, Texas (10 bass, 25-1)
7th: Southeastern Oklahoma University – Jonathan Furlong, Bixby, Okla., and Dwight Camp, Talihina, Okla. (10 bass, 24-8)
8th: Lamar University – Cameron Lafleur, Orange, Texas, and Justin Royal, Vidor, Texas (10 bass, 22-8)
9th: Nicholls State University – Trevor Leblanc and Jess Robertson, both from Houma, La. (10 bass, 22-6)
10th: East Central University – Tanner Masters and Wyatt Ryan, both of Ada, Okla. (10 bass, 22-5)
Complete results can be found at CollegeFishing.com.