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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…Read More
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New National Record
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.Formatted as a team event, 262 teams were registered to fish, nearly all with boats and captains. The students were not allowed to operate their own boat. Friends, family members and a host of volunteers came out in droves to provide a platform for these kids and boats to fish from. Businesses and individuals from Houston to Port Arthur, as north as Nacogdoches and beyond provided sponsorship to the event. This is a sport that leaves no one behind. Everyone can participate in a fishing tournament.