Zach Caudle and Joe Landry of LSU-Shreveport did it again … they tipped the scales to win the College Bass West Super Regional for the second consecutive year.
It was the closest victory in College Bass history with only 6/100ths of a pound separating the number one and two teams. On day one, Caudle and Landry finished in 24th place after weighing in a mere 10.17 pounds. On day two, they brought in a 19.10-pound bag making their two-day total 29.27 pounds edging out Vaughn Humerickhouse and Jayme Bristow of Friends University, who held the top spot after day one. Humerickhouse and Bristow placed second with a two-day total of 29.21 pounds.
Texas A&M’s Tyler James and Matt Day claimed third place with a two day total of 28.74 pounds. Local favorites Mason Holmes and Michael Huss of the University of Texas-Tyler landed in fourth with 26.64 pounds and Tarleton State’s John Anderson and Brandon Foard rounded out the top five with 26.23 pounds.
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Fifty-one two-person teams representing 26 colleges and universities from across the western region, fished in a two-day cumulative weight format with a five-fish daily limit to tip the scales for more than $7,000 in scholarship monies at Lake Tyler in Tyler, Texas April 24-25.
Last year, 39 teams contended for the regional title on Lake Palestine with Zach Caudle and Joe Landry from Louisiana State University-Shreveport walking away with the inaugural win by more than four pounds over University of North Texas team Austin Hollowell and Brandon Dickenson.
Boat # School Angler Angler Day One Day Two Total1 LSU – Shreveport Zach Caudle/Joe Landry 10.17 19.10 29.27
2 Friends University Vaughn Humerickhouse/Jayme Bristow 18.04 11.17 29.21
3 Texas A&M University Tyler James/Matt Day 14.89 13.85 28.74
4 University of Texas Tyler Mason Holmes Michael Huss 15.85 10.79 26.64
5 Tarleton State John Anderson/Brandon Foard 17.11 9.12 26.23
6 Texas A&M University Kyle Bates/David Doonan 13.68 12.32 26.00
7 Stephen F. Austin Ryan Watkins/Blaze Platt 12.73 12.87 25.60
8 Texas State University Justin Holmes/Bryan Carethers 15.68 9.84 25.52
9 University of Oklahoma Chip Porche/Mark Johnson 11.55 13.41 24.96
10 Oklahoma State Bryce Bechtel/Cody Fuller 10.06 13.22 23.28