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High School Angler Passes After Passing Out on Weigh-in Stage

The high school angling community in Texas and the Winsboro Fishing Team are in mourning after beloved teammate Kale Robinson, 17, passed out on the weigh-in stage Saturday at the Lake Cypress Springs High School tournament. He was rushed to the hospital and officials said he was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital. Robinson was well liked and all smiles and the people that knew him smoke fondly of him. He had actually caught his personal best bass in that tournament.

The Texas High School Bass Association offered this statement of sympathy:

“We find some solace in knowing that Kale was surrounded by friends and family, doing what he loved, and even catching his personal best,” the group said. “We are just so deeply sorry for the loss of this incredible young man who had a bright future ahead of him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We ask for the continued prayers (for) Kale’s family, friends, and Winnsboro Fishing Team as we all grieve during this difficult time.”

Our hearts and prayers go out to Robinson’s family, friends and teammates.

NTX Bass Elite Series, Lonestar Bass Series, Texas High School Bass Assn, and Joe Casey Shipley are hosting a dinner, live music, raffle and tournament as part of the Kasting for Kale Benefit tournament to raise funds for the family in this difficult time. You can follow their post on as well as this link to THSBA website to donate or sign-up for the tournament.