(Written by Christopher Decker for Bassmaster.com) Ty Trentham and Chase McCarter recovered from a slow start to catch 17 pounds, 15 ounces to take the lead on Day 1 of the Abu Garcia Bassmaster High School National Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.
The Sevier County High School juniors hold a 2-ounce lead on Livingston Parish High School anglers Destin Morales and Samuel Cobb Jr.
Clinton High School is represented at the national tournament by Kobe Walden and Joseph Mashburn, and on Day 1 the duo caught 10 pounds, six ounces, placing them at #50 on the leaderboard out of 315 entries from all across the nation, including 51 others representing high schools from the Volunteer State.
The full field launched from Green Pond Landing and Event Center at 6:20 am on Day 2 (Friday, August 12th) and return for weigh-in beginning at 2:20 pm.
The Top 12 teams after Friday’s weigh-in will advance to Championship Saturday.
Follow this link for full coverage of the event, including the leaderboard and a day 1 summary.