Haughton team wins Bassmaster high school title Sunday

CHAMPS:  Haughton High School anglers Jase White and Carsen Adcock were winners Sunday at the Bassmaster high school tournament near Natchitoches. (Photo by KEVIN SHANNAHAN, Journal Sports)


NATCHITOCHES – Homefield advantage does exist in fishing. Haughton High’s Jase White and Carsen Adcock had the home water edge Sunday and used their local knowledge to win the Strike King Bassmaster High School Series on Red River, presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors.

White and Adcock boated a five-bass limit weighing in at 14 pounds, 12 ounces in the one-day event hosted by the Red River Waterway Commission.

Like the winning team from Jacksonville State Friday in the college series out of the Grand Ecore landing outside of Natchitoches, White and Adcock traveled up river 2 ½ hours one way to Pool 5 near Caspiana for their winning haul.

Adcock said making such a long run was a gamble, but their knowledge of the river helped them pick a pattern that proved a winner.

“It means a lot to us to get this win,” Adcock told Bassmaster.com writer Andrew Canulette. “Jase and I go out on the weekends. We put a lot of effort into this. We’ve had a couple of close finishes this year, with a second and some other Top 10s. So, to win one here is a great feeling.”

White and Adcock split a $1,076 first-place cash prize. A total of 97 teams from eight states competed, with the Top 12 teams getting part of a $3,711 cash purse.

It was the perfect finish to an exciting weekend for the team, which fishes as part of the Bossier Parish fishing team.

Friday, White was named to the 2023 Bassmaster High School Fishing All-American Team presented by Academy Sports & Outdoors.

Sunday’s performance earned the Haughton duo and the next 24 finishers invitations to the Strike King Bassmaster High School National Championship July 27-29 in South Carolina.