San Antonio, Texas (March 27, 2012) When collegiate anglers rolled into Allen, TX and nearby Lake Lavon last week, the fishery was a virtual unknown to just about all of them, but the Arkansas Tech team of Reagan Moore, Evan Barnes, Aaron Sarna, and Evan Smith worked together efficiently to pick the most productive area and unlock the lake’s secrets. They quickly learned that a wave of large fish had rushed to the banks and pockets to begin their spring spawning rituals.
Teamwork was the key to success for the ATU anglers — by the second day of competition they were all committed to the same area, where some of the best fish to cross the scales were concentrated.
Ultimately the team approach was the key for the competition’s only female angler, Reagan Moore, who took a slow and methodical approach to coaxing the big bass to bite. As a result, she landed the largest bass of the competition on Saturday, a 7.84 lbs. lunker, along with several other Texas-sized trophies.
“When I first set the hook on the biggest one, it just sat there and I told Evan I was hung up,” said the ATU junior. “Then all of the sudden the line took off and we knew immediately that it was huge.
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