LA Tech fishing team competes 2023 Bassmater College Series

By Kevin Shannahan

The LA Tech Bulldog Fishing Team was on the hunt for big Bbass.

The Red River was the scene of some intense fishing action on Friday, May 5 as collegiate anglers representing 19 states and 135 institutions competed in the 2023 Bassmaster College Series held in Natchitoches’ Red River Waterway Commission RV Park. The anglers enjoyed a day of perfect weather as they hunted for the best spot to reel in some big bass and climb the leaderboard at the first collegiate Bassmasters Tournament to be held in Natchitoches’ Grand Ecore RV Park.

Louisiana Tech was represented at the tournament by six anglers on three teams. The team of John Karisny and Brodie Paige garnered a two-day total of eight bass and a total weight of 10lbs 4 oz, finishing 85th on the leaderboard. Cooper Arthur and Luke Frankowicz landed 7 bass with a total weight of 8 lbs., 13 oz for 95th place. Stephen Bovia and Preston Madere earned a 99th place finish with 6 Bass and a total weight of 7 lbs. 15 Oz.