4 area teams finish in Top 5 at Youth BASS Nation fall qualifier on Red River

Brothers Karson and Kane Milner-Dortlon of Fairview Alpha won first place among 16 teams at the Louisiana Youth BASS Nation tournament on Red River last weekend. Their five fish stringer weighed in at 7.76 pounds. They are members of the Riverdale Academy fishing team.

Louisiana Youth BASS Nation held it’s North Division Fall Qualifier, Saturday, Nov. 5 on the Red River out of Grand Ecore Landing in Natchitoches. There were 150 teams competing in two divisions including 134 high school and 16 Junior Bassmaster teams.

Friday, Nov. 4 was official practice day and teams had no issues getting bites and some caught fish up to 7 pounds.

Teams were met Saturday with post frontal conditions after a line of heavy thunderstorms moved through that morning postponing boat check by 30 minutes. The bite was tough with many reporting watching fish chase their baits to the boat but just not committing.

In the high school division, the top 5 are:

1  Central HS Fishing MATTHEW ROME-CONNOR DAWSON, 5 fish, 8.83 pounds

Dutch Kor and Cole Pickett of Many HS Fishing took second place in the high school division with a 5 fish stringer weighing 8.50 pounds.

2  Many HS Fishing COLE PICKETT-DUTCH KOR, 5 fish, 8.50 pounds

3  Live Oak HS Fishing BRADY TALBOT-BRYCE DISTEFANO, 5 fish, 8.38 pounds

4  Alexandria SR HS NICHOLAS ENGLAND-TYLER MEDICA, 5 fish, 8.28 pounds

5  Rayne HS Bass Club WILL GUIDRY-TANNER MEYER, 5 fish, 7.96 pounds

Karson Milner-Dortlon won Big Bas in the junior division with this 2.17 pound bass. He is the son of Douglas and Keri Dortlon of Fairview Alpha.

In the Junior Division, the top 5 are:

1  Riverdale JR Bassmasters KANE MILNER-DORTLON-KARSON MILNER-DORTLON, 5 fish, 7.76 pounds and Big Bass at 2.17 pounds

The Converse team of Ryder Fletcher and Lance Lum took second place in the junior division with a two fish stringer weighing 2.58 pounds.

2  Converse Jr Fishing Team RYDER FLETCHER-LANCE LUM, 2 fish, 2.58 pounds                                            3  Vermilion JR Anglers SAWYER KNICKERBOCKER-CONNER TATE, 1 fish, 1.93 pounds                                4  Central Catholic Jrs PIERS PICOU-JAXON PLAISANCE, 1 fish, 1.46 pounds                                                5  Catholic NI JRs HOLLIS DAIGLE-VINCENT SOPRANO, 1 fish, 1.33 pounds