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Bass fishing is growing.  I’m not sure if you have noticed but the sport is no longer just the same ten guys in matching boats fishing on Sunday afternoons in some dead television time frame.  The sport is growing in the professional ranks, the college ranks, and is booming in the high school levels as well.  In Louisiana, it has been said there are 4 seasons, hunting, football, summer and crawfish.  Well I’m here to tell you regardless of which season it is, it’s always fishing season! 

The Central Wildcats High School Bass Team never takes a break.  This fishing season has started and the club has held an interclub tournament on September 26 at False River as well as participated in the 2020 Louisiana Bass Nation Qualifier on September 12 out of Doiron’s Landing in Morgan City, La.  The interclub tournament results were:

1st Place - 5 fish - 8.50# Scott Lemmler and Dakota Stewart

 2nd Place - 4 fish - 8.15# Luke Miller and Jacob Tullier

3rd Place - 3 fish - 5.79# Robby Wells and Logan Landry

 Big Bass - 2.90# - Luke Miller

In all 25 fish were caught for a total of 44.20lbs with all fish released back into their home alive to be caught another day. That’s a great day on False River! 


Central High Wildcats

Louisiana 2020 State Champion Team

October 2020, Volume 118

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The results of the Bass Nation Qualifier for Central’s top 5 teams out of the 141 boats were:

14th Place – 5 fish – 10.64# Logan Landry and Robby Wells

19th Place – 5 fish – 9.87# Cade Walock and Brady Smith

56th Place – 5 fish – 7.64# Matthew Elliot and Nathan Ellis

60th Place – 5 fish – 7.05# Victoria Lemmler and Emma Simon

63rd Place – 4 fish – 6.93# Scott Lemmler and Dakota Stewart


Overall Central had 14 teams compete with the top Wildcat team qualifying for state. 

The team is currently getting ready for the Louisiana Bass Nation High School North Fall Qualifier on the Red River launching from Grand Ecore RV Park in Natchitoches, La.  Coach Philip Lemmler is expecting 8 teams to participate in the open next weekend. 

There will be plenty of fishing this year for the Central Wildcats as more local and interclub tournaments will be held as well as additional opens to qualify for the state championship.  However, Central isn’t yet finished with last season.

The CHS fishing team finished last year off by capturing the state championship title along with two state qualifier championships, and in doing so four teammates qualified to compete for the National Championship in Paris, Tennessee on Kentucky Lake. The 2020 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors is Oct. 22-24 and Central High School will have 2 teams fishing for the big prize of a national championship.  Connor Rushing and Ethan Simon along with Cayden Walls and Connor Moulin will represent Central High in the ultimate high school fishing endeavor!

We look forward to covering and checking in with the Wildcat’s Bass Fishing Team this year. 

Running a bass fishing club is no easy task, especially to run it correctly.  Philip Lemmler and his dedicated team support group do an excellent job.  Coach says, “We have the absolute best kids and parents on this team.”  This is evident not only in the wins but in the participation and enjoyment the kids get out of bass fishing.  It is not cheap by any means.  Many local and some not so local businesses have stepped up to help and the Wildcats appreciate the support.


The list is extensive and includes Tumblecats, Holified Electrical Service, Jessica Starns Attorney, Parker Orthodontics, Edward Jones, Decoy Buddy, American Hydraulics and Supplies, Jones Hastings, J Walock Construction, RTS, Gulf Gases and Technology, Williams Home Builders, Petrochem Metals, Keiths Pro Paint and Body Shop, Just4Him, Pride Mechanical, Key Lending Solutions, Paradise Louisiana, The Looking Glass, Cajun Catch, Mid South, Elliott Realtors, CPM Services, Broken Tractor, Picou Group, Coastal Truck & Trailer Services, JT Doiron Realtor, Ross Tire & Service, State Farm Insurance Sam Johnson, Autowork, Assurance Financial, GM Cable, Gulf South Equipment, Resthaven Gardens, Tiger Truck Stop, Trinity Driving School, Bossocyo, Cross Threads, Front 2 Back, Kajun Limb, Shongaloo Outdoors, Wicked Weights, Super Heat, Darren James, St Gabriel Tank, B1Bank, Buffalo Electric, Cassel's Construction, Country Gardener and Performance, SLU Fishing Team, Baker Funeral Home, Performance, Computer Evolutions, Dana Safety Supply, and Charles Poland. 

If you would like more information on Central High Bass Fishing or to sponsor the team direct your questions to Philip Lemmler at 225-975-2659. GeauxWildcats and GeauxBassin!

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