CVCC anglers with a great showing in first event of ’21

CVCC anglers with a great showing in first event of ’21

LEESBURG, Fla. — The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team started its 2021 calendar year off with solid finishes during the Abu Garcia College Series on Harris Chain of Lakes in Florida on Friday.

The Red Hawks competed in a field of 150 total boaters, and four of the five competing CVCC teams placed within the top 100.

Lane Bailey and Adam Seagle paced the Red Hawks with a 21st place finish, catching five bass for a total weight of 17 pounds, 12 ounces. The tandem missed making the cut for day two by just six ounces.

Not far behind Bailey and Seagle were the tandem of.Jeremy Dellinger and Nathan Smith, who finished in 48th place, catching a five-fish total of 13 pounds

Two other Red Hawk teams also finished in the top 100, including Justin Eggers and Caleb Lonca in 83rd place, who had a five-bass total of 10 pounds, 5 ounces.

Competing by himself, Catawba Valley's Spencer Black also finished among the top 100 boaters, ending Friday's event in 90th place with a total five-bass weight of nine pounds, five ounces.

The final CVCC team of Hayden Lail and Lucas Oliver placed 115th overall. Lail and Oliver caught four of the five-bass limit for seven pounds, one ounce.

The CVCC bass fishing team returns to action on March 3-5 at the 12th annual Abu Garcia College Fishing National Championship presented by YETI in Grove, Okla.