The annual Battle on Balboa between Fountain Lake and Jessieville junior/senior high school bass fishing teams was held June 3. The tournament was originally scheduled for April 29, but was rescheduled due to weather.
Since the reschedule date was after the end of the school term, participation was significantly impacted because many students were already committed to other activities.
There were 21 total participants; last year Fountain Lake alone had 22.
Fishing was also tough, with only 19 bass brought to weigh in, all alive and returned to the lake.
Annabel Robertson from Jessieville took first place with three bass weighing 5.4 pounds. Malachi Thorton of Fountain Lake was second with three bass weighing 4.96 pounds, and Larry Selig of Jessieville was third with two bass that weighed 4.3 pounds and big bass of 2.94 pounds.
Fountain Lake again won the team trophy, with 20.12 pounds compared to Jessieville’s 11.8 pounds.