Stone, Allen finish 12th

Jared Stone and Blake Allen finished 12th at a scholarship fishing tournament in Lake Fork this past Sunday. Due to the heat and time of year, conditions were tough for all the anglers. (Courtesy photo)

Montague County youth anglers participated in the National Lake Fork High School Open this past Saturday and Sunday.

The two-person team of Jared Stone and Blake Allen finished 12th overall, weighing eight fish for a total heft of 10.21 pounds.

Stone could fish since he hasn’t officially joined the squad at Tarleton State yet. Allen is a soon-to-be senior at Gold-Burg High, but he fishes for Bowie during the season.

Because of the heat and time of year, this was a tough tournament.

Overall, 138 teams competed and 454 fish were weighed. The average weight of a fish was 1.21 pounds, and the total overall weight is 547.92 pounds.

Read the full story in the mid-week News.