Central Grad to Fish for National Title

Central Grad to Fish for National Title

Central High School graduate Darrell Henson, now a freshman at LSU, has qualified to fish for a national championship title and possibly qualify to fish in the Bassmaster Classic in 2016.

The LSU Sportsman’s Fishing Club consists of LSU students fishing against colleges from all over the United States. The team is currently ranked 43rd in the country out of 310 credited clubs of college anglers.

Henson and his partner Brent Rome of Destrehan placed 9th out of 87 teams on Lake Barkley in Dover, Tennessee, which qualified them to fish the national championship on Lake Dubay at Stevens Point, Wisconsin July 9-11. The winner of this tournament qualifies to fish with the Bassmaster Elites in the Classic in 2016. The weigh ins can be watched online through a live stream, and times will be scheduled and placed on Bassmaster.com

Henson and his partner Jarod Hughes of Gonzales also qualified to fish the FLW regional tournament in Grove, OK, by placing 9th out of 97 boats on Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Jasper, Texas

Henson said, “This is a great sport for young men and women transitioning to LSU to join a team that enjoys fishing, make friends with the same fishing interests, and help start a continuing education program at LSU. We are always working to build our program to someday offer some form of scholarship in the near future.  We are seeking financial support and sponsors.”

Visit the team’s website at LSUFishing.com. For more information or to support the team, email Henson at Dhenso6@lsu.edu

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