Longtime fishing buddies Noah Parsons and Adam Fuchs teamed up to win the Kansas High School Fishing Tournament last weekend at Wilson Reservoir.
The recent graduates of Northwest High beat about a dozen other boats with a winning five-fish limit that weighed 14.22 pounds. Parsons said the second-place team’s weight was about three pounds less.
Even without the trophy and title, Parsons said it was a day to remember.
“Wilson was unbelievable. It was the best day of lake fishing I’ve ever had,” Parsons said. “We were culling fish by 8 (after a 6 a.m. launch) and we had two largemouths by 8 that were over four pounds. We were super-pumped.”
Accompanied by adult angler Ben Fuchs, Parsons and Adam Fuchs, caught a lot of their fish top-water, over points and weedbeds. They also caught a lot of fish on Flukes and swimbaits.
Parsons said they boated about 25 bass.
The pair will now represent Kansas in a regional high school championship in Arkansas on Oct. 6. If they do well, they’ll qualify for a national championship. Parsons was unsure where that competition would be held.
Parsons plans on attending Hutchinson Community College this fall, and eventually plans on going to K-State and majoring in a wildlife and outdoors entrepreneurship.
Fuchs is headed to Barton County Community College on a soccer scholarship.