Bossier duo sets five-fish high school bass tournament record

Bossier duo sets five-fish high school bass tournament record
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(Left to right) Mason McCormick, captain Bradley Virgillito and Alexis Virgillito hold up the team’s five bass weighing 37.13 pounds March 18 at Caney Lake.

Two Bossier Parish bass anglers rewrote the high school bass fishing record for a five-bass limit March 18 at Caney Lake. Mason McCormick and Alexis Virgillito carried five bass to the digital scale for the Louisiana High School Bass Nation. Their catch weighed 37.13 pounds, including a 9.22-pounder.

“A 37-pound stringer,” McCormick said. “It was surreal to be honest.”

They never quit trying to upgrade, he said, then explained, “I was saying all the time, as easy as it was for us to catch, I knew it would be as easy for others. Yeah. It was stressful.”

Adding to stress down the stretch was the health of all those hawgs. The livewell was stuffed. The 9-pounder and the heaviest 7 on one side. The other two 7-plusses and a 4+ pound bass were on the other.

“Once we caught our last fish at 3 o’clock, I…

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