It wasn’t much, but considering the nasty conditions, the one-fish catch by the Arab Fishing Team tandem of Aubrey Whisenant and John Evans Throw this past weekend is looking pretty good right now.

The Arab Fishing Team had eight boats compete in the Alabama Bass Nation Lake Guntersville on Saturday. 

The weather was unbearably cold and windy, but many anglers and boat captains took on the challenge.

There were more than 350 boats registered to fish, but with the snow and freezing temperatures, fewer than 200 hit the water. The no-shows might have been right as it was a tough day of fishing, with just 73 boats weighing fish in the high school division.

The team of Whisenant and Thrower caught one fish that weighed 3.67 pounds. That was enough to put them in 45th place overall, and it also qualified them for the BASS state tournament at Lake Neely Henry on May 11-12.

The Fishing Knights’ next tournament will be an Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association Pre-Qualifier on Feb, 24, also at Neely Henry.

“We are hopeful the weather and fishing will be better for that event,” said team sponsor Milia Jones.

The ASABFA state tournament is scheduled for May 3-5 at Smith Lake.

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