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Updated: 08/30/2012 08:00:04AM

Fishing team features first female angler

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Kaitlyn Boswell, Bartow High's fishing team's first Lady Jacket, finished third in her first tournament on the team.


Luke Ferguson with the7-pound big fish of the day on July 28.


Bartow High School fishing team members (from left) Austin Anderson, Luke Ferguson, Jamie Eskdale, Dustin Bozeman, Angel Arzate, Steven Singletary.

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BHS Jackets Fishing Team began their new season Saturday, July 28, on Lake Summit with 15 returning anglers and six new, including the team’s first Lady Jacket, Kaitlyn Boswell.

Showing their tenacity and mettle, the anglers fished hard for limits and big fish to claim the season opener.

Returning Angler of the Year Luke Ferguson hooked a 7-pounder in the closing minutes assuring victory for him and co-angler Austin Anderson, and affirming the team motto, “Never give up!”

Jeremy Peterson, another returning angler, was treble hooked in the head, left to have it cared for, then returned to finish the tournament.

The competitiveness and drive of this year’s team will make for an awesome season as they fiercely pursue Angler of the Year and State Champion titles.

Results of Summit Summer Classic:

First: Luke Ferguson and Austin Anderson with 16.75 lbs.; Ferguson with big fish of 7 lbs.

Second: Dustin Bozeman and Jamie Eskdale with 7.8 lbs.

Third: Kaitlyn Boswell and Ryan Thomas with 5.55 lbs.

Fourth: Robert Wiggins and Shane Moss with 5.50 lbs.

Fifth: Steven Singletary and Angel Arzate with 5.45 lbs.

The Jackets’ next tournament will be on Lake Reedy on Sept. 22.

Follow the team on and contact Derek Boswell, tournament director, at 863-513-8877 for team membership and tournament information.