Cameron Mattison and Chad Poulsen will be representing Airline High and Louisiana in the FLW/TBF Southern Conference Championship bass fishing tournament Saturday on Lake Texoma in Pottsboro, Texas.
Mattison and Poulsen qualified for the event by winning The Bass Federation Louisiana State High School Championship on Caddo Lake in March with a catch of 20 pounds, 13 ounces.
Saturday, the duo will be competing against anglers from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
The winner on Lake Texoma advances to the High School Nationals against six other regional champions in the spring of 2014 with $10,000 in college scholarships on the line.
Mattison and Poulsen recently spent three days pre-fishing on Lake Texoma in a wide variety of weather.
The first day, they faced temperatures in the 90s. Then a front moved through and brought with it wind, rain and a drop in temperature of about 40 degrees.
The pair had success locating bass on the 90,000-acre impoundment.
Last Friday night, Mattison and Poulsen were honored during Airline’s football game against Byrd.
Mattison is sponsored by V&M Cyclone Lures, Kistler Rods, Mercury Outboards and Southern Icee. Poulsen is sponsored by Dobyns Rods.