Northwestern State University Bass Fishing Team members Johnny Ledet and Justin Cooper won first and third in this past weekend’s Bassmaster College Series Wild Card tournament on Oklahoma’s Lake Murray. Ledet and Cooper are the only college team in the Bassmaster’s college fishing history to win two titles. The pair credited the last fish they caught on Thursday for putting them in the lead on the second day of the tournament. The fish helped the Northwestern State University bass fishing team strategize to catch 17 pounds, 10 ounces of large mouth bass from Lake Murray. A cumulative weight of 33-6 put the team ahead by the slim margin of less than 2 pounds. Aaron Belgard and Logan Laprarie, also of Northwestern State, were third with 28-11. Ledet and Cooper moved from sixth place into the lead after Thursday.
Form left are Belgard, Laprarie, Cooper and Ledet.