Southern Miss Bass Fishing Team qualifies for regionals | Sports & Recreation
It’s no fisherman’s tale that the University of Southern Mississippi’s Bass Fishing Team succeeded in one nail-biter of a competition last month at Lake Guntersville, Ala., its last chance to advance to regional competition in collegiate fishing.
“We were behind by a few ounces, and then a small rain cloud came in and changed the bite,” said team president Daniel Netterville, a senior from Gloster, Miss.
The game changer happened when Netterville and his teammate, Dax Graham of Hattiesburg, almost simultaneously caught a 3 ½ and a 4-pound bass. At the end of the day, they were called back up to the stage for the weigh-in. Graham was unsure if they would secure the required top five finish to keep their postseason hopes alive.
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