State champs!

Holding up the winning team’s larger catches of the day are boat captain Scott Montgomery and state champions Abby Montgomery and Ethan Green.

Ethan Greene has been part of two of the last three Alabama Bass Nation High School state championships. And, he hasn’t entered his senior year yet at The Lakeside School.

Over the weekend, Greene and Abby Montgomery teamed to win the 2019 state title on Lake Eufaula, with their two-day total of 38.60 pounds – 24.9 of that coming on the final day of the weather-challenged tournament.

Both Lakeside students just finished their junior years.

Greene is the son of Heath and Amy Greene. Montgomery is the daughter is Scott and Shannon Montgomery.

Day One on the Chiefs’ home lake didn’t go well. Aside from the on-again, off-again storms, boat captain Scott Montgomery had problems with his boat.

“It was pretty rough because of weather,” Abby Montgomery said. “We went to a spot where we thought we could catch some fish. We did catch some fish but there wasn’t any size to them.”

The team switched to Greene’s father’s (Heath Greene) boat.

“I lost probably a seven-pounder on the side of the boat,” Ethan Greene said.

Nevertheless, the Lakeside duo remained confident.

“I knew we could do it, but we had to set our minds to do it,” Abby Montgomery said.

The team used Big Baits Baits to record the big stringer on Saturday.

The win qualifies Greene and Montgomery for the National Championship in August on Kentucky Lake.

“We work together real good,” Greene said of his and Montgomery.

Greene won the 2017 state title with then-fishing partner Cody Lynn.

Greene is the son of Heath and Amy Greene, while Montgomery is the daughter of Scott and Shannon Montgomery.

Lakeside is enjoying a banner spring and summer as its baseball team won the state championship just a little more than a month ago.

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