Archive for High School Fishing

High School Anglers to Compete on Table Rock Lake

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Contact: John Neporadny
Phone: (573) 365-4296
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Teen Anglers Heading for Table Rock

Kimberling City, Mo.- Young anglers will get a chance to test their skills on one of the best bass fisheries in the state during a Teen Anglers tournament April 17 at Table Rock Lake.

The Teen Anglers bass tournament will feature two high school anglers and a middle school contestant along with an adult boat captain in each boat. The competitors will follow a set of rules compiled by Teen Anglers from the State of Missouri laws and boater safety regulations.

In last year’s Teen Anglers event in May at Table Rock, Republic High School’s Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill teamed up to top a 94-boat field with a five-fish limit weighing 12.33 pounds. Catching postspawn schooling bass on Zara Spooks and jigging spoons was the key to victory for Durr and Gill last year.

Conditions will be different for the Teen Anglers event this year at Table Rock. The lake is at its normal level and stable, according to Table Rock guide Pete Wenners. “We’ve had stained water all winter but the water is really clearing up now,” Wenners said. “The White River from Baxter on up is just about normal with 5 to 6 feet of visibility. The Aunts Creek area is nice and clear. The dirtiest water right now is from Kimberling (City) to the dam.”

The water temperature throughout the lake has been ranging between 55 to 60 degrees and Wenners has found some bass on spawning beds in the Upper White and mid-lake areas. “A lot of the fish are in a prespawn funk right now,” he said. “They are not really suspended like they normally do on the points.” Most of the fish are 6 to 15 feet deep along gravel points and pockets. The most productive lures for the prespawn bass are finesse baits, Ned Rigs, wobble-head jigs with soft plastic craws and crank baits.

Teen Anglers, Inc. was created last year as a fishing circuit for high school fishing clubs to compete in three qualifying bass tournaments with a championship in June. The circuit was originally open to Missouri high school students but membership has been expanded to middle and high school students from Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The next Teen Angler event will be May 22 at Stockton Lake with the circuit’s championship set for June 18 and 19 at a site to be announced later.

For more information about Teen Anglers, visit www.teenanglers.net or e-mail teenanglers@lews.com.

Missouri High School Fall Classic Bass Tournament

Republic High anglers win Fall Classic

By John Neporadny Jr.

Osage Beach, Mo.—Despite a bluebird sky and bright sunshine, Republic High School anglers Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill stuck with a topwater pattern all day to win the first Missouri High School Fall Classic bass tournament Sunday, Oct. 26 at Lake of the Ozarks.
Durr and Gill weighed in a five-fish limit totaling 12.82 pounds to earn the first-place prize of $5,000 in scholarship money. “The tournament was pretty fun,” Durr said. “It was different for me because this was only the third time I have been on this lake. We practiced hard and fished even harder today. We got lucky and found a pattern and stuck with it.”

Republic High School anglers Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill won the first Missouri High School Fall Classic bass tournament at Lake of the Ozarks and earned $5,000 in scholarship money.

Republic High School anglers Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill won the first Missouri High School Fall Classic bass tournament at Lake of the Ozarks and earned $5,000 in scholarship money.

Republic High School anglers Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill won the first Missouri High School Fall Classic bass tournament at Lake of the Ozarks and earned $5,000 in scholarship money.

Republic High School anglers Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill won the first Missouri High School Fall Classic bass tournament at Lake of the Ozarks and earned $5,000 in scholarship money.

Gill noted he also had limited experience on Lake of the Ozarks. “I haven’t been on this lake much either,” he said. “We did pretty well in practice with buzz baits and just kind of copied that. We followed the shade (on competition day), which was a huge key later in the day.”
The Republic team steadily retrieved black War Eagle buzz baits along rocky banks with laydowns near the main lake. Gill estimated they triggered about seven or eight bites throughout the day and caught six keepers.

The tournament drew 88 two-man teams (accompanied by an adult boat captain) from 25 Missouri high schools. Scholarship money and prizes awarded to the high school anglers were donated by the following sponsors: Ranger Boats, Lew’s, Academy Sports and Outdoors, BassingBob.com, Anglers in Action, University of Missouri Bass Club, Fitz Fishing, Missouri Division of Tourism, P-Line, Creme Lures, Vicious Fishing, Midwest Fishing Tackle and Pin Oak Specialties, LLC.

Other Top Ten finishers winning scholarship money included Tad Mitchell and Garrett Jernigan of Logan-Rogersville High School, second place, 8.99 pounds, $4,000; Dalton Combs and Ethan VanHorn, Ozark High, third, 8.48, $3,500; Heath Renno and Corbin Mertgen, fourth, 8.20, $3,000; Gavin White and Riley Fletcher, Cassville High, fifth, 7.54, $2,500; Ren Witte and Luke Ruprecht, Eureka High, sixth, 7.16, $2,000; Jacob Sauer and Bruno Tesoro, Affton High, seventh, 6.71, $1,500; Brock Andersen and Mitch Bohan, Camdenton High, eighth, 6.56, $1,300; Grant Renken and Bryce Easter, Joplin High, ninth, 6.50, $1,200; Cody Huff and Colten Levan, Ava High, 10th, 6.28, $1,000.

The Lew’s Big Bass Awards went to Hillcrest High School’s Brady Angel and Colton Stocker for catching the big bass of the event weighing 5.35 pounds to win $750 in scholarship money, while Republic’s Durr and Gill had the second big bass of 4.29, $500 scholarship; and Logan-Rogersville’s Mitchell and Jernigan, had the third big bass of 4.14, $250 scholarship.

During the weigh-in awards ceremony, three $500 scholarships from BassingBob.com and a $300 scholarship from Anglers in Action were given away as draw prizes to contestants who fell short of the Top 10.

The tournament was monitored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association since bass fishing is an emerging activity for Missouri high schools.

Information on how to start a high school fishing club is available at www.mshsaa.org, www.missourihighschoolanglers.org and www.bassslammertackle.com.

SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WINS BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

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July 19, 2014

Susquehanna Valley Team Wins First Bassmaster High School Championship

PARIS, Tenn. — With tears in their eyes and smiles on their faces, the Susquehanna Valley team of Garrett Enders and Nick Osman hoisted the championship trophy into the air. The Pennsylvania anglers outlasted 59 high school teams to take home the inaugural Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt trophy.

With a Day 3 weight of 7 pounds, 4 ounces, they sat in second place and were in prime position to take over the lead on the final day of competition. Using a weightless wacky rigged Senko, Enders and Osman caught four more keepers Saturday, and their Day 4 weight of 4 pounds, 11 ounces was just enough to hold off the hard-charging anglers from Benton, Ill., who jumped six places to finish second.

“It’s amazing, I mean honestly I’m still speechless, and it probably won’t sink in for a few weeks,” Osman said. “We worked so hard to get here, and it paid off. We are champions.”

Enders and Osman didn’t have an easy final day whatsoever as they were in the penalty box earlySaturday morning. A 30-minute penalty was accessed to the team after they failed to promptly take their mandatory halftime break at 9:30 a.m. on Day 3. Seven minutes later they realized what had happened and took the 15-minute halftime break.

After their 30-minute penalty, the Susqehanna Valley team launched and headed straight for the Carroll County 1,000-acre Recreational Lake dam. Once they arrived at the dam they fished up and down the rocky banks with their weightless wacky rigged Senko, which they threw on spinning tackle.

For their victory, Enders and Osman received $4,000 ($2,000 per angler) in scholarship funds from B.A.S.S. They were also offered $20,000 scholarships (over four years), if they attend Bethel University.

The second place team of Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney of Benton High School were a force to be reckoned with this week, as the Illinois anglers were the Day 1 and 2 leaders from Kentucky Lake.

McKinney and Richardson came back to the scales on Day 3 with just three fish for 5 pounds, 3 ounces, moving them into the final day in eighth place.

“I’m a flipper, and I really like to flip a lot,” McKinney said. “But we didn’t do that until 11 o’clock on Day 3, and that cost us.”

The Benton High School team flipped creature baits into flooded timber to catch their 6-pound, 5-ounce limit on the final day. The duo received $2,000 ($1,000 each) in scholarships from B.A.S.S., as well as $1,000 from Triton. For their Day 1 efforts on Kentucky Lake, the anglers received $1,000 courtesy of Mud Hole for their Heavyweight Bag of 20 pounds,14 ounces.

The third place team of Blake Albertson and Evan Wheeler of B Town Bassers in Indiana received $1,500 ($750 each from B.A.S.S. and $1,000 from Yamaha.

Zeke Gossett and Hayden Bartee of Pell City High School in Alabama climbed from 10th to fourth to take home $1,500 in scholarships from B.A.S.S.

The fifth through 10th place teams all received $1,000 ($500 each) in B.A.S.S. scholarships.

Jack Garner received the Carhartt Big Bass for the week after he brought a 7-pound, 4-ounce Kentucky Lake largemouth to the scales. The angler from the Douglass Indians fishing team received a $1,250 scholarship courtesy of Carhartt.

The local hosts for the event are Paris-Henry County, Carroll County, Northwest Tennessee Tourism and Bethel University.

2014 Bassmaster High School Presenting Sponsor: Carhartt

2014 Bassmaster High School Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha

2014 Bassmaster High School Sponsor: Mudhole

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate, B.A.S.S. Nation events, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.
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Media Contact: Dave Precht, 205-313-0931, dprecht@bassmaster.com or Helen Northcutt, 205-313-0944, hnorthcutt@bassmaster.com.
Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt
7/16/2014 – 7/19/2014
Carroll County 1,000 Acre – Recreational Lake – Bethel University, TN

STANDINGS BOATER DAY 4
Today’s Activity Accumulative
Name # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz

1 Garrett Enders – Nick Osman Susquehanna Valley 4 4 4-11 9 9 11-15
2 Dailus Richardson – Trevor McKinney Benton High School – IL 5 5 6- 5 8 8 11- 8
3 Blake Albertson – Evan Wheeler B town Bassers – IN 5 5 4-11 9 9 10- 3
4 Zeke Gossett – Hayden Bartee Pell City High School – AL 3 3 5- 4 8 8 10- 1
5 Tyler Dunn – Matthew Shrewsbury Beddingfield Bassers – NC 1 1 0-14 3 3 9-10
6 Rashaad Goodson – Steven Younginer South Florence High School – SC 3 3 3- 9 6 6 9- 7
7 Alex Torkleson – William Valdez Cascia Hall High School – OK 1 1 4- 2 5 5 9- 2
8 Dillon King – Kody Kelly Livingston Parish Bass Masters – LA 2 2 1-14 7 7 8- 4
9 Adrian Stafford – Matt Miller Btown Bassers – IN 0 0 0- 0 4 4 6- 8
10 Noah Pescitelli – Thomas Zaczek Mill Creek High School – GA 0 0 0- 0 1 1 5-15
11 Jordan Plank – Cully Scroggins Pacific Bass Anglers – WA 2 1 4-11
12 Connor Farrington – Cameron Sterritt Exeter High School – NH 1 1 4- 4
13 Keegan Findley – Hunter Scharphorn Grand Haven High School – MI 4 4 4- 3
14 Alex Goff – Will Sigmon Herbert Hoover – WV 3 3 3-14
15 Corey Skaggs – Tyler Bohannon Jefferson Co High Bass Club – KY 4 4 3-11
16 Brady McCoy – Jace Smith Mississippi Coulee – WI 2 2 3- 3
17 Julian Sosa Carver – Jacob Monroe Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM 3 3 2-14
18 Ryan Wood – Adam Deakin Front Range Bass Club – CO 3 3 2-10
19 Alex Rigg – Wyatt Armstrong Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM 3 3 2- 8
20 Grant Ehlenfeldt – Charles L’Allier New Richmond High School – WI 2 2 2- 5
21 Matt Brown – Jeremy Elliott Corbin High School – KY 1 1 2- 1
22 Christian Chavez – Ethan James Howard Clayton High School – NC 1 1 1-15
23 Jake Lee – Jacob Mashburn Clinton High School – TN 1 1 1-13
24 Bryce Soske – Kaleb Lenhert Park Hill South Elite Anglers – MO 2 2 1-12
25 Christopher Chandler – Gabe Jones South Beauregard High – LA 2 2 1- 4
26 Shawn Diffenderfer – Dylan Pawling Susquehanna Valley PA 1 1 1- 4
27 Kyle Tomlinson – Brad Cook Marion County High School – FL 1 1 1- 3
28 James Graves – Brandon Strayer Madison County Anglers – VA 1 1 1- 0
29 Noah Winslow – Doug Marino Nonnewaug HS – CT 1 1 0-15
30 Michael Nutter – Evan Charles LaPlata Bass Warriors – MD 1 1 0-12
31 Tucker Smith – Carter McNeil Abbeville High School – SC 5 5 12- 6
32 Ryan Shields – Austin Hale Hazel Green High School – AL 6 6 12- 5
33 Alex Williamson – Joe Curtis Windham Christian Acedemy Bassmasters – 6 6 12- 1
34 Trace Bludworth – Jack Garner Douglas Indians – TX 3 3 11-14
35 Warren Basinger – Dalton Baker Magnolia High School – AR 4 4 11-11
36 Josh Villa – Bailey Smith Windsor High School – CO 5 5 11- 0
37 Kyle Mach – Joseph Bruener Douglas Indians – TX 4 4 10-15
38 Chandler Cornelius – Hunter Adrian George Jenkins High School – FL 5 5 10- 1
39 Allex Conner – Jeremy Reese Central Ohio School Bass Club – OH 5 5 8-15
40 Kenny Christ – Michael Arndt New York HS Club – NY 3 3 8-12
41 Colin Casey – Vasilios Pozios Chippewa Valley High School – MI 3 3 8- 8
42 Remington Wagner – Nick Luna Kick Back High School Club – KS 3 3 8- 4
43 Micah McKinstry – Joshua Miller East Iowa High School club – IA 4 4 7-12
44 Zach Gromberg – Connor Wendt St Cloud High School – MN 4 3 7-12
45 Riley Bunge – Trent Hanks Eastern Iowa High School – IA 2 2 7-10
46 Mathew Hasenfratz – Trevor Owens Ponca City Bass – OK 3 3 7- 9
47 Dayten Schureman – Calvin Neff Rogers High School Bass Club – AR 3 3 6-15
48 Kris Jordan – Austin Owens Pacific Bass Anglers – WA 3 3 6- 2
49 Brandon Laird-Fletcher – Nathan Cummings Arizona HS Bass Nation – AZ 1 1 5- 9
50 John Burkley – Hunter Armstrong Wheeling Park High School – WV 3 3 5- 8
51 Michael Toohey – Luke Clair Fairfield Prep – CT 2 2 4- 2
52 Kyle Palmer – Kyle Ingleburger GCHS – TN 2 2 3-15
53 Tyler Eagan – Jason Thompson Lees Summit West High School – MO 2 2 3- 1
54 Adam Hutmacher – Zach Kenobbie Chamberlain – SD 1 1 2- 7
55 Sean Cook – Arthur Dick Joliet Central High School – IL 1 1 2- 5
56 Cody Symonds – Wyatt Stockman Prospect Mountain – NH 1 1 1-11
57 Jacob Cerretto – Jacob Schandler New York HS Club – NY 1 1 1- 9
58 Kamil Jaskolski – Max McQuiade MA High School – MA 0 0 0- 0
58 Trevor Mobley – Blake Hunter Alexander High School – GA 0 0 0- 0
58 Steve Reeves – Hunter French Buhler High School – KS 0 0 0- 0
BIG BASSTOTALS
Day Name City,State Lbs-OzDay # Fish # Live Lbs-Oz # Limits
1 Trace Bludworth Douglass, TX 7- 51 163 158 445- 1 18
2 Brady McCoy LaCrosse, WI 7- 22 146 143 395-14 10
3 Noah Pescitelli Buford, GA 5-153 75 74 109- 5 3
4 Alex Torkleson Sand Springs, OK 4- 24 24 24 31- 6 2

NORTH CAROLINA TEAM TAKES LEAD AT BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

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July 18, 2014

North Carolina Team Takes Lead At Bassmaster High School Championship

PARIS, Tenn. — It was a whole new ballgame on a completely different body of water — Carroll County’s 1,000-acre recreational lake — for the Top 30 teams competing for the coveted final 10 positions at the Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt. But everyone had a chance to stake their claim on a Top 10 spot heading into the final day.

The 27th place team after two days on Kentucky Lake took the lake change and ran with it. Tyler Dunn and Matthew Shrewsbury of Wilson, N.C., caught two of the right fish Friday to pull them into the driver seat heading into the final day of the Bassmaster High School Championship.

The Day 3 location change provided many challenges to the high school teams. Many of them found it hard to come across 12-inch keeper bass.

Dunn and Shrewsbury only managed two of those elusive keeper bites, but they were the right size to bolster them to the top of the leaderboard with 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Now they head into championship Saturday with a pound and a half advantage over Garrett Enders and Nick Osman of the Susquehanna Valley bass anglers.

“We started off as boat 27, and it was hard to pick a spot (because it was crowded),” Dunn said. “So we decided to go straight across the lake and start fishing close to a spot that we already had.”

Anglers were welcomed with different weather conditions than the prior two days on Kentucky Lake. Rain and heavy cloud cover loomed over Carroll County all day keeping the temperatures cool and the fish somewhat active.

“There was a roadbed near our spot, and we started to fish it,” Dunn said. “I casted out deep, and as soon as the bait hit the bottom, the fish picked it up.”

Many teams caught more than 40 fish today, but the keepers were hard to come by.

According to Dunn and Shrewsbury, both of their fish came before 8 a.m.

The second place team of Enders and Osman are just one solid keeper behind the North Carolina anglers, and they realize Saturday will be a tough day.

“We aren’t far behind first place,” Osman said. “We just have to keep fishing hard and never give up.”

The early bite treated the second-place team well as most of their fish came early in the day. After four morning fish the Pennsylvania anglers boated their fifth fish near the end of the day to keep them at the top of the standings.

Three of the 30 teams caught limits today, and it was a struggle to find substantial fish. The third-place team of Matt Miller and Adrian Stafford landed four fish for 6 pounds, 8 ounces.

The rest of the Top 10 team’s weight are relatively close, and one big bite will make a big difference.

The local hosts for the event are Paris-Henry County, Carroll County, Northwest Tennessee Tourism and Bethel University.

2014 Bassmaster High School Presenting Sponsor: Carhartt

2014 Bassmaster High School Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha

2014 Bassmaster High School Sponsor: Mudhole

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate, B.A.S.S. Nation events, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.
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Media Contact: Dave Precht, 205-313-0931, dprecht@bassmaster.com or Helen Northcutt, 205-313-0944, hnorthcutt@bassmaster.com.
Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt
7/16/2014 – 7/19/2014
Carroll County 1,000 Acre – Recreational Lake – Bethel University, TN

STANDINGS BOATER DAY 3
Today’s Activity Accumulative
Name # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz

1 Tyler Dunn – Matthew Shrewsbury Beddingfield Bassers – NC 2 2 8-12 2 2 8-12
2 Garrett Enders – Nick Osman Susquehanna Valley 5 5 7- 4 5 5 7- 4
3 Adrian Stafford – Matt Miller Btown Bassers – IN 4 4 6- 8 4 4 6- 8
4 Dillon King – Kody Kelly Livingston Parish Bass Masters – LA 5 5 6- 6 5 5 6- 6
5 Noah Pescitelli – Thomas Zaczek Mill Creek High School – GA 1 1 5-15 1 1 5-15
6 Rashaad Goodson – Steven Younginer South Florence High School – SC 3 3 5-14 3 3 5-14
7 Blake Albertson – Evan Wheeler B town Bassers – IN 4 4 5- 8 4 4 5- 8
8 Dailus Richardson – Trevor McKinney Benton High School – IL 3 3 5- 3 3 3 5- 3
9 Alex Torkleson – William Valdez Cascia Hall High School – OK 4 4 5- 0 4 4 5- 0
10 Zeke Gossett – Hayden Bartee Pell City High School – AL 5 5 4-13 5 5 4-13
11 Jordan Plank – Cully Scroggins Pacific Bass Anglers – WA 2 1 4-11 2 1 4-11
12 Connor Farrington – Cameron Sterritt Exeter High School – NH 1 1 4- 4 1 1 4- 4
13 Keegan Findley – Hunter Scharphorn Grand Haven High School – MI 4 4 4- 3 4 4 4- 3
14 Alex Goff – Will Sigmon Herbert Hoover – WV 3 3 3-14 3 3 3-14
15 Corey Skaggs – Tyler Bohannon Jefferson Co High Bass Club – KY 4 4 3-11 4 4 3-11
16 Brady McCoy – Jace Smith Mississippi Coulee – WI 2 2 3- 3 2 2 3- 3
17 Julian Sosa Carver – Jacob Monroe Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM 3 3 2-14 3 3 2-14
18 Ryan Wood – Adam Deakin Front Range Bass Club – CO 3 3 2-10 3 3 2-10
19 Alex Rigg – Wyatt Armstrong Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM 3 3 2- 8 3 3 2- 8
20 Grant Ehlenfeldt – Charles L’Allier New Richmond High School – WI 2 2 2- 5 2 2 2- 5
21 Matt Brown – Jeremy Elliott Corbin High School – KY 1 1 2- 1 1 1 2- 1
22 Christian Chavez – Ethan James Howard Clayton High School – NC 1 1 1-15 1 1 1-15
23 Jake Lee – Jacob Mashburn Clinton High School – TN 1 1 1-13 1 1 1-13
24 Bryce Soske – Kaleb Lenhert Park Hill South Elite Anglers – MO 2 2 1-12 2 2 1-12
25 Christopher Chandler – Gabe Jones South Beauregard High – LA 2 2 1- 4 2 2 1- 4
26 Shawn Diffenderfer – Dylan Pawling Susquehanna Valley PA 1 1 1- 4 1 1 1- 4
27 Kyle Tomlinson – Brad Cook Marion County High School – FL 1 1 1- 3 1 1 1- 3
28 James Graves – Brandon Strayer Madison County Anglers – VA 1 1 1- 0 1 1 1- 0
29 Noah Winslow – Doug Marino Nonnewaug HS – CT 1 1 0-15 1 1 0-15
30 Michael Nutter – Evan Charles LaPlata Bass Warriors – MD 1 1 0-12 1 1 0-12
31 Tucker Smith – Carter McNeil Abbeville High School – SC 5 5 12- 6
32 Ryan Shields – Austin Hale Hazel Green High School – AL 6 6 12- 5
33 Alex Williamson – Joe Curtis Windham Christian Acedemy Bassmasters – 6 6 12- 1
34 Trace Bludworth – Jack Garner Douglas Indians – TX 3 3 11-14
35 Warren Basinger – Dalton Baker Magnolia High School – AR 4 4 11-11
36 Josh Villa – Bailey Smith Windsor High School – CO 5 5 11- 0
37 Kyle Mach – Joseph Bruener Douglas Indians – TX 4 4 10-15
38 Chandler Cornelius – Hunter Adrian George Jenkins High School – FL 5 5 10- 1
39 Allex Conner – Jeremy Reese Central Ohio School Bass Club – OH 5 5 8-15
40 Kenny Christ – Michael Arndt New York HS Club – NY 3 3 8-12
41 Colin Casey – Vasilios Pozios Chippewa Valley High School – MI 3 3 8- 8
42 Remington Wagner – Nick Luna Kick Back High School Club – KS 3 3 8- 4
43 Micah McKinstry – Joshua Miller East Iowa High School club – IA 4 4 7-12
44 Zach Gromberg – Connor Wendt St Cloud High School – MN 4 3 7-12
45 Riley Bunge – Trent Hanks Eastern Iowa High School – IA 2 2 7-10
46 Mathew Hasenfratz – Trevor Owens Ponca City Bass – OK 3 3 7- 9
47 Dayten Schureman – Calvin Neff Rogers High School Bass Club – AR 3 3 6-15
48 Kris Jordan – Austin Owens Pacific Bass Anglers – WA 3 3 6- 2
49 Brandon Laird-Fletcher – Nathan Cummings Arizona HS Bass Nation – AZ 1 1 5- 9
50 John Burkley – Hunter Armstrong Wheeling Park High School – WV 3 3 5- 8
51 Michael Toohey – Luke Clair Fairfield Prep – CT 2 2 4- 2
52 Kyle Palmer – Kyle Ingleburger GCHS – TN 2 2 3-15
53 Tyler Eagan – Jason Thompson Lees Summit West High School – MO 2 2 3- 1
54 Adam Hutmacher – Zach Kenobbie Chamberlain – SD 1 1 2- 7
55 Sean Cook – Arthur Dick Joliet Central High School – IL 1 1 2- 5
56 Cody Symonds – Wyatt Stockman Prospect Mountain – NH 1 1 1-11
57 Jacob Cerretto – Jacob Schandler New York HS Club – NY 1 1 1- 9
58 Kamil Jaskolski – Max McQuiade MA High School – MA 0 0 0- 0
58 Trevor Mobley – Blake Hunter Alexander High School – GA 0 0 0- 0
58 Steve Reeves – Hunter French Buhler High School – KS 0 0 0- 0
BIG BASSTOTALS
Day Name City,State Lbs-OzDay # Fish # Live Lbs-Oz # Limits
1 Trace Bludworth Douglass, TX 7- 51 163 158 445- 1 18
2 Brady McCoy LaCrosse, WI 7- 22 146 143 395-14 10
3 Noah Pescitelli Buford, GA 5-153 75 74 109- 5 3
4 0 0 0- 0 0

Bassmaster High School Championship day 2

ILLINOIS TEAM MAINTAINS DAY 2 LEAD AT BASSMASTER HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP
Date: 07/17/2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 17, 2014

Illinois Team Maintains Day 2 Lead At Bassmaster High School Championship

PARIS, Tenn. — The team of Trevor McKinney and Dailus Richardson from Benton, Ill., took the top spot on Days 1 and 2 at the Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt on Kentucky Lake.

After weighing the Mud Hole Heavyweight bag on the first day of competition (20-14), they backed it up with a strong 16 pounds, 3 ounces today.

These Illinois anglers used standard baits for fishing ledge lakes, but their approach was different than the norm. They targeted bridge pilings just outside of Paris Landing with 10-inch worms and jigs.

“Early in the morning was really slow compared to later in the afternoon,” Richardson said. “Usually after our halftime break things would pick up.”

The 15-minute halftime breaks are mandatory in high school events and many teams use that break to eat and make a game plan for what to do next. On Day 1, the halftime break was crucial to McKinney and Richardson’s big day and figuring out a good pattern.

“On Day 1 (during the break), we completely changed what we were doing,” Richardson said.

Day 2 needed less strategizing because they stayed around their bridge pilings all day and never left the area.

Even though they are ahead of the second-place team by more than 5 pounds, they can’t use weight that for tomorrow. The weights have reset, and now the final 30 boats are back at square one as they head to Carroll County Recreation Lake for Days 3 and 4 of competition.

The second place team of Connor Farrington and Cameron Sterritt from Exeter High School in New Hampshire went shallow and cashed in on the big bites close to the bank.

Farrington and Sterritt, like the leaders, caught their fish on a 10-inch worm and a jig.

“We started fishing shallow and got our limit, and then we went out to the points to try and get some big fish,” Sterritt said.

On the first day of competition Farrington and Sterritt fished their strengths, and it paid off as they boated two fish weighing more than 4 pounds.

“(Fish catches) were spread out,” Farrington said. “We never caught fish back to back. It was usually a good amount of time in between fish.”

Carroll County Recreational Lake provides some challenges for anglers as they will fish a completely different fishery than what they’ve been on the past two days. Fishing should still be just good as the size limit is only 12 inches at Carroll County compared to the 15-inch measurements at Kentucky.

Kentucky Lake showed its tough side as only 10 teams brought a five fish limit to the scales on Day 2, compared to 18 on the first day of competition.

Ryan Wood and Adam Deakin weighed in only four fish today, but their 11 pounds, 2 ounce bag was enough to keep them in the Top 3. Their two-day total weight was 31 pounds, 10 ounces.

The team of Jake Lee and Jacob Mashburn from Clinton, Tenn. brought 11 pounds to the scales, and they will launch in the fourth slot tomorrow.

A big jump of the day was from the team of Rashaad Goodson and Steven Younginer who went from 19th into the Top 5. The South Carolina team weighed in 16 pounds, 2 ounces.

The Carhartt Big Bass of the day — a 7-2 — was caught by Brady McCoy and Jace Smith of Mississippi Coulee.

The local hosts for the event are Paris-Henry County, Carroll County, Northwest Tennessee Tourism and Bethel University.

2014 Bassmaster High School Presenting Sponsor: Carhartt

2014 Bassmaster High School Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha

2014 Bassmaster High School Sponsor: Mudhole

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate, B.A.S.S. Nation events, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.
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Media Contact: Dave Precht, 205-313-0931, dprecht@bassmaster.com or Helen Northcutt, 205-313-0944, hnorthcutt@bassmaster.com.
Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt
7/16/2014 – 7/19/2014
Kentucky Lake – Paris Landing State Park – Paris, TN
STANDINGS BOATER DAY 2
Today’s Activity Accumulative
Name # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz # Fish # Live Lbs – Oz

1 Dailus Richardson – Trevor McKinney Benton High School – IL 5 5 16- 3 10 10 37- 1
2 Connor Farrington – Cameron Sterritt Exeter High School – NH 5 5 13- 8 10 10 31-14
3 Ryan Wood – Adam Deakin Front Range Bass Club – CO 4 4 11- 2 9 9 31-10
4 Jake Lee – Jacob Mashburn Clinton High School – TN 5 5 11- 0 10 10 29-11
5 Rashaad Goodson – Steven Younginer South Florence High School – SC 5 5 16- 2 10 10 27- 6
6 Dillon King – Kody Kelly Livingston Parish Bass Masters – LA 5 5 13- 0 10 10 27- 3
7 Zeke Gossett – Hayden Bartee Pell City High School – AL 5 5 13-15 10 9 27- 3
8 Jordan Plank – Cully Scroggins Pacific Bass Anglers – WA 5 5 15-14 8 8 24- 3
9 Michael Nutter – Evan Charles LaPlata Bass Warriors – MD 4 4 8-13 9 9 23-10
10 Christopher Chandler – Gabe Jones South Beauregard High – LA 5 5 15- 0 7 7 22-11
11 Bryce Soske – Kaleb Lenhert Park Hill South Elite Anglers – MO 3 3 12-15 6 6 22- 3
12 Keegan Findley – Hunter Scharphorn Grand Haven High School – MI 5 5 16- 4 6 6 21- 3
13 Brady McCoy – Jace Smith Mississippi Coulee – WI 5 4 20-10 5 4 20-10
14 James Graves – Brandon Strayer Madison County Anglers – VA 3 3 6-14 8 7 20- 8
15 Adrian Stafford – Matt Miller Btown Bassers – IN 4 4 8-12 8 8 20- 5
16 Noah Winslow – Doug Marino Nonnewaug HS – CT 4 3 10-14 7 6 19-12
17 Shawn Diffenderfer – Dylan Pawling Susquehanna Valley PA 3 3 7-12 7 7 19- 5
18 Julian Sosa Carver – Jacob Monroe Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM 3 3 5-15 8 8 19- 3
19 Alex Rigg – Wyatt Armstrong Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM 3 3 6-11 8 8 19- 1
20 Alex Torkleson – William Valdez Cascia Hall High School – OK 3 3 5-15 8 7 18- 6
21 Blake Albertson – Evan Wheeler B town Bassers – IN 2 2 4-15 7 7 17-13
22 Noah Pescitelli – Thomas Zaczek Mill Creek High School – GA 1 1 2- 5 6 5 17- 9
23 Christian Chavez – Ethan James Howard Clayton High School – NC 3 3 6-10 8 8 17- 6
24 Corey Skaggs – Tyler Bohannon Jefferson Co High Bass Club – KY 4 4 8-11 7 7 17- 5
25 Garrett Enders – Nick Osman Susquehanna Valley 3 3 12-13 5 5 16-13
26 Alex Goff – Will Sigmon Herbert Hoover – WV 3 3 7- 7 8 8 16- 3
27 Tyler Dunn – Matthew Shrewsbury Beddingfield Bassers – NC 3 2 12- 5 4 3 14- 4
28 Grant Ehlenfeldt – Charles L’Allier New Richmond High School – WI 1 1 1-10 6 6 13- 7
29 Kyle Tomlinson – Brad Cook Marion County High School – FL 0 0 0- 0 5 5 13- 5
30 Matt Brown – Jeremy Elliott Corbin High School – KY 2 2 7- 7 4 4 13- 3
31 Tucker Smith – Carter McNeil Abbeville High School – SC 4 4 10- 2 5 5 12- 6
32 Ryan Shields – Austin Hale Hazel Green High School – AL 4 4 8- 6 6 6 12- 5
33 Alex Williamson – Joe Curtis Windham Christian Acedemy Bassmasters – 3 3 4-10 6 6 12- 1
34 Trace Bludworth – Jack Garner Douglas Indians – TX 0 0 0- 0 3 3 11-14
35 Warren Basinger – Dalton Baker Magnolia High School – AR 3 3 10- 0 4 4 11-11
36 Josh Villa – Bailey Smith Windsor High School – CO 2 2 3- 8 5 5 11- 0
37 Kyle Mach – Joseph Bruener Douglas Indians – TX 3 3 8- 9 4 4 10-15
38 Chandler Cornelius – Hunter Adrian George Jenkins High School – FL 3 3 6- 4 5 5 10- 1
39 Allex Conner – Jeremy Reese Central Ohio School Bass Club – OH 2 2 3- 7 5 5 8-15
40 Kenny Christ – Michael Arndt New York HS Club – NY 1 1 4- 1 3 3 8-12
41 Colin Casey – Vasilios Pozios Chippewa Valley High School – MI 1 1 3-11 3 3 8- 8
42 Remington Wagner – Nick Luna Kick Back High School Club – KS 2 2 4- 0 3 3 8- 4
43 Micah McKinstry – Joshua Miller East Iowa High School club – IA 0 0 0- 0 4 4 7-12
44 Zach Gromberg – Connor Wendt St Cloud High School – MN 2 2 3- 8 4 3 7-12
45 Riley Bunge – Trent Hanks Eastern Iowa High School – IA 2 2 7-10 2 2 7-10
46 Mathew Hasenfratz – Trevor Owens Ponca City Bass – OK 2 2 5- 4 3 3 7- 9
47 Dayten Schureman – Calvin Neff Rogers High School Bass Club – AR 1 1 2- 8 3 3 6-15
48 Kris Jordan – Austin Owens Pacific Bass Anglers – WA 0 0 0- 0 3 3 6- 2
49 Brandon Laird-Fletcher – Nathan Cummings Arizona HS Bass Nation – AZ 0 0 0- 0 1 1 5- 9
50 John Burkley – Hunter Armstrong Wheeling Park High School – WV 0 0 0- 0 3 3 5- 8
51 Michael Toohey – Luke Clair Fairfield Prep – CT 1 1 2- 2 2 2 4- 2
52 Kyle Palmer – Kyle Ingleburger GCHS – TN 2 2 3-15 2 2 3-15
53 Tyler Eagan – Jason Thompson Lees Summit West High School – MO 1 1 1- 6 2 2 3- 1
54 Adam Hutmacher – Zach Kenobbie Chamberlain – SD 0 0 0- 0 1 1 2- 7
55 Sean Cook – Arthur Dick Joliet Central High School – IL 0 0 0- 0 1 1 2- 5
56 Cody Symonds – Wyatt Stockman Prospect Mountain – NH 0 0 0- 0 1 1 1-11
57 Jacob Cerretto – Jacob Schandler New York HS Club – NY 1 1 1- 9 1 1 1- 9
58 Kamil Jaskolski – Max McQuiade MA High School – MA 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
58 Trevor Mobley – Blake Hunter Alexander High School – GA 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
58 Steve Reeves – Hunter French Buhler High School – KS 0 0 0- 0 0 0 0- 0
BIG BASS TOTALS
Day Name City,State Lbs-Oz Day # Fish # Live Lbs-Oz # Limits
1 Trace Bludworth Douglass, TX 7- 5 1 163 158 445- 1 18
2 Brady McCoy LaCrosse, WI 7- 2 2 146 143 395-14 10

Illinois Leads Bassmaster High School Championship

Illinois Team Leads Bassmaster High School Championship Presented By Carhartt

July 16, 2014

PARIS, Tenn.—With nothing to lose at the halfway point of Day 1, Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney changed up their game plan. Not only did it pay off, but it also vaulted them into the lead of the Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt with 20 pounds, 14 ounces.

“We started fishing shallow in the morning,” Richardson said. “During our halftime break, we discussed what we needed to do because we only had one keeper. So, we went and hit our secondary spot and found some fish.”

Even though this Benton High School team lives in Illinois and doesn’t have access to ledge lakes such as Kentucky Lake, that didn’t stop these anglers from making the drive south to put in hard work on this body of water.

“We knew a little bit about the lake, and we knew we would have an advantage over some of the teams that are thousands of miles away,” McKinney said.

Timing is crucial on Tennessee River lakes, and that was no different for the leaders as the pieces fell into place when they made moves and changes throughout the day. Duplicating success from one day to another goes hand in hand with timing your spots correctly.

“Within the first 10 minutes on our secondary spot we caught a 5-pounder,” McKinney said. “Then the next 10 minutes we caught a 6-pounder. It just really worked out.”

Kentucky Lake has been tough in July thus far and adapting to conditions is one aspect that these anglers are already taking into account.

“We won’t run as far as we did,” Richardson said about their plan for tomorrow. “We will probably stay closer and find some more fish close.”

Front Range Bass Club anglers Ryan Wood and Adam Deakin came to a foreign body of water that is completely different than those in their home state of Colorado. Still, the team found success on Day 1 to the tune of 20 pounds, 8 ounces.

“We have never fished ledges before, but we came here before the cutoff and learned some new techniques and gained experience,” Wood said.

Even with trolling motor problems the night before the tournament, these anglers stayed focused and grinded out a tough Day 1 to put themselves in a great position to make the cut and fish on the Carroll County Reservoir.

“We had two fish at our halfway break, with one being a 6-pounder,” Wood said.

They only culled twice and bites came periodically throughout the day.

Tennessee anglers Jake Lee and Jacob Mashburn from Clinton High School showed they are a team to be reckoned with in the High School ranks as they brought 18 pounds, 11 ounces to the scales today and are right in the hunt at the top of the leaderboard.

These anglers are not new to big days and quality finishes as these anglers won the High School Classic on Lay Lake in Alabama in February, and they took the title at the Douglas Open just one month ago. Lee and Mashburn went away from their shallow ways to boat their third-place weight for Day 1.

“Our key was just finding the fish and knowing where they were,” Mashburn said. “Most of our fish catches came here and there, but typically when we would catch one, we could catch another right after.”

With no experience on this particular body of water, Lee and Mashburn made the most of their two practice days to find the necessary schools of fish. Their first practice day was much more successful than the second, even though they found a spot on the last day. They planned on running to their best stuff, but they stopped at a secondary spot to put some quick fish in the boat. They never made it to their best area as the secondary spot held enough to help them stay in contention after Day 1.

The Carhartt Big Bass for Day 1 was caught by Jack Garner from the Douglas Indians bass team in Texas, and it weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

The Mudhole Heavy Weight was awarded to the days leaders, Richardson and McKinney for bringing in the heaviest bag of the day.

After tomorrow’s cut day, the field will be split in half from 60 teams to the Top 30. Those 30 teams will head to Carroll County Reservoir, with their weights zeroed, to then compete for the final two days for the championship trophy. Along with trophies, these anglers are competing for scholarship money as well.

The local hosts for the event are Paris-Henry County, Carroll County, Northwest Tennessee Tourism and Bethel University.

2014 Bassmaster High School Presenting Sponsor: Carhartt

2014 Bassmaster High School Official Sponsors: Toyota, Bass Pro Shops, Berkley, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro Boats, Skeeter Boats, Triton Boats, Yamaha

2014 Bassmaster High School Sponsor: Mudhole

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate, B.A.S.S. Nation events, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.
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Media Contact: Dave Precht, 205-313-0931, dprecht@bassmaster.com or Helen Northcutt, 205-313-0944, hnorthcutt@bassmaster.com.

“Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Carhartt”
“7/16/2014 – 7/19/2014”
“Kentucky Lake – Paris Landing State Park – Paris, TN”

“STANDINGS BOATER DAY 1”
“Today’s Activity” “Accumulative”
“Name” “# Fish” “# Live” “Lbs – Oz” “# Fish” “# Live” “Lbs – Oz”

1 “Dailus Richardson – Trevor McKinney” “Benton High School – IL” 5 5 “20-14” 5 5 “20-14”
2 “Ryan Wood – Adam Deakin” “Front Range Bass Club – CO” 5 5 “20- 8” 5 5 “20- 8”
3 “Jake Lee – Jacob Mashburn” “Clinton High School – TN” 5 5 “18-11” 5 5 “18-11”
4 “Connor Farrington – Cameron Sterritt” “Exeter High School – NH” 5 5 “18- 6” 5 5 “18- 6”
5 “Noah Pescitelli – Thomas Zaczek” “Mill Creek High School – GA” 5 4 “15- 4” 5 4 “15- 4”
6 “Michael Nutter – Evan Charles” “LaPlata Bass Warriors – MD” 5 5 “14-13” 5 5 “14-13”
7 “Dillon King – Kody Kelly” “Livingston Parish Bass Masters – LA” 5 5 “14- 3” 5 5 “14- 3”
8 “James Graves – Brandon Strayer” “Madison County Anglers – VA” 5 4 “13-10” 5 4 “13-10”
9 “Kyle Tomlinson – Brad Cook” “Marion County High School – FL” 5 5 “13- 5” 5 5 “13- 5”
10 “Julian Sosa Carver – Jacob Monroe” “Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM” 5 5 “13- 4” 5 5 “13- 4”
11 “Zeke Gossett – Hayden Bartee” “Pell City High School – AL” 5 4 “13- 4” 5 4 “13- 4”
12 “Blake Albertson – Evan Wheeler” “B town Bassers – IN” 5 5 “12-14” 5 5 “12-14”
13 “Alex Torkleson – William Valdez” “Cascia Hall High School – OK” 5 4 “12- 7” 5 4 “12- 7”
14 “Alex Rigg – Wyatt Armstrong” “Mesilla Valley Bass Anglers – NM” 5 5 “12- 6” 5 5 “12- 6”
15 “Trace Bludworth – Jack Garner” “Douglas Indians – TX” 3 3 “11-14” 3 3 “11-14”
16 “Grant Ehlenfeldt – Charles L’Allier” “New Richmond High School – WI” 5 5 “11-13” 5 5 “11-13”
17 “Shawn Diffenderfer – Dylan Pawling” “Susquehanna Valley PA” 4 4 “11- 9” 4 4 “11- 9”
17 “Adrian Stafford – Matt Miller” “Btown Bassers – IN” 4 4 “11- 9” 4 4 “11- 9”
19 “Rashaad Goodson – Steven Younginer” “South Florence High School – SC” 5 5 “11- 4” 5 5 “11- 4”
20 “Christian Chavez – Ethan James Howard” “Clayton High School – NC” 5 5 “10-12” 5 5 “10-12”
21 “Bryce Soske – Kaleb Lenhert” “Park Hill South Elite Anglers – MO” 3 3 “9- 4” 3 3 “9- 4”
22 “Noah Winslow – Doug Marino” “Nonnewaug HS – CT” 3 3 “8-14” 3 3 “8-14”
23 “Alex Goff – Will Sigmon” “Herbert Hoover – WV” 5 5 “8-12” 5 5 “8-12”
24 “Corey Skaggs – Tyler Bohannon” “Jefferson Co High Bass Club – KY” 3 3 “8-10” 3 3 “8-10”
25 “Jordan Plank – Cully Scroggins” “Pacific Bass Anglers – WA” 3 3 “8- 5” 3 3 “8- 5”
26 “Micah McKinstry – Joshua Miller” “East Iowa High School club – IA” 4 4 “7-12” 4 4 “7-12”
27 “Christopher Chandler – Gabe Jones” “South Beauregard High – LA” 2 2 “7-11” 2 2 “7-11”
28 “Josh Villa – Bailey Smith” “Windsor High School – CO” 3 3 “7- 8” 3 3 “7- 8”
29 “Alex Williamson – Joe Curtis” “Windham Christian Acedemy Bassmasters -” 3 3 “7- 7” 3 3 “7- 7”
30 “Kris Jordan – Austin Owens” “Pacific Bass Anglers – WA” 3 3 “6- 2” 3 3 “6- 2”
31 “Matt Brown – Jeremy Elliott” “Corbin High School – KY” 2 2 “5-12” 2 2 “5-12”
32 “Brandon Laird-Fletcher – Nathan Cummings” “Arizona HS Bass Nation – AZ” 1 1 “5- 9” 1 1 “5- 9”
33 “John Burkley – Hunter Armstrong” “Wheeling Park High School – WV” 3 3 “5- 8” 3 3 “5- 8”
33 “Allex Conner – Jeremy Reese” “Central Ohio School Bass Club – OH” 3 3 “5- 8” 3 3 “5- 8”
35 “Keegan Findley – Hunter Scharphorn” “Grand Haven High School – MI” 1 1 “4-15” 1 1 “4-15”
36 “Colin Casey – Vasilios Pozios” “Chippewa Valley High School – MI” 2 2 “4-13” 2 2 “4-13”
37 “Kenny Christ – Michael Arndt” “New York HS Club – NY” 2 2 “4-11” 2 2 “4-11”
38 “Dayten Schureman – Calvin Neff” “Rogers High School Bass Club – AR” 2 2 “4- 7” 2 2 “4- 7”
39 “Zach Gromberg – Connor Wendt” “St Cloud High School – MN” 2 1 “4- 4” 2 1 “4- 4”
40 “Remington Wagner – Nick Luna” “Kick Back High School Club – KS” 1 1 “4- 4” 1 1 “4- 4”
41 “Garrett Enders – Nick Osman” “Susquehanna Valley” 2 2 “4- 0” 2 2 “4- 0”
42 “Ryan Shields – Austin Hale” “Hazel Green High School – AL” 2 2 “3-15” 2 2 “3-15”
43 “Chandler Cornelius – Hunter Adrian” “George Jenkins High School – FL” 2 2 “3-13” 2 2 “3-13”
44 “Adam Hutmacher – Zach Kenobbie” “Chamberlain – SD” 1 1 “2- 7” 1 1 “2- 7”
45 “Kyle Mach – Joseph Bruener” “Douglas Indians – TX” 1 1 “2- 6” 1 1 “2- 6”
46 “Sean Cook – Arthur Dick” “Joliet Central High School – IL” 1 1 “2- 5” 1 1 “2- 5”
46 “Mathew Hasenfratz – Trevor Owens” “Ponca City Bass – OK” 1 1 “2- 5” 1 1 “2- 5”
48 “Tucker Smith – Carter McNeil” “Abbeville High School – SC” 1 1 “2- 4” 1 1 “2- 4”
49 “Michael Toohey – Luke Clair” “Fairfield Prep – CT” 1 1 “2- 0” 1 1 “2- 0”
50 “Tyler Dunn – Matthew Shrewsbury” “Beddingfield Bassers – NC” 1 1 “1-15” 1 1 “1-15”
51 “Warren Basinger – Dalton Baker” “Magnolia High School – AR” 1 1 “1-11” 1 1 “1-11”
51 “Tyler Eagan – Jason Thompson” “Lees Summit West High School – MO” 1 1 “1-11” 1 1 “1-11”
51 “Cody Symonds – Wyatt Stockman” “Prospect Mountain – NH” 1 1 “1-11” 1 1 “1-11”
54 “Riley Bunge – Trent Hanks” “Eastern Iowa High School – IA” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
54 “Jacob Cerretto – Jacob Schandler” “New York HS Club – NY” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
54 “Kamil Jaskolski – Max McQuiade” “MA High School – MA” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
54 “Brady McCoy – Jace Smith” “Mississippi Coulee – WI” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
54 “Trevor Mobley – Blake Hunter” “Alexander High School – GA” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
54 “Kyle Palmer – Kyle Ingleburger” “GCHS – TN” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
54 “Steve Reeves – Hunter French” “Buhler High School – KS” 0 0 “0- 0” 0 0 “0- 0”
“BIG BASS””TOTALS”
“Day” “Name” “City,State” “Lbs-Oz””Day” “# Fish” “# Live” “Lbs-Oz” “# Limits”
1 “Trace Bludworth” “Douglass, TX” “7- 5″1 163 158 “445- 1” 18
2 0 0 “0- 0” 0

Clinton High School Wins High School Title

CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL GOES DEEP TO WIN HIGH SCHOOL TITLE

Date: 06/21/2014
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — You don’t always get to play to your angling strength when going for the win in a bass tournament. Sometimes it takes digging deep into the bottom of the tacklebox for a lure that only gets used when absolutely necessary.

A jigging spoon was the lure that Jake Lee and Jacob Mashburn used. Both anglers favor fishing for bass in shallow water. Going offshore and jerking a piece of flattened lead over deep-water structure is far from their favored choice of techniques.

“We knew to win this we’d have to go deep,” Mashburn said. “We knew it would take leaving behind our mindsets about shallow water.”

Doing so paid off with the first-place trophy at the Bassmaster High School Open presented by Carhartt. Lee and Mashburn caught 30 pounds, 11 ounces to win the two-day competition on Douglas Lake.

The winners are no strangers to deep water. They are from nearby Clinton, Tenn., and used to doing what it takes to fill the livewell. Even going deep.

The payoff bait was a gold 3/4-ounce War Eagle Jigging Spoon. Not surprisingly, they chose the lure that imitates a dying shad for a reason.

“There were a lot of baitfish nearby and that seemed to make a difference,” Mashburn said.

The spoon and presence of bait lined up perfectly with their chosen fishing area. They found a replenishing supply of largemouth holding on the bottom of a vertical wall, ranging in depth from 28 to 38 feet.

When in the feeding mode, the fish held tightly to the bottom. It’s also where the spoon landed. A quick snapping motion of the rod triggered the strikes.

Kyle Ingleburger and Kyle Palmer came in second place with a total of 26-5. The anglers representing Grundy County High School in east Tennessee fished offshore to catch their fish.

Day 1 leaders Noah Pescitelli and Westin Sachs dropped to third place after leading on Friday. The anglers from Mill Creek High School in Buford, Ga., finished the tournament with 25-12.

A hallmark of this tournament was the generous awards and scholarships made available to the anglers and their respective high schools.

Craig Wilson claimed a $1,250 scholarship by winning the Carhartt Big Bass Award. The student from Campbell County High School won the prize for catching a largemouth weighing 6-2 on Day 1.

Two anglers earned the Berkley Sportsmanship Award worth $1,000 apiece. The recipients were the runner-up team of Ingleburger and Palmer.

The Grundy County team came to the aid of Cameron Brooks and Chase Geary after it was discovered the team from Muhlenberg County High School in Kentucky had encountered boat mechanical problems.

Ingleburger and Palmer returned to the launch site to borrow a fizz kit needed by both of the teams. After fizzing their fish, Grundy County shared the kit with the competing team. Brooks and Geary rode back to the weigh-in with the award recipients.

Scholarships were also awarded to the team catching the heaviest overall weight of the tournament. The team from Corbin High School earned the scholarships after Matt Brown and Christian Warren caught a combined weight of 18-10 on Day 2. Doing so rewarded the anglers from Corbin, Ky., with the Mud Hole Custom Tackle Heavyweight Award. Each angler earned $500 for the accomplishment. The anglers and their coach also received a custom rod building kit.

Mashburn, of the winning team, and Brooks of Muhlenberg County High School received scholarships from a partnership between B.A.S.S. and Campbellsville University. Each angler was awarded renewable $2,500 annual scholarships (up to four years) to Campbellsville University.

In all, up to $27,000 in scholarships was awarded from B.A.S.S., the tournament sponsors and Campbellsville University.

The Bassmaster High School Open presented by Carhartt qualified nine high school teams to compete in the 2015 Bassmaster High School Classic, which will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell in Greenville, S.C., Feb. 20-22.
In addition to Carhartt, Mud Hole Custom Tackle and Yamaha are also sponsors of the Bassmastter High School Open.

About B.A.S.S.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.

The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series presented by Allstate, B.A.S.S. Nation events, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by Diet Mountain Dew and GoPro.

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Media Contact: Dave Precht, 205-313-0931, dprecht@bassmaster.com or Helen Northcutt, 205-313-0944, hnorthcutt@bassmaster.com.

Bassmaster High School Open
6/20/2014-6/21/2014
Douglas Lake-The Point Marina-Dandridge, TN
STANDINGS BOATER DAY 2
Today’s Activity Accumulative
Name School #Live #Fish Lbs-Oz #Live #Fish Lbs-Oz

1. Jake Lee-Jacob Mashburn Clinton High School 5 5 18-3 10 9 30-11
2. Kyle Ingleburger-Kyle Palmer GCHS 5 5 9-8 10 10 26-5
3. Noah Pescitelli-Westin Sachs Mill Creek High School 5 5 8-7 10 10 25-12
4. Hunter Silverstrim-Elmer Smith Queen City Bassmasters HS 5 8-9 10 10 25-10
5. Cameron Brooks-Chase Geary Muhlenberg County HS l5 5 8-1 10 10 23-13
6. Ben Stone-Christopher Bensel Dixie HS Hornet Angler 3 3 8-0 8 8 23-9
7. Matt Brown-Christian Warren Corbin HS 5 5 18-10 8 8 23-3
8. Cole Sands-Caden Watson Walker Valley HS 5 5 12-11 10 10 23-2
9. Jake Clowers-Tyler Chumley Cambell County HS 5 5 12-8 10 10 22-9
10. Andrew Ward-Hunter Bechtel Ola HS Fishing Team 5 5 8-7 10 9 22-2
11. Chris Carnes-Justin Grigg York County HS Angler s5 5 9-13 10 10 21-10
12. Parker Cann-DJ James Dixie HS Hornet Angler s5 5 7-3 10 10 20-15
13. Jacob Foutz-Michael Tipton Walker Valley High School 4 4 11-3 9 9 20-5
14. Tyler Phillips-Logan Stewart Seymour High School 3 3 6-9 8 8 18-6
15. Matthew Cross-Michael Stout Siegel High School 5 5 13-9 7 7 16-7
16. Jake Mims-Reese Kingston Alexander HS 5 5 12-5 8 8 16-6
17. Andrew Calvin-Grant Ray Tuscaloosa County HS 3 3 7-12 8 8 15-9
18. Cody Powell-Dylan Powell Dixie HS Hornet Angler s4 4 9-8 8 8 15-4
19. Blake Albertson-Matt Miller Bloomington HS South 5 5 11-11 8 8 15-3
20. Adam Puckett-Keaton Greenawald Bloomington HS North 3 3 5-14 6 5 14-12
21. Kyle Waller-Jay Gramlich Sheridan Generals 3 3 5-6 8 8 14-6
22. Tommy Floyd JR-Chris Burgess South Florence High School 3 3 6-11 6 6 13-2
23. Laura Ann Foshee-DJ Barber Gardendale Rockets Bass Fishing Club 0 0-0 5 3 12-10
24. Benjamin Currie-Aaron Bickford Noble Knights Fishing Club 2 2 4-7 7 7 11-14
25. Ryan Nottingham-Seth Harmon Valley High School 5 5 8-10 8 8 11-12
26. Beau Ashcraft-Shawn Zellers Wabash Valley Bassmasters 3 3 4-6 7 7 11-9
27. Chris Wilson-Austin Vandergriff Bradley Central High School 5 5 7-3 9 9 11-5
28. Jacob Frazier-Zach Holbrook Perry County Central HS 3l 3 7-2 5 5 11-0
29. Craig Wilson-Trevor St John Cambell County HS 1 1 1-14 4 4 10-12
30. Jordan Mullis-Tyler Moscrip Bloomington HS South 3 3 3-13 7 7 10-7
31. Rashaad JW Goodson-Steven Younginer South Florence HS 5 5 7-12 7 7 9-10
32. Jimmy Kemp-Aaron Belcher South Side Bass Commanders 2 2 2-12 4 4 9-1
33. Hunter Mabry-Brian Cox Queen City Bassmasters HS 2 2 3-10 5 5 9-1
34. Mitchell Gowen-Brianna Tucker Decatur Heritage Fishing Eagles 0 0 0-0 3 2 7-12
35. Dylan True-Kallen Rochelle Lawrence County High School 1 1 1-11 3 3 7-3
36. Michael Nutter-Evan Charles LaPlata Bass Warriors 0 0 0-0 5 5 6-11
37. Seth Sutton-Bailey Fain Karns High School 2 2 5-11 3 3 6-9
38. Jacob Bowles-Hunter Hampton Muhlenberg County HS 1 1 1-12 3 2 6-1
39. Matthew Roberts-Richard Cornett Perry County Central HS l 1 2-15 2 2 5-6
40. Micahel Rojas-Nathaniel Burris Queen City Bassmasters HS 2 2 5-4 2 2 5-4
41. Brett Swafford-Taylor Copeland Walker Valley High School 2 2 4-3 2 2 4-3
42. Turner Parnell-Tyler Brown York County HS Angler 1 1 1-15 2 2 4-3
43. Corey Elliott Corbin High School 2 2 2-12 3 3 4-0
44. Zach Vielhauer-Connor Nimrod Kickback High School Club 4 4 3-7 4 4 3-7
45. Colton Morton-Cody Schultz Bradley Central High School 1 1 2-4 2 2 3-6
46. Robert G Hendrick-William B Solesbee AC Reynolds High School 2 2 2-3 2 2 2-3
47. Jared Baker-Abie DeBusk Seymour High School 0 0 0-0 1 1 2-1
48. Tanner Cheeseman-Austin Stacy Bloomington HS North 0 0 0-0 1 0 2-0
49. Ryan Winchester-Justin Burris Clinton High School 0 0 0-0 1 1 1-14
50. Zachary Mashburn-Shane Hooks Clinton High School 0 0 0-0 0 0 0-0

BIG BASS
Day 2
Name City,State Lbs-Oz
1. Craig Wilson Lafollette, TN 6-2
2. Jake Lee Knoxville, TN 5-12

Day #Fish #Live Lbs-Oz #Limits
TOTALS
1. 153 145 334-3 18
2 146 146 306-2 17

Republic High School Wins Missouri High School Bass Championship

Republic High School wins Missouri bass championship

By John Neporadny Jr.

Branson, Mo.— Missouri high school anglers made history by competing in the Bass Pro Shops Open Championship of High School Fishing June 7-8 at Table Rock Lake.

The event was the first tournament ever held for high school teams signed up with the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) bass fishing program. The tournament drew 103 student anglers from 12 high schools that were paired up with volunteer boat captains each day.

Republic won the tournament with 47 points and collected the top prize of $5,000 in scholarship money. A tiebreaker was used to determine second and third place since both Ozark and Branson finished with 31 points. Ozark broke the tie since one of its two-man teams had the heaviest single-day weight and claimed the second-place prize of $3,000 in scholarship money. Branson settled for third place and won $2,000 in scholarship money.

Each two-man team fished for points for their schools based on the team’s total weight each day. The top 15 finishers of the two-man teams each day were awarded points for their schools to determine the overall school champion.

The tournament also awarded trophies to the top 3 finishers in the team competition. Cody Huff and Colten Levan of Ava High School earned the first-place trophy with a two-day weight of 22.54 pounds. Brandon Durr and Colton Mease of Republic took second with 22.10 and Dillon Statler and Nick Snelson of Reeds Spring High placed third with 21.59. The Big Bass plaque was presented to Ozark High’s Cameron Smith and Austin Thrap who weighed in a 5.48-pound largemouth bass.

Some of the student anglers had tournament experience but this was the first time they had fished in a high school event. “It is a great program,” said Cody Huff of Ava High. “It is just a lot of fun to get everybody out and let the high school kids fish. It is nice to be able to represent our hometown like this.”

His Ava High School teammate Colten Levan also had fun fishing for his school. “I absolutely love it,” he said.

Republic High anglers Brandon Durr and Hunter Gill have competed in various adult circuits and relished the chance to fish in this event. “This is a little different because everybody is our age and we are fishing as several teams for our school,” Durr said. “All in all I liked it and it was a lot of fun.”

“This was really fun fishing with same-age kids and we had a lot of boats,” Gill said. “I just liked it because it was all kids my age so I could actually see where I was in tournaments for my age group.”

Adult volunteers drove the 57 boats used to take the students fishing each day. One of the boat captains, Russ McBurney, has spent the last three months taking the Hillcrest High School anglers to various lakes and teaching them how to run a trolling motor, net fish and tie knots. “We just make time to spend with the kids,” McBurney said. “They are the next generation so we’ve got to get them focused on what the future is going to be. It was just a wonderful time to be with them.”

A large crowd of family and friends flocked to the weigh-in to see the students with their catches. “I think it is amazing,” Romona Scoggins said about the high school bass fishing program. “My son (Tre) has enjoyed it. In the last three months he has gone from not knowing anything about fishing to knowing quite a bit. He just got a truck and now he wants a boat. This is really an awesome thing for the young kids to get involved in a new sport.”

The tournament was a proud moment for Republic High School Coach Jim Huson, who organized the event and was instrumental in starting the MSHSAA bass fishing program. “My heart swells when I see all these kids out here from these different schools,” Huson said. “This is a great start for us that we have had as a vision since 2008. Ultimately I don’t know how it could have been more successful for us for our first year. “

Central Pro-Am Association handled the tournament registration and conducted the daily takeoffs and weigh-ins. This event was also special to the tournament’s emcee, Mike Webb, Central Pro-Am president, who has been running tournaments for 20 years. “None of them are as important to my wife and me as this one just because of the kids being involved. I think this will double in size by next year. This is the future of the sport and I see these people are going to be boaters one of these days and they are going to turn around and do the same thing we are doing now to hopefully keep this ball rolling.”

The Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau also sponsored the high school tournament. “We see the event as a great opportunity to support the students and the program,” said Terra Alphonso, assistant director of sports and convention sales for the chamber. “The (tournament) has been well organized. I am impressed with the care for the fish and the safety of the participants.”
For all of the results of the high school championship, go to www.webboutdoors.com/mo-high-school-championship.

To contact John Neporadny Jr. call 573/365-4296 or visit his website at JNOutdoors.com

Muhlenberg County wins KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship on Kentucky Lake

28.Apr.2014
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – The Muhlenberg County High School team of Cameron Brooks and Chase Geary brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 15 ounces to win the 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Bass Fishing State Championship on Kentucky Lake. The duo’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 33-6 gave them a narrow 1-pound, 3-ounce winning margin over the second-place team of Mason Shelton and Drake Oliver of Trigg County High School.

Rounding out the top 10 teams:

1st: Muhlenberg County High School – Cameron Brooks and Chase Geary, 10 bass, 33-6
2nd: Trigg County High School – Mason Shelton and Drake Oliver, 10 bass, 32-3
3rd: Calloway County High School – Nathan Camp and Brandon Falwell, 10 bass, 30-7
4th: Muhlenberg County High School – Jacob Bowles and Hunter Hampton, 10 bass, 28-14
5th: Calloway County High School – Jared Phillips and Nick Proctor, 10 bass, 28-6
6th: North Laurel High School – Gabe Blair and Lane Williams, nine bass, 27-7
7th: Trigg County High School – Douglas Colson and Zack Colbert, 10 bass, 27-1
8th: Corbin High School – Morgan Boggs and Tanner Jordan, 10 bass, 23-15
9th: Franklin County High School – Cameron Thompson and Jacob Moore, seven bass, 21-7
10th: Washington County High School – Michael Sandusky and Michael Shelton, eight bass, 20-9

Complete results can be found at KHSAA.org.

Lane Williams from North Laurel High School won the Big Bass Award on Friday with a bass weighing 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Wes Baker from South Laurel High School was named the winner of the National Guard Best and Brightest Award. Trent Arrowood from Johnson Central High School was chosen for the Forcht Bank Uncommon Excellence Award.

The 2014 KHSAA Bass Fishing State Championship took place April 25-26 on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. The second-annual event featured 46 teams that advanced from four regional championships held across the state. A total of 185 teams competed in regionals this season, an increase of 76 percent over the sport’s inaugural 2012-2013 campaign.

About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 277 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 40 state championships in 12 sports and 4 sport activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.

About The Bass Federation

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit Bassfederation.com.

About FLW

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.

Oklahoma High School Fishing Open set for Grand Lake

02.Apr.2014
GROVE, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will host a Student Angler Federation High School Fishing Open on Grand Lake in Grove, Okla., April 12. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the TBF National Championship, and will offer high school anglers the chance to meet some of the country’s top bass anglers and experience the intensity of the TBF National Championship while testing their own bass-fishing skills against their peers.

The Oklahoma High School Open is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. It is open to students from any state. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide and drive the boat from which they compete, is open online at HighSchoolFishing.org. Participation is free for all Student Angler Federation Members. Students who are not yet SAF members will pay a $25 membership fee that includes eligibility to fish SAF tournaments at no charge; insurance coverage for students and their bass-fishing club, school and volunteers; advancement opportunities from local and state events to national events offering scholarships; a digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine; access to free online fishing education courses; and much more.

High School Anglers will take off from Wolf Creek Park located at 963 N. 16th St. in Grove, Okla., at 6:45 a.m. Saturday. The weigh-in will be held at the takeoff location beginning at 2 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. Teams should register online at HighSchoolFishing.org or a $25 late-registration fee will apply to those who register on-site.

The top three High School Fishing teams will be recognized on the Walmart FLW Tour stage at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers, Ark., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 as part of the Tour’s final weigh-in and nationwide FLW Live broadcast.

The top three teams from each SAF High School Fishing Open held this season will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 10 percent of each state championship field. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

“High School Fishing provides students with a connection to their schools and an opportunity to explore their passion for the outdoors in a new and exciting way,” FLW Vice President of Operations Dave Washburn said. “It allows students to apply science, technology, engineering and math skills acquired in the classroom in a real-world scenario that is unique in high school athletics. It’s a win for the students, a win for the schools and a win for the future of fishing and conservation in the United States.”

All SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.

About The Bass Federation

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit Bassfederation.com.

About FLW

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport’s richest payday and most coveted championship trophy – the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water.” For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.