The Central Texas High School Event Postponed

Update

Based on the current weather forecast calling for freezing rain, Friday night and into Saturday. With near freezing temperatures and winds out of the north at around 10 to 15 mph on Saturday, the CTHSTT tournament scheduled for Saturday the 28th on Lake Belton will be rescheduled. The safety of our anglers is and will always be our primary concern. We will update everyone, once a determination has been made as to the new date for the Lake Belton tournament. In the mean time we look forward to see you the following weekend, 8 March on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir. Were we will once again be using the Stillhouse Hollow Marina ramps. And as always let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

The Central Texas High School Tournament Trail will be holding the 2nd of 4 qualifying events this Saturday the 28th of February.  Fishing Lake Belton in Central Texas will be a challenge to these young anglers. Not only is Lake Belton known for being a tough lake to fish, the weather this weekend is going to be a key factor in finding fish.  Area fishing reports has Lake Belton giving up some nice fish over the past couple weeks. Both Largemouth and Smallmouth bass in the 4 to 7 pound range have been reported being caught.  Low water levels and a water temperature in the mid 50’s has this angler predicting that fish will be in their pre-spawn pattern and it’s going to take a limit of fish to win this event. Good Luck to all these anglers this weekend.

Registration will begin at 6:00AM with an expected launch time of 7:00AM. The ramp will be the Arrowhead ramp which is located close to the dam in a protected cove. Weigh-In will be at 2:00PM

Fishing Tackle Swap Meet

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Madison Central High School Richmond KY Tournament Schedule

Purpose: Club Trail

Entry Fee: $20 per boat

When: Trail Dates:

March 28th and May30th., Lake Cumberland, Conley Bottom Ramp. Time 8am-2:30pm Contact Rick Jones-859-661-2186
June 20th.,Wilgreen Lake, Wilgreen Ramp. Time 8am-2pm.  Contact Chris Daus-859-661-1922
July 25th.,Willisburg Lake, Willisburg Ramp. Time 7:30am-2pm.Contact Troy Blankenship 859-314-5936
Aug.22nd., Herrington Lake, Bryants Ramp. Time 7:30am-2pm Contact Troy Blankenship 859-314-5936
Oct.24th.,Barren River Lake,State Park Ramp. Time 8am-3pm. Contact Rick Jones 859-661-2186

Registration deadline: Check-in is 30 minutes before takeoff at each location  

Registration Contact: Troy Blankenship 859-314-5936  Rick Jones 859-661-2186

Trophies to 1st thru 3rd places plus Big Fish.

Optional Captains Pot

Marshall County Anglers – MCHS Classic

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Muhlenberg County Kentucky Offers Two High School Tournaments

Muhlenburg HS3nd Annual MCHS Lake Beshear

High School Fishing Classic

March 21, 2015 –Saturday at Lake Beshear

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3nd Annual MCHS Lake Malone

High School Fishing Classic

April 4th 2015 –Saturday at Lake Malone

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Ranger Dealers Sponsor High School Trail in Ohio

Three Ohio Ranger Dealers are offering High School Anglers a chance to expand their Fishing Opportunities by participating in a three event trail across the state of Ohio. The events are open to all SAF members (regardless of state) and participants can register by going to highschoolfishing.org and click on the Tournaments Tab. Click on Ohio Ranger Trail when the drop down box appears. Entry Fee for each of these Ranger Trail events is $25 per boat and can be paid at the onsite registration meeting at each location.

ranger logoVic’s Sport Shop in Kent Ohio will host the first event on April 11th at Portage Lakes State Park in Akron Ohio. Anglers will be using the Old State Park Facility off of State Park Drive adjacent to Rt 619 in Akron. On-site registration/rules meeting for the event will be on Friday April 10th at 6:00pm at Vic’s Sport Shop located at 2039 Tallmadge Rd. Kent Ohio. Contact person for the event is FLW Tour Pro Vic Vatalaro and he can be reached at 330-730-8765.

Knox Marine in Fredericktown Ohio will host the second event on May 16th at Clearfork Lake. Registration /rules meeting will take place on Friday May 15th at Knox Marine located at 13285 Netherland Rd Fredericktown Ohio at 5:00pm. Contact person for this event is Mike Steel and he can be reached at 740-694-7774.

Dixie Marine in Fairfield Ohio will host the third event on Sunday May 31st at Tanners Creek Boat launch on the Ohio River in Lawrenceburg Indiana. Registration/rules meeting will be at Dixie Marine on Saturday May 30th.  Dixie Marine is located on Route 4, 5739 Dixie Highway in Fairfield Ohio. The registration/rule meeting will start at 3:00pm. Contact person for the event is John Duwel and he can be reached at 513-253-2707.

All Ohio SAF anglers are also invited to fish the Ohio SAF State Championship on May 9th at Alum Creek State Park. This is a no entry fee event for all SAF anglers across the state with potential advancement to the TBF/FLW Conference Regional Championships for the top 10% of the field. Registration/Rule meeting for that event will be on Friday May 8th at the Cabela’s Store at 1650 Gemini Place in Columbus Ohio.

At the end of the three event trail the top overall team who has fished all three events will win a travel/lodging  stipend to attend the High School Fishing World Finals in Florence Alabama the Week of July 7th-11th.

“The Bass Federation and Ranger Boats have always had a terrific partnership” stated TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert. “These three individual dealerships exemplify the willingness of all Ranger dealers to get involved and help us grow the Sport of High School Fishing” added Gintert.

For more information on High School Fishing, go to highschoolfishing.org to start your school team and register for these great events.

2015 Winter Open on Lake LBJ Texas

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2nd Annual Southwestern and Pulaski County High School Bass Fishing Tournament

The 2nd Annual Southwestern and Pulaski County High School Bass Fishing Tournament was held on Lake Cumberland, January 31st.  Sixteen teams of high school anglers from six different schools left Burnside Island in the frigid temperatures early Saturday morning.  The Southwestern team of Corey Frye and Logan Loveless took 1st place 17.55 and Big Fish with a 5.10 smallmouth.  In second place with 13.52 lbs., was the Pulaski County team of Kellen Wilson and Justin Mayfield. 3rd place with 10.27 was taken by the Pulaski County team of Levi Blevins and Michael Whitaker.

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GEORGIA HIGH SCHOOL FISHING

Georgia HSFNorth Georgia High School Tournament Trail – 2015

Sunday March 1st 2015 – Trail Tournament – Lake Lanier – Little Hall Park

Sunday April 19th 2015 – Trail Tournament- Lake Lanier – Little Hall Park

Sunday June 7th 2015 – Trail Tournament – Lake Lanier – Little Hall Park

  • Top two teams following the 3rd Trail Tournament will receive travel stipends for the SAF World Finals in July.

Sunday July 19th 2015 – GHSF Classic – Lake Hartwell – Tugaloo State Park

  • Top 20 teams following the 3rd tournament will receive free entry into the classic. Teams not in the top 20 are eligible to fish but must pay their entry fee.
  • Requirements:
    • Open to all current high school students
    • Must be a member of Georgia High School Fishing
    • Must have a boat captain that is at least 19 years old and is not a high school student
  • We will have trophies and prizes for the top 5 teams at each tournament

 

Please Visit georgiahighschoolfishing.com for details and rules

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The Student Angler Federation and the IFA Redfish Tour Offer a Florida High School Saltwater Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PONCA CITY, Okla. (January 15, 2015) – The Student Angler Federation,(SAF) in partnership with the Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) is offering interested High School Students an opportunity to participate in their second High School RedFish Tournament on Sunday March 8th at Laishley Park located at 120 Laishley Park Court in Punta Gorda Florida.

This will be a two person team event for students in grades 9-12. NEW for 2015 is the option for one member of each team to be a 7th or 8th grader if the team chooses. All teams should pre-register online for any high school event at HighSchoolFishing.org to avoid onsite late fees.  Both anglers and their “coach,” who provides the boat they compete from will need to check in on Saturday March 7th at the IFA weigh-in trailer located at Laishley Park from 5:00pm to 6:00pm with a rules meeting to immediately follow. Take off is at 6:30am and the weigh-in will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday

Houma Championship 1st place “Our expansion into the saltwater events has been an exciting venture for us,” stated TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert. “We worked with the staff of the IFA to conduct the nation’s first High School saltwater event last year in Houma LA and that experience has propelled us into 2015 with the mission of creating more opportunities for our High School Anglers as we can. Working with the IFA is a perfect fit for us and we look forward to seeing more of these events in the future.” added Gintert.

“We are very excited to continue to work with the Student Angler Federation to help build the foundation of our Inshore Fishing Series across the country” stated IFA Tournament Director Eric Shelby.  “We think this gives us a terrific platform to help grow our series as well as create a host of new opportunities for High School Anglers” cited Shelby.

Students and parents can go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and to sign up. Annual cost is a meager $25 year and there is no entry fees to any SAF event conducted in our national program including the existing SAF High School State Bass Fishing Championships that are conducted annually in each state. All SAF members nationwide automatically qualify just for being a member to come and compete in the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year.  The World Finals allows anglers to test their skills against High School anglers from across North America at the week-long family vacation event which will be held at a new venue this year in Florence Alabama on Pickwick Reservoir, July 7-11. As with all SAF national events, there is no entry fee to this come one, come all mega event that gives every high school team in the world a shot at the sports top prizes.

If you’re not a 2015 SAF member, there’s a one-time $25 per year membership fee which you can pay in advance when you register at highschoolfishing.org

Event Details:

Sign-up: Pre-register online at HighSchoolFishing.org or a $25 late registration fee can apply to those registering onsite. The best way is to pre-register online at highschoolfishing.org. 

Mandatory Check-in: Saturday March 7th at the IFA trailer located in Laishley Park. The park address is 120 Laishley Park Court in Punta Gorda Florida.

 Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, March 8th at Laishely Park. Take-off at 6:30am with the weigh-in scheduled for 2:00pm.  Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Contestants may fish any public access waters on the Western half of Florida except within 1 mile of the Port Manatee Port Authority Office at 300 Tampa Bay Way #1 Palmetto FL.

 

About the IFA

Drawing inshore anglers from Texas to the Carolinas and beyond, the IFA Redfish Tour is the largest and oldest redfish tour in the nation. Offering anglers the opportunity to compete in low-entry fee events, redfish anglers can fish close to home, minimize expenses and compete for lucrative winnings and contingency prizes. The IFA Kayak Fishing Tour presented by Hobie Fishing is the fastest-growing kayak fishing tournament trail in the county. Kayak anglers competing in the catch-photograph-release tournaments can take advantage of the numerous money and product prizes awarded to competitors. For more information or to become a member of the IFA, visit www.ifatours.com.

About The Student Anglers Federation

The Student Anglers Federation (SAF) was formed by The Bass Federation (TBF) when TBF started and founded the national high school fishing movement in 2007 and is the oldest and largest High School fishing program in North America. SAF is the recognized worldwide leader in High School fishing programming and sets the bar with a long list of industry exclusive programs including offering events for 7-12th graders in every state as well as Canada, the only High School fishing program that includes angler educational studies, online training and angler testing and full comprehensive insurance for all SAF clubs, members and events. SAF truly is education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on facebook!

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