2016 West Virginia High School State Championship June 5 on Sutton Lake

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (April 28, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) West Virginia High School State Championship on Sunday, June 5 at the Bee Run Recreation area near Sutton, WV.

The state championship is a two person event for students in grades 9-12. Each team can have one member in 7th or 8th grade, if needed. All teams should pre-register online for high school events at HighSchoolFishing.org to avoid onsite late fees. Each team and their “coach,” who provides the boat they compete in, will need to check in at 6am EST on June 5 at the Bee Run Recreation area. A rules briefing will immediately follow.

“TBF and our partners in fishing at FLW are the only organizations to offer a state championship in every state and Canada,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “There’s no question our State Championship Series provides the foundation to make SAF the largest high school fishing organization in North America.”

The top 10% of each 2016 State Championship event advances to a FLW/TBF Conference Regional Championship. The top 10% from the Conference Regional events advance to the FLW/TBF High School National Championship to compete for the top team prize of a $10,000 scholarship. As an added bonus, national championship teams will compete out of new Ranger Boats provided for them, along with paid hotel accommodations and other perks. The final day weigh-in will take place on the FLW main stage in front of a live FLW Tour stop!

Go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and to sign up for events. If you’re not a 2016 SAF member, annual cost is $25 year. Pay in advance or register for an event online and pay then. There are no entry fees as long as you enter your active/paid SAF membership number at the time of registration!
SAF membership includes full TBF and FLW competitor membership benefits, FLW Magazine e- Edition, online training programs and full insurance coverage for clubs, officers and student members.

In addition to State Championships, SAF National OPENs and other events held across the nation will advance the top 3 teams to their Conference Regional Championships. All SAF members automatically qualify to compete in the pinnacle of all high school events, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year. The World Finals format allows anglers to test their skills against high school anglers from across the nation at a week-long family vacation event, which will be held in Florence, Alabama on Pickwick Reservoir, June 28-July 2. This no entry fee, come one, come all mega event gives every high school team a shot at the sports top prizes and honors.

State Championship 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. Just enter your active SAF membership number during online SAF event registration.
Mandatory Check-in: Sunday, June 5 at 6am at the Bee Run Recreation area near Sutton, WV.
Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, June 5 at Bee Run Recreation area. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Sutton Lake

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 2015 over the course of 240 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 FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation: The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2007 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on facebook!

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Jennings & Patterson Take Lake Gaston Youth Educational Series Win

G0010925Fifteen youth teams made their way to Lake Gaston for event number two on the Youth Educational Series schedule.  After coming off a second place finish at Jordan Lake last month in the season opener, Logan Jennings and Alden Patterson, came out swinging and secured the top spot with 16.04lbs.  The two anglers were each rewarded with matching trophies, Outdoor Accessories Unlimited prize packages (tackle storage containers, spinner baits, crankbaits, and bullet weights), Z-Man Elaztech soft plastics, and Penetration Hooks.

For full story and pictures click HERE!

2016 Colorado High School State Championship June 5 on Pueblo Reservoir

PONCA CITY, Okla. (April 27, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Colorado High School State Championship on Sunday, June 5 at the South Shore Marina near Pueblo, CO.

The state championship is a two person event for students in grades 9-12. Each team can have one member in 7th or 8th grade, if needed. All teams should pre-register online for high school events at HighSchoolFishing.org to avoid onsite late fees. Each team and their “coach,” who provides the boat they compete in, will need to check in at 5:30pm-6:30pm MST on June 3 at the South Shore Auditorium/ Pueblo Visitors Center. A rules briefing will immediately follow. Take off is at 6:30am and the weigh-in will begin at 2pm.

“TBF and our partners in fishing at FLW are the only organizations to offer a state championship in every state and Canada,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “There’s no question our State Championship Series provides the foundation to make SAF the largest high school fishing organization in North America.”

The top 10% of each 2016 State Championship event advances to a FLW/TBF Conference Regional Championship. The top 10% from the Conference Regional events advance to the FLW/TBF High School National Championship to compete for the top team prize of a $10,000 scholarship. As an added bonus, national championship teams will compete out of new Ranger Boats provided for them, along with paid hotel accommodations and other perks. The final day weigh-in will take place on the FLW main stage in front of a live FLW Tour stop!

Go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and to sign up for events. If you’re not a 2016 SAF member, annual cost is $25 year. Pay in advance or register for an event online and pay then. There are no entry fees as long as you enter your active/paid SAF membership number at the time of registration!

SAF membership includes full TBF and FLW competitor membership benefits, FLW Magazine e- Edition, online training programs and full insurance coverage for clubs, officers and student members.

In addition to State Championships, SAF National OPENs and other events held across the nation will advance the top 3 teams to their Conference Regional Championships. All SAF members automatically qualify to compete in the pinnacle of all high school events, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year. The World Finals format allows anglers to test their skills against high school anglers from across the nation at a week-long family vacation event, which will be held in Florence, Alabama on Pickwick Reservoir, June 28-July 2. This no entry fee, come one, come all mega event gives every high school team a shot at the sports top prizes and honors.

State Championship 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. Just enter your active SAF membership number during online SAF event registration.

Mandatory Check-in: Friday, June 3 at 5:30pm-6:30pm at the South Shore Auditorium/Pueblo Visitors Center near Pueblo, CO.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, June 5 at South Shore Marina. Take-off at 6:30am with weigh-in at 2pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Pueblo Reservoir

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 2015 over the course of 240 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 FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation: The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2007 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on facebook!

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Tie Breaker Separates Top Two Teams at KHSAA Region 3 Championship

Region 3 ChampionsThe competition at the KHSAA Region 3 championship was intense on Saturday as 92 teams began their quest to qualify for the KHSAA State Championship on Kentucky Lake.

When the final bag of Lake Cumberland Bass had been weighed, two teams remained on top. Tad Barton and Matthew Woods from South Laurel High School and Trey Hardwick and Bradley Dunagan from Wayne County High School finished in a dead heat with identical 16lb 8oz bags.

Region 3 Runner-upThe first criteria for a tie breaker in the KHSAA contest is the largest fish in the limit.  So, with their 4lb 9oz lunker the team of Barton and Woods carried off the Region 3 Championship.  The duo edged out Hardwick and Dunagan’s 3lb 9oz big bass by only a pound. Both teams carted off nice trophies and top honors.

Coming in third, was the Southwestern High School Team of Benjamin Hughes and Tyler Murphy who also had a limit of fish that weighed 14lbs 9oz. Claiming the number four spot was Mason Moore and Logan Estes with a limit weighing 14lbs 5oz. Rounding out the top five were Austin Williams and Jordan Cassidy from North Laurel High School with a limit weighing 13lbs 8oz.

The top 16 teams from each of the four KHSAA regions advanced to the 2016 KHSAA State Championship to be held at the Kentucky Dam Marina ramp on May 13-14.

For full results click HERE!

Region 3 qualifiers

2016 Virginia High School State Championship June 5 on James River

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (April 26, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Virginia High School State Championship on Sunday, June 5 at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburgh, VA.

The state championship is a two person event for students in grades 9-12. Each team can have one member in 7th or 8th grade, if needed. All teams should pre-register online for high school events at HighSchoolFishing.org to avoid onsite late fees. Each team and their “coach,” who provides the boat they compete in, will need to check in at 3pm-5pm EST on June 4 at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park. A rules briefing will immediately follow.

“TBF and our partners in fishing at FLW are the only organizations to offer a state championship in every state and Canada,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “There’s no question our State Championship Series provides the foundation to make SAF the largest high school fishing organization in North America.”

The top 10% of each 2016 State Championship event advances to a FLW/TBF Conference Regional Championship. The top 10% from the Conference Regional events advance to the FLW/TBF High School National Championship to compete for the top team prize of a $10,000 scholarship. As an added bonus, national championship teams will compete out of new Ranger Boats provided for them, along with paid hotel accommodations and other perks. The final day weigh-in will take place on the FLW main stage in front of a live FLW Tour stop!

Go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and to sign up for events. If you’re not a 2016 SAF member, annual cost is $25 year. Pay in advance or register for an event online and pay then. There are no entry fees as long as you enter your active/paid SAF membership number at the time of registration!
SAF membership includes full TBF and FLW competitor membership benefits, FLW Magazine e- Edition, online training programs and full insurance coverage for clubs, officers and student members.

In addition to State Championships, SAF National OPENs and other events held across the nation will advance the top 3 teams to their Conference Regional Championships. All SAF members automatically qualify to compete in the pinnacle of all high school events, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year. The World Finals format allows anglers to
test their skills against high school anglers from across the nation at a week-long family vacation event, which will be held in Florence, Alabama on Pickwick Reservoir, June 28-July 2. This no entry fee, come one, come all mega event gives every high school team a shot at the sports top prizes and honors.

State Championship 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. Just enter your active SAF membership number during online SAF event registration.

Mandatory Check-in: Saturday, June 4 at 3pm-5pm at the Chickahominy Riverfront Park near Williamsburgh, VA.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, June 5 at Chickahominy Riverfront Park. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: James River

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 2015 over the course of 240 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 FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation: The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2007 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on facebook!

Powe and Kerr of George Rogers Clark High School Win Region 4 Championship

Robert Powe and Colby Kerr brought in a five bass limit that weighed 13lbs 11oz to win the KHSAA Region 4 Championship at Cave Run Lake in Eastern Kentucky. The pair will lead a 16 team contingency of qualifiers who advanced to the KHSAA State Championship March 13-14 on Kentucky Lake.

Coming in second and also with a limit of bass was the team of Quinten and Brady McGuire from Montgomery High School. Their sack weighed 11lbs 5oz to claim the runner-up position. Securing the third place spot was the Bourbon County team of Jacob Cleaver and Ethan Johnson who also had a limit of Cave Run Bass that tipped the scales at 10lbs even to round out the top three teams.

For full results click HERE!

Matthews, Stephenson Capture High School Championship

Tyler Matthews and Blake Stephenson.

Tyler Matthews and Blake Stephenson.

Georgia’s Tyler Matthews and Blake Stephenson rallied to win the 2016 FLW/TBF Student Angler Federation High School Fishing National Championship.

Held April 16-17 on Missouri’s Table Rock Lake, the prestigious, team-format event pitted the nation’s top prep anglers against one another for a shot at $10,000 in college scholarships and other great prizes.

Teams qualified for the tournament by winning their home state’s championship and competing in one of five regional conference championships.

Representing the Evans High School Knights, Matthews and Stephenson began their journey to Table Rock in March of 2015, when they won the 2015 Georgia High School Championship against 67 other teams on Clarks Hill Lake with an impressive 17-pound, 5-ounce basket.

Stephenson was in middle school at the time, and was able to pair up with then-senior Matthews thanks to expanded SAF rules that allowed 7th and 8th graders to participate with a high school-aged partner. Undaunted at the prospect of fishing against older anglers from across the Peach State, he boated a broad-shouldered, 6-pound, 2-ounce kicker that anchored their basket.

The win propelled them to the Southeastern Conference finals on Georgia’s Lake Lanier in September of 2015, where they squared off against 44 other teams from eight states for a chance to move on to the national finals.

Matthews and Stephenson again rose to the challenge, finishing third with 11 pounds, 15 ounces, earning one of the conference’s four coveted tickets to the grand finale at Table Rock.

At the national championship, the entire 12-boat field battled on day one, after which the field was pared to five for Sunday’s final round, with finalists being presented onstage at the FLW Tour event at WalMart No. 1 in Rogers, Ark.

On day one of the national championship, competitors faced challenging conditions. Water temperatures holding in the high 50s for several weeks had many bass stuck in a pre-spawn funk, with relatively few of the reservoir’s fish committing to shoreline spawning beds.

Despite a weather forecast calling for sunny skies, a light breeze and high near 70, the teams actually saw highs in the 50s, clouds and a southwest wind gusting at 15 mph.

Matthews and Stephenson landed in third place with four bass for 11-11. The pair keyed on fish moving toward the shoreline in preparation for the spawn, prompted by warmer water. “We found water up to 64 degrees today,” Matthews told the weigh-in crowd.

Arkansas seniors Chase Myers and Cole Swede of Anvil Jaw Bass Club in Little Rock paced the field with a 15-5 limit. They made a long run up the James River and were optimistic about their odds of holding onto the lead on day two.

“We still have a lot of spots we found in practice we didn’t even hit today,” Myers told the crowd. “I hope the weatherman is wrong again tomorrow because the wind is helping us out.”

The Arkansas team was more than a little intimidating, having finished a solid fifth in last year’s high school championship on Oklahoma’s Grand Lake.

To claim the high school crown, Matthews and Stephenson would also have to hold off anyone behind them while slipping past Ohio’s Daniel Hechler and Cole Wessner, who were entrenched in second with 13-00.

As the five teams idled out of the Port of Kimberling on day two, thick clouds blocked the rising sun, the wind was from the south at 5 to 10 mph and the air temperature hovered around 61 degrees. Conditions changed as the day wore on, however, and the finalists quickly faced a strong south wind gusting to 20 mph and a high of 72 degrees.

As they had on day one, Matthews and Stephenson relied on shaky-head jigs rigged with green pumpkin craw imitators. The strategy boosted their two-day total to a hefty 27 pounds, 1 ounce, giving them hope the crown was in sight.

To the cheers of the FLW Tour crowd, the Georgians indeed rose to the top of the leaderboard as Myers and Swede dropped to second with 25-06 while Hechler and Wessner landed in fourth with 19-07.

Fellow Southeastern Conference rivals Zeke Gossett and Ryan Shields jumped to third with 19-14, while Daelyn Whaley and Carter McNeil of South Carolina’s Abbeville High School rounded out the top five with 13-14.

It was a particularly emotional victory for Matthews, as it marked the end of his High School Fishing career. He plans to attend college in the fall of 2016 but has yet to decide on a school. When not working, he spends his free time pursuing his passion for fishing.

Stephenson is currently in eighth grade, and reports that when he finds free time from his studies, he enjoys being outdoors and fishing.

2016 Tennessee High School State Championship June 4 on Norris Lake

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (April 25, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Tennessee High School State Championship on Saturday, June 4 at the Lonas Young Park near LaFollette, TN.

The state championship is a two person event for students in grades 9-12. Each team can have one member in 7th or 8th grade, if needed. All teams should pre-register online for high school events at HighSchoolFishing.org to avoid onsite late fees. Each team and their “coach,” who provides the boat they compete in, will need to check in at 5:30pm 7pm EST on June 3 at the Campbell County High School. A rules briefing will immediately follow. Take off is at 6am and the weigh-in will begin at 2pm.

“TBF and our partners in fishing at FLW are the only organizations to offer a state championship in every state and Canada,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “There’s no question our State Championship Series provides the foundation to make SAF the largest high school fishing organization in North America.”

The top 10% of each 2016 State Championship event advances to a FLW/TBF Conference Regional Championship. The top 10% from the Conference Regional events advance to the FLW/TBF High School National Championship to compete for the top team prize of a $10,000 scholarship. As an added bonus, national championship teams will compete out of new Ranger Boats provided for them, along with paid hotel accommodations and other perks. The final day weigh-in will take place on the FLW main stage in front of a live FLW Tour stop!

Go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and to sign up for events. If you’re not a 2016 SAF member, annual cost is $25 year. Pay in advance or register for an event online and pay then. There are no entry fees as long as you enter your active/paid SAF membership number at the time of registration!
SAF membership includes full TBF and FLW competitor membership benefits, FLW Magazine e- Edition, online training programs and full insurance coverage for clubs, officers and student members.

In addition to State Championships, SAF National OPENs and other events held across the nation will advance the top 3 teams to their Conference Regional Championships. All SAF members automatically qualify to compete in the pinnacle of all high school events, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year. The World Finals format allows anglers to test their skills against high school anglers from across the nation at a week-long family vacation event, which will be held in Florence, Alabama on Pickwick Reservoir, June 28-July 2. This no entry fee, come one, come all mega event gives every high school team a shot at the sports top prizes and honors.

State Championship 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. Just enter your active SAF membership number during online SAF event registration.

Mandatory Check-in: Friday, June 3 at 5:30pm 7pm at the Campbell County High School near LaFollette, TN.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, June 4 at Lonas Young Park. Take-off at 6am with weigh-in at 2pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Please ask for the TN State High School Championship Fishing Tournament Rate.

Please call the numbers and not online booking.

Hotel Information: Holiday Inns & Suites – $79.99 Address: 154 John McGhee Blvd, Caryville, TN 37714          Phone: (865) 221-8002

Hampton Inn Address: 4459 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Caryville, TN 37714 Phone: (423) 562-9888

Tournament Waters: Norris Lake

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 2015 over the course of 240 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 FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About The Bass Federation: The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2007 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook!

Humble and White win 2016 Mississippi State Championship

MS State ChampionsTwenty-eight teams traveled from all over the state to launch from Aberdeen Marina for the 2016 Mississippi High School State Championship.  The teams with smiles on their faces and anticipations high went to work to catch five bass limits in what would prove to be a tough day on the water.

The weigh-in showed just how difficult the day would be as most of the anglers came to the scales with only 1-2 fish to be weighed.  The tournament waters only gave up one 5 fish limit and three, 4 fish bags.

Even though the final outcome was in their favors, champions, Parker Humble and Kody White, had a tougher day than most out there.  They lost the lower unit of their boat around 7am before they made it to their first stop.   They were able to find a replacement boat with lots of help from the boat captain and were able to set out to finish the day.  Despite the odds, Humble and White managed to bring the only five fish limit to the scales, which weighed 13lbs 1oz weighted by a 4lb 6oz lunker.

MS State 2nd PlaceThe second place team and regional qualifiers, were Brock Kennedy and Tyler Murray, with four fish weighing 8lbs 14oz.  Paul Swan and Gaibe Bean took third place with a bag of four fish that weighed 8lbs 9oz.

The City of Aberdeen pulled out all the stops for the anglers from the championship banquet to the great facilities provided for the launch and weigh in; the anglers definitely felt special at a well-ran event.

For full results click HERE!

Ms State 3rd Place

Segracy & Shelton Claim Victory on Lake Cumberland in KHSAA Region 2

One hundred and sixteen high school teams converged on Lake Cumberland at Holcomb’s Landing for the KHSAA Region 2 qualifying event.  It was a perfect weekend with beautiful weather, warming temperatures and active bites as fish were on the move preparing to spawn.  A total of 529lbs of fish were weighed and 25 teams brought five fish limits to the scales.

Trevor Segracy & Michael Shelton from the Washington County Bass Commanders took top honors as their limit of bass topped the scales at 16.08lbs.  During practice, they caught most of their fish using a spinnerbait in the back of Beaver Creek.  But, on Saturday when the bite fell off and was slow to non-existent the team decided to start throwing a jig. Almost immediately, a keeper was caught and a few minutes later they landed another using a jig in the Cumberland Craw color.  The decision played out well as the team caught enough keepers to claim the victory.

Will O’Rourke & Clay Evans from Trinity High School finished second with a solid limit weighing 14.10lbs.  The team caught most of their fish using a drop shot rig around rocky banks in about 5-10ft of water.

The big bass of the event was caught by Katie Marshall & Grant Wyatt of Franklin County High School.  Grant caught the 4.14lb beauty on a square billed crankbait.

The Top 16 teams of this event advance to the KHSAA State Championship May 13-14 on Kentucky Lake at KY Dam Village State Park.

For full results click HERE!

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