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


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


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 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 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

Event Details:

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

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

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 or and “LIKE US” on facebook!

Central Texas High School Tournament Trail

The Central Texas High School Tournament Trail held the first of 4 qualifying events on Sunday the 18th of January 2015. The event drew a total of 13 teams, 26 student anglers, from 8 different schools.  Despite it being a beautiful day, the lake on the other hand proved to be a bit of a challenge for these young anglers. At weigh-in it was clear just how challenging the day had become. 4 of the 13 teams had fish to weigh, with the winning weight tipping the scales at 3.92lbs.  Congratulations to all the teams who took part in our first ever event and look forward to putting your skills to the test on Lake Belton in February.

Central Texas HSTT

School Spotlight

MWAC – A Big Catch for Magnolia West

Members are pictured above from left to right.  Jarrett Tyler, Dalton Turpin, Bryce May, Jerry McGrew, Drew Thompson, Austin Knight, Preston Ruby, Carson Henley, Aaron Batten, Logan Thumann, Zachary Knowles, Cameron Faulkner, Cameron Carter, and Kirk Clugston.

Members are pictured above from left to right.
Jarrett Tyler, Dalton Turpin, Bryce May, Jerry McGrew, Drew Thompson, Austin Knight, Preston Ruby, Carson Henley, Aaron Batten, Logan Thumann, Zachary Knowles, Cameron Faulkner, Cameron Carter, and Kirk Clugston.

Something “fishy” is going on in the halls of Magnolia West High School and if the founding members of the first Magnolia West Angler Club fishing team (“MWAC”), have their way, they will be winning a state fishing tournament by the end of their first season.

West freshman, Cameron Carter and sophomore, Logan Thumann found inspiration to create a high school fishing team after what they deem a divine meeting with David Cosner, a member of the Texas Bass Cats Fishing Team.  Carter explains, “Our family thought we were just buying a boat from him but apparently God put him in our path for a bigger reason.”  The young men shared David’s lifelong love of the sport of Texas lake bass fishing and that, along with David’s experience in team fishing, helped the team get it’s start.  “He has really stepped up to mentor us as we’ve put this team together”, says Carter.   “He is inspiring to us and we want to push harder to make this happen”, adds Thumann.

It didn’t take long for the word to spread among the fishing friends and after Facebook posts of their winning catches in local and regional tournaments, their friends soon got hooked on the idea too. “These kids have been fishing together for years growing up around the Magnolia area. While other kids were playing video games on Saturdays and after school, these kids were hitting the local lakes and streams trying to catch the big one”, one Mom added. “They are just now taking it to a competitive level by forming this team.”

School fishing teams are not as uncommon as you might think; many high schools and universities have Bass Fishing Teams. Mark Gintert, the National Youth Program’s Coordinator for The Bass Federation is quoted as saying, “Fishing is the fastest growing high school sport in the country today.”

Kirk Clugston, the student’s Magnolia West math teacher, has taken on the role of school sponsor for MWAC and will be accompanying them to tournaments. The team has also secured many commercial sponsors including Academy Sports + Outdoors, Berkley, Spring Carpets. In addition, a local fishing rod maker, Kistler Custom Fishing Rod Corporation, is sponsoring the team president, Cameron Carter.  Kris Oberly and Robin Carter are delighted to serve as the team’s Parent Coordinators. Anyone interested in joining sponsorship can contact Robin Carter at 832-276-8962.

The team currently consists of eighteen members. “We have many goals for the Magnolia West Angler Club,” says Cameron Faulkner, the team’s historian.  Each member is encouraged to be certified in Angler Education, mentor other fishermen, and participate in organizing a local charity fishing tournament. Many organizations will help facilitate this charity tournament including the team mentors from members of Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Texas State Bass Fishing Team and the Texas A&M Bass Fishing Team.  Zach Knowles says, “We are really hoping for any support we can get from the amateur & professional fishing community.”

Zach Knowles, club reporter added, “I’m really looking forward to fishing with my friends this season. Having our parents in the stands watching us play basketball is great but having my dad as captain in the boat with me each tournament will be an awesome competitive experience. I can’t wait for our team to take some wins at our tournaments.”

Bryce May, the team’s treasurer, brings many years of experience from his participation with the Magnolia 4H Sport Fishing Project.

The next two tournaments are scheduled for January 17th at Sam Rayburn and the team’s first Fisher of Men Tournament on January 31st.  The club’s mission statement, as it appears on their jerseys, quotes Matt 4:19 that says this team will be fishers of men.  The team looks forward to participating in the state tournament on Lake LBJ, March 20through 21st, 2015.

A huge thank you goes out to all the sponsors and supporters of the MWAC for the 2014-2015 season.




April 18th at Springhill Park

(launch above or below dam)

Hosted by the Crawford County

High School Hawghunters

$2500 in Scholarships will be awarded!

Entry fee $60 per team & $10 per boat captain

Check-in 5:00 am, Weigh-in 2:00 pm

2 student anglers & 1 boat captain per team

Five fish limit, can contain 1 fish from captain

Boat numbers will be drawn

Largemouth – 14” or longer

Smallmouth & Kentucky bass 12” or longer

Boat captains awarded cash from captain entries

Polygraph may be administered to captains

Door prizes will be given away!

*possible Jr. High division

For more information contact:
Buck Cobley 479-650-0930
Robert Lawson 479-806-3093
Visit our website at:

Pulaski/ Southwestern High School Winter Tournament

Hosting School: Pulaski/ Southwestern High School  Winter Tournament

Purpose: Fundraiser

Entry Fee: $25

When: Jan 31, 2015 / 8:00am-2:00pm

Where: Lake Cumberland, KYBurnside Island ramp

Registration Deadline: Jan 31. 7:30am

Registration Contact: Barry Strunk 606-305-7885

Mark Morgan Email: or 606-275-9867

Other Notes:

5 fish limit

15 inch largemouth

18 inch smallmouth

12 inch Kentucky spotted bass

Trophies will be awarded.

Alabama Bass Federation Sponsors High School/Jr. Angler Trail

The Alabama Bass Federation has organized a 4 event tournament trail for its TBF Jr. Program anglers and any High School anglers who are members of the Student Angler Federation.

The contact person to register for these events will be Alabama Youth Director Jim Sparrow and he can be reached at: email phone (334) 201-4135.

The 4 trail events are as follows:

28 Feb – Alabama River, Cooters Pond – Prattville, AL

28 Mar – Lake Guntersville, Buckey Howell Park – Guntersville, AL

25 Apr – Tensaw River – Live Oak Landing , Bay Minette, AL

23 May – Championship – Lay Lake – Beeswax Launch, Columbia, AL

Don’t Forget the SAF Alabama High School State Championship/Eufala High School Open on May 9th at Eufala Lake.

Click the links below to get Rules/waivers and entry forms for the four trail events

 Entry Form                       Rules                           Waiver

Registration for the Alabama State Championship/Eufala Open is at under the 2015 State Championship Tournament schedule.


Tournament Announcement Form Now Available

In an attempt to help all of our member schools with the ability to post your tournaments online on our website we have developed a standard form that will allow you to give us the important details of your events.

You will be able to download this form from our website under the “Tournaments” tab at the top of our webpage. Simply download the form and fill it out with the critical details and then email it back to to be posted on our site.

Click here to go directly to the link.

Folsom Lake California Tournament

Vista del Lago HSMarch 08, 2015

Vista del Lago High School Fishing Club

Open Student Angler Federation Tournament

  • Folsom Lake California
  • Blast off-first light after National Anthem
  • Weigh-in-3:00 pm, Hobie Cove parking lot
  • Awards-following weigh-in
  • BBQ-following awards
  • $25 per angler

Launch at Brown’s Ravine, Hobie Cove. Access to Brown’s Ravine is off Green valley Road between Folsom and El Dorado Hills.

The Vista del Lago High School Fishing Club is sponsoring its first-ever high school tournament. This is an open SAF high school tournament.

Folsom Lake is a State of California/Bureau of Land Management Lake. There is camping on the lake at Beals Point, State campground.

For more info contact:                       

Club Advisor, Jody Johns, 916-390-1075

Club President, Luke Johns, 916-934-3757



Learn about Student Angler Federation at

Pulaski/Southwestern Winter Tournament Canceled

The Pulaski/Southwestern Winter Tournament Scheduled for January 10th will be cancelled due to the projected cold temps of 10 degrees or less on Saturday morning. This call was made for the safety of the kids. Thank you and sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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