TBF/FLW High School Fishing Northern Conference Championshipionship

Delawares Nanickoe and Wicomico Rivers was host to the Northern Conference High School Championship today with teams from Vermont, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey attending. Overall the fishing was good for the anglers as many limits were caught. Finishing at the top and winning the title of Conference Champions and advancing to the April 2015 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship was the team of Kyle Harnak and Matthew Christopulos from New Jersey.

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They weighed in 5 fish for 11-01 and while all wins are special, this one was the stuff that fish tales are made of! The second place team of Brandon Wells and Ethan Johnson from St. Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers High School in Vermont weighed in 5 fish for 9-02 and held the lead for most of the weigh in. But when it is your turn to win, it is your turn to win and while almost every boat in the event fished right past the weigh in trailer at some point in the day, the eventual winners, Harnak and Christopulos, was fishing right in front of the trailer with only 5 minutes left to go in the day and a crowd had gathered to watch all the kids finish out the day when Harnak and Christopolus set the hook and a brief battle yielded a fish of well over 3 pounds, enough to upgrade and cull a small 12 inch fish and give them the win as the gathered crowd applauded, cheered and actually watched them catch the winning fish! You could not have scripted it any better!

 

Congratulations to all the teams!

 

Standings Northern HS Conference Championship

 

For event Pictures CLICK HERE

High School Fishing World Finals Champions Honored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson

Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson from Eagle Creek High School near Clearwater Florida were recently honored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for having won the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals. The Commission presented the two anglers with a nice plaque highlighting their accomplishments.

Both of these anglers will be back in action at the SAF Southeastern Conference Regional Championship in Kimball, Tenn. In September.

Deep East Texas High School Fishing Series

Deep_East_Texas_High_School_Fishing_SeriesHIGH SCHOOL ANGLERS

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR OUR OCTOBER 11TH BASS FISHING SERIES. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO COME OUT TO JACKSON HILL PARK AND MARINA TO ENJOY A GREAT DAY AT THE LAKE.

For more information, click here.

INSHORE FISHING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW HIGH SCHOOL SALTWATER CHAMPIONSHIP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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INSHORE FISHING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW HIGH SCHOOL SALTWATER CHAMPIONSHIP   
IFA to partner with The Student Angler Federation on groundbreaking event

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (August 28, 2014) – The Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) has joined with the Student Angler Federation (SAF) to develop the first ever High School Saltwater Championship.  The inaugural event, which features a 2-person team format for students in grades 9-12, will take place Sunday, October 19th as part of the Cabela’s IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma, Louisiana.

Registration for interested student anglers and their coach, who will be responsible for providing the boat they compete in, is online at HighSchoolFishing.org.

“The new High School Saltwater Championship is going to be a phenomenal event and a terrific way to get young anglers involved with inshore fishing,” said IFA Marketing Director Bart Schad. “We’ve also got the perfect partners in the Student Angler Federation.  They are without a doubt the leader in high school and youth fishing nationwide.”

“Our goal is to try and give every single high school student in the country the opportunity to get involved with the great sport of fishing,” said SAF National Youth Director Mark Gintert. “The partnership with the IFA allows us to reach beyond our freshwater roots and expand the reach of our platform.  We are thrilled to help bring this event to life.”

The IFA highly encourages all interested anglers and teams to pre-register online or by phone in advance to avoid late registration fees.  Students and parents can go online to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation and sign up for the upcoming event.

IFA events are made possible through the sponsorship and continued support of these well-respected brands: Hobie Fishing, Ranger Boats, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Yamaha Outboards, RAM, Berkley Gulp!, Berkley Gulp! Alive!, PENN Reels, Spiderwire, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Power-Pole, Amphibia, Arctic Ice, Protect the Harvest, General Tire, Bob’s Machine Shop, Blue Point Fabrication, SuperClean, Progressive, Mustang Survival, iON Cameras, Valley Fashions, Powertex Group, and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

 

Event Details:
Sign-up: PRE-REGISTER ONLINE at HighSchoolFishing.org or a $25 late registration fee applies to those registering onsite. The best way is to pre-register online at highschoolfishing.org.

Mandatory Check-in: Saturday October 18th at 6:00pm at Falgout Canal Marina located at 1868 Dr Beatrous Rd, Theriot, LA 70397

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, October 19th at Falgout Canal Marina. Take-off at 6:30am with the weigh-in scheduled for 2:00pm.  Questions? 501-317-7281

Rules

Register

 

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 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 there is. 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 45 years. TBF started the Student Angler Federation and the national High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org

 

Degree and Steigman win the 2014 Oregon SAF High School State Championship

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Degree and Steigman win the 2014 Oregon SAF High School State Championship

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Tough summer conditions combined with heavy fishing pressure provided a challenge for these anglers on Cottage Grove reservoir. The team of Logan Degree and Issac Steigman won the Oregon SAF High School Championship on Cottage Grove Reservoir! One of their keys to success was having enough patience to fish areas slowly and thoroughly to allow the fish to bite.

 

2ndplaceoregon2014Second place team of Brandon Jensen and Thomas Chen were on the same pattern, but were unable to boat enough fish to overtake the leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the winners as they will advance to the SAF Western Divisional High School Championships at Clear Lake, California on October 11, 2014

Conference Championship Hotel Information

High School Fishing LogoWe have added Hotel listings for some of our Conference Championships and are still working on others.

Hotel information has been added for the Southeastern, Western, and Southern.  View Page

We will be adding information for Northern and Central Conference Championships soon.

Ontario High School Championship

Cole Vardy and Cooper Gallant from Nantyr Shores Secondary School won the championship with a total weight of 14.82 lbs.  Second place went to Jordan Santos and Emily Mount 11.96 lbs.  The third place team was Greg Attard and Danny McGarry 11.86 lbs.  View Results Read the rest of this entry »

2014 High School Fishing World Finals Florida Eagle High School WINS!

Dan McNaulty, remember that name…. because he was one of several driving forces behind the winners of the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals.

Two more names you will want to remember for years to come, Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson. You will hear these names in the fishing world again, bank on it.

The 2014 High School Fishing World Finals is in the record books and has proven again that good fishermen are simply good fishermen, no matter what lake, no matter what state they are fishing in, the cream always rises to the top. That was the case again in Russellville, Arkansas on Lake Dardanelle when 21 world championship contending teams from across the nation brought their bags of fish to the final weigh in today.

No home field advantage here, a young Florida team from Eagle High School that has been fishing together for a couple of years now and are the current Florida High School State Champions attended the World Championship this year for the second year in a row. Having fished the world finals in 2013 and made the final cut last year finishing 14th overall, it left them hungry to come back and thirsty for the title of “World Champions.”

Enter the team of Brandon Branch and Hunter McPherson, two very polite, well-mannered young men who brought in 5 fish today in the final round that weighed 16-08 to win the world championship in front of a record crowd and their family and friends and Dan McNaulty who all made the trip from Florida with them.

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“We found these fish in practice on one stretch of bank but it was not the bank we planned to fish. Actually we found some nice 4 pounders way up the river in practice we thought we were “on them.”  We ran way up there the first day and they had stopped pulling water, there was no current and no bites to be had, so we scrambled to our back up places.” The boys said talking over each other in their excitement, “We fished this same place every day and every day it was just 2 pounders no big fish but it was enough to keep us in it for the first three days. Then today the big fish moved in and we caught them all on a jig. Dan was looking out for us and we want to dedicate the win to him.”

Dan McNaulty, an angler and a friend of the family passed away in Florida as the pair was preparing to leave Florida to attend the world finals. In fact they had to miss his funeral to travel to Russellville. As fishermen and anglers ourselves, we all know “That is the way Dan would have wanted it.”   Brandon and Hunter both made it clear this win was dedicated to Dan McNaulty, “He was here with us this week” the boys said through their emotion.

We should all aspire to be like Dan McNaulty, a man who loved to fish and wanted to pass it on so badly that he left all his rods and reels to these two young anglers when he passed, so a part of Dan was with in fact with them in the boat and did help them catch some fish today.

Congratulations World Champs, You are both class acts! For their win each angler received a $4000.000 college Scholarship to their college of choice, each received a 50” inch flat screen TV World Championship Trophies and $500 in Cabela’s Gift Cards!

Finishing in the runner up spot was the team of Tanner Jones and Tanner Tackett from River Valley High School Fishing Team Arkansas, who tested the winners by bringing in 16-03 ounces, in third, was the Texas High School team of Michael Snook and Josh Perrin with 13-13.

In all more than $20,000 in Scholarships and prizes were awarded, such as Cabela’s gift cards for the top 10 teams and electronics  to outfit any dorm room for the top 7 with items such as 50inch TV’s  and Xbox 360’s, Tablets and more!

 

For Full results CLICK HERE

 

For a Photo Gallery CLICK HERE

 

Started by The Bass Federation (TBF) in 2009 to serve all high school anglers in every state or country who wish to participate, The Student Anglers Federation (SAF) is the founding program for all of high school fishing.  SAF along with our partners in fishing at FLW Outdoors, continues to lead the charge to get more young people involved in fishing through our nationwide joint high school fishing program.  SAF conducts or sanctions more than 100 events each year in every state as well as Canada and has touched more than 10,000 participants so far in 2014. SAF offers something for all skill levels and more than just fishing with free online training courses for all SAF members that are based on based on math, science and language arts and why they are important to fishing.  The Student Angler Federation is proudly sponsored by FLW,  Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Chevrolet, Berkley, Fishidy, Motorguide, Lowrance, Lews, Solar Bat, Booyah! and The Bass Federation (TBF)

For more info Highschoolfishing.org or call 580.765.9031or email at info@highschooolfishing.org

Final Day – Live Coverage – High School Fishing World Finals

Final Day Weigh-in starts at 2:45 Central.

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Day 3 coverage of the High School Fishing World Finals…… Final Cut Day!

Today was a busy day at the 2014 High School Fishing world finals in Russellville Arkansas as the top 2 anglers from each state went out in the semi-final round and the rest of the field went out in the consolation round.  The one of a kind format for the High School Fishing World Finals ensures everyone has a fair chance very similar to a double elimination round in most high school sports. Just like in those sports you must win to advance and here you must catch fish to advance.

After today s semi-final and consolation rounds, the top 10 anglers from the semi-finals automatically advance to the finals on Saturday. The next 10 anglers to fill out the 21 team final field is selected from the overall weight standings for the day. So, if a consolation round team can somehow manage to catch enough weight to finish ahead of a semi final team they push their way into the finals and push the lowest placing semi final team out. The last spot, the 21st spot will be filled at tonight angler celebration party in a “Lucky Dog” drawing. all teams NOT currently fishing will be entered into a drawing and one team will be drawn to go back into the finals!  Those “Lucky Dogs”!

Today the consolation round felt the weight of a short day and having to come form behind and they put that to good use and applied massive pressure on the semi-finalist with some of the days biggest bags.

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Hunter Bryant and Carson Chandler From the Fountain Lake Cobras weighed in a solid 16 pounds and 15 ounces while Bailey Britt and Jerod Keith form Benton HS Louisiana weighed 14-13.

Dupree and Dragulski

On the semi final side, Austin Dupree and Kyle Dragulski from Texas SAF had no let up in them as they weighed in 15-00 even. Finishing in second in the semi’s was Devon Fuller and Austin Matnor from Broome HS Centurions in South Carolina.

 

 

For a list of those anglers who qualified to fish the finals tomorrow CLICK HERE

 

 

Started by The Bass Federation (TBF) in 2009 to serve all high school anglers in every state or country who wish to participate, The Student Anglers Federation (SAF) is the founding program for all of high school fishing. SAF and our partners in fishing and all things high school at FLW Outdoors continues to lead the charge to get more young people involved in fishing.  SAF conducts or sanctions more than 100 events each year in every state as well as Canada and has touched more than 10,000 participants so far in 2014. SAF offers something for all skill levels and more than just fishing with free online training courses for all SAF members that are based on based on math, science and language arts and why they are important to fishing.  The Student Angler Federation is proudly sponsored by FLW,  Cabela’s, Ranger Boats, Evinrude Outboards, Chevrolet, Berkley, Fishidy, Motorguide, Lowrance, Lews, Solar Bat, Booyah! and The Bass Federation (TBF)

 

 

 

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