Rockcastle County Rockets Announce Open Event Series

August 6:  6am-1pm EST

Where: Lake Linville – Boat Ramp

September 24:  6:30am -2:30pm EST

Where: Barren River Lake – Peninsula Ramp

**Date Change**October 15:  7am–3pm EST

Where: Dale Hollow Lake – State Ramp

November 5:  7am–3pm EST

Where: Lake Cumberland – Burnside Island State Park Ramp

December 3:  7am–3pm EST

Where: Lake Linville – Boat Ramp


Entry Fee: $ 30  per boat

Registration Contact:   Matt Bryant, 606-386-0339 –

Open to all SAF members Team weight MAXIMUM OF TWO (2) STUDENT ANGLERS PER BOAT

Boat captain must be an adult and SAF waiver must be signed and completed prior to fishing tournament.


se-conference-regional-championsFifty-seven teams from eight states that make up the TBF/FLW Southeast Conference Regional qualified for the event in Burnside Island State park in Somerset, Ky., where 100 miles of lake and 1,400 miles of scenic shoreline awaited.

Traveling all the way from central Florida, Cole Thompson and Nick Cora, made one of the longest trips to beautiful Lake Cumberland and south central Kentucky. But the pair made the trip worth their while catching a five bass limit weighing 14 pounds 6 ounces to win the Southeast Conference Regional Championship and punch their ticket to the 2017 High School National Championship.

“We came up here on Tuesday to pre-fish and Friday we finally put together a pattern we thought was our best bet to catch some decent fish,” Thompson stated.  Thompson is a junior this year at Harmony High School in the Kissimmee/ St. Cloud area of central Florida. . “After making some long runs in practice to the other end of the lake we decided to go up the South Fork River on Friday and thankfully we found these fish.”

“We used a green pumpkin jig with a Zoom Chunk trailer to catch almost all of our fish today,” Cora who is also a junior this year stated. “On Friday we found that on some of these bluff walls there would be a shelf of riprap about 15 to 20 feet down that formed a bit of a reef and that is where our fish seemed to be holding.  This lake is so much deeper and very different than anything that we have in Florida,” Cora continued.  “Add that to the fact that we don’t have many smallmouths in our state and that makes this a pretty special win.”

se-conference-regional-runner-upComing in second with an impressive limit of their own was the team of Cole Drummond and Piercen Lynch from South Carolina’s South Florence Bruin Bass Team. They had a limit of bass that weighed 11 pounds 4 ounces to claim the runner-up spot, in addition to a trip to the National Championship next spring. In third, was the Tennessee team of Daniel Chesire and Steven Mills from Creek Wood High School. They were one short of a five fish limit but they made them all count weighing 10 pounds 2 ounces, including a 4 pound 9 ounce beauty that claimed the big bass award and propelled them to a National Championship qualifying spot.

Fourth place went to the Kentucky team of Noah Metzger and Marcus Davis from Corbin High School. They had a limit that tipped the scales at 9 pounds 6 ounces to claim their qualifying spot.

The fifth and final qualifying spot went to Alabama’s Mortimer Jordan High School Team of Parker Davis and Aaron Stephens who had three Cumberland bass that weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces.

Special thanks go out to the Somerset Tourism group and Ms. Leslie Ikerd, The Burnside Island State Park staff, as well as, the Burnside Fire Department. Also, thanks to the Pulaski High School Bass team who provided the teams with shuttle service to and from their vehicles and assisted with the event fish care.

The TBF/FLW Conference Regional Championships continue next week with the Central Conference Regional Championship in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

Click the link for FULL RESULTS!


FAN High School Fishing Series Kicks off on Lake Buchanan September 24

2016-2017 Season Opener and First of Three Qualifying Events for the 2017 Chase for the Champions Tournament Begins September 24

In less than a month the season opener and the first of three qualifying events for the 2017 Chase for the Champions tournament is underway, with over $6,000 in scholarships and prizes in addition to the Berkley Select Angler of the Year every tournament will be vital.
“We are excited to bring the FAN High School Fishing Series to Lake Buchanan this year,” Director of High School Fishing, Scott Anderson, stated. “With the lake at near full capacity this 22,000 surface acre lake is prime to produce some great fishing for our student anglers.”

Check out our video of Llano County Park and what to expect Saturday morning HERE

Llano County Park
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, well protected from the wind. From Austin, take Texas 71 west to Marble Falls, turn north on US 281 and west on FM 1431. Follow road to FM 261, turn left and continue approximately half a mile to the park entrance on your right.
Google Map

Check in will start at 5:30am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light
Weigh in will be at 2PM– You must be checked in at the dock by 2PM or will be counted late.

Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with no more than two team members and each team member must be a TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) member. In addition to the one time FAN High School Fishing Series Membership of $10.00 per individual. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form.

How to Register-

Must Register by September 21st
Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration only.  Late registrations will be accepted Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact with any questions regarding registration


Register online HERE


Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Abu Garcia, Berkley, and Havoc, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1,200 in prizes.

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card plus an Academy Magellan Co-Branded Fishing Shirt, plus a drawing from Berkley and SuperNova.

Faith Angler Network is a 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events/ Professional Run Bass Tournaments



North Mississippi Fall Tournament Trail

* $30 per boat   * 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Awarded * Cash for Big Bass

* 5 fish limit   * Onsite Registration  * Takeoff at safelight, Weigh-in at 2pm

September 10 – Bay Springs Marina – Hosting School – Booneville

Contact:; 662-587-1017

September 24 – JP Coleman State Park – Hosting School – Saltillo

Contact: David & Julia Smith,

October 8 – Beaver Lake – Hosting School – Booneville

Contact:; 662-587-1017

October 22 – JP Coleman State Park – Hosting School – Saltillo

Contact: David & Julia Smith,

GA SAF Event Hosted by Gilmer High School Bobcats

Hosting High School:  Gilmer High School Bobcats

Purpose: Club Fund Raiser / SAF awareness Campaign

Entry Fee: $20 Per Boat   50% Payback in new gear to top 3 places

When: Nov 12 at Safe Light (6:30 am)

Where: Carter’s Lake at Doll Mountain Boat Launch – the

dead end of Carter’s Landing Way, Ellijay, GA 30540

Registration Dead Line:  Boat Ramp at 6:15 am Nov 12

Registration Contact:

*5 fish limit

*Two SAF registered youth anglers and boat captain per boat

*Livewell, PFD’s, kill switch and lights will be checked and are mandatory.

*Boat number for launch sequence will be issued in order of registration on boat ramp.



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