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

October 22:  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 – rchsbassfishing@gmail.com

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.

Madison Central High School July 16 Event Canceled

The Madison Central High School tournament on the Barren River scheduled for July 16 has been canceled due to water conditions.

2016 SOUTH DAKOTA HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP JULY 30 ON LAKE COCHRAN

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 12, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) South Dakota High School State Championship  on Saturday, July 30 on Lake Cochran in Gary, S.D.

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 12:15pm on July 30 at the Lake Cochran Recreation Area.  A rules briefing will immediately follow.  Take off is at 1pm and the weigh-in will begin at 7pm.

“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, July 30 at 12:15pm at the Lake Cochran Recreation Area, 3454 Edgewater Drive Gary, SD.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, July 30 at the Lake Cochran Recreation Area.  Take-off at 1pm with weigh-in at 7pm.  Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Lake Cochran

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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2016 Northern OPEN Championship August 14 on Mille Lacs Lake

 Last Chance to Advance Through an SAF/FLW OPEN Event!

PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 12, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the addition of a sixth National High School Open to its no-entry fee event lineup.  The Northern Open will be held on Sunday, August 14 in conjunction with the Cabela’s North American Bass Circuit event on Mille Lacs Lake in Isle, Minnesota.

“We are always looking for opportunities to add more no-entry fee events to our schedule,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, said. “The chance to work with our partners at Cabela’s and the North American Bass Circuit creates a winning situation for everyone, especially the growing base of high school anglers in the North.”

Registration will be on-line at highschoolfishing.org.  Teams will check-in from 5-6pm Saturday, August 13 at the NABC trailer at Mac’s Twin Bay Resort located at 434 Vista Road, Isle, MN 56342. The rules meeting will immediately follow the check-in.

Take off will be at Mac’s Twin Bay Resort at 7am Sunday, August 14. Weigh-in will start at 3pm.

The event is open to all SAF anglers in the country.  The top three teams will advance to the Central Conference Regional Championship in Lawrenceburg, Ind., in September with hopes of moving on to the High School National Championship the following spring.

2016 ONTARIO HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP AUGUST 7 ON THE GEORGIAN BAY

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 8, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Ontario High School Championship on Sunday, August 7 on the Georgian Bay in Waubaushene, Ontario.

The 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 on August 7 at Marsh’s Marina.  A rules briefing will immediately follow.  Take off is at 7am and the weigh-in will begin at 3pm.

“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 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 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.

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, August 7 at 6am at the Marsh’s Marina located at 150 Duck Bay Rd Waubaushene, ON.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, August 7 at the Marsh’s Marina on the Georgian Bay. Take-off at 7am with weigh-in at 3pm.  Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Georgian Bay

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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2016 Minnesota High School State Championship July 31 on Mille Lacs Lake

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 7, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Minnesota High School State Championship on Sunday, July 31 at the Mac’s Twin Bay Ramp near North Isle, Minn.

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 from 4-5pm CST on July 30 at the Mac’s Twin Bay Ramp. A rules briefing will immediately follow. Take off is at 6:30am and the weigh-in will begin at 2:30pm.

“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, July 30 at 4-5pm at the Mac’s Twin Bay Ramp near North Isle, MN.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, July 31 at Mac’s Twin Bay Ramp. Take-off at 6:30am with weigh-in at 2:30pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Mille Lacs 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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Williams and Scarbrough Win Michigan SAF State Championship

Michigan Champions

July 6, 2016

Carter Williams and Cameron Scarbrough from the Grand Haven Bass Club pulled together a very respectable five fish limit of Great Lakes bass weighing 15 pounds 15 ounces to win the Michigan High School State Championship in Elizabeth Park, Mich.  The win earned them the championship titles, trophies and a slot in the Central Conference Regional to be held in September.

The pair outdistanced Beau Turnblom and Peyton Stapp from Fenton High School who had a limit weighing 14 pounds 4 ounces to claim the runner-up spot. Both teams received a slot in the Central Conference Regional for a chance to advance to the High School National Championship next spring.  Rounding out the top three were the Coloma Comets, Matthew Davis and Ryley Watson, with a limit that weighed 13 pounds 10 ounces.

Special thanks go out to Mr. Alan Gray and the BFL Staff for conducting the event following the Michigan division of the BFL.

The 2016 Michigan State Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field and the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW Opens will advance to a Conference Championship event.  The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, in the spring of 2017. The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the state, conference and national championship events, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide qualify for the world’s largest high school fishing, standalone, championship event, the 2016 High School Fishing World Finals with over $60,000 in scholarships and prizes up for grabs.

Click the link for FULL RESULTS!

2016 Nebraska High School Championship July 23 on Ellwood Reservoir

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 6, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Nebraska High School State Championship on Saturday, July 23 on the Ellwood Reservoir near Gosper, Neb.

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 5:30am on July 23 at the Ellwood Wildlife Mgt Area located three miles north of Ellwood on US 283.  A rules briefing will immediately follow.  Take off is at 7am and the weigh-in will begin at 1:15pm.

 “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, July 23 at 5:30am at the Ellwood Wildlife Mgt Area three miles north of Ellwood on US 283.    

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, July 23 at Ellwood Reservoir near Gosper, NE. Take-off at 7am with weigh-in at 1:15pm.  Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Ellwood 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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2016 New York and Vermont Dual State Championship July 23 on the St Lawrence River

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 5, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) New York and Vermont Dual State High School Championship on Saturday, July 23 on the St Lawrence River near Clayton, N.Y.

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 July 23 at the Clayton Town Docks. A rules briefing will immediately follow. Take off is at 7am 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: Saturday, July 23 at 6am at the Clayton Town Docks in Clayton, N.Y.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, July 23 at Clayton Town Docks. Take-off at 7am with weigh-in at 2pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: St Lawrence 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!

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2016 Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey Quad State Championship July 16 on the Chesapeake Bay

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 5, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey Quad State High School Championship on Saturday, July 16 at the Elkneck state Park near North East, MD.

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 6:30pm-7:30pm EST on July 15 at the Comfort Inn. 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 was held in Florence, Alabama on Pickwick Reservoir, June 28-July 2. This no entry fee, come one, come all mega event gave every high school team a shot at the sports top prizes and honors.

Quad 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, July 15th at 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Comfort Inn near North East, MD.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, July 16th at Elkneck state Park. Take-off at 6:30am with weigh-in at 2pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Chesapeake Bay

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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