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

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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.

Live streaming video by Ustream

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)

 

 

 

High School Fishing World Finals – Live Coverage

Live Streaming Video starts at 1:30pm with consolation teams, then at 2:45pm the semifinal teams will weigh-in.  All times central.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Day 2 Results From The High School Fishing World Finals

The High School Fishing World Finals it is the pinnacle event in all of High School fishing.It is the event that started it “all” over five years ago. In high school fishing circles it is THE event in high school to win….if you can.

So when day 2 dawned to cloudy and overcast conditions on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville Arkansas today after yesterdays sunny blue bird skies the day 1 leaders knew they had to step it up and they were correct. Five fish limits were plentiful for the World Championship anglers today.

Day 2 is the first “cut day” under the High School Fishing World Finals unique format.

After the first two days of competition only the top two anglers from each state advance to the semi-final round on Friday, this puts the very best anglers from each state on a even playing field to make the semi finals and a “leg up ” on making the finals, all weights are zero’ed after the first two days.

However, this is a fishing event and no one gets a free ride, you must catch fish to advance and all the anglers who did not finish in the top two from their state after the first two days are pushed into the consolation round in an attempt to unseat some of the semi-final round anglers and get back into the finals.So it is not a free ride for the semi finalists, they must catch fish each day or risk getting unseated, by someone clawing their way back in. Semi-final anglers go out first and weigh in last, consolations round anglers go out last  and  come in first.

After Friday’s semi-final and consolation rounds are tallied on Friday, the top 10 anglers from the semi-finals automatically advance to the finals on Saturday. The next 10 anglers to fill out the 20 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.

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Leading the event and their home state of Arkansas is Jake and Josh Dugger from the River Valley High School Fishing Team. Only once in the five year history of the High School Fishing World Finals has a home state team won the event, could this be a second time? The next two days will tell the story but the Dugger boys have a track record of winning High School events, they know how to win and sometimes that is the edge that is needed.   Regardless it is a good feeling to go into the semi finals leading the event even if the weights are zeroed for tomorrow, they must beat half the semi final filed to even get a shot at the finals so it is a long way from over yet as the semi finalists and any of the other teams not finishing in the top 2 from their state and want a shot through the consolation round take the field tomorrow.

 

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For a Overall Day 2 standings list CLICK HERE

For a list of those who made the Semi-Final round CLICK HERE

For a list of all those in the Consolation Round CLICK HERE

For Day 2 Pictures 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 coursesfor 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)

 

 

High School Fishing World Finals – Day Two

Weigh-In Starts at 2:45 pm CST.

Live streaming video by Ustream

Day 1 Results from the High School Fishing World Finals In Russellville, AR

19 pounds and 1 ounce leads the pack! 2 members of the River Valley High School Fishing Team, Colten Aday and Jake White brought in a impressive limit of bass that weighed in at 18-05, then added 12 bonus ounces for completing the optional online certification courses SAF offers on such items as boater safety, angler ethics and  aquatic invasive species, they bumped their day 1 total to 19-01 and put them solidly in the lead going into day 2.

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James Ingram and Chase Galloway form Arkansas SAF sit in second place with 16-12 ounces and the Texas High School fishing team of Austin Dupree and Kyle Dragulski are in third with 15-07.

The High School Fishing World Finals unique format means for now the anglers are most concerned with other teams from their home state, for now.

After the first two days of competition only the top two anglers from each state advance to the semi-final round on Friday, this puts the very best anglers from each state on a even playing field to make the semi final round and a “leg up ” on making the finals, all weights are zero’ed after the first two days.  However, this is a fishing event and no one gets a free ride, you must catch fish to advance and all the anglers who did not finish in the top two from thier state after the first two days are pushed into the consolation round in an attempt to unseat some of the semi-final round anglers and get back into the finals.So it is not a free ride for the semi finalists, they must catch fish each day or risk getting unseated, by someone clawing their way back in.

After the semi-final and consolation rounds are over on Friday, the top 10 anglers from the semi-finals automatically advance to the finals on Saturday. The next 10 anglers to fill out the 20 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, so it is a battle to the end!

 

For complete standings CLICK HERE

For pictures CLICK HERE

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