Registration Reminder for Maine SAF State Championship

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Registration Reminder for Maine SAF State Championship

Don’t forget to register for the Maine SAF State Championship coming on July 19th to Brewer Lake in Orrington Maine. On-line Registration closes on Friday July 18th at 10:00am EST for this event. The registration check-in/rules meeting will take place on Saturday morning July 19th at the Brewer Lake Launch ramp located on Brewer Lake Road at 7:00am. Take off is scheduled for 8:00am and the weigh-in is scheduled for 1:00pm at the launch ramp area.

This event is open to all High School anglers in the state and requires no qualification other than being an SAF member.

To register go to highschoolfishing.org and click the yellow box on the right hand side that says “State Championships” when the schedule appears scroll down to Maine and then go across to where it says “register” and click that box. Sign up both anglers here and be ready for Saturday’s event!

The top 10% of this field will advance on to the TBF/FLW High School Regional event in with a chance to advance on to the High School National Championship and a $10,000 scholarship.

Any questions please call or email Mark Gintert at 580-716-4251 or mark@bassfederation.com

High School Fishing World Finals Registration Reminder!

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Registration Reminder!

The High School Fishing World Finals On-line Registration will close on Sunday July 13th at 4:00pm CST.

Be sure to register your two person team at highschoolfishing.org by going to the right hand side of the page where the blue box says “HS World Finals”. Click on that box and it will take you to the registration site where you can enter your teams’ information for this year’s exciting event. http://www.highschoolfishing.org/2014-high-school-fishing-world-finals/

 

Teams will once again be invited to our Check-in/ rules meeting at Russellville HS on Tuesday July 15th.

Competition will begin on Wednesday the 16th at Lake Dardanelle State Park and will conclude with Saturdays Championship Finals where a new HSFWF Champion will be crowned.

 As always Friday night will be our angler celebration where all the teams and their families will be welcomed for a great night of fun and food.

Thousands in Scholarships and prizes will once again be given away again at this year’s event.

Don’t forget to register now at http://www.highschoolfishing.org/2014-high-school-fishing-world-finals/

See you in Russellville!

Dickson County High School wins Final TBF/FLW Open event on Lake Barkley

1-IMG_0269With the final qualifying spots for the Southeast Conference Regional Championship on the line the Dickson County High School duo of Dylan Dunnagan and Shader Brown brought in an impressive 5 bass limit that weighed in at 18lbs 7oz to win the 2014 Tennessee Open.

“We used a black and blue jig with a chartreuse strands to catch most of our fish today” stated Brown. “We used the 5 XD to get the school of fish turned on and then came back to pick up the stragglers with the jig” added Brown who is a senior this year at Dickson County High School. “We really need to thank our school for starting a High School Fishing Team” commented Dunnagan. “This program has given us a great opportunity to enjoy the sport we love and represent our school.”

1-IMG_0276Finishing right behind the leaders in second place was the Calloway County Kentucky team of Trevor Salyers and Cody Jackson who also had a nice limit of Lake Barkely Bass that tipped in at 16lbs 9oz. to also claim one of the three regional qualifying spots. The Obion County High School team of John Garrett and Jonathan Pool also had a limit of fish the tipped the scales at 13lbs 11oz to claim the final qualifying berth and the third place finish.

Winning the Lew’s Big Bass award for the day was the Calloway County team of Brandon Bogard and Colton Jennings who brought a 4lb 13oz beauty to the Lick Creek Park weigh-in site in Dover.

1-IMG_0263All three teams were then escorted to the FLW Pro Weigh-in where they took the stage to be recognized just ahead of the final FLW Tour event of the season at the Paris Tennessee Wal-Mart.

 

 

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2014 Kansas SAF State Championship heads to Russell, KS on Wilson Lake!

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2014 Kansas SAF State Championship hosted by Russell, KS to be held on Wilson Lake!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PONCA CITY, Okla. (June 26, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW, the Russell County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the TBF of Kansas are pleased to host the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) KANSAS HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Sunday July 13th at Wilson Lake, located in Russell County near Russell, KS. TBF KS is excited to partner with TBF, FLW and Russell County Economic Development and Convention & Visitors Bureau. Russell County continues to be a strong supporter of High School Fishing and youth events held on Wilson Lake said Larry Freesemann TBFKS President.

The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9-12. Registration for anglers and their “coach,” who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at www.HighSchoolFishing.org. Check-in is Saturday July 12th between 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the Elk’s Lodge, Russell KS with the mandatory rules meeting starting promptly at 6 PM… Take off will be scheduled for 6:00AM, with weigh in at 2:00PM providing 8 hours of fishing to the anglers. Read the rest of this entry »

2014 Maine SAF State Championship Moves to Brewer Lake

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2014 Maine SAF State Championship

Moves to Brewer Lake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PONCA CITY, Okla. (January 15, 2014) – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW is pleased to host the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) MAINE HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP on Saturday July 19th at Brewer Lake, Brewer Lake Road, Orrington, Maine

The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9-12. Registration for anglers and their “coach,” who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at HighSchoolFishing.org. Check-in is at 7:00am at the Brewer Lake RD launch ramp on Saturday morning July 19th. A mandatory rules briefing to follow the check-in. We highly encourage all teams to pre-register online or by phone in advance to avoid late registration fees. Take off will be scheduled for 8:00am and the weigh-in will be at 1:00pm

 “State championships allow every SAF member in North America the opportunity to fish in a championship tournament setting,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, stated. “This year, with the help of our partners at FLW, we’re expanding the program again by offering more advancement opportunities based on field size. In 2014, the top 10% of the field will advance. This rewards areas of the country working hard to grow the sport of high school fishing.”

Students and parents can go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation (SAF) and to sign up. Cost is only $25/ year.  Membership includes full TBF and FLW benefits, FLW Magazine e-Edition and insurance coverage for clubs and students. The top 10% of each SAF state championship and the top 3 teams from any SAF National OPEN event will advance to an FLW/TBF High School Fishing Conference Championship. The top 10% of each conference championship will advance to the FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held spring of 2015 in conjunction with a major TBF or FLW event. The National Champions win a $5,000 college scholarship to the school or their choice. All SAF members nationwide and all open and state championship participants automatically qualify for the largest event in high school fishing, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals. At the 2013 World Finals, over $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.  As with all SAF national events, there is no entry fee to this come one, come all, family vacation event that gives every high school team a shot at thousands in scholarships and prizes.

If you’re not a 2014 SAF member, there’s a one-time $25/per angler fee.  This includes full TBF & FLW membership for the year, as well as, free entry to ALL National SAF events!

A unique SAF event feature is the “angler testing” component. It’s not “just about fishing” but also about education. This year’s angler testing will come from TBF’s new on-line education format with Faculty of Fishing. Anglers can go to highschoolfishing.org and click on “Online Education” then type in their SAF number and zip code to access the FOF site. They have a host of chapters covering a wide variety of topics. “Angler testing and education is an industry first by TBF,” Gintert said. “We built education into the foundation of the entire program when we began, and our partnership with FLW provides even more benefits and opportunities for them to take advantage of,” Gintert continued.  “For only $25 per year these young anglers and have opportunities unlike anything the industry has ever seen.”

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 July 19th at Brewer Lake, Brewer Lake Road, Orrington, Maine, Check-in is at 7:00am with the rules meeting to immediately follow.

 

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday July 19th at Brewer Lake, Brewer Lake Road, Orrington, Maine. Take off is scheduled for 8:00am and the Weigh-in at 1pm.  Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Brewer Lake

 

About FLW

FLW is the industry’s premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 231 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 is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the “Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water,” through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

 

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

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Indiana SAF State Championship

Indiana Champions PicElijah Hamrick and Griffin Fernandes from the Wabash Valley Bass Club brought a nice 5 bass limit that weighed 10.31 lbs. to the Indiana Beach Resort scales on Saturday to win the SAF Indiana High School State Championship on Lake Shafer. Coming in second was the team of Chase Banister, John Weddle from Columbus East High School who also had a limit of fish that weighed 8.94 lbs and that was enough to outdistance Shawn Zellers and Beau Ashcraft also from the Wabash Valley Bass Club who finished third with 8.33lbs.

Hamrick and Ferandes will advance on to the Central Conference Regional Championship in Huron Ohio Later this fall.

A special thanks goes out to the Indiana TBF for organizing and running the event along with the City of Monticello Indiana who served as host for the annual event.

 

 

 

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New York and Vermont Teams Catch Limits at SAF State Championship

 

Two teams from Vermont and four teams from New York took part in the 2014 SAF Dual state Championship held on the St. Lawrence River and all six teams delivered a limit of Bass to the scales.

Brandon Wells and Ethan Johnson from St. Johnsbury Academy brought in 17.75lbs to top the VT side of the event. The big bag was anchored by a 4.30 lb. beauty that carried the duo to the win and a trip to the Northern Conference Regional Championship which will be held in Bethel Delaware later this fall.

On the New York Side Alec Morrison and Perry Marvin brought in the biggest sack of the day that tipped the scales at 21.60lbs to win the New York event and also qualify for the fall regional. The big bag was anchored by a 5.5lb St. Lawrence hog that allowed the team to edge out Michael Arndt and Ryan Hujar brought in a five bass limit that weighed in at 18.40 lbs. to finish second.

All the teams brought in nice limits of fish in the event that was hosted by the New York Bass Federation.

 

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Alex Goff and Zachary Horrocks win West Virginia State Championship

WV ChampionsLong time TBF youth angler Alex Goff teamed up with Zachary Horrocks to win the West Virginia High School State Championship Saturday on the Ohio River in the town of St. Marys WV.

The talented pair brought in a 5 bass limit the weighed in at 7lb 3oz to claim the title and a qualifying berth in the Central Conference Regional Championship later this fall in Huron Ohio.

Finishing second was Drew Sallada and Luke Humphreys of Nitro High School who had a 6lb 3oz sack. Coming in third was Will Billeter and Brendan Miller of St. Marys High School who had 4lb 10oz to finish third.

The event was postponed from its original date due to high water conditions on the Ohio River which can prove to be a very formidable foe for even the most seasoned anglers.  Congratulations to all the teams who participated.WV Top three teams

Dillon Harrell and Brendan Reavis win Sam Rayburn Open

Dillon Harrell and Brendan Reavis win Sam Rayburn Open

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Dillon Harrell from Porter Texas and Brendan Reavis of  Corrigan Camden High School teamed up to win the 2014 Sam Rayburn Open High School tournament Sunday at Cassells Boykin Park on scenic Sam Rayburn reservoir.

“We had a good limit by 7:00am this morning and were able to cull a few times to get us over the 20lb mark” stated Harrell as the two anglers brought an impressive 22lb 11oz sack to outdistance the 66 boat field at the second annual event.

Finishing second was the team of Michael Snook and Josh Perrin who also had a limit of bass that weighed in at 16lbs 14oz to claim the runner up spot. Hunter Curry and Josh Russell from host school Broaddus High School also had a nice limit of Rayburn bass that weighed in at 15lbs even finish third.

All three of these teams claimed qualifying berths in the Southern Conference Regional Championship which will be held on the Red River in Shreveport La. later this fall as well as a host of scholarship prizes donated by local companies and groups.

Rounding out the top five teams was Hank Bostock and Calvin Burks from Corrigan-Camden High School who also had a limit of bass that tipped in at 14lb 2oz to finish fourth.

Kyle Dragulski and Austin Dupree finished in a tie for 5th place with Mathew Bowden and Bo McGraw with 13lbs 14oz.

Tanner Cox of Buna High School claimed the Lew’s Big Bass award with a 7lb 3oz beauty to claim the prize package provided by Lew’s.

The entire field was treated to an angler celebration block party in historic San Augustine on Friday night. That event provided a great evening of fun for all of those who attended. Saturday afternoon offered all of the teams a rules meeting/registration party at Broaddus Elementary School near the event host Jackson Hill Marina. All the teams were involved in angler skill games and a drawing for a new Lowrance Locator, a new kayak and a host of other fishing related items.

A special thanks to Jackson Hill Marina and the city of San Augustine for providing a great event for the anglers and their families.

 

Michigan HS State Championship

Mathew Davis and Ryley Watson from Coloma HS Commets were the first team to weigh in and set the bar high with 14 pounds and 12 ounces. They were challenged by the eventual third place finishers Garet Tyrell and Nick Bohland from Walled Lake Central Vikings HS with 13 pounds and 5 ounces. However it was the team of Chase Serafin and Anthony Gilmore from Michigan SAF who won the day with a 5 fish limit of 15 pounds and 3 ounces which included the days big fish of 4 pounds and 7 ounces. Overall, every team caught fish.

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