2016 Michigan High School State Championship June 26 on the Detroit River

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 17, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Michigan High School State Championship on Sunday, June 26 at the Elizabeth Park Marina near Trenton, MI.

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 on June 25 at the FLW trailer after the conclusion of the BFL weigh-in at Elizabeth Park Marina . 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, June 25 at the FLW trailer following the BFL weigh-in at Elizabeth Park Marina near Trenton, MI.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, June 26 at Elizabeth Park Marina. Take-off at 6:30am with weigh-in at 2:30pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Detroit 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!

2016 Kansas High School State Championship June 4 on Milford Lake

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 17, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Kansas High School State Championship on Saturday, June 4 at the Milford State Park ramp on Milford Lake in Junction City, Kansas.

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 at the Milford State Park ramp. A rules briefing will follow check-in. 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 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, June 4, 6am at the Milford State Park ramp

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Milford State Park ramp, Milford Lake, Junction City, Kansas – Take-off at 7am with weigh-in at 3pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Milford 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!

2016 Wisconsin High School State Championship June 19 on Minocqua Chain of Lakes

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 12, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Wisconsin High School State Championship on Sunday, June 19 at the Beacons Lakefront Resort near Minocqua. WI.

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 5pm-6pm CST on June 18 at the Beacons Lakefront Resort. 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 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, June 18 at 5pm-6pm at the Beacons Lakefront Resort near Minocqua. WI.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Sunday, June 19 at Beacons Lakefront Resort. Take-off at 7am with weigh-in at 3pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Minocqua Chain of Lakes

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 North Carolina High School State Championship June 18 on Lake Norman

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 11, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) North Carolina High School State Championship on Saturday, June 18 at the Blyth Landing near Cornelius, NC.

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 5:30pm-7pm EST on June 17 at the Blyth Landing. A rules briefing will immediately follow. Take off is at 6am 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: Friday, June 17 at 5:30pm-7pm at the Blyth Landing near Cornelius, NC.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, June 18 at Blyth Landing. Take-off at 6am with weigh-in at 2pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Lake Norman

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!

Trotter and Jackson Win Arkansas State Championship on Lake Dardanelle

DSC_0373On Saturday, 100 teams traveled to Russellville, Ark., to compete on Lake Dardanelle for the State Championship titles and for ten slots in the Southern Conference Regional.  Cole Trotter and Cody Jackson from the West Arkansas Hawghunters Bass team put together a five fish limit that weighed 16lbs 2oz for the win.

Their bag was anchored by a 5lb 6oz beauty that solidified their victory and berth in the Southern Conference Regional to be held October 15 in Shreveport, La.

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Coming in second, were the Dugger brothers, Jake and Josh, from Pottsville High School and the River Valley Bass club who also had a limit that weighed 15lbs 14oz.   They claimed the runner-up spot and also secured a place in the fall Conference event that takes the top 10% of each state championship field.  Arkansas has ten teams advancing with hopes of moving on to the High School National Championship next spring.

The third position was claimed by Waldron Bass club’s Tyler Catlett and Austin Fish. They had five Dardanelle beauties weighing 14lbs 7oz.  Right behind them was Hunter Bisslee and Tye Whisenhunt from Mt. Ida High School who had only four fish but they weighed 14lbs 3oz.

DSC_0362The fifth position went to Dagin Carden and Brycen Waddle from the Bryant Hornets team. They had a limit that weighed 13lbs 14oz.

Rounding out the top ten were Logan Abernathy and Fisher Bissell in sixth and also of the Mt. Ida team with 13lbs 11oz.  In seventh, Tristen Reyes and Chris Penn from the Cobra Bass team with 12lbs 4oz.  In eighth, Nathan Stout and Larry Thompson from the Mustang bass team with 11lbs 6oz.  In ninth and tenth, Lane Dodd and Bryce Briggs representing the Lake Hamilton Wolves with 11lbs 3oz and Ryan Mozisek and Josh Gray from Benton High School with 10lbs 10oz.

Caleb and Cason Easley won the Lew’s Big Bass Award and a pair of Lew’s reels by catching a 6lb 4oz monster bass.

Special thanks to the Russellville Tourism group as well as the terrific staff at Lake Dardanelle State Park.

For full results click HERE!

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2016 New Hampshire State Championship May 14 on Lake Winnipesaukee

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 10, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announce the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) New Hampshire High School State Championship  on Saturday, May 14 on Lake Winnipesaukee in Central Harbor, N.H.

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 May 14 at the Central Harbor launch ramp.  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 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, May 14 at 6am at the Central Harbor launch ramp, 294 Whittier Hwy, Center Harbor, NH 03226.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, May 14 at the Central Harbor launch ramp. Take-off at 7am with weigh-in at 3pm.  Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Lake Winnipesaukee

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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Lake County Fishing Club Open on Clearlake, CA

Lake County Fishing Club of Lake County, CA is hosting a tournament on Clearlake  for  

JUNIOR ANGLERS  and STUDENT ANGLERS   

WHERE: KONOCTI VISTA CASINO RESORT MARINA

-2755 Mission Rancheria Rd, Lakeport, Ca 95453

TOURNAMENT DATE: JUNE 5

CHECK IN: 5am  at KONOCTI VISTA CASINO

WEIGH IN: STARTS AT 1pm

Click HERE for full details!

2016 South Carolina High School State Championship June 18 on Lake Marion

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PONCA CITY, Okla. (May 10, 2016) – The Bass Federation (TBF), with our “Partner in Fishing” at FLW, announces the 2016 Student Angler Federation (SAF) South Carolina High School State Championship on Saturday, June 18 at the John C Land III, Boating and Sports Fishing Facility near Summerton, SC.

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 5:00pm-6:30pm EST on June 17 at the John C Land III, Boating and Sports Fishing Facility. 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: Friday, June 17 at 5pm-6:30pm at the John C Land III, Boating and Sports Fishing Facility near Summerton, SC.

Takeoff & Weigh-in: Saturday, June 18 at John C Land III, Boating and Sports Fishing Facility. Take- off at 6:30am with weigh-in at 2:30pm. Questions? 580-765-9031

Tournament Waters: Lake Marion

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!

Graham High School Wins Ohio State Championship

Cousins, Rocky and Tanner Jordan, started their fishing careers with each other at family outings and get-togethers. Ohio-ChampionsSaturday at Alum Creek Reservoir in Columbus Ohio they took their partnership to the next level by teaming up to win the Ohio State Championship with a 5 bass limit that weighed 11lb 13oz.

“We used black and blue jigs most of the day concentrating on timber in the back of creeks and bays” stated Rocky a sophomore at Graham High School. “It was a slow grind and caught just about one fish every hour which enabled us to cull a few times added the Tanner who is a freshman at Graham this year as well. When asked what was the key to their success they both credited the boat captain with keeping them on point and fishing hard all day. They both were also very quick to give Mother Day shout-outs to their respective moms.

The two smiling anglers will lead a five team contingent on to the Central Conference Regional Championship in September at Tanners Creek landing in Lawrenceburg Indiana.

 

 

Coming in second was the team of Kody Whitaker and Abagail Shade Ohio-Runner-upfrom Field and Carlisle High Schools who had four Alum Creek beauties that tipped in at 8lb 14 oz to claim the runner-up spot and also advance to the fall regional which will give anglers a shot at advancing to the High School National Championship.

Colten Didion and John Hutson from the Hartley Bass team also had four fish that weighed 8lb 12oz to claim the third position and just ahead of Tanner Ward and Ethan Woodie who had four that tipped in at 8lb 5oz to finish fourth.

Rounding out the Top five was the duo of Zach Rand and Austin Hall from Fayette County High School who only had three fish but one of them was a 4lb 3oz beauty that claimed the Big Bass award for the day as well as sneaking them into the final qualifying spot with a 7lb 7oz sack.

Special thanks goes out to Cabela’s who hosted the Registration meeting on Friday night that provided all of the anglers and their boat captains with pizza and discount coupons. The Shimmano Experience team also had a great display at both the registration and the weigh-in which all the anglers enjoyed.

 

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The TBF/FLW High School Championship series continues this week with the re-scheduled Grand Lake Open as well as the Alabama State Championship and open on Wheeler Reservoir in Florence Alabama.

 

 

2016 FAN High School Championship

Chase Hux and Matt Nicholas representing New Braunfels Christian Academy seized a repeat victory with back to back championship wins at 2016 FAN HS Championship.   They brought in a 5 bass limit weighing 17.36lbs, including the Kistler big bass of the event at 7.04 pounds earning the first place $3000.00 Scholarship award. Captain Buck also won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $100 Academy Gift Card.

After a week of heavy rains Lake Travis would exceed its full pool status for the first time in five years creating some last minute changes to the launch and weigh in logistics for FAN Staff; however, the 64 student anglers and their captains were released to a beautiful cool spring morning with anticipation and excitement for a chance to be the 2016 FAN HS Champions. This year FAN held a year end banquet directly after the weigh in, the teams would weigh their catch and results would be kept secret until the banquet. Anglers, captains and their family were treated to a Fajita meal catered by Shore Club at Volente Beach, and we were blessed with the talented performance of Abbi Gass from Lake Travis HS Bass Team. There were plenty of door prizes, a raffle and a silent auction offering prizes from local businesses.

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