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.

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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

High School Fishing World Finals – Day One LIVE

Weigh-In Starts at 2:45 pm CST.

Live streaming video by Ustream

2014 High School Fishing World Finals Approches Get Signed Up TODAY

2014 High School Fishing World Finals July 15-19

 

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2014 High School Fishing World Finals Returns to Lake Dardanelle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Bass Federation (TBF), is pleased to announce that the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals will once again return to legendary Lake Dardanelle and the city of Russellville, Ark. The event dates are July 15-19 at Lake Dardanelle State Park.

“We are thrilled to host this event again in the city of Russellville,” Executive Director of Tourism for Russellville, Christie Graham, stated. “This event continues to grow every year and has become a terrific family destination for high school anglers across the country. Our community loves bringing this group in as it allows us to showcase our entire area as a family vacation destination.”

“Our expanded format last year built a lot of excitement for this event,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, said. “Adding the semi-final and consolation rounds as well as another full day of fishing was well received by our anglers and their families. Combine that with the expansion of Saturday’s final to 20 teams and we had a lot of final day excitement,” Gintert added. “To spruce things up this year we’ll be expanding tournament waters to allow locking into the rest of the Arkansas River system so our teams will have more water to fish and some additional strategies to contend with.”

‘The High School Fishing World Finals has done more to grow high school fishing nationwide than any other event,” TBF President, Robert Cartlidge, stated. “Several states that now have high school fishing teams and programs can trace their roots back to teams participating in this event,” Cartlidge added. “Our staff works very hard to make this a showcase event for high school fishing and at the same time keep it exciting for our anglers and their families. The staff and facilities at Lake Dardanelle State Park are absolutely top-notch and it’s central US location right on I-40 make it a great family vacation.”

As always, the HSFWF is open to all high school anglers in the country. For active SAF members there are no entry fees. For non-SAF members the $25/yr membership can be purchased online at the time of registration. All anglers can register in advance at highschoolfishing.org by clicking on HSFWF on the homepage.

Official practice begins Sunday, July 13. The check-in and rules meeting banquet will be Tuesday, July 15 at Russellville High School starting at 3:30pm with the rules meeting and dinner to follow at 6pm.

This year’s format will once again have the top two teams from each state or country advancing to Friday’s semi-final round of competition. Those not making the semi-final round will have a chance to fish their way back into Saturday’s top 20 final through the consolation round. For Saturday’s final round the top 20 weights will compete (the top 10 from the semi-final round and the next 10 highest weights overall).

A host of scholarships and prizes await the winners, as well as, advancement to the prestigious Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship where they can compete against the top college teams in the country. The winners at that event could also advance to fish for a chance at the Forrest Wood Cup and the TBF “Living the Dream” package, which has the potential to launch a professional fishing career.

The event will be televised on Federation Angler TV series on NBC Sports next fall.
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: Tuesday, July 15 at Russellville High School. Check in starts at 3:30pm with the rules meeting and dinner to start at 6pm CST.
Takeoff & Weigh-in: Wednesday, July 16 at Lake Dardenelle State Park. Take-off at safe light. Weigh-in at 3pm. Questions? 580-765-9031
Tournament Waters: Lake Dardenelle (Locking is permitted at our own risk to other pools of the Arkansas River)

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

Rules

Dates: July 15-19, 2014

Host:

Russellville Tourism
708 West Main
Russellville, AR 72801
479.967.1762; discoverrussellville.org

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
2 Natural Resources Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
800.364.4263; agfc.com

http://www.discoverrussellville.org/

http://www.russellvillechamber.org/

http://www.russellvillearkansas.org/

Schedule of Events:

Lake Is Off-Limits 11:59pm Sunday, July 6 through July 12

Official practice days are Sunday, July 13 – Tuesday, July 15

Please read rules carefully at www.highschoolfishing.org

 

Wednesday, July 16 – Full Field Competes – LOCATION * Dardanelle State Park

- 6:00am National Anthem and Takeoff begins

- 2:30pm Day 1 Weigh-in begins

 

Thursday, July 17 – Full Field Competes – LOCATION * Dardanelle State Park

- 6:00am National Anthem and Takeoff begins

- 2:45pm Day 2 Weigh-in begins – Top two(2) from each state advances to the semi finals, everyone else in Second Chance Round

 

Friday, July 18 Semi Final Round and Second Chance Round - – LOCATION * Dardanelle State Park

- 6:00am National Anthem and Takeoff activities begin

- 1:30pm Second Chance weigh in begins

- 3:00pm Day 3 Semi-Final weigh in Weigh-in begins

- 6:30-9:30pm PARTY& GAME NIGHT!  FOOD, FUN, CABELA’S GIFT CARDS, AND MANY MORE
PRIZES! – LOCATION* COOL & REFRESHING    Clarksville Aquatic Park -1611 Oakland St. ,Clarksville, AR, 75441
……  Bring your bathing suits!

 

Saturday, July 19 – Field cut to top 10 from the semi-final round and the next 10 in total weight from both the Semi Final and Second Chance standings combined LOCATION * Dardanelle State Park

- 6:00am National Anthem and Take-off begins

- 6:30am Multi species Tournament Open to all HS teams NOT in the final top 20. Take-off begins

- 10:00am-3:00pm Dardanelle State Park - Lakeside festivities at the big top. Lots of activities –  mobile aquarium, games and fun.

- 12:00 noon Multi-Species weigh in begins

- 3:00pm Weigh-in of Top 20 world finalists begins

Takeoff/Weigh-In/Marina Location:

Dardanelle State Park

2428 Marina Road
Russellville, AR 72802
479.967.5516

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Registration Reminder for Kansas SAF State Championship

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Registration Reminder for Kansas SAF State Championship

 

Don’t forget to register for the Kansas SAF State Championship coming this weekend to Wilson Lake near Russell KS. On-line registration closes on Friday July 11th at 4:00pm CST. Saturday July 12th will be Registration/Check-in and rules meeting from 4-6:oo pm at the Elks Lodge located at 510 S. Front Street Russell KS 67665.

The actual day of tournament fishing will be on Sunday July 13th going out of the Hell Creek Boat Ramp with a scheduled takeoff time of 6:00am.

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 Kansas 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

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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High School Fishing World Finals

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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