FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE
Second-annual event to take place April 25-26
The 2014 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Bass Fishing State Championship will take place on Kentucky Lake in Gilbertsville, Ky. The second-annual event will feature 46 teams that advanced from four regional championships held across the state April 5-6. A total of 185 teams competed in regionals this season, an increase of 76 percent over the sport’s inaugural 2012-2013 campaign.
Event scheduled for April 27 on Ross Barnett, open to all Mississippi High School Fishing teams
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Mississippi State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon, Miss., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Mississippi. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.
The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2014 Virginia State High School Fishing Championship. The tournament will take place on Smith Mountain Lake in Wirtz, Va., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Virginia. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.
GROVE, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will host a Student Angler Federation High School Fishing Open on Grand Lake in Grove, Okla., April 12. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the TBF National Championship, and will offer high school anglers the chance to meet some of the country’s top bass anglers and experience the intensity of the TBF National Championship while testing their own bass-fishing skills against their peers.
Screaming fans, nervous moms and dads, and determined teenage athletes. No, it wasn’t high school football, the marquee sport of Texas, but it came close Sunday afternoon when the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association (STHSFA) held its fourth tournament of the current season, with one more to go.
Team breaks record catch with 32 pounds
Eighty-four teams of the very best high school anglers in Texas competed at the 2014 Texas High School State Championship on Lake Lyndon B Johnson just outside of Marble Falls, Texas. The anglers came ready to fish and the fish were ready to bite. Big fish were caught and records were broken.
Mueller, Edgar representing Kingman Academy/Sandra Day O’Connor High School win tourney title, $5,000 in tuition prizes
Frankie Mueller and Shane Edgar won the 2014 High School Fishing National Championship on Lake Keowee March 9 with a total catch of 9 pounds, 13 ounces. The team, which won the Western Conference Championship to qualify for nationals, represented the state of Arizona.
Compton, Bond claim South Carolina State Championship
With the cold, wet and generally nasty weather finally taking a break over the South Carolina skies, two teams emerged as champions of the TBF/FLW High School Open event on scenic Lake Russell.
Smith, Clemons capture top spot on Caloosatchee River
Inaugural Florida High School Open winners Brenton Clemons and Colton Smith of Southwestern High School in Somerset, Ky., are seniors who hope to pursue bass fishing at the collegiate level in FLW College Fishing. They plan to fish all but one High School Fishing Open in 2014.
PONCA CITY, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW is pleased to host the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Louisiana High School Fishing State Championship on the Red River, Sunday, March 9 at the Grand Ecore Ramp.
PONCA CITY, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW is pleased to host the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Florida High School State Championship on Sunday, March 2 at Big Toho Marina and Kissimmee City Park.
PONCA CITY, Okla. – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW is pleased to host the 2014 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Texas High School Fishing State Championship. The championship will be held Saturday, March 15 on LBJ Reservoir at the LBJ Yacht Club and Marina.
Tournament to take place Feb. 9
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. – The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW will host a Student Angler Federation High School Fishing Open on the Caloosahatchee River in Moore Haven, Fla., February 9. The tournament held in conjunction with the Walmart FLW Tour stop in Clewiston, Fla., offers high school anglers the chance to meet the world’s top professional anglers and experience the thrill of FLW Tour competition while testing their own bass-fishing skills against their peers.
PONCA CITY, Okla. – Since the national introduction of High School Fishing by The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW under the Student Angler Federation (SAF) umbrella in 2011, participation has more than doubled each year and three states (Kentucky, New Hampshire and Missouri) have joined Illinois in sanctioning bass fishing as an official high school sport. To accommodate rapidly growing demand, SAF will expand its slate of national High School Fishing events and enhance its existing lineup of state and conference championships in 2014.
A trick of the calendar put Thanksgiving and Christmas closer together than usual this year, but that seems appropriate to Kristopher Queen. In fact, as far as he’s concerned, Santa Claus has already visited and left him with plenty of reasons to be thankful.
Marsh and Boe Claim title for Lake Orion Senior High School
ROGERS, Ark. – The team of Nick Marsh and Kyle Boe, from Lake Orion High School in Lake Orion, Mich., dominated the field Sunday with five bass weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces to take the top honors at The Bass Federation (TBF) 2013 High School Fishing National Championship on Beaver Lake. For their efforts, the team won a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 to each team member).
High-school seniors from around the country will soon be graduating and many are beginning to make the important decision of where they will be attending college this fall. The presence (or lack) of a bass fishing club has become one of the many deciding factors that students have began to consider when selecting a college. As we enter into the spring of 2013, many young anglers have now made their academic decisions and will pursue success while joining the ranks of college fishing.
KHSAA member schools can register from March 1 to April 1
BENTON, KY – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) announced it will host four high school bass fishing regionals earlier this year. Registration for the regionals opens March 1 for all KHSAA member schools. All registrations will take place at www.highschoolfishing.org.
$2,000 in scholarships to be awarded to winning team
Murray, KY – Murray State University announced it will host the 2013 Murray State High School Fishing Open on Sunday, March 3 in partnership with FLW, The Bass Federation (TBF) and the Bluegrass State Games. The winning team will receive a $2,000 scholarship to attend Murray State while providing all teams the chance to fish Kentucky Lake in advance of the first ever bass-fishing state championship sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
2013 High School Fishing National Championship headed to Beaver Lake
BENTON, Ky. – FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) have announced the 2013 High School Fishing schedule. High school teams may enter online at HighSchoolFishing.org for their chance to win a $10,000 scholarship in the High School Fishing National Championship.
Winning team to receive $2,000 in scholarships
MURRAY, KY – Murray State University announced it will host the 2013 Murray State High School Fishing Open on Sunday, March 3 in partnership with FLW, The Bass Federation (TBF) and the Bluegrass State Games.
TBF along with FLW held the High School Southern Conference Championship on Saturday in conjunction with the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Championship. Teams from across the region were competing and Matt Neiburg and Zach Madsen, both of Blaire, Neb., representing Blair High School, won the tournament, which was also held on Lake Dardanelle, with a five-bass limit weighing 15-0.
Brother-and-sister duo Chelsey Queen and K.J. Queen of Catawba, N.C., won the High School Fishing Southeastern Conference Championship on Lake Wylie. Eight teams from across the region were competing and the Queens, representing Bandys High School, won the tournament with a five-bass limit weighing 10-7.
Drewery, Roberts net northern conference championship on Philpott Lake
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Bolstered by a catch of 8 pounds, 2 ounces and the tournament’s only five-bass limit, the Prince George, Va., high school team of Ryan Drewery of Petersburg, Va., and Junior Roberts of Ringgold, Va., captured the TBF/FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship.