Clemons and Dean Capture SAF Fishing Title on Cumberland

Each year, one of the largest High School State Championships that we host, comes when we travel to Kentucky.  This year was no different.  Just over two hundred High School Teams converged on Lake Cumberland to try and qualify for the High School National Championship at Lake Hartwell in June.  Launching out of Halcomb’s Landing the anglers were eager to get out on the water and test their skills.

The heaviest bag of the day belonged to the Owen County High School team of Jayce Clemons and Riley Dean, when they dropped 17-07 pounds on the scale to secure the win.  Only a half a pond behind them was the North Laurel team of Meguire Day and Blaine Smith with a healthy 16-15 sack.  Jake Coy and Cooper Richardson with the Kentucky TBF/SAF finished third bringing in 16-04.  Another Kentucky TBF/SAF team of Caden Vickers and Kolben Vickers brought in 13-11 pounds to finish fourth.  Caden Hall and Kaleb Wilson, from Russell County claimed fifth with a nice 13-02 limit.

We even had a tie for the Big Fish Award.  Russell County anglers Caden Hall and Kaleb Wilson and Corbin High School anglers Jacob White and Keegan Reeder both brought in a 5-01 lunker.  Each team elected to share the two Lew’s Reels.  Anglers found most of their fish fairly shallow at this event.  Many talked about catching fish around chunky rock banks in 5-8 feet of water on crawfish-colored crankbaits and Rattletraps.  Others were using spinnerbaits and swim baits to catch their fish.  Even the Alabama rig anglers were catching their fish in less than ten feet of water.

We qualified twenty teams for the National Championship in June.  The High School World Finals is also open to any active SAF teams to participate.  If you would like to register simply go to our website at and click on the yellow Tournament Schedule button.

For full results and photos from this event CLICK HERE.

Vidor High School Pirates wins Championship on Sam Rayburn

The Texas High School State championship was held on one of the states premier lakes in east TX at Sam Rayburn. The High School teams took to the water on the hunt for the big Rayburn Bass. Our first place team did just that. Caden Williamson and Braden Norton from Vidor High School Pirates brought an impressive Crush City five live limit weighing in at 23 pounds 01 ounce. Not only did the team weigh in the biggest bag of the day but they also brought to the scale a 7 pound bass that secured the team with a pair of Lew’s reels.

Second place representing Montgomery ISD fishing team was Colton Hatzold and Jett Moore the 2nd place team had a solid crushing conservation 5 live limit of fish that weighed 15 pounds and 5 ounces.

Rounding out the field in third place was Mason Clark and partner Wayne Krohn. The Harleton Wildcats team weighed in a 5 live Crush City Crushing Conservation limit for 15 pounds and 3 ounces.  For full results and photos CLICK HERE

Swallow and Whitney win State Championship on Lake of the Ozarks

The Missouri High School State Championship was held on Lake of the Ozarks out of Osage Beach, MO. With eager anglers the takeoff got under way. Changing weather, partially sunny skies and light winds increasing throughout the day proved tough for several teams. However, that didn’t stop the anglers from catching some great bags of fish.

First place winning team representing DE Smet Jesuit High School was Danny Swallow partnered with Nick Whitney the winning team had a Rapala’s Crush City Baits, Crushing Conservation 5 Live fish weighing at 16 pounds and 15 ounces.

Second Place team Cayden Pementel and Caston Embry from Camdenton High School brought a bag of fish to the scale that weighed 12 pounds and 15 ounces.

Third Place team representing Mid MO fishing team was Luke Karg and A.J. Massa the team brought in 3 fish weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.

The Lew’s big Fish winners had a 6 pound and 6 ounce lunker securing the team with a pair of Lew’s reels from our sponsor Lew’s. The Big Fish winning team was Carson Terry and partner Wyatt Strickland.

CLICK HERE for full results and photos