Altizer and West Win SAF Championship at West Point

For the first time in a couple of years we were able to get the Georgia SAF High School State Championship in without any rain.  We had a beautiful morning for the take-off and the first half of the day was calm as glass.  However, that changed as the noon hour approached and the winds showed up in force.  Some teams reported that the winds made the fish bite better, while other teams said the bite slowed down as soon as the wind started blowing.  Either way we had a great event with over one hundred High School teams participating and most of them all weighed in fish.

The Adairsville team of William Altizer and Kasin West bested the field to claim the victory with a limit that weighed 17-03 pounds.  Finishing in second place was Caden O’Neal and Matthew Wright with 14-13 pounds.  Third place belonged to the South Forsyth War Eagle team of Reese Mutter and Charles Roberts with a nice limit of 13-15 pounds.  Rounding out the top five teams were Owen Wiggins and Bill Gaines with 13-11 pounds and the Newnan Cougar team of Gage Smith and Tayson Harrison with 12-14 pounds.

The Lew’s Big Bass award also went to the winners, William Altizer and Kadin West for their 5-08 lunker largemouth.  They each received a Lew’s Reel for their efforts.

West Point Lake seemed to fish pretty well as 73 of the 103 teams weighed in at least one fish.  The most popular method of catching them seemed to be fishing off-shore in about 8-15 feet of water.  Ned Rigs, Drop Shots and Carolina Rigs were the popular choices on places like long sloping points and channel swings that ran up close to the banks.  Other teams caught fish on crawfish-colored crankbaits, jerkbaits, chatterbaits and spinnerbaits.

For full tournament results and pictures CLICK HERE.

Sterlington High Panthers team wins LHSAA Qualifier 1 on Caney Creek Reservoir

Taking home the win with the Regional Championship title and trophy was Sterlington High Panthers team of Landon Coburn partnered with Nathanael Holtzclaw. The team had 18 pounds 12 ounces securing the top spot headed to the LHSAA Bass Fishing State Finals this March on Toledo Bend.

Negreet High School Indians secures the Region #1 Runners Up trophy with anglers Jackson Gore and Mattox Leslie having a 12 pound and 03 ounce with a respectable 2nd place finish.

From the LHSAA Region #1 Open Qualifier, the Top 20 teams from all over the state of LA will advance to the LHSAA High School Bass Fishing State Finals March 21-22, 2024 on Toledo Bend launching from San Miguel Park.

The second LA LHSAA Region #2 Open Qualifier is scheduled for March 10, 2024 launching From San Miguel Park on Toledo Bend this tournament is Open to all LHSAA Member schools. Sign up today and secure your Schools spot at the LHSAA Bass Fishing State Finals.

Team Jackson wins South Carolina Championship on Lake Murray

Blue bird skies and light winds sent the SC High School Anglers under way for the 2024 South Carolina High School State Championship in hopes of becoming the 2024 High School State Champs.

The Dorman Cavaliers team of Jackson Mcleskey and Jackson Pruett showed up and showed out besting the field with a Crushing Conservation five live fish sponsored by Rapala’s new crush city baits at 17 pounds and 15 ounces taking the lead and securing them the win. Team Jackson will also be making the track over to Lake Hartwell SC for the 15th Annual High School Fishing World Finals & National Championship for a possible National Championship title to go with their South Carolina State Championship title they earned.The team of Hayden Williams and Kent Falls not only had the Lew’s Big Fish of the day weighing 6 pounds and securing the team with a set of Lew’s reels for the lunker they brought in, the team had a Crushing Conservation bag Five Alive fish weighing 16 pound 7 ounces also securing a berth to the Annual National Championship.

North Augusta Fishing team Bryson Holland and Deacon Ledford secured 3rd place also having a Crush City bait Crushing Conservation Five Live Fish at 16 pounds and 02 ounces.

4th place Lohgan Gosnell and Reagan Arms along with 5th Place Austin Short partnered with Jacob Greenwood also are headed to Anderson South Carolina hosting this year’s 15th Annual High School Fishing World Finals & National Championship. We want to thank all of our SC Student Anglers for coming out and fishing the SC State Championship and good luck this June at Lake Hartwell in search for a National Championship title.