2024 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Master Schedule!





For more information contact: TBF National Office- 580-765-9031 or info@highschoolfishing.org

TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) Announces 2024 High School State Championships and Sanctioned Fishing Schedule.

Registration opens by November 8th! 

PONCA CITY, OK (Nov 1, 2023) – The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) announced today the 2024 High School Fishing sanctioned schedule. Offering more opportunity than ever before including 48 SAF High School Fishing State Championships, 2 Open Challenge events, 14 state high school athletic association sanctioned tournaments, up to 8 MLF High School Fishing Opens and the pinnacle event in all of high school fishing the 15th annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship. Available dates/locations are listed below and on the website at www.highschoolfishing.org .

In 2024 across all SAF sanctioned events, we expect more than 35,000 participants in the SAF High School Fishing program and just between the TBF and MLF / SAF sanctioned trails.

“As the founders of the National High School fishing movement in 2007, we immediately seen reaction to getting young people outdoors and the rapid growth potential with parents embracing the concept nationwide at our first High School Fishing World Finals in 2010. We are proud to have had our partners in fishing at MLF be the very first to join us in the High School arena. Together in 2011, we rolled out events in every state and Canada to provide more fishing opportunities for more high school students than anyone else in the world,” said TBF President Robert Cartlidge. “For us High School fishing was and is not about fishing for money, which is why TBF/SAF nor MLF charges any entry fees at our High School events and we do not pay cash to student anglers.  It is also not about getting students sponsorships or patches on their jerseys.  The core mission is about education through fishing, earning prizes and scholarships and getting young people into the outdoors.  We will continue to jointly push the programs forward to accomplish those goals.”

TBF/SAF and MLF will continue advancement opportunities with 1 in 10 teams from each TBF and/or MLF State Championship, Challenge or Open event earning a spot in the National Championship and ALL SAF The 14th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship offered a record $3.2 Million in College scholarship and prizes up for grabs giving the maximum amount student anglers the best shot ever for a college scholarship, technical or trade school education.

Additionally, High School anglers who win a SAF state championship and are 16 years old or older(one or both team members) will be offered a High School TBF Living The Dream package, a TBF sponsorship for a year to include: fully paid ADULT TBF\MLF competitor membership, advancement opportunity to represent their home state in a TBF National Semi-Finals as a co-angler, with fully paid entry fees! From there, the sky is the limit, they could qualify for the TBF Federation National Championship or beyond!  Check it all out at HighSchoolFishing.org.

2024 – 15th Annual High School World Finals / National Championship:
June 19-22       Lake Hartwell,                                                                                                Anderson, SC.

2024 Season SAF High School Fishing State Championships:

Jan 20                  Florida State Championship – Harris Chain                                      Tavares, FL
Jan 27                  Louisiana State Championship – Toledo Bend                                 Many, LA
Feb 10                 Nevada State Championship – Lake Mohave                                   Boulder City, NV
Feb. 10                South Carolina State Championship – Lake Murray                    Prosperity, SC
Feb 17                 Alabama State Championship – Alabama River                             Prattville, AL
Feb 24                 Georgia State Championship – West Point Lake                           LaGrange, GA
March 2               Mississippi State Championship – Lake Ross Barnett               Ridgeland, MS
March 2               Virginia State Championship – Smith Mountain Lake               Huddleston, VA
March 16             Missouri State Championship – Lake of the Ozarks                  Osage Beach, MO
March 23             Kentucky State Championship – Lake Cumberland                  Jamestown, KY
March 24             Texas State Championship – Sam Rayburn                                    Brookeland, TX
April 6                  North Carolina State Championship – Jordan Reservoir        Chapel Hill, NC
April 6                  Tennessee State Championship – Old Hickory                              Henderson, TN
April 7                  Arizona State Championship – Roosevelt Lake                             Tonto Basin, AZ
April 20                Arkansas State Championship – Lake Dardanelle                      Russellville, AR
April 20                Tri State Championship (DE,MD,NJ) – Lake Anna                      Spotsylvania, VA
April 20                West Virginia State Championship – Sutton Lake                      Sutton, WV
April 27                North Dakota State Championship – Nelson Lake                     Center, ND
April 27                Tri State Championship (MA,RI,CT)  – Webster Lake               Webster, MA
April 27                Kansas State Championship – Melvern Lake                                  Osage City, KS
April 27                Iowa State Championship – Okoboji                                                   Okoboji, IA
May 5                   Nebraska State Championship – Merritt Reservoir                    Valentine, NE
May 5                  Hawaii State Championship – Waita reservoir                                Kauai, HI
May 11                Montana State Championship – Noxon Reservoir                        Trout Creek, MT
May 18                 Oregon State Championship – Siltcoos Lake                                 Florence, OR
May 18                 Indiana State Championship – Patoka Lake                                   Jasper, IN
May 19                 Oklahoma State Championship – Fort Gibson Lake                 Wagner, OK
May 25                 South Dakota State Championship – Lake Kampeska             Watertown, SD
June 1                  Minnesota State Championship – Clearwater                              Annandale, MN
June 8                  Ohio State Championship – Alum Creek State Park                 Columbus, OH
June 9                  Colorado State Championship – Lake Pueblo                               Pueblo, CO
July 7                  Pennsylvania State Championship – Cayuga Lake                      Union Springs, NY
July 9                   Idaho State Championship – Lake Cascade                                    Cascade, ID
July 27                 Vermont State Championship – Lake Champlain                       Colchester, VT
Aug 3                  Minnesota State Championship – Clearwater Lake                   Annandale, MN
Aug 4                   Michigan State Championship – Detroit River                             Trenton, MI
Aug 10                 Washington State Championship – Riffe Lake                             Mossyrock, WA
Aug 18                Maine State Championship – Little Sebago Lake                        Belgrade, ME
Sept. 7                 New York State Championship – Great Sacandaga Lake       Northville, NY
Oct. 4                  New Hampshire State Championship – Connecticut River     Walpole, NH
TBA                    Illinois, Ontario, California, Wisconsin & Utah State Championships
2024 SAF High School Fishing Challenges\Open Events:

Sep 14                Alabama Open Challenge – Lewis Smith Lake                                          Cullman, AL
May 10                New Hampshire New England Open – Spofford Lake                       Spofford, NH


2024 MLF High School Fishing Opens:

Jan. 6            MLF HS Open – Harris Chain                  Leesburg, FL
Apr5              MLF HS Open – Table Rock                    Branson, MO
Apr 27            MLF HS Open – Guntersville                   Guntersville, AL
May 4            MLF HS Open – Lake Havasu                 Havasu City, AZ
Jun 8            MLF HS Open – Cal Delta                       Oakley, CA
Sep 28           MLF HS Open – Sam Rayburn                 Brookeland,TX
Oct 19            MLF HS Open – Chickamauga                Dayton, TN


2024 State Athletic Association Events: (Qualified teams only)

Jan 20             GHSA Region #1 – Lake Seminole, Bainbridge, GA
Feb 17             GHSA Region #2 – Lake Oconee, Buckhead, GA
Feb 24             LHSAA Regional Qualifier – Caney Creek Reservoir, Chatham, LA
March 10         LHSAA Regional Qualifier – Toledo Bend, Swolle, LA
March 16         GAPPS/GISA Finals – West Point Lake, LaGrange, GA
March 16         GHSA Region #3 – West Point Lake, LaGrange, GA
March 21-22    LHSAA State Finals – Toledo Bend, Swolle, LA
Apr 20             GHSA Region #4 – Lake Hartwell, Lavonia, GA
April 27            KHSAA Reg 1 Regional Championship – Lake Barkley, Kuttawa, KY
April 27            KHSAA Reg 2 Regional Championship – Lake Cumberland, Jamestown, KY
April 27            KHSAA Reg 3 Regional Championship – Green River, Campbellsville, KY
April 27            KHSAA Reg 4 Regional Championship – Harrington Lake, Harrodsbury, KY
May 4              GHSA State Finals – Clarks Hill Lake, Appling, GA
May 10-11       KHSAA State Finals – Kentucky Lake, Calvert City, KY
GAPPS – Georgia Athletics Private Parochial School
GISA– Georgia Independent School Association
GHSA – Georgia High School Athletics
LHSAA – Louisiana High School Athletics Association
KHSAA – Kentucky High School Athletics Association
Additional SAF events are being added for the latest events line up, visit HighSchoolFishing.org

Complete rules are available at HighSchoolFishing.org   High School Fishing – Major League Fishing

Registration for the 2024 season state championships and challenge events Opens November 8, 2023 at HighSchoolFishing.org . For SAF High School Fishing State Championships, each team must compete in the state in which their school is located. Teams from all states can compete in a SAF challenge event or a MLF High School Fishing Open tournament. Entries for all State Championships, SAF Challenge events or State Athletic Association events should be made at HighSchoolFishing.org or by calling TBF at (580) 765-9031, entries for MLF Open HS events should be made at  High School Fishing – Major League Fishing or by call 270-252-1000. There is no limit to the number of teams accepted into a tournament from each school or club except per State Athletic Association rules and those events only.

All MLF and TBF High School Fishing tournaments are free to enter there is no event entry fees. The tournaments are two-person (team) events for students in grades 9-12 (one member of each team can be 7th or 8th) and open to any SAF-affiliated high school club.

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 50 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 and are proud partners in fishing with MLF. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.