BHS Jackets to host SAF Open Tournament Dec 10

September 27, 2011

Bartow High School Yellow Jackets Fishing Club


Bartow, FL. (Sept 27, 2011) – BHS Jackets Bass Fishing Team Student Angler Federation(SAF)/ The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced it will be hosting the inaugural SAF High School Fishing Bartow Open Tournament Saturday, December 10 at Camp Mack on Lake Kissimmee. The Open is a two person team event for SAF students in grades 9 – 12. Registration for high school anglers and their “coach,” who will provide the boat they compete in, opens online at or by calling Tournament Director Derek Boswell (863)513-8877. beginning Sept. 28.  The TBF contact is or call (580)765-9031. There will be a mandatory check-in Friday, Dec. 9 from 5 to 7pm. ET at D.B. Bait & Tackle located at 640 S. Orange Ave Bartow, FL 33830 with a mandatory rules briefing and safety meeting beginning promptly at 6 pm.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting this new Open Tournament for SAF Anglers,” Derek Boswell Tournament Director of the BHS Jackets Bass Fishing Team, said ” Lake Kissimmee is well established as one of the country’s top bass fisheries, so it’s only fitting the inaugural SAF Bartow Open Tournament is held here.”

If you’re not an SAF member, there’s a $25 per angler entry fee for the Open Tournament, which includes full TBF and FLW Outdoors membership benefits. Students and parents can go for details on joining the Student Angler Federation (SAF).

BHS Jackets Bass Fishing Team would like to thank boat captains and  club sponsors, DB Bait & Tackle, McBroom’s Stamps, Awards & Personalized Gifts, Bartow Ford & Deep South Fishing Rods.