Connecticut anglers, Anthony Ferraiolo & Ryan Kusmit, came to Paugus Bay Marina on Lake Winnipesaukee, in New Hampshire and won the High School Northern Conference Championship. The anglers bested the field with a nice five fish limit weighing 10-08 pounds. Anthony & Ryan said they caught lots of fish throughout the day.
They culled their way through the smaller fish to get to the keepers that had to measure 12 inches or longer in length. They primarily used a couple of baits that accounted for their success. They used a drop shot rig and a jig in waters anywhere from 15-25 feet deep. For their efforts they will advance to the National Championship next spring.
Just a few ounces behind the winners were the team of Bradley Gauldin & Austin Carter from the Chatham Cavaliers in Virginia. Their limit of fish weighed 9-12 pounds. Rounding out the top three were the team of Michael Morrissey & Julian Burgoff from the Massachusetts SAF Club. They brought 9-06 pounds to the scales.
There were a total of seven limits weighed in by the High School teams. Most teams reported catching their fish on drop shot rigs, jigs, spinnerbaits and topwater baits.
Complete results and photos can be seen at www.highschoolfishing.org.
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