Decker and Smith Win on Neely Henry

The Student Angler Federation held its 2021 Alabama High School State Championship on Neely Henry this past weekend at Coosa Landing.  The sweeping cold front and rainy weather made it a challenge on most all of the anglers.

Joshua Decker and Liam Smith of Vestavia Hills High School made every bite count as they won the event with 5.15 pounds.  They caught a couple of active fish early in the morning on a crankbait in 2-5 feet of water and then had to switch to a Finesse Jig in a little deeper water to catch the rest of their fish.

The Fort Payne Wildcat team of Ethan Meadows & Tucker Smith finished a close second with 5.01 pounds.  They said they spent all of their day just dragging a jig around in anywhere from six to ten feet of water.  Third place was 4.10 pounds and went to the team of Nicholas Foster and Aiden Smith of Spring Valley High School.  They fished both shallow and deep to catch their fish.  Some came as shallow as five feet on a square bill crankbait and the rest came in about twenty feet of water on an Alabama Rig.

For full results CLICK HERE. You can find the pictures on our Student Angler Federation High School Facebook page.