The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW and TBF’s newest State Federation, the South Dakota Bass Federation were excited to host the 2013 Student Angler Federation (SAF) South Dakota High School Fishing State Championship on Saturday, August 3. The event was held on Lake Mitchell launching out of the park ramp on the west side of Lake Mitchell off of Harmon Drive.
Avon High School Pirate anglers Trey Doom and Brendan Anderson were crowned the first ever South Dakota High School Fishing State Champions and have advanced to the Conference Championship this fall.
Students and parents can go to HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation (SAF) and to sign up. Cost is only $25/ year and includes full TBF and FLW benefits, including FLW Magazine e-Edition and insurance coverage for students and their club. The state champions from each state will advance to an FLW/TBF High School Fishing Conference Championship. Conference winners will advance to the FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held in conjunction with the FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring of 2014. All SAF members nationwide and all state championship participants automatically qualify for the largest event in high school fishing, the 2013 High School Fishing World Finals. At these events students will compete for thousands in college scholarships and prizes. Each team qualifying for a conference and/or national championship will receive a travel allowance to help offset expenses. The National Champions will also receive a $5,000 scholarship each to use at the university of their choice.