For Immediate Release
From: Faith Angler Network
RE: FAN High School Fishing Series
September 15, 2017
The FAN Smack Down on Stillhouse Hollow presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will be the second qualifying tournament of the season and will begin to sharpen down the field for the 2017/18 Chase for the Champions and the Berkley Select Angler of the Year along with the Toyota Cedar Park AOY Scholarship Award. A combined $8,000 total in scholarships funds will be awarded this season.
Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir impounded in 1968 located 5 miles west of Belton has 6,429 surface acres and a max depth of 107 feet with an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.
We are excited to bring FAN HSF to a new lake this year and being the second qualifier of the year, it will be another fun “smack down’ for sure.
BOATER ADVISORY: Zebra mussels have infested this reservoir! CLEAN, DRAIN AND DRY your boat, trailer, livewells/bait buckets, and other gear before traveling to another water body. Draining water is required by law and possession and transport of zebra mussels is illegal.
With an impressive win at the Toyota Cedar Park Lake Travis Take the Hyde Park team of Bryan Trenasty and Sam Haager have put themselves is a great spot to be the first team to qualify for the Chase for the Champions in April of 2018 . However; with 2 more qualifiers and a Wild Card there are many opportunities to qualify and the AOY race is wide open.
Where- Tournament Host Site – Stillhouse Hollow Park. Isle Pavilion
Address: 4050 Simmons Rd, Belton, TX 76513
From Interstate 35 in Belton, Texas take State Highway 190 west to the Simmons Road exit. Exit and turn left under 190 onto Simmons Road. Proceed about three miles to the park.
We will set up check in near the boat ramp at Stillhouse Hollow Marine and check in will start at 5:30AM
Stillhouse Hollow Marina will be open for breakfast some come early and get a cup of coffee and a taco.
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with no more than two team members and each team member must be a TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) member. In addition to the one-time FAN High School Fishing Series Membership of $10.00 per individual. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form. Each team will consist of two eligible contestants and one boat captain.
Check in will start at 5:30 am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light
Weigh in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the Isle Pavilion – You must be checked in at the check station on the beach on your designated flight time or be counted late. The Pavilion is located just west of the boat ramp
How to Register- All anglers must register by October 25th 9PM
Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only. Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
Register online HERE
FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Abu Garcia, Berkley and Havoc, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1500.00 in prizes
Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card plus an Academy Magellan Fishing Shirt plus the captain drawings
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