Twin brothers Kyle and Caleb Greenlee from Galia Academy in Southern Ohio brought a nice five bass limit to the scales that weighed 11lb 14oz to win the Ohio High School State Bass Fishing Championship presented by Cabela’s on Alum Creek Reservoir in Columbus Ohio.
“We stayed pretty close to the launch ramp area most of the day” stated Kyle. “We caught most of our fish in the morning on watermelon colored Zingers and Poppers” added the smiling freshmen who led the 47 boat field of anglers on the day. “We really want to thank coach Todd May for helping us today” quipped Caleb. “He kept us focused and I think that was the key to winning for us”.
The brother duo will lead a four team contingent of anglers who advanced to the Central Conference Regional Competition which will be held at Lake Carlyle Illinois in September.
Finishing second by the narrowest of margins was the team Ethan Woodie and Zach Michael from Coshocton High School who also had a five fish sack that came in at 11lb 13oz to claim the runner-up spot. Their bag was anchored by a 5lb 5oz toad that also captured the Lew’s Big Bass Award for the event.
Coming in third was the team of Cole Wessner and Dan Hechler from Cincinnati Colerain High School who also had a five fish sack that weighed 10lb 14oz. That was just enough to keep them ahead of the fourth and final qualifying spot that was captured by the Whitaker brothers, Cody and Kyle, from Field High School who also had five fish that weighed in at 10lb 3oz to secure a berth in the fall regional.
Special thanks go out to Nick Jameson and Cabela’s in the nearby Gemini Shopping complex who hosted the anglers with a terrific evening at registration on Friday. We would also like to thank the Ohio Bass Federation for their volunteers and support which helped the event go off without a hitch on a beautiful Ohio day.