PONCA CITY, Okla. (Jul 5, 2012) – Jamison Gott and Colin Gaudette dominated the competition today with a whopping 17.66 lb sack, beating out second place winners Lane Clark and Grant Clark of the Highwood Highlanders by more than 4 pounds! Right on the Clark’s heels were Riley Abair and Adam Lamson for the 3rd place win.
“Our original plan was to fish the top water for smallmouth with a squarebill crankbait,” Gaudette added. “Then we found a secret honeyhole up north and kicked things off with a 5 pounder which got us really psyched!” From there the team had a plentiful day, with a constant stream of culling up to a nice 17 pound bag.
Gaudette and Gott will proceed to the Conference championships at Phillpott Lake, Virginia. Hosted by the FLW the team will be provided a travel stipend where they will represent the state of Vermont in a regional championship against other states in that region. If they are victorious at this event, they will proceed on to the 2013 National High School Finals to compete for a $5000 scholarship to any school of their choice!
The Student Angler Federation Championship Series on July 15th with high school state championships in New York for NY and Ontario (Canada).
If you’re interested in starting a High School Fishing club at your school, please visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details on the Student Angler Federation (SAF). Cost is only $25/ year and includes full TBF and FLW Outdoors benefits, including access to the all-new FLW Outdoors Magazine e-Edition and insurance coverage for students and their club.
The winning two-person team from each state championship will advance to an FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing Conference Championship held in conjunction with a National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championship. Those winners will advance to the FLW Outdoors/TBF High School Fishing National Championship held in conjunction with the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship in the spring of 2013.
All SAF members and state championship participants qualify for the largest event in high school fishing, the 2012 High School Fishing World Finals to compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarships and prizes. Each team that qualifies for a conference and/or national championship will receive a travel allowance to help offset expenses. The National Champions will also each receive a $5,000 scholarship to use at the university of their choice.
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