The final conference championship was held this past weekend at Lake Texoma in conjunction with BFL Regional at Pottsboro, Tex. State Champions from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma & Texas competed on Saturday, Oct. 19th.
It was a very tough day for all the high school fishing state champions. A strong cold front hit the area, making the fishing extra tough on the teams. Only 4 fish total were weighed between the 7 teams competing. But Louisiana’s State Champions from Airline High School Cameron Mattison and Chad Poulsen captured the High School Southern Conference Regional Championship and will advance to the 2014 High School National Championship to be held next spring. They managed to bring 2 fish to the scales that weighed 3 lbs 15 oz, but it was enough to win the tournament.
Kansas State Champs Brock Miller & Dakota Driskill weighed 1 fish for 1 lb 15 oz, finishing them up in 2nd place. Third place went to Oklahoma’s Blake Capps and Josh Geim of Hilldale High School. They had 1 fish for 1 lb 10 oz.
This was the final conference championship of the 2013 High School Fishing Season.
The five conference champions moving on to the national championship are as follows:
Central Conference Champions – Kaleb Seeger & Jake Saterbak (Minnesota)
Northern Conference Champions – Corey Horelick & Austin Bestwick (Connecticut)
Southern Conference Champions – Cameron Mattison & Chad Poulsen (Louisiana)
Southeastern Conference Champions – Carter McNeil & Tucker Smith (South Carolina)
Western Conference Champions – Frankie Mueller & Shane Edgar (Arizona)