2018 promises to be an exciting year for high school anglers in Missouri, with lots of changes and more opportunities to fish.  Missouri TBF has partnered with Teen Anglers to offer a wider range of events and more opportunities for young anglers to win prizes and scholarships!  With over 500 members, the new Missouri High School Fishing program will provide lots of opportunities for education, fellowship and competition for young anglers.

Under the Student Angler Federation format high school anglers will fish with a partner and adult boat captain they choose, which makes the fishing experience as fun and productive as possible.  The Missouri TBF will partner with Teen Angler to hold our State Championship April 14th at Truman Lake.  The top 10% of the field will qualify for the High School Fishing National Championship June 26-29 at Pickwick Lake!

Here is the lineup for 2018 Missouri High School Events:

  • FLW/TBF Missouri Open, March 17 at Truman Lake
  • High School Fishing World Finals (open to all), June 26-30 at Pickwick Lake
  • SAF Missouri High School State Championship, April 14
  • Teen Anglers Schedule:
    • Lake of the Ozarks, March 10
    • Table Rock Lake, May 5
    • Bull Shoals Lake, June 3,
    • Championship-Stockton Lake, June 17
    • Midwest Shootout-Table Rock Lake, September 8-9

For more information on any of these high school events visit us at: www.highschoolfishing.org

TBF Junior Anglers

Started in 1994, the TBF Junior Angler program is one of the oldest youth fishing programs in the country.  In 2018 we will have a brand-new format!  By popular demand, all TBF Junior events will now be 2-person TEAM tournaments.  This will allow young anglers to team with a buddy and fish from their own boats with their own boat captains!

Our Junior Angler program is open to youth 15 years old and younger (as of Aug 31 of the Junior World Championship they are trying to qualify for).  We are open to all youth so If you don’t have a partner and/or boat captain we can help you find one.

Missouri TBF Junior Angler program includes several state-wide tournaments as well as fundraising and conservation projects. The competitive branch of this program allows the anglers to achieve the Missouri Junior State Championship and qualify for the TBF Junior World Championship (JWC). The top team from Missouri advances to the JWC, which is now a 3-day event (with a cut on day 2) where anglers compete from their own boat for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes!

The TBF Junior World Championship is the premier junior fishing tournament in the world and it is held each year in conjunction with the Forest Wood Cup which is professional fishing richest event.  In 2018, anglers will be competing at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas on August 9-11, making for a convenient trip for our young anglers and their family!

Check us out at: www.bassfederation.com/tbf-youth/tbf-junior-anglers

For more information on the Missouri TBF High School or Junior Angler programs, please contact:

  • Dennis Maggart, President at (816)718-0335 or dennis@mcinnesgroup.com
  • Stacy Stracke, Youth Director at (816)377-4963