South Carolina State Championship and OPEN Event Reschedule to April 11 due to travel conditions.

The South Carolina State Championship and Open event set for Feb 20th in Lake Hartwell has been cancelled due to road and travel conditions.  Teams from at least five (5) state were registered to attend and with a major ice and snow storm event hitting the surrounding states west and north of South Carolina travel for the anglers is unsafe at this time.  Additionally, the forecast for the local weather Saturday morning is well below freezing making ramps and lots slick and hazardous and the tournament staff who had to travel more than 10 hours cannot get trailers and equipment there due to road conditions and state road closures in their home area’s.  All that being said safety is always our number one priority so we reschedule the event for April 11th on Lake Hartwell the big fish bite should be on then and the anglers will have a great time!

Registration for that April 11th event will open Monday, Feb 22 at  all registrations will be forwarded to that April 11 event unless otherwise instructed by the teams. Be safe out there and we will see you soon!

Texas High School State Championship Cancelled Due To Significant ICE storm

To all,

Please be advised,

The Texas High School State Championship scheduled for Feb 13th on Lake Sam Rayburn Texas has been cancelled this morning due to a significant ice storm event that moved further south than was originally forecasted.  State and local officials are warning against travel in the area as road conditions are now unsafe.

While we hate cancelling an event and apologise for that, the safety of our anglers and staff is always paramount so it was an easy decision to cancel in these unsafe conditions. The event will be rescheduled for a later date and announced soon.

Thank you all for your understanding and please be safe out there.



Temples and Reynolds Win GA Early Bird on Clarks Hill

The Student Angler Federation held the Early Bird Open on Clarks Hill Lake at Wildwood park this past weekend.  There were several local teams as well as several other states represented in the event.  With a rapid weather pattern developing for Saturday afternoon, the anglers knew it was important to catch their fish as soon as they could Saturday morning.

The North Augusta Fishing Team of Hunter Temples and Vernon Reynolds claimed victory with a nice limit that weighed 18-06 pounds.  They caught most of their fish from two to six feet of water fishing jigs around cover.

Second place went to Ryan Ingalls and Jordan Carlie from Greenbriar Fishing Team with a limit that weighed 15-04 pounds.

Third place belonged to another North Augusta Fishing Team of Kyler Murray and Wil Ravenscroft with 14-15 pounds.

Completing the top five places were the teams of Bryant Hodge and Christopher Shay with 14-11 and Carson Palmer and Harrison McCall with 14-08 pounds.

Several teams brought good limits to the scales and the field was about split between teams fishing shallow verses teams fishing deep.  Several teams reported fishing docks and rocky banks in two to eight feet of water, using flukes, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits and Texas rigged worms to catch their fish.  Other teams were saying that they were catching their fish in water from twenty to forty foot deep on A-Rigs, drop shots and Carolina Rigs around brush piles and other deep cover.

The top three teams qualified for the High School Fishing National Championship which is set for June 30-July 3 at Lake Hartwell in Anderson South Carolina later this summer. For complete results for this event click HERE and a full group of pictures can be seen on our SAF High School Fishing Facebook page.