Hibbitt and Wingo win Ohio Championship at Alum Creek

Brooks Hibbitt and Noah Wingo bested the field of anglers by three plus pounds to claim the SAF Ohio High School State Championship at Alum Creek last week.  The Hartley’s Hawgs limit was anchored by a nice 4-09 lunker to help them take home the trophies.  Finishing in second place was The Saint Mary Team of Brayden Hoehn and Brandon Gibson with 12-10.  Rounding out the top three was Hoyt Nicely and Connor Bower from Hartley’s Hawgs as well with 12-02.  Places four and five belonged to Carson Harris and Wesley Houck with 10-01 and Noah Cremeens and Tanner Boothe with 9-15.  Most all anglers reported catching their fish in less that 10 feet of water.  Most anglers were in the bays around grass and wood cover.  The best baits seemed to be Ned Rigs, Neko Rigs, Chatterbaits and jigs.  Grass lines and fallen timber seemed to be the best places to catch a fish.

Nicholas Saunders and Boe McCartney landed the Lew’s Big Bass honors with a big 5-01 lunker.  The team received a pair of Lew’s Reels for their efforts.  We had several fish over three pounds weighed in and 42 of the 52 teams weighed in at least one fish.  Thanks to all the teams who participated.

For full Results and photos CLICK HERE. 

Tumpap and Olson win Hawaii State Championship

The 2024 Hawaii State Championship took place on the island of Kauai June 2nd.

Tyler Tumpap and Cash Olson took the win this year flipping shallow cover. Taelin Sugimura and Kekai Prem took 2nd place with Taelin catching a last minute 2 lb largemouth. 3rd place went to Canyen Moody and Dylan Hoff.

Well done to everyone who competed and gave it their all in tough hot and humid conditions! Thank you Lawai Market for providing food and drinks! Also, a big thank you to Elite pro Matty Wong and MLF Pro Jacob Wall for donating bait bags to all the competitors

Team Blake wins Minnesota State Championship on Clearwater Lake

The 2024 MN High School State Championship was an all-around success.  Weather was perfect with lots of sun and a slight breeze.  Every team had a 5 fish limit! The crowd was huge with family and friends eager to see the fish and wondering who will go to Nationals.  Three teams qualified to go to the High School National Championship to represent Minnesota. Those teams are:

1st Place – Blake Bussen and Blake Meyers – 18-01

2nd Place – Kyle Benedict and Henry Grzechowiak – 17-11

3rd Place – Noah Ledermann and Vincent Castillo – 16-22