Lake Maumelle (Little Rock, Ark) 5/7/11 -Record-setting flooding in Arkansas had put about a third of the state underwater, making the event moved from the Arkansas River to Jolly Roger Marina at Lake Maumelle. The weather did a 180 with bright sunny skies on Saturday and was very cooperative with the first ever Arkansas High School Fishing State Championship event. A total of 71 teams registered to fish this inaugural event.
Without even having a chance to prefish on Lake Maumelle, Dover High School Fishing club team members Kendall Goates and Cody Chessher were named 2011 Arkansas High School Fishing State Champions Saturday and will advance to the SAF High School Fishing regional tournament to be held in the fall, and a chance to fish in the SAF High School Fishing National Championship to be held next Spring alongside the FLW College Fishing tournament. Continue reading