HS Team Guilliams & Pahl Win Missouri State Championship

5/14/11, Lake of the Ozarks – The Missouri High School State Bass Fishing Championship started the day with teams from across the state welcoming in a cold front that brought plenty of wind and a little rain to the Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach, Missouri.

Teams had to battle less-than-favorable conditions for most of the day, but as always youth did prevail and all of the participating teams battled the Wiley bass of this massive impoundment. When the wind and rain had all cleared, the team of Brian Pahl from Eureka High School and his partner Andrew Guilliams of Glendale High School teamed up to win the inaugural Missouri High School Fishing State Championship with a 5 bass limit that tipped the scales at 11.03 pounds. Continue reading

Record-Setting Field Registers for 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing National Championship

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 11, 2011– Tournament organizers announced today that 191 teams representing 380 collegiate anglers are registered to compete in the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship. Because the field size for the event is capped at 300 anglers, a waiting list has been created to identify which anglers will fill the spots left vacant by registered anglers who are unable to make the trip.

This year’s event will feature an international field, including a team representing the Canadian Collegiate Bass Anglers as well as the defending national high school champions from The Bass Federation, all of whom will meet at Lake Lewisville, Texas on May 26 and 27 to decide the 2011 BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing National Championship. The anglers competing for this prestigious championship title have earned the opportunity to represent their schools based on their tournament performances over the past year. Continue reading

Illinois High School Fishing State Championship Set For June 4


Ponca City, Okla. (May 10, 2011) – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, announced it will be hosting the inaugural Student Angler Federation Illinois High School Fishing State Championship, June 4 at Rend Lake, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at the Marcum South Boat Ramp. The state championship is a two person team event for students in grades 9 -12. Registration for high school anglers and their “coach,” who will provide the boat they compete in is online at HighSchoolFishing.org or by calling 580.765.9031. Check-in begins at 5pm on Friday, June 3 in the Community Building at Veterans Park, Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  A mandatory rules briefing will follow at 7pm. We highly encourage all teams to pre-register online or by phone well in advance to avoid late registration fees. Continue reading