Parks and Classon win 2012 Georgia State Championship

Lake Sinclair, GA – Despite a drastic weather change that saw the temperatures drop 15 degrees from the previous day Kyle Parks and Tyler Classon caught a limit of fish early in the day and then worked hard to cull their way up to a winning 14 lb 9oz bag to capture the 2012 Georgia State High School Bass Fishing Championship on Lake Sinclair in central Georgia.

Not only did the temperature drop but the wind steadily increased throughout the day to challenge the 20 boat field that included last weekend’s National Championship winners Dalton Anderson and Dylan Lenz from McIntosh High School. 

But this day was all about Parks and Classon who topped second place finishers Tyler Carver and Steven Keith who had a very respectable 4 fish sack the weighed 7 lbs 13 oz despite the tough conditions.

Mark Denny Jr. and Justin Singleton finished just behind them to capture third place with 7 lbs 9 oz.

Parks and Classon targeted Sea Walls and grass beds to land an early limit and then culled twice during the remainder of the day to secure their winning limit of fish. They had a nice 5 lb + kicker to ice the deal. “We did a lot of jumping up and down when we landed that one,” added the pair who are looking forward to advancing to the regional competition coming this fall. “We can’t wait to advance on and see how we stack up against the other top anglers in the country added the duo.”


The TBF High School Championship series continues this week with the South Carolina Championship at Greenwood Lake. The 2012 High School Fishing World Finals will return to Russellville, Ark., July 15-21.  Registration is open to ALL SAF members.  It’s a no entry-fee event, SAF members can go online at to register.

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