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April 15, 2011
April 9-10 busy fishing days for Youth Bass Fishing League Clubs
The Carolina (Camden High School) Anglers and the Dixie High School (Due West) Hornet Anglers had a busy weekend on lakes around the Midlands. Seven members of the Carolina Anglers caught fish on Lake Wateree on April 10 and twenty members of the Dixie Hornet Anglers fished Lake Greenwood on April 9.
The Carolina Anglers got underway at 6:45 a.m. with results as follows:
- Mitch Forrest - 15.9 pounds total (big fish at 6.5 pounds)
- Drew Charles - 9.3 pounds total
- Wesley Sheorn - 6.0 pounds total
- Tyler Branham - 4.7 pounds total
- Bradley Sheorn - 4.0 pounds total
- Calvin Wadfordc- 3.2 pounds total
- Carson Morgan - 11 ounces total
Currently six members of the Carolina Anglers have qualified for the TBF of South Carolina Junior Championship on May 21st at Lake Murray. One winner from each category, 11-14 and 15-18, will qualify for the National Guard Junior Championships in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The school team with the most points will earn the title of state champions.
Twenty members of the Dixie Hornet Anglers fished Lake Greenwood on a sunny day April 9. Most anglers caught bedding fish with the team catching 33 fish weighing 59 pounds.
Results at follows:
- 15 to 18-year-old group
Kameron Harbin - 7.11 pounds total
Drew Pearman - Big fish at 3.79 pounds
- 11 to 14-year-old group
Ben Stone - 7.24 pounds total (big fish at 3.31 pounds)
Avery Gambrell - 7.23 pounds total
Matthew Patton - 6.77 pounds total
The Dixie Hornet Anglers have now concluded the schedule for the year. Six anglers will compete in the TBF of SC Junior Championship on Lake Murray on May 21st.
The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently partnered with The Bass Federation to form Youth Bass Fishing League Clubs at middle and high schools around South Carolina. Contact DNR Aquatic Education Coordinator Lorianne Riggin at (803) 737-8483 or RigginL@dnr.sc.gov to find out more about the Bass Fishing Clubs and their tournaments.
It's more than just the thrill of reeling in the big one and enjoying time with friends, fishing club members also learn information about fisheries management, artificial lures, attractants and more. There are currently six high schools and two middle schools taking part in the bass fishing clubs.
Interested in forming a bass fishing club at your school and becoming a part of the Youth Bass Fishing League? All you need to do is get a minimum of six students (within the 11-18 year old range) with dues paid and you can have a Youth Bass Fishing League Club. You'll also need an adult at your school to help lead the Youth Bass Federation Club, provide advice and help arrange at least two club tournaments, fundraisers, speakers and other learning sessions pertaining to fishing for club meetings.
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