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March 16, 2011

Dixie Hornet Anglers fish Lake Secession on March 12

Windy conditions on Lake Secession on March 12 led to 20 Dixie High School (Due West) Hornet Anglers in catching few fish, but any day outdoors on the water fishing is fun. The Hornet Anglers enjoyed a little camaraderie over a hot dog lunch at the weigh in as they watched only two of their teammates weigh in. Windy conditions were likely a contributing factor as the 20 Dixie Hornet Anglers caught a total of three fish. The team hopes to revisit the lake again soon. 

Tristin McClain caught two fish weighing 5.6 pounds with the big fish weighing 3.92 pounds. Second place went to Tyler Herndon with one fish weighing 1.42 pound. Coach Eddy Stone reiterated the slow day on the lake when he told the students they were indeed a fishing team, not a catching team.
The next tournament for the Dixie Hornet Anglers is scheduled for April 9 on Lake Murray.

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.

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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