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March 2, 2011
Dixie Hornet Anglers Lake Greenwood Tournament held Feb. 26
Occasional wind gusts, but balmy upper 60's temperatures provided a great day of fishing for the twenty-one members of the Dixie High School (Due West) Hornet Anglers on Lake Greenwood Feb. 26. The bass fishing was scattered around the lake with crankbaits proving effective.
Kameron Harbin won the 15 to 18-year-old group landing one fish weighing 1.61 pounds and the big fish award for his group. Alex Davenport won the 11 to 14-year-old group with two fish weighing 4.25 pounds and Jarrett Drive had the big fish award with 3.77 pounds.
Fourteen fish were caught with a total weight of 24.12 pounds.
Current points leaders are:
- 15 to 18-year-old group
Kameron Harbin – 446
Allison Fleming – 285
Drew Pearman - 267
- 11 to 14-year-old group
Alex Davenport – 424
Ben Stone – 420
Christopher Bensel - 402
The next tournament for the Dixie Hornet Anglers is scheduled for March 12 on Lake Secession.
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 five 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.