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Nov. 10, 2011

Dixie High School scares up fish for Lake Russell Halloween tournament

It was all treats and no tricks for the Dixie High School (Due West) Hornet Anglers in catching fish on Oct. 29 at Lake Russell. It turned out to be a beautiful fall day to be fishing with lots of sunshine out of Calhoun Falls State Park.

First place in the 11-14 year-old group was Branson Chadwick with four fish weighing 6.88 pounds. Second place went to Ethan Lee with three fish weighing 4.67 pounds. Third was Dylan Powell with five fish weighing 4.63 pounds. The 15-18 year-old group winner was Christopher Bensel with five fish weighing 7.65 pounds. Second was Parker Cann with five fish weighing 5.79 pounds and third was Ben Stone with five fish weighingDixe weigh in 5.47 pounds. There were a total of 56 fish caught by 19 anglers weighing a total of 70.58 pounds. The average fish weighed 1.26 pounds. The Big Fish Award went to Ethan Lee with a weight of 2.95 pounds.

Interested in forming a bass fishing club at your school? 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 Club. You'll also need an adult at your school to help lead the club, provide advice and help arrange at least two club tournaments, fundraisers, speakers and other learning sessions pertaining to fishing for club meetings. The Youth Bass Fishing Clubs is a product of a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and The Bass Federation of South Carolina with help and support from parents, teachers, school districts, local bait & tackle shops, community partners and Pure Fishing. 

Find out more by contacting Aquatic Education Coordinator Sarah Chabaane at (803) 737-8483 or chabaanes@dnr.sc.gov.

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