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May 3, 2013

Chapman HS has clean sweep in Upstate fishing tourney

On Saturday, April 20th, four teams in Spartanburg County met at Lyman Lake to compete in the first Spartanburg County Bass Fishing Tournament. Each team could send as many boats as they would like and the top three boats from each team were calculated to provide a team weight. Awards were given for the top three in the team division, the highest finishing pair of anglers, and big fish.

Chapman High School came in first with a total weight of 26.26 pounds (3 boats) with Dorman HS in second at 12.69 pounds (3 boats), Landrum HS in third at 8.93 pounds (2 boats) and Byrnes rounding out the field in fourth with 3.18 pounds (2 boats). The Best Boat was easily Dillon Bailey and Brandon Mace (Chapman) with 16.40 pounds and five fish. Mace continued Chapman's clean sweep with the Big Fish at 6.08 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 S.C. Department of Natural Resources, The Bass Federation of South Carolina and B.A.S.S with help and support from parents, teachers, school districts, local bait & tackle shops, community partners and Pure Fishing.

Find out more at http://www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/youthbass/ or by contacting DNR Aquatic Education Coordinator Lorianne Riggin at (803) 737-8483 or RigginL@dnr.sc.gov.

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