Junior Bass State Championships From Tobesofkee

Top anglers from GBCF junior bass clubs competed for state-championship honors and a chance to move on to the 2009 National Guard Junior World Championship tournament.

GON Staff | May 12, 2009

Alex Cook of the Bryan County Jr. Bass Club won top honors in the 15-18 age group for his 6.58-lb. catch. Alex also took Big Fish honors with a 3.59-lb. bass.

Severe weather forced anglers off Lake Tobesofkee on the scheduled tournament day of March 28, so the state’s best young tournament anglers returned the next day to vie for bragging rights and state-championship honors in the 2009 Georgia Bass Chapter Federation (GBCF) Youth Top-6 Tournament.

Youth anglers were paired with GBCF members who provided boats for the event, which took place on Lake Tobesofkee, a 1,800-acre reservoir in Bibb County.

Youngsters competed in two ages groups, 15-18 and 11-14 years old, for individual and team honors.

Zack Mayo and Alex Cook qualified to represent Georgia at the 2009 National Guard Junior World Championship tournament, which takes place July 29 – Aug. 1 at the Allegheny River near Kittanning, Penn. The tournament will be held during the same week as the $2 Million Forrest Wood Cup.

The Jr. Bass Busters of Conyers were the first-place team during the state-championship event at Lake Tobesofkee on March 29.


The state champions, Zack Mayo (left) in the 11-14 age group, and Alex Cook (right) in the 15-18 group, qualified for the TBF Junior World Championships.


Regan Green of the Spalding/Flint Jr. Bass Club won Big Fish honors in the 11-14 age group with a 3.06-lb. bass.

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