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Emmanuel College Pair Wins State College Title On Lanier

Ronnie Garrison | November 8, 2022

Emmanuel College’s Tyler Campbell (left) and Parker Guy recently won the Georgia Bass Nation college state championship on Lake Lanier.

Parker Guy teamed up with Tyler Campbell to represent Emmanuel College in the Georgia Bass Nation state championship that was held on Lake Lanier Oct. 8.  They won with five bass weighing 17.58 pounds and had big fish with a 4.49-lb. spotted bass. Their weight beat out 17 other college teams, and the win earned them a place in the Bassmasters College National Championship next year.

After being named a BASS High School All American three years ago, Parker chose to go to Emmanuel College to be coached by Pam Martin Wells. Parker and his last year’s partner, Brooks Anderson, another BASS High School All American who is from Marietta, placed fourth at the Bass College National Championship last season. Although the Guy-Anderson team did great last year, they decided to split up this year not only to help other team members but to learn new skills from different fishermen. Teamwork like that helps Emmanuel be one of the top college bass fishing teams in the nation.

Parker is from Irwin County and Tyler is from Franklin County. In addition to the BASS Nation Georgia championship, they won the King of the Hill college series tournament on Lanier and the South Carolina Bass Nation tournament on Hartwell this year. This year Parker and Tyler already have three wins on the college circuits. Their efforts have helped Emmanuel College to an 11th-place standing in the Association of Collegiate Anglers Bass Pro Shops School of the Year rankings. Emmanuel was represented by six teams at the state championship and took six of the top seven spots.

The Young Harris College team of Will Harkins and Mitchell Grimsley placed second with five bass weighing 15.25 pounds, and the third-place team was Brooks Anderson and Max Heaton from Emmanuel, who had 14.20 pounds.

Lake Lanier Record Fish

Largemouth Bass 17-lbs., 9-ozs. Emory Dunahoo 12/19/65
Spotted Bass 8-lbs., 0.5-ozs. Patrick Bankston 05/20/85
Striped Bass 47-lbs., 12-ozs. Ward Schanhals 04/03/10
Hybrid Bass 12-lbs. Fred Duncan 12/22/92
White Bass 5-lbs., 1-oz.* J.M. Hobbins 06/16/71
Shoal Bass 5-lbs., 5-ozs. Peter T. Thliveros 12/01/94
White Crappie 3-lbs., 2-ozs. Bill Fretwell 04/17/91
Black Crappie 3-lbs., 5-ozs. Chris Williams 10/06/06
Walleye 8-lbs., 9-ozs. Buddy Wade 01/20/13
Bluegill 1-lb., 2-ozs. Mrs. Pat Johnson 06/03/79
Yellow Perch 1-lb., 8-ozs. Jeff Howard 02/02/90
Shellcracker 1-lb., 9.44-ozs. Michael Madryga 12/12/21
Rainbow Trout 9-lbs., 6-ozs. Brooke Wheeler 03/02/19
Brown Trout 6-lbs. Tim Wyatt 04/24/04
Flathead Catfish
51-lbs., 10-ozs.
Rodney Stephens
08/14/16
Channel Catfish 22-lbs., 8-ozs. Robert Hancock 09/28/11
Longnose Gar 30-lbs., 13-ozs. Gerald Kennedy 09/04/13
Common Carp 14-lbs., 10.24-ozs. Cooper Henley 03/14/21

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