Local High Schoolers Win FLW Tournament On Seminole
The Georgia Student Anglers duo of Jackson Conley, of Bainbridge, and Brunson Fain, of Donalsonville, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17-lbs., 3-ozs. to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open presented by Berkley.
According to post-tournament reports, the duo caught their fish in the Flint River, slow-rolling a blue/gray-colored spinnerbait over the rocky bottom.
A field of 25 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Wingate’s Lodge in Bainbridge. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10 percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top two teams on Lake Seminole advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship. Here are the top-5, listed with team name, anglers name and total weight.
1. Georgia Student Anglers, Jackson Conley (Bainbridge) and Brunson Fain (Donalsonville), 17-3.
2. Quincy Junior Bass Club, Brent Johns (Quincy, Fla.) and C.J. Lockamy (Southport, Fla.), 13-4.
3. Gordon Lee High School, Nickolas Barnes (Chickamauga) and Devon Underwood (Rock Springs), 12-7.
4. Bainbridge High School, Reece Conley and Ashton Aldridge (both of Bainbridge), 11-0.
5. Quincy Junior Bass Club, Niki Smith (Quincy, Fla.) and Bodie Lachina (Lynn Haven, Fla.), 10-3
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2018 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open Presented by Berkley was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation (SAF) affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship on a body of water that has yet to be revealed. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2019 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2018 World Finals more than $150,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.
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