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2014 High School Fishing World Finals Starts TODAY LIVE at 2:45 pm

The 2014 High School Fishing World Finals kicked off today with 115 teams from 17 different states!  you can catch the action every day (Wed, TH, Fr, and Sat)  LIVE on the internet at highschoolfishing.org starting at 2:45 pm CST each day.

CLICK HERE to go watch it!

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  “Our expanded format last year built a lot of excitement for this event,” TBF National Youth Director, Mark Gintert, said. “Adding the semi-final and consolation rounds as well as another full day of fishing was well received by our anglers and their families. Combine that with the expansion of Saturday’s final to 20 teams and we had a lot of final day excitement,” Gintert added. “To spruce things up this year we’ll be expanding tournament waters to allow locking into the rest of the Arkansas River system so our teams will have more water to fish and some additional strategies to contend with.”

This year’s format will once again have the top two teams from each state or country advancing to Friday’s semi-final round of competition. Those not making the semi-final round will have a chance to fish their way back into Saturday’s top 20 final through the consolation round.  For Saturday’s final round the top 20 weights will compete (the top 10 from the semi-final round and the next 10 highest weights overall).

A host of scholarships and prizes await the winners, as well as, advancement to the prestigious Boat US Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship where they can compete against the top college teams in the country. The winners at that event could also advance to fish for a chance at the Forrest Wood Cup and the TBF “Living the Dream” package, which has the potential to launch a professional fishing career.

The event will be televised on Federation Angler TV series 13 week block on NBC Sports fall 2014 and on the Federation Angler TV’s 13 week block on the Pursuit Channel airing spring 2015.

Central Division Championship, Eufaula Lake, Day 1 Results

Team Oklahoma jumps out to commanding lead at the end of Day 1 on Giant Lake Eufaula.  All 12 Anglers pitched in to help the Team weigh in a Day 1 Overall total weight of 82 lbs 13 oz with Dean Matts (5 fish 16-12) and Johnny Babb (5 fish 14-02) anchoring the Top 2 spots for Oklahoma on Day 1.

Matts weighed in a lunker weighing in at 6-07 to help his total weight and lead the Big Bass Optional Side Pot for most of the day.

 Near the end of todays weighin Kent Priel / Nebraska came across the stage and weighed a lunker sack that topped the scales at 16-15 to become the Day 1 Overall Leader, a mere 3 ozs over Dean Matts.

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 Priel also weighed in a Lunker for Day 1 Big Bass Honors with a 6-15 Largemouth.

Four Oklahoma Anglers placed in the Top 10 to help boost Team Oklahoma’s Lead for State Honors on the 1st day of the Central Division Championship.

 Dean Matts  Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With only 5 lbs 1 oz between 1st Place and 6th Pl, all Anglers remained hush hush of lures used and methods of catching their limits. 

 Visit www.bassfederation.com for full results on todays action.

The Word Of The Day Is HOT At The TBF SouthWest Division Championship, But It Mostly Applys To The Weather!

 

Just barely over 2 lbs separate the Top 20 Places after Day 1 of the SouthWestern Divisional Championship on Lake Havasu @ Lake Havasu, Arizona.

86 degree temperature was recorded at the 5:30 AM takeoff.   At the afternoon weighin the temperature was a smoldering 106 degrees.

Day 1 Tournament Leader Jesse Parks/Arizona is leading with a total weight of 15-00 and close behind 2nd Place is Josh Kaneko/California with 14-13.

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 Josh-Kaneko--California

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2 Results…… South Western Divisional Championship….

Todays event proved to be much the same as day 1.  22 Five Fish limits were brought across the scales today.  Daily Leaders only slightly changed positions and looking ahead for the Final Day, 1st Place with total weight of 30 lbs 7 oz is only 10 lbs ahead of 23rd Place so tomorrow looks like this could be anyone’s game to win.

On Day 2 Greg Gizzi /Colorado had the big sack and pushed his 2 day total to 30 lb 7 oz for a slight margin over 2nd Place Jesse Parks/Arizona 30 lbs even. 

 Greg-Gizzi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Leaders are as follows:

Arizona                 Jesse Parks                   30-00

California              Aaron Britt                      28-08

Colorado              Greg Gizzi                      30-07

Utah                      Wade Headrick             25-01

Nevada                 Jerren Slatton                17-01

 

For Full Standings CLICK HERE

Two Years In A Row, Alabama Closes The Door on the TBF Southern Division Championship

Last year in  June 2013 the Alabama Bass Federation dominated the TBF Southern Division Championship on Lake Barkley at Clarksville Tennessee. The only thing that changed in a years time is the geography as Alabama dominated the TBF Southern Division Championship again this year on Lake Neely Henry and won the event going away with a three day total for their 12 team members combined weight of 362-02  which equates to a margin of win of a whopping 67 pounds and 8 ounces!

Second place is where the real race was as no one challenged Alabama.   Less than 2 pounds separated the second place squad from North Carolina (294-10)  from third place finisher Georgia (292-13). The next race was between 4th and 5th between Kentucky (278-02) and South Carolina (275-03) with only one legal fish separating the two. Winding up in sixth was Tennessee with 266-10 and in Seventh was Florida 260-10.

In the individual standings and the race for the division champions title the lead changed daily, Georgia angler Joe Eubanks led day 1 with 16-03, after that it was all Alabama anglers. Wes Logan led day 2, but it was Terry Tucker who hails from Gadsden, Alabama who finished atop the pile on the final day and claimed the division champions title and advancing to the 2015 TBF Federation National Championship as the boater from Alabama.

Under the TBF format the top angler from each state team advances as the boater to the championship and the second place angler from each state advances as a non-boater.  The championship anglers advancing from each state are:

ALABAMA

B – Terry Tucker

NB – Wes Logan

NORTH CAROLINA

B – Jeff Hager

NB – Derek Lilley

GEORGIA

B – Joey Nichols

NB – Joe Eubanks

KENTUCKY

B – Brian Hickey

NB – Kenneth Rice

SOUTH CAROLINA

B – Davey Thomas

NB – Nathan Nienhius

TENNESSEE

B – Mike Hardin

NB – Adam Jones

FLORIDA

B – Mark Lundgren

NB – David Glenn

 

For Full Final standings CLICK HERE

 

Day 2 Southern Divisional on Neely Henry Lake Gadsden, Alabama

Team Alabama continued to hold on to the overall Team Lead as Alabama Team Members Wes Logan & Terry Tucker both had 5 fish limits for daily weights of 15-12 & 16-15 respectively .  Logan moves to the overall top leader position with a total weight of 29-13 followed closely by Tucker with a 2 day total of 29-01.

Wes-Logan----AlabamaTodays 84 anglers landed a total of 49 five fish limits

Alabama Team has jumped out to a rather commanding lead but there is only 9-15 difference between 2nd Place and 7th Place.

Anglers are still very tight lipped on main techniques used to land their fish.   Some are  reporting topwater bites, some are cranking, while pitchin’ & flippin also are being mentioned.

 

 

 

 

Team Leaders after 2 days are as follows:

Alabama        Wes Logan  29-13            Terry Tucker   29-01

Georgia       Joe Eubanks 24-10           Joey Nichols   23-00

No Carolina   Mike Lanier  25-12            Jeff Hager   24-10

Kentucky      Brian Hickey  25-00          Kenneth Rice  24-07

So Carolina   Mark Lundgren 26-03        David Glenn  21-08

Tennessee    Adam Jones  22-09          Mike Hardin  20-07

Lamar Middleton of Florida took over the Big Bass race with a Lunker on day 2 that tipped the scales at 5lbs 12oz.

Lamar-Middleton--Florida-Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For full results CLICK HERE

Southern Divisional Day 1 Shows Tight Race

 

Leader Joe Eubanks  16-03

Leader Joe Eubanks 16-03

Neely Henry Lake in Gadsden AL has the Southern Divisional Championship day 1 contenders scratching for limits.  84 Anglers from 7 states began the day at the early morning takeoff at 5:30 AM with all anglers hoping for a 5 fish limit.

Joe Eubanks of the Georgia Team leads Day 1 with 5 fish totaling 16-03.  In 2nd Place with 5 fish we have Todd Rackley of Alabama 5 fish 15-04 and 3rd Pl Richard Philllips of Alabama with 14-16

Click the link below to view the complete standings.

Mark Lundgren - Big Bass 4-06 lbs

Mark Lundgren – Big Bass 4-06 lbs

 

At the registration all state wanted to have a Optional Big Bass jackpot.  Each state paid $120.00 to procure a Overall Big Bass Jackpot for the largest bass of the entire event.   Currently the leader is Mark Lundgren of Florida with a 4-06 Largemouth.

Proving to be a tight race Neely Henry coughed up 48 five fish Limits on Day 1.  With double digit weights the top 27 places currently range from 16-03 lbs for the leader with 27th Place only trailing with a total weight of 10-05

All 84 anglers came across the Stage to weigh 1 or more fish.

 

Day 1 Leaders by State

Alabama………………… Todd Rackley…….………..  15-04

Tennessee……………….Tony Demoss………………. 13-01

Florida…………………….Mark Lundgren……………. 13-13

Georgia…………………..Joe Eubanks…………………. 16-03

Kentucky…………………Michael Boggs……………… 13-06

North Carolina…………Jeff Hager…………………….. 12-01

South Carolina………… Davey Thomas…………….. 14-00

COMPLETE STANDINGS

Georgia President and 36 year Veteran, Larry Lewis makes his debut as Co-Angler for team with 5 fish limit for 7 lbs. 13 ozs.  Larry stated, "This is the first time in 36 years to compete as fishing team member."

Georgia President and 36 year Veteran, Larry Lewis makes his debut as Co-Angler for team with 5 fish limit for 7 lbs. 13 ozs.  Larry stated, “This is the first time in 36 years to compete as fishing team member.”

 

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