January 15, 2013
BENTON, Ky. - FLW and The Bass Federation (TBF) have announced the 2013 High School Fishing schedule. High school teams may enter online at HighSchoolFishing.org for their chance to win a $10,000 scholarship in the High School Fishing National Championship.
High School Fishing tournaments are open to all ninth-, 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students, including home-schooled students, who are members of the Student Angler Federation.
Trophies and commemorative High School Fishing jerseys are awarded to the winners at each state championship. The winning team from each state championship will advance to a High School Fishing Conference Championship in the fall of 2013. Boats are provided upon request at all Conference Championships. The winning team from each Conference Championship will receive trophies and commemorative jerseys, and advance to the 2014 High School Fishing National Championship, held in the spring. Each member of the winning High School Fishing National Championship team will receive a $5,000 scholarship to use at the university of his or her choice. Teams participating in the Conference Championships and National Championship will also receive a travel allowance to help offset their expenses. Student Angler Federation (SAF) membership is $25 per year.
2013 State Championships
Click here for the 2013 High School Fishing State Championship schedule.
2013 Murray State Open
$2,000 in scholarships to be awarded to the winning team. This tournament is open to all Student Angler Federation members.
Date: Sunday, March 3 Location: Kentucky Lake, Murray, Ky.
2013 High School Fishing National Championship
Winners from each of the five 2012 High School Fishing Conference Championships compete for $10,000 in scholarships.
Date: Sunday, April 21 with the College Fishing Championship Location: Beaver Lake, Rogers, Ark.
2013 High School Fishing World Finals
Open to all Student Angler Federation members.
Dates: July 15-20 Location: TBA
Central Conference Championship
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin state champions.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12 with a BFL Regional Location: Kentucky Lake, Gilbertsville, Ky.
Northern Conference Championship
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia state champions.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 5 with a BFL Regional Location: Chesapeake Bay, North East, Md.
Southeastern Conference Championship
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee state champions.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 12 with a BFL Regional Location: Lake Lanier, Gainesville, Ga.
Southern Conference Championship
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas state champions.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 19 with a BFL Regional Location: Lake Texoma, Pottsboro, Texas
Western Conference Championship
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming state champions.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 13 with a College Fishing Invitational Location: Clear Lake, Lakeport, Calif.
About High School Fishing
Launched in 2011 by FLW and The Bass Federation/Student Angler Federation, High School Fishing is the largest student-angler initiative in history. It offers students at more than 23,000 high schools across the United States and Canada the opportunity to compete in club, state, conference and national bass tournaments for the chance to earn college scholarships. Every team participating in a state championship is also invited to compete in the High School Fishing World Finals, the largest tournament of its kind. Visit www.highschoolfishing.org for additional information.
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of 231 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.
About The Bass Federation, Inc.
The Bass Federation Inc. (TBF) is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. TBF is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing organization there is. TBF affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 fishing, youth and conservation events at the local level each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 40 years. Visit bassfederation.com for additional information.