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Pennsylvania High School Anglers win Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing New York Open on Oneida Lake

Pennsylvania High School Anglers win Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing New York Open on Oneida Lake
1st Place Wildcats Fishing Team – Jacob Jones, Milton, Pa., and Austin Gaab, Montoursville, Pa.

BREWERTON, N.Y. – The Wildcats Fishing team of Jacob Jones of Milton, Pennsylvania, and Austin Gaab of Montoursville, Pennsylvania, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 9 ounces to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing New York Open tournament on Oneida Lake. The win advanced the team to the 2018 High School Fishing National championship, held June 26-30, on a fishery yet to be revealed.

According to post-tournament reports, the Wildcats Fishing duo caught their limit by fishing topwater baits over grass on the west side of Lake Oneida.

A field of 10 teams competed in the no-entry fee, tournament which launched from Oneida Shores County Park in Brewerton. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.   

The top team on Oneida Lake that advanced to the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship was:              

  1st:        Wildcats Fishing Team – Jacob Jones, Milton, Pa., and Austin Gaab, Montoursville, Pa., five bass, 18-9

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:            

  2nd:      Palisades High School, Kintnersville, Pa. – Brandon Lawson, Kintnersville, Pa., and Parker Lambert, Riegelsville, Pa., five bass 18-0

  3rd:       New York Student Angler Federation - Christopher Perrotta, Clay, N.Y., and Brent Tyrell, Gilbertsville, N.Y., five bass, 17-0

  4th:       Oneida Lake Bassmasters –  Logan Ukleya, Clay, N.Y., and Matthew Arndt, North Syracuse, N.Y., five bass, 15-8

  5th:       Susquehanna Valley Fishing Club - Blaise Hock, Bloomsburg, Pa., and Ashton Irion, Montoursville, Pa., five bass, 15-6

  6th:       Midlakes High School, Springs, N.Y. – Derrick Jones, Clifton Springs, N.Y., and Harrison Day, Phelps, N.Y., five bass, 14-2

  7th:       Coxsackie-Athens High School, Coxsackie, N.Y. – Logan Hansen, Athens, N.Y., and Valentino Camacho, Hillsdale, N.Y., five bass, 11-5

  8th:       Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square, N.Y. – Eric Newman, Liverpool, N.Y., and Ethan Davis, Hastings, N.Y., three bass, 10-3

  9th:       A. Philip Randolph Campus High School, Ney York, N.Y. – Carter Pinkley and Kyle Pinkley, both of Clay, N.Y., five bass, 10-0

  10th:     Paul V. Moore High School, Central Square, N.Y. – Ryan McRitchie, Hastings, N.Y., and Joseph Cook, Brewerton, N.Y., four bass, 8-9

Complete results from the event and photos of the top five teams can be found at FLWFishing.com.

The 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing New York Open 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 High School Fishing National Championship. 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 high school bass tournament, the 2018 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2017 World Finals more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.

Full schedules and the latest announcements are available at HighSchoolFishing.org and FLWFishing.com.

About FLW

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 258 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

 About The Bass Federation

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is. TBF, our affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.

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