2018 Tourney Schedule:
More Info: https://www.studentangler.org/
TBF, FLW ANNOUNCE 2018 HIGH SCHOOL FISHING SCHEDULE MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 9, 2017) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and The Bass Federation (TBF) announced Thursday the 2018 High School Fishing schedule, including 29 Student Angler Federation (SAF) High School Fishing State Championships, 24 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Opens, seven state high school athletic association sanctioned tournaments and three SAF High School Fishing Challenge tournaments, plus the most anticipated events of the year, the High School Fishing National Championship and World Finals on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. “High School Fishing is the perfect recruitment, retention and reactivation program,” said FLW President of Operations Kathy Fennel. “Since its introduction in 2010 with the inaugural High School Fishing World Finals, we’ve seen how effective it is at getting new anglers and lapsed anglers on the water while retaining existing anglers who often serve as mentors for school teams. You need to look no further than the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2016 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation that shows an 8 percent increase in fishing participation since 2011 to see the program’s effectiveness. While several factors undoubtedly play into this growth, High School Fishing is certainly a leading contributor. We are creating a whole new generation of anglers and providing them with a connection to their schools and the outdoors.” The more than 20,000 anglers that participated in the TBF/FLW High School Fishing program this year will have 72 tournaments in which to compete in 2018. “As the sport’s leading youth organization, we are proud to have FLW as our partner in providing more fishing opportunities for more high school students across North America than anyone else,” said TBF President Robert Cartlidge. “Together TBF and FLW are laying the foundation on which our sport will continue to build, and we look forward to another incredible season working with schools from New York to California and into Canada to provide unprecedented opportunities for students and their families.”
We are so excited that we proposed a Walleye tournament to TBF this past summer. They said they would try to put one on the schedule this year and here it is! So awesome!
MN Fishing Challenge Host Al Lindner knows catching fish during a tournament is important. He also knows that participants in the annual MN Fishing Challenge, June 4, are fishing to save lives. “This is a fun event; contestants catch fish on Gull Lake near Brainerd while raising funds for people facing alcohol and drug addictions,” Lindner said, “I know we can make a difference for boys, girls, men, women, and their families by raising funds for MN Adult and Teen Challenge.” The MN Fishing Challenge, presented by Mills Fleet Farm, offers many opportunities for anglers to succeed. The team entry fee is $100. Divisions are Lindner Media bass, Navillus walleye, Nor-Son pike, Nor-Son panfish, and Sportech mixed-bag. Sea Foam recognizes10 teams with their Second Chance award. Bag limits are 3 each: bass, walleye and panfish and 1 pike. Mixed-bag is one of each. The AquaVu Early Bird prizes for teams entered by April 8 include a Pasha Lake Camp deluxe fishing adventure in Ontario, five AquaVu underwater viewing systems, a fishing trip with Steve Pennaz, host of Lake Commando TV and lodging at Sandy Beach Resort on Gull Lake. The top 10 teams in each division win great merchandise prizes, including US and Canada resort stays, rods, reels, tackle, trolling motors, ice shelters, guided fishing trips and much more. Flatline Outdoors will award five Mathews bows (by draw) to students in middle and high school. Other prizes include fishing trips with Al and Ron Lindner, Walleye Dan, and other top anglers. Details are posted at mntc.org/events/fishingchallenge along with rules, photos, videos and an entry blank. To support a favorite team with online giving, go to givehope.mntc.org/fish. For more information, contact Rachael Biggar, 218-833-8764, firstname.lastname@example.org
127 teams fished Gull Lake during the 9th Annual MN Fishing Challenge, a multi-species fishing tournament, June 3. The 2-person teams found most fish shallow, and almost every team caught fish on Gull Lake near Brainerd. The teams raised nearly $300,000 to support Mn Adult & Teen Challenge drug and rehabilitation programs statewide. Save the date for the 2018 MN Fishing Challenge | June 2, 2018
Update August 2017
Congratulations to Charlie/Carter for finishing 6th place overall in the Northern Division and securing a spot in the TOC September 10th!
Top 7 teams from each division will earn an opportunity to participate in Tournament of Champions in September. Points are accumulated from 2 separate tournaments. Becker Bass fishes the Northern Division.
Best place was 13th.
Breezy Point Resort
Becker had 2 teams in the top 5.
Lake Washington / Stella - Dassel, MN
Update August 2017
We are proud to announce Becker has 2 teams that qualified by placing in the top 5 during 2 seperate Warrior Trail Tournaments and will be participating in the TOC October 1st for an opportunity to win a brand new Lund Boat!
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK!
The dates for the 5 tournaments of the Brainerd Warrior MN trail are as follows:
This trail is for ONLY CURRENT ANGLERS IN 8th grade to 12th grade. On this trail if you finish in the top 5 in any of the 5 tournaments you will move on to the tournament of champions where you will compete for a brand new Lund boat.
For 2017 - cost and boat captains for this series will be the responsibility of the individual team and team members. The fee is $70/angler for all of the events. (One Time Fee) The top performers in this trail are eligible to move on to the National BASS tournament based on the number of boats participating in each tournament.
Registrations are required to be in at least 3 days prior to the scheduled event.
Registration is on the Brainerd Warriors Website.
Becker Bass Team is registered to fish TBF/SAF tournaments. These tournaments will qualify you for a national tournament based on results. 2017 - Team members will be responsible for boat captains, SAF membership, and registration for event.
More TBF/SAF info at: www.highschoolfishing.org
The FLW/TBF State Championship is back on Mille Lacs this year. This tournament is for anglers currently in 6th grade to 12th grade. Junior anglers for this tournament are those currently in 7th grade or below and Senior anglers are those currently in 8th grade or higher. If you are a junior angler you will need to fish with a senior angler to fish this tournament. The date is August 20th,
August 19th - Registration/Rules Meeting
Aug 20th Tournament - Launch/Weigh-In
FACT SHEET – Minnesota State Championship Mille Lacs, North Isle, MN August 20th Tournament Hotline: (580)765-9031 or (580)716-4261