Don't forget that the deadline for the 2014 FBN Youth Scholarship is August 31, 2014.
Please fill out the application in its entirety or it will not be considered.
Thank you and good luck to everyone!
High School Bass Fishing is here to stay in Florida. B.A.S.S. and the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation are committed to the young anglers in the state. We at the FBN will be running a Tournament Trail next year just for High school anglers. Here is the information packet on how to start your own High School Club!!
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Jeff Brooks State Youth Director-Florida B.A.S.S. Nation
The weekend of April 27th brought great weather and 24 teams to Roland Martins in Clewiston for the Okeechobee Showdown. We had 19 teams in the High School division and 5 in the Junior division. Special thanks to Martin Bozeman and his crew for helping run the tournament. I couldn’t run these events without his help. I would also like to that Ramon form Roland Martin’s for the continued support of the program along with JAW Productions and Boca Bearing for sponsoring the Trophies. It took over 21lbs for the win in the High School division, Tyler Woolcott and Parker Meadows take home the victory. In the younger age division it was the team of Roger Weigel and Shane Schmucker with 11.13lbs and by virtue of a tie breaker take home the victory.
We need to commend the Junior team of Ryan Burns and Blake Kinney for what they did. They stopped fishing 2 hours early to go get another team and bring them into the weigh in because of mechanical failure. I applaud these young gentlemen for their actions and were rewarded with Gift Certificates from Roland Martins. We need more anglers that share these values in our sport today.
FBN High School Open Series Schedule
The Okeechobee Showdown - April 27, 2014- Lake Okeechobee, Roland Martin's Marina - RESULTS
The Kissimmee Quest - February 16, 2014- Lake Kissimmee, Camp Mack - RESULTS
The Harris Chain Challenge - October 6, 2013 - Harris Chain of Lakes, Travares - RESULTS
**Meeting location and times will be posted at a later date**
2013 FBN Jr. State Championship
Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston 6/22-6/23
Hosted by Roland Martin's Marina
High School State Champions Jeremy Knepper & Ryan Keith from Boone HS
For the second year in a row Okeechobee showed its true colors! The big fish bit again this year. We had 14 teams competing in the New High School Division. Jeremy Knepper and Ryan Keith from Boone High School in Orlando finished 3rd and 4th respectively and secured the High School title. Congratulations to all our anglers and our 2013 State Champions. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors you see on this page, without them this program would not be possible.
And a reminder that the first High School event of the 2013-2014 season will be on Lake Harris October 6, 2013. Mandatory meeting on October 5, location TBD. Host city will be Tavares and we will be launching from Wooton Park.
State Youth Director-Florida B.A.S.S. Nation