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**High School/Junior Press Release**

The FBN would like to welcome Shimano as our Title sponsor for the 2016-2017 Florida Bass Nation High School and Junior Series.

Shimano would like to announce that the points champions (Team of the Year) in the Florida Bass Nation from both the Junior and High School divisions will be outfitted with logo'd jerseys and a spread of Shimano gear.

In addition, Shimano will be awarding a Shimano Caenan or Casitas reel with a Loomis E6X rod to each member of the winning team in the Jr and High School divisions. The rod and reel will be shipped to the local Shimano dealer from where the anglers reside and they can claim their prizes there.

Shimano will also have a presence at the events including equipment to demo.

**Kevin's Gun and Sporting Goods in Tallahassee will be conducting a drawing on Monday after the tournament for a rod/reel combo. You will be automatically entered if you shop in his store before the event and let Kevin know. **

2016-2017 Florida High School Series Presented by Shimano

Date Location Ramp Presented by
October 23, 2016 Lake Talquin Ingrams Marina (host) Whippoorwill Sportmanís Lodge  
February 18, 2017 Winter Haven Chain TBA TBA
March 12, 2017 St. Johns River Palatka City Docks Putnam County
State Championship
April 7-9, 2017 Lake Harris Venetian Gardens Lake County  

      *** Special Event Open to High School Anglers Only- First come first serve***
Fish as a co-angler at the 2-day Adult State Championship against other HS anglers only. Competing for Scholarships and Prizes(depending on Participation)
                Dates- November 5-6, 2016
                Location- Lake Seminole, Seminole Lake Lodge
                Entry Fee- $50 per angler
                1st place- $300 scholarship
                2ndplace- $150 scholarship
                 **Additional prizes and scholarships awarded based on # of participants
                Anglers will have to attend pre tournament meeting on Nov 4th. They will receive dinner and        t-shirt/goody bags      
Contact David Driggers for Information and to enter- ded3700@hotmail.com/407-455-3903

Lets all welcome Shimano as the Title sponsor of our High School/Junior series in 2016-2017. They will have a large presence at each event by bringing the Shimano Experience Team. They have also agreed to sponsor the Team of the Year trophies and will be providing prizes for top finishers from each event. A huge thank you to Greg MacLean and Spencer Marchant for making this all possible.

Please review the rules as they have been updated for the upcoming year.

**Make sure you get your High School paperwork turned in asap. You will have to be registered and dues paid to compete in the first qualifier**

2015-2015 Florida High School Series
Date Location Ramp Presented by
October 25, 2015 Lake Seminole Lake Seminole Lodge Seminole Lake Lodge
January 24, 2016 Lake Toho Lake Front Park Visit Kissimmee
March 13, 2016** Lake Harris Venetian Gardens, Leesburg Lake County
State Championship  
April 30 - Day 1 Lake Okeechobee   Day 1 - Results  
May 1 - Day 2 Lake Okeechobee   Day 2 - Results Final Results



2016-2017 HS/Junior Qualifier Entry Form (PDF)
2016-2017 Youth Qualifier Entry Form (PDF)
Junior & HS Series Rules/Points (PDF)

Message from B.A.S.S. Hank Weldon

Good Afternoon High School Coaches and Advisors:

2015 was a fantastic year for the Costa Bassmaster High School Series. We could not have done any of this without you! We want to thank you very much for your participation and support!

The 15/16 fishing season is quickly approaching us. We have launched our new registration/affiliation system that is fully online. Meaning no more paper packets you have to print out and mail in. This new system is live on the Bassmaster High School Register Page.

Simply, read through the steps and then fill out the form at the bottom and press enter  or submit and it will automatically be submitted to us. We will then reach back out to you for payment of memberships. The payments will be the same as last year, a $20.00 fee that will cover both your B.A.S.S. and High School Nation memberships.

For tournaments, I know that a lot of our Youth Directors are in the process of scheduling their own state and team trail events. We are close to finalizing the High School Opens (Southern, Central, Midwest). Those will be announced before the end of this month. Please be on the lookout for these announcements on Bassmaster.com or the High School facebook page.

Again thank you for your support and here’s to a great 15/16 school year and fishing season!


Hank Weldon
Manager, Bassmaster High School

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

Previous Championship Results

2016 State Championship - Day 1 | Day 2 | Final Results
2015 State Championship - Day 1 | Day 2 | Final Results
2014 State Championship Juniors
- Link to Story & Video | Link to Results
2013 State Championship - Results
2012 FBN Junior State Championship - Final Results (PDF)
2011 FBN Junior State Championship
Final Results (PDF)
2010 FBN Junior State Championship
Final results


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