Schedule for the 2015-2016 Season
2016 High School/Junior State Championship
This past weekend the Florida B.A.S.S. Nation held its High School and Junior State Championship. The event took place on the legendary Lake Okeechobee out of the world famous Roland Martin’s Marina. We had 43 of the 50 teams that qualified in the High School division come to compete and 13 out of the 15 Junior teams. They are all here for a chance to advance to the National Championship in August.
Day 1 turned out to be a slugfest for the anglers. Austin Chism and Jackson Williams from Auburndale HS took a commanding lead with an impressive 23.14lb bag. Grady Yelvington from Riverdale HS took big bass lead with a 9lber. The team of Connor Williamson and Owen Heron lead after the first day in the Junior Division.
Day 2 was another perfect day for fishing as we launched the anglers from the historic Marina. The Junior team of Roger Weigel Jr and Jeff Worthy came from behind to claim the victory and the birth in the National Championship. Austin and Jackson kept the pedal mashed to the floor and ran away with the victory and won by 10lbs. Bo Warren takes big fish honors for the weekend with his 10.53 Okeechobee giant. The team of Christian and Sebastian Greico rallied to finish fourth and claim Team of the Year, which includes an automatic birth in the National Championship. Also earning a birth in the National Championship is the team of Brad Powell and Eric Van Dyke from Forrest HS in Marion County.
In the Junior Division we had a tie for Team of the Year between Sammy Jay Acree/Fisher Cusic and Brent Randall/Giancarlo Russo. Brent and Giancarlo are our defending Champions from last year.
Thank you to all the sponsors, parents, and boat captains that make this possible. Martin and I are already working on dates and locations for the 2016-2017 Season.
|October 25, 2015
||Lake Seminole Lodge
||Seminole Lake Lodge
|January 24, 2016
||Lake Front Park
|March 13, 2016**
||Venetian Gardens, Leesburg
|April 30 - Day 1
||Day 1 - Results
| May 1 - Day 2
||Day 2 - Results
CURRENT TEAM ANGLER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS
LIST OF TEAMS QUALIFIED FOR STATE
2015-2016 HS/Junior Qualifier Entry Form (PDF)
2015-2016 HS/Junior Championship Entry Form (PDF)
Junior & HS Series Rules/Points (PDF)
State Championship May 30-31, 2015
DAY 1 | DAY 2 | FINAL RESULTS
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!
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.
State Youth Director-Florida B.A.S.S. Nation
Click here for the 2015 Team High School/ Junior Open Entry Form (PDF)
Download the 2014-2015 High School Entry Form (PDF)
Make sure you read
Junior & HS Series Rules/Points (PDF)
Previous Championship 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