North Carolina’s Madison High School duo of Ransom Boone and Russell Moore brought five bass to the scale June 13 weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces to win the 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Smith Mountain Lake Open.
For their win, the team now advances to the 2021 High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.
Konnor Sweet and John Milhorne of Holston High School in Damascus placed second in the open with four bass weighing 15 pounds, 15 ounces. The Blackwater River Bass Club consisting of Broderick Luckey and Ava Luckey of Roanoke placed third with five bass weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces.
The event launched from the Parkway Marina in Huddleston and was hosted by Destination Bedford.The 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Smith Mountain Lake Open was a free, two-person event for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10% of teams at each open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2021 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 open high school bass tournament, the 2021 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2019 World Finals.
— Submitted by Joseph Opager