Clark and Eakes win North Carolina TBF Junior State Championship

The 2022 North Carolina TBF hosted the NC Junior State Championship on Jordan Lake in Chapel Hill, NC.  At the end of the day, Nolan Clark and Jackson Eakes took 1st place with 4 fish weighing 14 pounds 4 ounces.  Carter Doughty and Seth Lowe followed in 2nd place with only 2 fish, but 2 big fish. Total weight was 12 pounds 11 ounces. Carter and Seth also brought in the big fish of the day that weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces.  And in 3rd place, with 11 pounds 13 ounces was the team of Kieran Stephenson and Grady Stanley. For full results CLICK HERE and for more photos visit our Facebook page

Wollney and Smith Win Tennessee TBF Junior State Championship

Junior anglers from all around the state of Tennessee came to Parsons, TN to compete on Kentucky Lake to earn a berth in the upcoming 2022 Junior World Championship.  These young anglers worked hard during the cold day to catch as many fish as they could.  Although the white bass were plentiful and willing to bite, the Bass were a little more elusive.

The West TN Junior Bass Trail team of Tucker Wollney and Carter Smith only caught two fish, but they caught the right two fish.  They won the event with 8 pounds and 13 ounces and claimed the Big Bass award with a 6-05 lunker.  They are headed to the Junior World Championship to represent the state of Tennessee.

Second place went to another West TN Junior Bass trail team of Jase Allen and Alton Munden with 6 pounds and one ounce.  Finishing third was the Upper Cumberland Junior Team of Grant Arnold and Ethan Rose with 4 pounds and 11 ounces.

Most of the anglers said they caught their fish on crankbaits, jerkbaits, rattletraps or a jig.  They also said that most of their fish came from water about 3-8 foot deep up in the bigger bays.  Several of the teams also said they had quite a bit of fun just catching white bass throughout the day.  They would hit just about anything and were a lot of fun to catch.  Several teams said they caught more than 50 during the day.   So even if the largemouth were not biting everybody still seemed to have a good time, and for this age group, that is what it is really all about.  Getting bites and learning how to be a better fisherman.  Congratulations to all the Junior teams that participated. For full results CLICK HERE. For more photos of this event CLICK HERE

Weaver and Horn win LA TBF Junior State Championship at Lake Caddo

The 2022 Louisiana TBF Junior State Championship was held March 12th on Lake Caddo in Oil City, LA. With 70 teams participating, the top 7 teams will be advancing to the TBF Junior World Championship to be held July 27-29, 2022.

Due to cold temps with strong winds and frozen precipitation the night before, the morning take-off was delayed until 8AM. Many of the boats were unable to even open their rod boxes or glove compartments because everything was frozen. Little Buddy heaters were used by some to thaw things out. Very unexpected weather conditions for Louisiana but these junior anglers toughed it out.

At the end of a very tough day of fishing, only 16 teams brought fish to the scales. Jake Weaver and Kaleb Horn brought an impressive five fish limit with a total weight of 22-14 taking first place. In second place, with another great bag of fish was Levi Joyner and Matthew Mccarthy with 18-15.  Eli Still and Gage White took 3rd with just two fish that weighed 10-13. Eli and Gage also took Big Bass honors with a 6-06 big fish. And taking 4th place was Seth Nugent and Mason Hicks with 5-15. Lane McCullough and Kole Green came in 5th place followed by Brody Meador and Lucas Cox in 6th place. In 7th place was Tucker Beatty and Jack Jayroe. For full results CLICK HERE. For more photos of this event CLICK HERE

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