Balk and Parr win Championship on Wamplers Lake

Michigan Youth Bass Fishing Association hosted the 2022 Michigan Bass Federation Jr State Championship on Wampler’s Lake in Onsted, MI on June 11th.

At the end of an extremely tough day of fishing the duo of Collin Balk and Kale Parr from Three Rivers Bass Team brought two fish to the scale and captured the win with 3.45 lbs.

Congratulations to Collin Balk & Kale Parr from Three Rivers Bass Team for taking the title of the MI Bass Federation Jr State Champions. This duo has earned a spot to represent MI at the TBF JR World Championship Tournament on Kentucky Lake, this July. These young anglers are part of a new fishing team started this year by their principal Carrie Balk.  They are looking forward to competing in the 2022 TBF JWC representing Michigan.
Great job guys! Thanks to Boat Captain and Team Coach Carrie Balk for all you do for these kids!


Fourteen boats and twenty-eight anglers from TBF District 22, Utah, and Nevada, took to the waters of lake Mohave this morning for the Semi-National Championship. Fishing was expected to be tough with high winds and record high heat, but all anglers launched with confidence and were ready for the day.

With the stage and weigh in tank set, anglers began making their way in. As expected, fishing proved to be tough.

In the end Steven Heck, Nevada State Team, took the boater division District Championship and first place in his State Team for a National Championship berth with five fish for 15.65

In the Nevada CO angler division, Rob Schoessler took first place in his State Team earning a National Championship berth with just 3 fish for 5.99, anchored by a 3.14 smallmouth.

In Team Utah, Rick Taylor finished up second overall in the boater division and first place in his State Team earning a National Championship berth with 5 fish for 13.34.

In the Utah CO Angler division history was made. Mandy Myers weighed in a five fish limit for 10.18 which included a 3.79 smallmouth. Mandy took the CO Angler District Title and first place in her State Team becoming the first female angler from Utah to earn her way to the National Championship.

Paul Morley, Team Utah took the Ranger contingency award with Paul Swan, also of Team Utah, picking up the big bass of the event with an awesome 4.77 largemouth.

State Pride Honors go to Team Nevada with 56.85, Team Utah just 4.86 behind at 51.99.

Full results and photos can be viewed HERE or on the NV TBF Facebook page –


Wayne St John – TBF Nevada Tournament Director




The 2022 TBF District 6 National Semi Finals Tournament was held in Eufaula, Oklahoma on Lake Eufaula on Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th.  If you like fishing a muddy lake with rising waters and the days temperatures in the mid to high 90’s, you would have enjoyed the two days of fishing. With these conditions it allows the top anglers to make the daily adjustments in locating and catching the fish that allows them to rise above the others.

The Saturday weigh in resulted in three boater anglers separated by only 0.16#.  Johnny Babb, Oklahoma, led the event with 11.37# while two Arkansas anglers were close behind. Matt Tucker finished with a limit weighing 11.23# for second place and while Jeff Creecy took third place with 11.21#.  The biggest stringer for the day was co-angler Ray Dotson with a creel weighing 13.44#.   Stan Harris, Arkansas, was the second place co-angler with 10.92# while the top Oklahoma co-angler was Larry Carter with 10.36# with a third place finish.

The final day of the tournament greeted the anglers with and extra foot of water while the 100,000 acre lake continued to rise.  Sunday saw some anglers make the correct adjustments and the result was an opportunity to move in the standings.  Jaret Rushing, Arkansas, finished seventh after day one with 9.15# then added the biggest limit of the weekend weighing 13.75# to post a total weight of 22.90# to become the District 6 Boater Champion and qualifies him to fish the 2023 TBF National Championship.  The co-angler race for Arkansas was between the day one top two anglers.  Ray Dotson weighed in 3.38# on Sunday to give him a total weight of16.82# nosing out Stan Harris’ final total of 16.14#. Ray was the District 6 NSF Co-angler Champion and will represent Arkansas co-anglers at the 2023 Nationals.

The biggest jump in standings was in the Oklahoma boater race.  Wyatt Ryan and Bradley Sullivan finished eighteenth and nineth, respectively, on Saturday.  Wyatt weighed in an 11.26# stringer with a 4.52# kicker. Not to be outdone, Bradley had a weight of 12.60# limit with a kicker weighing 4.84#.  The final tally gave the Oklahoma boater slot to the 2022 Nationals tournament to Bradley Sullivan with a total weigh of 19.06# while Wyatt’s total was 17.89#.  The Oklahoma co-angler race saw seventh place day-one finisher Jered Grooms bringing only two fish to the scales, however, one was the biggest of the tournament weighing 6.26# to push his total to 15.82# to top Larry Carter by a couple.

2022 TBF National Qualifiers:

Arkansas  Boater – Jaret Rushing      Co-angler – Ray Dotson

Oklahoma  Boater – Bradley Sullivan   Co-angler – Jered Grooms

For full results CLICK HERE. To see more photos CLICK HERE

Devore and Anderson win Championship on Three Mile Lake

The 2022 Iowa Junior State Championship took place on Three Mile Lake in Creston, Iowa. At the end of the day, Holden Devore and Colton Anderson claimed the Champion Title with a five fish limit that weighed 10 pounds even. Jake Wailes and Brentyn Hoover came in right behind them with 9 pounds 15 ounces, putting them in 2nd place. Rounding out the top 3 was Hunter Quist and Gavin Dougherty with 3 pounds 5 ounces. Big Bass of the day was brought in by Brody and Bentley Hughes weighing 2 pounds 14 ounces.

Holden and Colton will be advancing to the TBF Junior World Championship in July on Kentucky Lake at Paris, TN. Congrats and good luck!

We want to thank all the volunteers that helped make this a great event for the kids and Bob Harris for all his hard work and dedication to the Southwest Iowa Fishing Team. For full results CLICK HERE. For more photos of this event CLICK HERE