The tournament will take place on Bull Shoals Lake in Bull Shoals, Ark., and is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Arkansas. The 2014 schedule represents a major expansion of High School Fishing by FLW and The Bass Federation due to an increased demand.
When: Saturday, May 31
Where: Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship
Bull Shoals Lake
Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock
719 Shorecrest Drive
Bull Shoals, Ark.
Notes: The Arkansas state championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at HighSchoolFishing.org. Takeoff will be at 6 a.m. and weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Bull Shoals Lake Boat Dock. All High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251 or (330) 993-0014.
A preliminary list of schools participating will not be available as teams can still register up until the morning of the event.
The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.