First off I would like to thank everyone who fished the Nebraska State High School Bass Tournament, for a great weekend of fishing at Red Willow!! Congrats to the McCook teams for catching 20+ pound bags each day! This was our biggest turn out ever and what a great bunch of kids/parents and boat captains.
We are going to have the Nebraska Jr. State Tournament on Saturday June 19th on the Missouri River. We will launch the boats from the boat ramp just down from Gavins Point Dam. The boat ramp is in the Nebraska Tailwaters Campground. BASS is having a college tournament at the same ramp so the kids will get to see some of the college fishing teams. We will fish from 6:30am-1:30pm and weigh in the fish right back at the boat ramp. Rules meeting will be at 6:15am and then we will launch the boats right after. This is the first year for us to get the tournament out to everyone in the state, so we can try and grow our Jr. Program. So PLEASE let everyone you know that this tournament is open to any kids that have not started High School. Anyone that has graduated 8th grade or younger is eligible to compete in the State Tournament. This is a team format, so two kids and a boat captain is all you need to come fish. The kids will need a TBF Junior membership which is $25 per kid and the tournament is free entry fee.
So for every 10 teams we have we can qualify 1 team to go fish the Junior World Championship. This year it is very close for Nebraska, It is on the Mississippi River at the Quad Cities. Just across Iowa. The kids will fish 2 days and then the top teams will fish the 3rd day for the World Championship.
I would appreciate if all of you would share this with anyone interested in getting their kids into the fishing world! Anyone interested can call/text or email me and I will get them registered and signed up.
Nebraska Youth Director TBF/SAF