Aug. 11, 2012 – Yesterday’s light rain and cloud cover decided to stick around for the final day of the National Guard Junior World Championship on Lake Lanier near Gainesville, Ga.  Andrew Gulliams of Springfield, MO and Max Danese of Franklin, MA held the top spots in their respected divisions going into the final day, but not overall. The weights were zeroed for a fresh level playing field today. They went out to prove they were in fact the best of the best.  Both Guilliams and Danese received $3,000 in scholarships, and the most esteemed titles in junior angler fishing, the 2012 National Guard Junior World Champions. Continue reading

Nebraska and South Dakota High School Fishing State Championship Set For July 28

PONCA CITY, Okla. (July 12,  2012) – The Bass Federation (TBF), in partnership with FLW Outdoors, and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission announced it will host the 2012 Student Angler Federation (SAF) Nebraska and South Dakota High School Fishing State Championship. The event will be Saturday, July 28 on Summit Lake launching out of the Summit Lake State Recreation Area near Tekamah, Neb. Continue reading

Non-Boater Larry Barnes & Texas State Team Sweep the 2012 Central Divisional on Red River

6/15/12 – It was a smoldering humid final day for the 2012 Central Division Championship, presented by Evinrude near Bossier City, LA at the Red River South Marina. It was a race to the finish as 16 anglers advanced to the 2013 TBF National Championship next spring. And the Texas anglers made quite a statement here today.

Yesterday, Texas non-boater Larry Barnes was in 2nd place behind Dave Heffel of Kansas. Today Barnes stayed consistent and weighed in a solid limit that netted 11 lbs 11oz with a nice kicker fish. That gave Barnes a 3 day total weighed of 31 lbs 10 oz to be named the overall Division Winner, and will advance to the Nationals as a Boater. “I caught my fish flipping pads. During practice I found the pads and tried to force-feed a frog, which is what I should have been catching them on. That wasn’t working, so I started flipping a Lake Fork Tackle Baby Fork Creature, Craw Tubes and a Fork Craw Worm and started catching them. I found a row of pads that was about 150 yards long and would just fish an hour to an hour and a half each way,” said Barnes. Continue reading

High School Fishing Gaining Popularity – Nebraska Game & Parks Commission Needs Your Help!

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) is committed to increasing opportunities for Nebraska youth to go fishing.  In 2010, we learned about The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation (SAF) and their ability to promote and sponsor bass fishing clubs and state, regional, and national high school fishing tournaments.  We at Game and Parks are excited about partnering with TBF in these efforts, but we need your help to make the program effective. Continue reading