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WSBF Youth Director:

Dave Bruggman
19008 78th Place West
Edmonds, WA  98026

ibfishin4bass@frontier.com

Phone:  206-919-4933

 

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Join a  Washington Junior Club

Forming a TBF Junior Club (pdf)
Sample Junior Bylaws New Club (pdf)
TBF Insurance FAQs (pdf)

Washington Bass Association

Keith Brooks:  email
Dave Bruggman:  email

206/919-4933

 
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 for their thoughtful Sponsorship
 

Washington’s Junior & High School State Championships held at Moses Lake.

      Five Juniors and Twenty six High school Student Anglers converged on Moses Lake to compete for Washington State bragging rights as the 2017 State Bass fish High School team Champions and the Junior State Bass fishing Champion. Both will be headed to National Championships to be held later this summer.  High School Champs will be headed to Pick Wick Lake at Florence Alabama June 27th to July 1nd.

     Juniors will compete on Lake Wateree South Carolina in conjunction with the Forest Wood Cup event to be held in August.  Juniors took to the water on Saturday with weather conditions improving and the fish moving up on beds. Jordan Gregory came out on top this year with a winning weight of 12.12lbs and big fish of the tournament a 3.55lbs large mouth.  Blake Williams who was last year junior champ fell just ounces short to repeat with 11.75 lbs. Third place Carson Yancey who was also a past junior champ weighed 7.68lbs for third place , Tate Webb finished fourth with 7.19 and youngest competitor, eleven year old Charles Hill finished 5th.

     Sunday’s weather had improved with sunny skies and calm conditions as the High school teams again made things interesting at the weigh in. Trevor Huff & Wade Wilkens took top team honors with 19.00lbs even, with a close second of 18.96lbs by Blake Williams & Drake Ofsthun, Third went to Austin Redding and Madden Tobeck with 18.75lbs. Huff & Wilkens also weighed big fish of the tournament with a large mouth weight of 4.75lbs.

      $1200 of Scholarship funds were issued to the top three teams. Sponsor donations and grants offered to the top three teams of $1200 are offered at all four High school tournaments this year.  Student Angler Federation members can accumulate certificates throughout high school and are redeemable upon enrollment in college or trade school within a year of High school graduation. Thanks to our generous sponsors. Cabela’s, Spokane Valley Marine, Lake City Western Vigilantes, Three Rivers Marine, St Croix rods, Limit out Marine, Pot Holes Bass club, Long Lake Bass Club. Jon’s N.W. Outdoors, Sniper lures, Big Hawg Baits, The Prop Shop.

Fourth—---------Mathew Milatz & Joshua McGill ------------18.63lbs

Fifth--------------Brayden Liebe & Dawson Pudelko-----------17. 43lbs

Sixth—----------J.T. Long & Robert Owen-----------------------16.50lbs

Seventh—----------Jordan Gregory & Tate Webb-------------16.19lbs

Eighth--------------Adam Luoto & Parker Patching------------15.03lbs

Ninth------------Brayden Tomlinson & Brandon Johnson—14.34 lbs

Tenth—--------Blair Peters & Brandon Buetler---------------12.07lbs

Eleventh—--------Eddie Smith & Tanner Hammond--------11.73lbs

Twelvth-----------Tanner Boday & Pearce Johnson----------10.64lbs

Thirteenth-----------------Cole  Tabert & Isaiha Garza---------9.16lbs


Junior Pictures

Blake Williams - 2nd Place Jordan Gregory - 1st Place Charles Yancy - 3rd Place


High School Pictures
 

First through third Place Teams
Austin Redding & Madden Tobeck
Third Place
Trevor Huff & Wade Wilken
First Place
Blake Williams & Drake Ofsthun


 

 

 
2017 Junior Tournaments

April 9  - Junior Open on Lake Washington click for Tournament Flyer
May 20 - Junior Championship on Moses Lake click for Tournament Flyer
 

MUST JOIN THE JUNIOR CLUB-----------------------------------$25.00

(READ RULES FOR TOURNAMENT) -------- click for the Rules

Forms Needed

1. Official Entry Form
2. Emergency Medical Form
3. Waiver & Liability Release
4. Copy of your Birth Certificate
5. Youth Volunteer Boater Form
 

IF YOU TURN 16 BEFORE AUGUST 31st 2017, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE
IN THE JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Mail Forms & Check to:

Student Angler Federation
19008 78th Place West
Edmonds, WA 98026

 


 

April 9th Lake Washington
Junior & High School Team Open Results

The first tournament of the year for both juniors and High School bass teams took place on Lake Washington, leading up to the State Bass Fishing Championships on Moses Lake May 20 & 21st. It will be followed by high school team tournament series at Lake Chelan in June and finish at the Pot hole in August.

Nine high school teams and three junior anglers took to the water under good weather conditions after two days of heavy winds and cool temperatures.  The fish were pre spawn and the weather turned favorable with just a breeze on the water.  Juniors struggled but managed to have one bring in a good small mouth bass for first place and big fish honors along with trophies for both, Pearce Johnson finished on top of just three juniors with a 3.55 lb. small mouth.  New comers Riley Maas & Charles Hill finished second and third respectively, both were unfamiliar with the lake and plan on making a run at the state championship on Moses Lake on June 20. Special thanks go to Steward Squires of the WBA club who volunteered to boat for the day with all three juniors, whom he said were the best of sportsman fishing together.

On the high school side, nine teams showed up to start the high school tournament series that will culminate at the pot holes in August for the points series championship, along with angling tournament team of the year and big fish tournament team of the year.  High school team new comers Austin Redding & Madden Tobeck finished first with a mixed bag of largemouth and small mouth to finish in first place with a weight of 14.87 lbs.  Second place went to Mathew Milatz & Joshua McGill who brought in another nice bag of fish with five small mouth that tipped the scale at 13.02 lbs. Followed by third place Blake Williams & Drake Ofsthun who finished third with 12.22 lbs and big fish award with a 5.55 lb small mouth.

Another thank you goes out to Troy Roberts weigh master & tournament director of the WBA who volunteered to set up and run the weigh in, who help to make it all run smoothly.

Thanks to both volunteers, we will be looking for any additional volunteer boaters for the state championship on Moses Lake, juniors need a couple of boats for Saturday May 20th, it will be their last tournament of the year and the help would guarantee the kids could fish. Contact Youth Director.

Teams that followed in order of placement

4th  Adam Luoto & Jack Childers---------------------9.46 lbs

5th Trevor Huff & Wade Wilkens--------------------5.16 lbs

6th Blair Peters & Brandon Buetler-----------------2.00 lbs

7th Brayden Liebe & Dawson Pudelko-------------1.71 lbs

8th Jake Hopkins & Zeke Almonds------------------

9th Eddie Smith & Tanner Hammond--------------

   
Juniors
Pearce Johnson - First Place
  Juniors
Riley Maas- Second Place
  Juniors
Charles Hill - Third Place
   
High School - Winners
Austin Redding & Madden Tobeck
  High School - Second Place
Jack McGill & Matt Milatz
  High School - Third Place
Drake Ofsthun & Blake Williams
   
Steward Squires
Boater for the Juniors
  Troy Roberts
Setting Up the Scales
  Drake Ofsthun & Blake Williams
with the Big Fish
   
Drake Ofsthun & Blake Williams
Big Fish Plaques
  Jack McGill & Matt Milatz
with their Fish
  The Participants

 

 
Frequently Asked Questions (Youth)

How do I join a TBF junior club?

The key to this is finding a club in your area. You can contact WSBFl Youth Director by clicking here or look up your home states Youth Director through the links provided under contact us on this website.

What if there is no TBF junior club in my area

We can help you find the closest adult club to contact about junior opportunities or, start your own TBF Student Anglers Federation student club through your school. Just contact us and we'll help you get started!

Does TBF provide our TBF junior club with insurance?

Yes. TBF provides, as a membership benefit, the same insurance coverage for a junior clubs and junior members as we do for an adult clubs and adult members. Including $1 Million dollars of general liability cover, $10,000.00 of participant AD&D cover as well as excess medical coverage.  Read the insurance FAQ list for more info by clicking here.

When are the membership dues and club rosters due?

They are due at the same time as the adult clubs. (December 31 of each year) Getting these in on time is very important to us so that we can give you full benefit of your membership.

How much are the TBF junior dues?

Currently the basic TBF youth dues are only $5.00. The individual states may add a small state fee in addition to this amount. Your club will likely have a small club fee as well. TBF also has a youth premium membership for $25.00 that includes all the TBF benefits PLUS a 1 year membership to FLW Outdoors and the magazine as well as a gift pack full of goodies to help you catch more fish!

What is the TBF Student Anglers Federation in school national education program?

This is an educational program designed to introduce students to fishing and to show students the ever increasing career and educational opportunities through fishing. It also shows students how the basic elements of their education are used by tournament anglers every day out on the water and how you can use fishing and having fun to sharpen those basic skills that will help you later in life no matter what your career choice.

How can I get the TBF Student Anglers Federation program in my school

This relatively new program is designed to get students in schools across the country excited about fishing through our classroom DVD. In this program we encourage students in the Jr. High and High School age groups to get involved by forming school fishing clubs. Our program also adds purpose to their education by giving them real life examples how education items like math, science, and language arts are used by anglers out on the water every day. Combine that with a discussion on the ever increasing career opportunities that are being created by the sport and it gives students another great option for their after school time.  Contact us by clicking here for more information.

Past Youth Results