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2012 High School  Results


 2012 Washington State Bass Federation

High School State Championship
Bass Team State Championship



July 1, 2012 - Results from Columbia Point Marina at Tri Cities

Third Place Team
Chase Heaton & Logan Meredith
Nik Autry & David Slater
Second Place Team
Dakota Jones & Tanner Clark




High School


1 Nik Autry & David Slater University High School Titans 17.34 lbs
2 Tanner Clark & Dakota Jones Chiawana  High School River Hawks 15.75 lbs
3 Logan Meredith & Chase Heaton University High School Titans 9.68 lbs
4 Grant Green & Tristan Decker Kamiakin High School 5.42 lbs
5 Kody Brooks & Thomas Bainer Lake Stevens Vikings  


David Slater & Nik Autry Tanner Clark & Dakota Jones Chase Heaton & Logan Meredith
Tristan Decker  & Grant Green Kody Brooks & Thomas Bainer

Slater & Autrey Become First TBF Washington State High School Bass Team Champions

Nik Autrey four time state junior champion and David Slater two time junior champion, representing the University High School Titans used their combined knowledge and experience to win the first ever Washington State High School Bass Team Championship on the Columbia River with a weight of 17.34 lbs.

They out weighed second place finishers Dakota Jones, a three time State junior champion himself, along with his partner Tanner Clark representing the Chiawana High School River Hawks with a weight of 15.75 lbs to become Washington States first High School Bass Team Champions.

Third place went to the team of Logan Meredith & Chase Heaton also Titans from University High School, Fourth place was Grant Green & Tristan Decker of Kamiakin High School followed by fifth place finisher Kody Brooks & Thomas Bailer of Lake Stevens High School Vikings.

The Columbia river water level was high and flowing extremely fast with large mouth at the end of their spawn guarding fry and the small mouth transitioning out from bedding areas.

All the teams shared some of the common areas but at different times throughout the day.  First place finishers Autrey and Slater ran up the Snake River arm to begin their day early by targeting back waters off the river out of the heavy current flow.  They managed to hook a few fish on top water early and then moved out to the mouth of the river to pick up a 4.75 lb small mouth for their biggest fish.  From there they headed down river to Casey’s pond area to catch and cull fish to first place on an off shore rock pile.

Dakota Jones and Tanner Clark started at Casey’s pond targeting small mouth on roadbeds and isolated rock piles. They too later moved up river to the Yakima River arm and targeted largemouth in the shallow backwaters guarding fry to cull out a limit for a second place finish.

The rest of the five high school teams that competed worked up and down the river to upgrade their catch. It was a good turnout for the first Washington State High School Bass Team Championship, with local News coverage, and local sponsor support making it a success with the winners looking forward to the Western Conference Championship in September.


Slater & Autrey Off to the High School Western Conference Championship on Utah Lake

Washington State High School Champs Nik Autrey & David Slater to compete in the High School Western Conference Championship. Ten Western States High School Teams will go head to head on Utah Lake to earn a spot to compete at the High School National Championships. 
All High School Championships are held in conjunction with collegiate conference & national championships at a designated college and lake in the area.

                                     2012 High School Fishing Conference Championship Dates & Lakes Announced

High School Fishing State Champions advance to a Conference Championship, in conjunction with an FLW College Fishing Conference Championship this fall.  Boats are provided upon request.  Conference Champions receive trophies, commemorative jerseys and advance to the National Championship for the chance to win a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 per team member). Teams participating in the conference championships and National Championship also receive a travel allowance to help offset their expenses. For more information about the College Fishing Conference Championships – go to

Western Conference Championship: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming state champions    Date: 9/1/12   Lake: Utah Lake – UT


     David Slater--First High School State Champion Placed Second at Western State Conference Championship

David Slater had to compete by himself, as teammate Nik Autrey was unable to make the trip. Washington States high school team champion headed south to Utah Lake, Utah to compete against ten western state teams for a chance to fish for FLW’s National high school championship next spring.
David and his Uncle Dan Conrath started off their trip with some problems and more than a little excitement. Just north of Idaho Falls, Idaho with a wheel bearing failure that was hot enough to start a grass fire about 4 a.m. on day one. With extinguishers blasting and a lot of running around they managed to knock it down. Luckily uncle Dan had the forethought to carry an extra set of bearings, and two hours later they were on the road again.
Prefishing was a little slow as thunderstorms rolled through the area. Primarily a large mouth lake that had off colored water, very shallow with water temp at 73 degrees. They had to share the water with the college western conference championship competitors, so they fished a lot of used water, under tough conditions.
Crank baits were the bait of choice for the collegiate winners as David worked riprap in the marina areas with a sexy shad spinner bait to hook his fish.  David worked areas with deep-water channels close to the rocks.
The last day of competition brought 30 mile and hour wind gusts, with thunderstorms and four-foot rollers that pushed a lot of competitors off their best spots. David finished second just a couple of pounds behind another northwest team from Idaho.
David starts college soon but plans on fishing a few tournaments when he can, I expect to see his name at the top of a few leader boards locally and possibly at the collegiate national championship in the next couple of years. Great job David.

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