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2013 High School Results

 
 

 2013  Federation
State High School Bass Team Championship

 May 11th on Moses Lake
 

2013 High School Champions
Dustin Caldwell & Harris Turner

Place

Team

High School

# of Fish

Weight

      LM SM  
1 Harris Turner & Dustin Caldwell Moses Lake High - Chiefs 1 4 20.80 lbs
2 Joe Choiniere & Nathan Portch University High - Titans   5 19.38 lbs
3 Dakota Jones & Logan Meredith Mt. Spokane High - Wildcats   5 19.16 lbs
4 Carl Jackson & Brodie Trapp Tumwater High -Thunderbirds   5 18.20 lbs
5 Nicholas Shaber & Kelsey Shaber Central Valley - Bears 2 3 15.52 lbs
6 Cully Scroggins & Andre Davies R.A.Long High - Lumberjacks   5 9.66 lbs
7 Mason Mathews & Shawn Juhl Moses Lake High - Chiefs   4 6.87 lbs


 
   
2nd Place - Nathan Portch & Joe Choiniere with 5 Nice Smallies and Captain David Slater   3rd Place - Dakota Jones & Logan Meredith with 4 Nice Smallies   Brodie Trapp & Carl Jackson with 5 Nice Smallies & Captain Jeff Jackson
   
Kelsey & Nickolas Shaber with 4 Nice Fish including the Big Fish - a 5.35 # Largemouth   Cully Scroggins & Andre Davies with
5 Good Smallies
  Mason Mathews & Shawn Juhl with 4 Smallies & Captain Bruce Mathews
   
 Nathan Portch & Joe Choiniere with the 2nd Place Awards   Dustin Caldwell & Harris Turner
1st Place Awards
  Getting Ready to Go!


 

     Moses Lake Washington was the site of the second annual TBF/FLW High School Bass Team Championship.  Seven high schools from around the state had teams competing to win the title; Spokane area had three teams show up. Mt Spokane Wildcats, Central Valley Bears, University High Titans.

     Moses Lake had two teams representing the Moses Lake high school Chiefs, and teams as far away as Long View Washington, R.A. Long High School Lumberjacks and Tumwater high school Thunderbirds had teams ready to pit their skills against all comers to try and bring in the heaviest bag of fish to the scales.

     The weather had cooperated and been stable for about a week with exceptionally hot sunny clear days to push small mouth bass onto spawning beds with a number of large mouth pushed up fanning beds or locked on in some areas of the lake. The lake temperature was in the mid to high sixties with little or no wind through out the day, and made for great fishing conditions.

     All teams brought fish to the scale with, Moses Lake Chiefs team of Harris Turner and Dustin Caldwell managing to cull their way to the top of the group with a mixed bag of small mouth and large mouth to top the scale at 20.80 lbs for first place. Local lake knowledge was sure to have helped find the right fish to win. Second place went to Spokane’s University High School Titans team of Joe Choiniere and Nathan Portch who weighed in 19.38 lbs with a challenge for second from Mt Spokane High Wildcats Dakota Jones and Logan Meredith who placed third with 19.16 lbs.

    Fourth place went to the Tumwater Thunderbird team of Carl Jackson and Brodie Trapp of Selah who weighed in 18.20 lbs, fifth place went to a Central Valley brother sister team from Spokane, Nicholas Shaber who is this years Junior State Champion and also weighed big fish of the tournament, a 5.36 lb large mouth bass, and sister Kelsey who finished fifth at the junior tournament. They weighed in 15.52 lbs.

    Sixth went to R.A. Long High School Lumberjacks Cully Scroggins & Andre Davies who weighed in 9.77 lbs, with Seventh place taken by another Moses Lake Chief team of Mason Mathews & Shawn Juhl who weighed in 6.87 lbs competing in their first tournament.

    Winning team will move on the Western Conference Championship held this fall in conjunction with the Collegiate Western conference championship against six other State champions. Winners of the conference will move on to the High School National Championship in conjunction with the Collegiate National Championship with an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funds.

     Thanks go out to Cascade Marine, Tom & Roxanne Tweed, Pot Holes bass club, sponsors, Three Rivers marine, Interstate Batteries, Cabela’s, Big Hawg Baits, Spokane Valley Marine and all the team boat captains Bruce Mathews, David Slater, Dan Keele, Craig Shaber, Jeff Jackson, Jarris Turner, Randy (Zip) Decker. Additional information can be found at (www.highschoolfishing.org) or Washington State Bass Federation website (www.wabass.org) in the youth section.  
 
 


 

STATE CHAMPIONS FINISH 5TH

Dustin Caldwell & Harris Turner 2013 Washington State high school team champions, from Moses Lake High School finished in 5th place at the Western Conference Championship held at Clear Lake California October 13th.  Six western state high school teams competed for a chance to go to the national championship to be held this spring. Arizona took top honors with a heavy one-day weight of 23 lbs 11oz.
Harris Turner said they were in the right place with a number of the teams that finished at the top. And said they were fishing the right baits that won the tournament, but just couldn’t get the bigger fish to bite. Water temperature was in the mid 60s with fish relating to ledges close to deeper water in 9-12 feet.  They also worked rock piles that are prevalent throughout the lake.
The weather was ideal for the fall, and even though they didn’t finish on top, Dustin did catch a nice large mouth close to six pounds that was his personal best. Article and results along with weigh in video can be seen on the high school national web site. (Highschoolfishing.org)

Great job to both Dustin and Harris for their efforts and fishing abilities to do so well and represent the Bass Federation and Washington State.

Next years State high school team championship will be in May on Moses Lake again. So get your team together and check our federation web site for updated information. (wabass.org) (Youth section)