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Edmonds, WA  98026


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2013 Junior Angler State Championship Results
from Lake Roosevelt on 4/28/13

The Participants

Max Hamack  -  Age 11 - 14 State Champion

Nickolas Shaber - Age 15 - 18 State Champion


Age 11 - 14 Standings


Age 15 - 18 Standings



 # Fish

Big Fish


1 Max Hamack 2 2.41 3.99
2 Mark Omlin 0    
2 Trevor Huff 0    



 # Fish

Big Fish


1 Nickolas Shaber 5 5.67 15.38
2 Cully Scroggins 5 3.19 11.41
3 Kody Brooks 2 1.85 3.22
4 Carl Jackson 2 1.57 3.00
5 Kelsey Shaber 1 1.97 1.97
6 Nathan Porch 0    
6 Brodie Trapp 0    


Nickolas Shaber Cully Scroggins Max Hamack
Kody Brooks Carl Jackson Kelsey Shaber
The Awards   Dave Bruggman & Keith Brooks
  Boats returning for the Weigh In  
  Morning Livewell Check The Boat Drivers
The Sun Glasses' Winners 2nd Place Tie        Age 11-14 2nd Place       Age 15 - 18
  3rd Place      Age 15 - 18  

Nicholas Shaber & Max Hamack took advantage of good weather to win Washington States' Bass Federation Junior State Championship held on Lake Roosevelt that launched out of Spring Canyon. Both Nicholas and Max will be representing Washington State at the Junior World Bass Fishing Championship held this year at Caddo Lake in Louisiana this August.

Nicholas Shaber who won the 15-18 year old bracket worked primarily a football head jig and hula grub to catch most of his fish. Time of the year and water temps in the low 50s had fish in the pre-spawn and wanting to move shallow.

   Nicholas concentrated most of his time in a large flat off the main lake area, with a main lake drop off and points extending into those areas holding fish. He noticed other boats were working the area and recognized one boat on a fishing spot that his sister Kelsey was fishing, who was also competing for the championship and finished in fifth place.

 Nicholas later fished the spot and caught a fish from it that weighed big fish for the tournament, just fisherman’s luck I guess he said. He has fished for the State Title a couple of times and been at the top of the leader board, this year he won it all.

   Max Hamack became a two time State Champion in the 11-14 year old age bracket, having won in 2011, He too worked main lake point close to deeper water anticipating pre-spawn conditions. Max worked a variety of lure looking for a reaction bite, but settled on two that seemed to get the fish he needed to win. Max worked a single tall grub and swam it along from shallow to deep to hook fish, along with a jerk bait to get the bites he needed in the cooler water. Max said they covered a lot of water and bites came throughout the day. I just kept casting and hoping for the next fish.

  A big thanks goes out to the boaters who donate their time and boats to help make this event successful, Craig Shaber, Jason Portch, Brandon Huff, Tom Melowitz, Steve Hastings along with local sponsors  Ranger boats of Spokane Valley Marine, Washington National Guard, Cabela’s, and Big Hawg Baits.