The top angler in each of the two age groups, 11 to 14 and 15 to 18, advance to the Bassmaster Junior World Championship, Oct. 27, near Decatur, Ala.
Chase Heaton, 18, found solace in bass fishing during his battle with Hodgkin's, and he's now fishing for fun through his recovery.
A newcomer and a veteran were the age group winners of the Junior Bassmasters segment of the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Northern Divisional on the Mississippi River.
These Junior Bassmasters struggle with the same problem as the pros, but keep a good attitude.
Alabama's Lake Logan Martin was full of children this week during the YMCA's Camp Cosby. B.A.S.S. Staff and Elite Series pros helped teach the kids how to fish.
Jaxon Golightly said he just can't wait until he's old enough to advance.
Bring a child up fishing, and you'll have a fisherman for life. That's the theme of this gallery, made up of photos contributed by B.A.S.S. Facebook fans.
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts kept Antonio “Go Go” Gomez on the go again this spring during a Chuck Wagon Cubarama and Camporee.
See how the Federation anglers finish out Day Three of the 2012 Central Divisional.
Two young Louisiana anglers prove that teamwork can reel in the trophy.