The pair of young bass fishermen will move on to the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional in March.
The angler in the hot seat was changing constantly for both age groups because of all the fish they were catching, according to the state president, Frank Labanowski.
Third- and fourth-graders in the state are learning bass fishing alongside traditional school subjects.
The Illinois youngster thought his 7-9 was big — until he caught a 9-14 five hours later.
A team effort resulted in a boat that benefits fish and fisheries in Nevada and surrounding states.
Chris Carnes and Carson Orellana won, fighting low temperatures and a drenching rain.
But getting together with family and friends was what was important, pointed out the state’s youth director.
Dustin Bozeman and Luke Farmer take the win and are headed to the 2012 Southern Divisional.
Family and friends gathered to cheer on the young anglers who competed in the 2011 Junior World Championship .
A slow presentation from both anglers earned a win for the Mid-Atlantic and Southern Divisions.
Determination and skill have gotten these young anglers this far, but who will take home the winning trophy?