Landon McKnight and Julian Sosa-Carver will be fishing in the Cabela’s Bassmaster Federation Nation Western Divisional Junior Bassmaster competition in May, thanks to their performance last fall.
Unless you see B.A.S.S. tournament angler Carson Orellana, you’d never guess he’s just 16 years old.
Lance Freeman hopes for a return trip to the Junior Bassmaster World Championship (JWC) to defend his title but he has to win the Cabela’s Federation Nation Junior Bassmaster Southern Divisional at Lake Okeechobee first.
This Friday, the final day of the Cabela’s B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Southern Divisional, a younger generation of anglers will compete on Lake Okeechobee.
The Northwest Arkansas Junior Bassmasters learned about fishing and the business of being a pro when McClelland spoke to them.
As part of the annual junior tournament, the youth learned about preventing the spread of Eurasian milfoil and zebra mussels. They also competed hard for the title!
College freshman Mark Davis earned a $1,500 scholarship from the Alabama B.A.S.S. Federation Nation, and he'll use it to study civil engineering.
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.