ELMER, La. — A junior at Oak Hill High School and member of the 2017 Bassmaster High School All-American program presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, Colby Miller has earned two wins in tournaments this year, including a 120 boat-field ALBC State Champion event and B.A.S.S. Nation State Championship on Toledo Bend. Miller also has three Top 5 finishes on his 2016-2017 résumé.
“Winning state championships in Louisiana have been the highlight of my fishing career,” Miller said. “I grew up fishing Toledo Bend, one of the best bass lakes in the world. And, my parents have supported me through everything, keeping me on the water.”
Miller frequently takes younger kids fishing in hopes they will carry on the sportfishing legacy, and he is an active member in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
“He is one of the founding members of the Oak Hill High School Bass Club,” wrote Brandon Cedus, teacher and coach at Oak Hill High School. “He has led his team to back-to-back Association of Louisiana Bass Clubs High School State Championships and is currently seeking his third.”
Bassmaster Elite Series pro Shane Lineburger partnered with Miller to participate in a special Bassmaster High School All-American Bass Tournament held in conjunction with the 2017 Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest benefiting the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department event.
“It’s pretty amazing to be named a High School All-American,” said Miller. “This has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
Read more about the Bassmaster High School All-American anglers on Bassmaster.com and look for their profiles in the September/October issue of Bassmaster magazine.