High School: Open registration

Registration is underway for the Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open. It’s 1:30 p.m. and the teams already are lined up.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Registration is underway for the Costa Bassmaster High School Southern Open. It’s 1:30 p.m. and the teams already are lined up.
Reid Mann (left) and partner Jantzen Leonard are freshmen at Guntersville High School. The hometown school has 10 members on the team.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Reid Mann (left) and partner Jantzen Leonard are freshmen at Guntersville High School. The hometown school has 10 members on the team.
The front of the line is where the registration process begins at Guntersville City Harbor.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The front of the line is where the registration process begins at Guntersville City Harbor.
The tournament is big enough for the B.A.S.S. to double in size. Max Leatherwood, who normally works the Bassmaster Elite Series, is here to hand out important items.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The tournament is big enough for the B.A.S.S. to double in size. Max Leatherwood, who normally works the Bassmaster Elite Series, is here to hand out important items.
Those are raffle tickets, dinner coupons and decals.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Those are raffle tickets, dinner coupons and decals.
Registration documents pile up as Emily Hand checks in the teams.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Registration documents pile up as Emily Hand checks in the teams.
The Rehobeth Bass Club of Rehobeth, Ala., checks in. The school and namesake town are near Dothan. The team brings eight boats to the tournament.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The Rehobeth Bass Club of Rehobeth, Ala., checks in. The school and namesake town are near Dothan. The team brings eight boats to the tournament.
Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney of Benton High School in Illinois are here. The team is the defending champion from the 2016 Costa Bassmaster High School Classic held in Tulsa.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney of Benton High School in Illinois are here. The team is the defending champion from the 2016 Costa Bassmaster High School Classic held in Tulsa.
The team from Arab High School in nearby Arab takes a moment before heading to registration.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The team from Arab High School in nearby Arab takes a moment before heading to registration.
Cullman High School is not far from the tournament location. The team calls Guntersville it’s home lake.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Cullman High School is not far from the tournament location. The team calls Guntersville it’s home lake.
The Slocomb Bass Team from Slocomb traveled from southern Alabama to fish the tournament.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The Slocomb Bass Team from Slocomb traveled from southern Alabama to fish the tournament.
Campbell County High School of Lafollette, Tenn., has high hopes for the tournament.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Campbell County High School of Lafollette, Tenn., has high hopes for the tournament.
Madison County High School of Gurley, Ala., is one of the many teams represented by the home state.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Madison County High School of Gurley, Ala., is one of the many teams represented by the home state.
The tournament has high school record 350 boats registered for the competition on April 15.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The tournament has high school record 350 boats registered for the competition on April 15.
Headland High School of Alabama waits its turn to register. So many teams are signed up that everyone has a designated time.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Headland High School of Alabama waits its turn to register. So many teams are signed up that everyone has a designated time.
Piedmont High School of Piedmont, Ala., is fishing it’s first high school Bassmaster Open event.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Piedmont High School of Piedmont, Ala., is fishing it’s first high school Bassmaster Open event.
Lisa Talmadge of the Shimano Experience talks to student anglers about rod actions, reels and fishing tactics.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Lisa Talmadge of the Shimano Experience talks to student anglers about rod actions, reels and fishing tactics.
Spann Park High School of Hoover, Ala., is one of many schools nearby the tournament fishery. The school is in a suburb of Birmingham.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Spann Park High School of Hoover, Ala., is one of many schools nearby the tournament fishery. The school is in a suburb of Birmingham.
A Costa-branded Yeti cooler is one of the $3,000 in raffle items about to be given away. The reel must be earned. It’s the Abu Garcia Revo SX that goes to the angler catching the big bass of the tournament.
Photo: Craig Lamb - A Costa-branded Yeti cooler is one of the $3,000 in raffle items about to be given away. The reel must be earned. It’s the Abu Garcia Revo SX that goes to the angler catching the big bass of the tournament.
The trophies are lined up with a lot of hopes and dreams on the line at Lake Guntersville.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The trophies are lined up with a lot of hopes and dreams on the line at Lake Guntersville.
Each contestant gets to choose from Berkley Skinny Clutter 110+, Digger 8.5 and other crankbaits perfect for ledge fishing on Guntersville.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Each contestant gets to choose from Berkley Skinny Clutter 110+, Digger 8.5 and other crankbaits perfect for ledge fishing on Guntersville.
The Berkley crankbaits are lined up for the choosing by contestants. The registration time frame is epic, just like the size of the competition. It will take about 3 hours to get everyone signed in.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The Berkley crankbaits are lined up for the choosing by contestants. The registration time frame is epic, just like the size of the competition. It will take about 3 hours to get everyone signed in.
Sponsor Alley features Toyota merchandise and more from other top brands.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Sponsor Alley features Toyota merchandise and more from other top brands.
Teams line up to sign up for the Lowrance Varsity Rewards. By uploading Lowrance sonar logs you can create lake maps that can yield multiple rewards.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Teams line up to sign up for the Lowrance Varsity Rewards. By uploading Lowrance sonar logs you can create lake maps that can yield multiple rewards.
Tom Branch of Lowrance explains the Varsity Rewards program. It’s a three-step Insight Genesis process to earn rewards for mapping lakes.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Tom Branch of Lowrance explains the Varsity Rewards program. It’s a three-step Insight Genesis process to earn rewards for mapping lakes.
Laura Ann Foshee helps teammates from Gardendale High School sign up for the program. Foshee was a member of the 2015 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. On a bass fishing scholarship she will attend Savannah College of Art and Design.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Laura Ann Foshee helps teammates from Gardendale High School sign up for the program. Foshee was a member of the 2015 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team. On a bass fishing scholarship she will attend Savannah College of Art and Design.
The team from Athens, Ala., High School is the first in line to choose from the Berkley crankbaits and go through Sponsor Alley.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The team from Athens, Ala., High School is the first in line to choose from the Berkley crankbaits and go through Sponsor Alley.
The anglers begin filing through the line to pick up sponsor products, enjoy dinner and then meeting.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The anglers begin filing through the line to pick up sponsor products, enjoy dinner and then meeting.
The tournament field is divided into 10 flights of boats. The tournament begins at 6 a.m. with check-in time beginning at 2 p.m.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The tournament field is divided into 10 flights of boats. The tournament begins at 6 a.m. with check-in time beginning at 2 p.m.
After passing through the sponsor line the anglers are treated to dinner.
Photo: Craig Lamb - After passing through the sponsor line the anglers are treated to dinner.
That meal is provided courtesy of the Marshall County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Photo: Craig Lamb - That meal is provided courtesy of the Marshall County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Two anglers from Hartselle High School and Hayden High School might be rivals but the tournament is where they are friends.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Two anglers from Hartselle High School and Hayden High School might be rivals but the tournament is where they are friends.
The team from Rhea County High School in Dayton is just upstream on another hot Tennessee River fishery. That is Lake Chickamauga.
Photo: Craig Lamb - The team from Rhea County High School in Dayton is just upstream on another hot Tennessee River fishery. That is Lake Chickamauga.
Some teams have dinner on the water.
Photo: Craig Lamb - Some teams have dinner on the water.
While the Auburn Anglers of Auburn High School in Alabama tailgate.
Photo: Craig Lamb - While the Auburn Anglers of Auburn High School in Alabama tailgate.