Alabama high school fishing teams swept the first five places in the Bassmaster High School Southern Open on Chickamauga Lake on Saturday, April 29 in an event that saw a number of B.A.S.S. records fall.
A field of 347 boats competed in the event that will send the top-35 teams to the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship on June 19-24 on Kentucky Lake in Paris, Tenn. The 347 boats was the biggest field on any level in Bassmaster history.
Springville High School anglers Logan Henderson and Steven Swann, fishing from a boat captained by AON contributor Kenny Pannell, won the event with a five-fish limit of 24-lbs., 1-oz. That catch was the largest ever in a B.A.S.S. high school event. Their catch was buoyed by an 8-lb., 3-oz. largemouth.
Colton Williams and Chase Taylor of the Good Hope Fishing Team finished second with 22-11, and...