DAYTON — The Walker Valley Bass Club finished in sixth place in the 2014 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship Saturday on Chickamauga Lake.
Cole Sands and Caden Watson met the five-bass limit, which weighed in at 18 pounds, 12 ounces.
The 2014 Tennessee State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12.
The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour.
The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark., July 15-19.
At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.
The top 12 teams on Chickamauga Lake that advanced to the conference championship were:
1st: Waverly Central – Dylan Fuller and Caleb Conrad, five bass, 25-7.
2nd: Soddy Daisy – Elijah Cartwright and Jacob Thomas, five bass, 23-6.
3rd: Soddy Daisy – Alyssa Coleman and Erica Abigail, five bass, 23-2.
4th: Wildcat Angler Bass Club – Saxton Long and Triston Crowder, five bass, 22-10.
5th: Rhea County – Shane Broadwell and Bryce Travis, five bass, 20-7.
6th: Walker Valley Bass Club – Cole Sands and Caden Watson, five bass, 18-12.
7th: Lawrence County – Dylan True and Kallen Rochelle, five bass, 17-0.
8th: Dickson County – Nolan Christian and Hunter Pewitt, five bass, 15-8.
9th: Karns – Jake Lee and Corey Brooks, five bass, 15-7.
10th: Warren County – Hunter Bouldin and David Jaco, five bass, 15-1
11th: Central High School – A.J. Barnes and Gavin Ainslie, five bass, 14-8.
12th: Rhea County – Dillan Moore and Kenneth Clark, five bass, 13-14.