Poulin/Parker Win Androscoggin River CMPR Event
1. Bryce Poulin - Aiden Parker boat captain Keith Poulin total; 89.5"
2. Issac Gammon - Evan Grady boat captain - Mike Gammon total; 86.75"
3. Theron Corliss - Colton Dube boat captain - Charlie Wilson total; 80.5"
4. Zach Morris - Carter Oconell boat captain - Heath Morris total; 75.5"
5. Alex Grimaldi - Beret Perkins boat captain - Brady Ouellette total; 74.75"
6. Cameron Smith - Richard Johnson boat captain - Ronnie Smith total; 74"
7. Jack Elston - Chaz Elston boat captain - Alex Elston total; 59.25"
8. Ethan Boardman - Logan Gove boat captain - Jason Kervin total; 58"
9. Lilly Belanger boat captain - Charlie Sawyer total; 27"
Androscoggin River, Turner Host High School Tournament on July 26
The first High School and Junior tournament for the year will be held on Sunday July 26th on the Androscoggin River in Turner. This will start from the Gulf Island Pond public boat launch like most events there but will start off a bit different from a normal tournament. To avoid large gatherings so that we comply with state guidelines teams will be launched as they arrive and register. There will be a designated ‘lines in’ time when fishing will start and will rely on the honor system so no one starts early.
There will be fishing through a six-hour period and each fish will need to be measured, photographed, then released. In addition to taking the photo the boat captain will also send it in to the tournament organizer through a text along with the information that was measured and also filled in on your score sheets. This will all be tabulated as we go and will need to correspond to the sheet you turn in at the end of the tournament. Most all other tournament rules that have been in place for youth events will apply.
There will be a ‘lines out’ time designated six hours from lines in and fishing must stop. Teams will then proceed back to the start location and will load up, get your weed inspection, turn in your score sheets, then leave the area.
Results will be posted as soon as possible and awards will be handed out at the dinner that follows the championship tournament in September.
Please remember that your 2020 Bassmaster dues and your 2020 Nation dues is due before July 31st to be eligible for the State Championship in September, and the 2021 National Championship. The event is for High School and Junior anglers and teams. Club Dues, (Nation Portion) if you are not a current paid member of the MEBASS High School team it is $10 per member and can be turned in on the 26th at the tournament. If a Junior member is not already part of an established club they can join the L/A Junior Bassmasters club (also $10) at the tournament as well. Bassmaster memberships can be easily obtained online and are discounted for High Schoolers and Juniors (current BASS #’s will be needed). In addition to the dues for the teams there will be a fee for this tournament of $20 per team to cover the costs of trophies, tech support, etc. This will be further assessed and fees at future events adjusted to meet our needs. High School and Junior Youth teams should start now to secure their boats/captains for the tournament. If you have difficulty locating one you can message us on the state website or Facebook pages and we can try to help. (Teams have had some luck contacting adult club representatives and inquiring.) The tournament will be coming right up so get right on this if you don’t already have a captain committed. July 26th, Androscoggin River, teams may launch as early as 630am but fishing starts at 8am. Fishing stops at 1pm and teams should be loaded up by 230pm. Boat captains will need to have a phone that can send photos/texts.
You must bring your own measuring device that measures in at least 1/4 inch intervals. We are looking into an App that we can use to log our catch.
Hope to see lots of you there. Dave Trask, Youth Director, Maine B.A.S.S. Nation.
Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Series presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors
Oct. 18-24, High School National Championship, Location TBA
Maine High School Fishing Program
The B.A.S.S. High School Nation is a new program that will help shape the future of the sport, one high school club at a time. The High School clubs will enjoy camaraderie and competition, as well as education and conservation programs. ...
As part of the B.A.S.S. High School Nation, young anglers can compete in the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Opens and compete in State Championships to qualify for the B.A.S.S. High School Nation Championship, the first of which was held in 2014.
2019 High School Champions - (L to R) 2nd Place team Sean Quinn, Kyle Tilton, 1st Place team Colby Carrier, Tyler Williams
Hosted by Somerset Bassmasters are Individual Opens
Qualifying Events hosted by Somerset Bassmasters are Individual Opens. The Individual Opens that are hosted by Somerset Bassmasters can be used as Qualifying Events for Junior and High School Teams. The term Individual Open, means that the boaters are competing against the other boaters, and the non boaters against the other non boaters. The boater can also function as a boat captain for a high school or junior team.
Junior and High School Teams with a volunteer boat captain do not need to pay an entry fee unless they wish to compete against the other non boaters in the Junior or High School division, and the boat captain does not need to compete separately in the event unless he wants to.
The entry fees for those choosing to compete for prize money are: $25 per person (or $25 Per Junior/HS team) Entry fee distribution is as follows: $10 to the division winner, $5 to the division 2nd place, $5 to the division lunker, and the final $5 to pay for the permit (if there are enough entries after $55 is collected for the permit then the last $5 goes to the respective third places)
The Junior or High School team would enter in the non boater division with the a five fish team limit. Junior or High School anglers who don't have a teammate can fish alone as a non boater in the event and it would still qualify as a fished tournament for championship purposes. (The anglers eventual Championship partner will have to have fished a qualifying event as well)
B.A.S.S. High School
2019 HS State Champion Teams Advancing to Nationals
Colby Carrier / Tyler Williams 5 bass 15.20
Sean Quinn / Kyle Tilton 5 bass 13.60
High School State Championship Info
September 27, 2020 Pleasant Pond
Headquarters: Gardiner Sportsmans Club