C.A.S.T. for Kids

Hi everyone,
If you are not familiar with C.A.S.T for Kids visit there website here 
The Lake Bastrop C.A.S.T. for Kids event being held on May 6, 2017 is in need of boat captains and we hope you will consider getting involved.
our event provides an opportunity for 40 participants from the local area to enjoy the experience of fishing.  We supply each participant with a t-shirt, tackle box, fishing pole, & worms.  All of which they get to keep.  Each participant is fitted with a life vest for the event as well.  Participants will have at least one guardian with them while on the boat.  

The days events look something like this:

7:00 – 7:45am Boat Captain Registration and Boat Launching / Breakfast Tacos, donuts, coffee will be available
7:45 – 8:00am Safety Meeting for Boat Captains
8:00 – 9:00am Participants begin registration and are immediately matched up with a Boat Captain.  Photo to be taken, at a designated location, of Participant and Boat Captain before leaving on the boat.  (Picture will be placed in a plaque which is presented to the participant by the Boat Captain at the end of the event)
8:00 – 11:00 Fishing time.   Please try to be back on shore by 11am so we can get everyone in the Group Photo.
11:00 Group Photo 
11:30am – Lunch provided.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, & drinks.
12:00pm – Plaque presentation.  Event ends once all participants have been presented with their plaque.

You can access registration at http://castforkids.org/event/lakebastrop/  Scroll down to the “Register as Boat Captain” button.  You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration.

Each Boat Captain will receive a C.A.S.T. t-shirt.  T-shirts must be ordered 6 weeks before the event. Please register before March 23, 2017, to ensure you are able to receive your t-shirt size.  Unfortunately, if you register after March 23, 2017, shirts will be available but sizes cannot be guaranteed.   

If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at 512-899-4165 or on my cell phone at 512-284-0137.  I would be happy to help in any way.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kim Parish
Boat Captain Coordinator

 

FLW Announces the Texas Open

 

Enter the Texas Open Today!

Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and The Bass Federation now offer 76 High School Fishing tournaments from New York to California, including an exciting new series of 24 High School Fishing Opens that advance teams directly to the High School Fishing National Championship for the chance to win $10,000 in scholarships.

Register now for the Texas Open on Lake O’ the Pines to be held Saturday, April 1 in Marshall, TX. The tournament is open to all Student Angler Federation (SAF) members regardless of residence, and there is no entry fee.

This event is hosted by:
Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau and East Texas Baptist University
The top 10 percent of the field will advance to the 2017 High School Fishing National Championship held June 27-July 1 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, AL. The National Championship is held in conjunction with the High School Fishing World Finals at the same location.

If your SAF membership has expired, you can renew at www.flwfishing.com or by calling FLW customer service at 270.252.1000. We are also happy to process your tournament entry by phone. SAF membership is just $25 per year and includes both FLW and TBF membership plus a digital subscription to FLW Bass Fishing magazine. If you prefer a print subscription, the cost is $35.

If you have any questions or need help starting a club at your school, please contact me, FLW National Youth Director, Scott Ellison, at 270.252.1584 or scott.ellison@flwfishing.com.

I look forward to seeing you on the water soon.

Sincerely,
Scott Ellison

Texas Open
Registration – Friday, March 31, 2017 – Includes meal, prizes and guest speaker
Competition – Saturday, April 1, 2017
Lake O’ the Pines
Lakeside Recreation Area
5177 FM 726
Jefferson, TX 75657
Tournament Director – Dave Maxfield

FAN HSF Lake Travis Results

The City of Jonestown TX and Jones Brothers Park hosted the second FAN HSF qualifier on Lake Travis October 29th. We were blessed with a beautiful fall day with morning tempatures in the mid 60’s and mid 80’s for the afternoon weigh in.
62 teams assended onto Jones Borthers Park for the second tournament of the season and a chance to qualify for the Chase for the Championship with over $6000 in Scholarship funds and the coveted Berkley Select Anglers of the Year Award. 

CHECK OUT THE LAKE TRAVIS WRAP UP ON FAN TV HERE

CHASE FOR THE CHAMPIONS and The Berkley Select Anlgers of the Year Standings
 
Parker Wagner and Cameron Reagon from Lake Travis High School take back to back victories with another win on Laker Travis with only 3 bass including the 7.26 pound Kistler Big Bass for a total weight of 10.97 pounds and currently lead the Berkley AOY chase.

“Because Lake Travis is our home lake, we were able to pre-fish quite a few times. We found that most of the fish were staging on main lake points with shelves and hitting topwater spooks any time of the day. Tournament morning, we were confident in the spook and the spots we had found, but after throwing the spook for about an hour, we had only caught one keeper and knew that we had to change our approach. We switched to a Texas rigged beaver tail craw and fished wind-blown points that we had found pre fishing. One of our first bites on the craw was the 7.26 lb bass that was on a spot that we knew had good fish on it. The day really slowed down after that, we caught lots of 13.5 in. bass, but none over 14 until 20 min before weigh in. We ended the day with only 3 keepers in the well, but one of them being a kicker. Cameron and I were fortunate enough to win the tournament, but at the end of the day we need to give the glory to God and be thankful for the opportunity that he has given us. Thank you to Faith Angler Network for hosting the event and to all of our sponsors who make these amazing opportunities possible” Stated Parker Wagner
Parker and Cameron took home two beautiful trophies and Abu Garcia Vendetta casting rods with Abu Garcia Pro Max reels, PLUS the Kistler Big Bass Award for that beautiful 7.69 largemouth bass – Captain Todd Wagener won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $50 Academy Gift Card and a Co-Branded FAN/Academy Magellan Fishing Shirt – GREAT JOB GUYS….
 
 
Braxton Worry and Cody Buerkle from Round Rock HS took second place honors with a 5 fish limit weighing 9.72 pounds

    

They each took home an Abu Garcia Pro Max Low Profile Casting Rod and Reel Combo and a second place trophy 

Coming in third from Magnolia West HS was the team of Aaron Batten and Trevor Don with 4 fish at 9.48 pounds


“We caught over 40 fish that day but the hard part was getting bigger fish. We started off the day fishing in a creek about half way in. Within the first couple of casts we immediately started to get blow ups. I was throwing a topwater popper with an Ardent Apex Tournament reel. The fish would come up schooling all around us, but what we found was that the bigger fish seemed to be hanging around the flood bushes in shallower water. We got our first three keepers by 8:30. Then after the topwater bite shut off it was a struggle. We kept catching fish on pretty much anything. I caught a few on the Gambler Lures Super Stud White Lightning. Then we started fishing floating marinas throwing slow sinking type baits. I was throwing a wacky work and my partner was using a weightless senko Texas rigged.  The fish would be suspended right under the floating pilings. That’s how we got our 4th keeper for the day. The type of marina docks that we were targeting were the old Styrofoam floating docks and the fish seemed to be attached to those more than other docks. Then we ended the day on a school of fish but they were all short fish coming from the school. And we wouldn’t have been able to fish this tournament if it wasn’t for Meeks Outboard Services. Our motor had a small oil leak and we took to those guys and they did a great job on working with us to get the boat back in time for the tournament.” Said Aaron. 
They each won a large Berkley PowerBait Tackle Bag and a pair of third place trophies

Tournament Stats
Total Teams: 62
Total Fish: 120 Ave.            Fish per Team: 1
Total Released: 117             Ave. Weight per Team: 3.66
Total Fish Weight: 223.47    Ave. Weight per Fish: 1.86

Wrapping up the top 10 teams:
4 Harrison Babbitt – Titus Hall –          LT               8.73
5 Casey Aubin – Daniel Cauley –        TBA           8.14
6 Ethan Bratton – Jacob Lambert –      RR           7.93  
7 Salvador Alanis – Marcelo Alanis –    LT            7.91  
8 Cameron Carter – Dawson Jones –   Magnolia 7.50
9 Hunter Amidon – Justin Andrade –     Bowie      7.26
10 Braeten Weyel – Tucker Weyel –     STBC       7.13

 
You can see all the results and photos in the tournament section HERE
 

This event would not be possible without the volunteers and staff that put everything together, from helping check in, set up, cook hotdogs, launch boats, park trucks, merchandising and getting it all back into the trailer. Thank you sincerely: Justin Rieger, Mary Anderson, Colt Anderson, Doug, Valerie and CJ Cruts, Jon Sigman, Stephanie Cook, John Hyndman, and the many others that jumped in to assist.

 

Captain Incentives and Awards

Captains are essential to the success of our High School Fishing program and we are honored to be able to recognize them with some great sponsor products and incentives.
 

Winning the Academy Sports and Outdoors Captain Drawing $50 gift card was Johnny Dueker

Winning the FAN/Academy Co-Branded Magellan Fishing Shirt was Steve Barbin 


 

Winning the Berkley Captain Drawing for a Berkley Power Battery Pack – $49.00 Value Pack  Lorne Itz

 

Winning the SuperNova Captain Drawing for a SuperNova Nav Kit – $89.00 Value was Steve Knowles

 
 
We would like to thank all of our 2016/17 Sponsors and Supporters and ask that you give them a chance to earn your business when the opportunity arises.

Faith Angler Network is a 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events/ Professional Run Bass Tournaments

FAN High School Fishing Series Qualifier # 2 heads to Lake Travis

For Immediate Release
From:  Faith Angler Network
RE:  FAN High School Fishing Series
October 17,2016
Contact: info@faithanglernetwork.com

FAN High School Fishing Series Qualifier # 2 heads to Lake Travis 


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After a record breaking turnout for the season opener on Lake Buchanan the Lake Travis team of Parker Wagner and Cameron Reagan earned the win and are currently leading the the Berkley Select Angler race. Every qualifying event is critical for top finishes and points. Lake Travis leaves the door wide open to anyone and  one step closer to the Chase for the Champions with over $6,000 in scholarships and prizes.

Fall fishing in Central Texas has always been one of the best times of the years to catch fish and with its 18,622 surface acres at 100% full, Lake Travis is sure to produce lots of good bass and possibly set some records for some lucky student anglers.

Check out our video of Jones Brothers Park and what to expect Saturday morning HERE

Where-
Jones Brother Park
Lakeside Dr, Leander, TX 78645
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When-
Check in will start at 5:30am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light
Weigh in will be at 2PM– You must be checked in at the check station on the beach by 2PM or will be counted late.

Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with no more than two team members and each team member must be a TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) member. In addition to the one time FAN High School Fishing Series Membership of $10.00 per individual. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form.

How to Register

Must Register by October 26th

Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration only.  Late registrations will be accepted Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration

ALSO CHECK OUT THE HOW TO REGISTER VIDEO HERE

Register online HERE

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE

Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Abu Garcia, Berkley, and Havoc, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1200.00 in prizes

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card plus an Academy Magellan Co-Branded Fishing Shirt plus drawing from Berkley and SuperNova

FAN HS Lake Buchanan Results

FAN HS Fishing Series sets a record with 60 teams participating at the season opener on Lake Buchanan in the 2016/17 Chase for the Champions.

CHECK OUT THE LAKE BUCHANAN WRAP ON FAN TV HERE

60 teams arrived at Llano County Park on a early warm and muggy Saturday Fall morning to put their strategies to the test and seek those important points and begin the Chase for the Championship with over $6000 in Scholarship funds and the coveted Berkley Anglers of the Year Award.
After the pre-launch prayer, national anthem and safety check the 120 anglers and their captains took off to put those strategies and test their skills on the recently filled Lake Buchanan reservoir.

Taking the win and the points in the first qualifier was the team of Parker Wagner and Cameron Reagan from Lake Travis High School with 13.84 pounds including the Kistler Big Bass at 7.69 pounds

“My dad and I had never fished on the lake before, so we decided that we should pre-fish the lake and get an understanding of how the lake looks and fishes. While pre-fishing we spent most of our time in the submerged timber and had an extremely hard time catching fish. We caught 2 fish in in 2 days’ of fishing on Lake Buchanan. Tournament day we understood that we needed to use the information that we had discovered while pre-fishing in order to have success. If they aren’t in deep trees, they might be in shallow rocks. Early morning we caught a keeper on a senko on a shallow flat of rocks. We knew we needed to turn this bite into some sort of pattern, so we continued to throw senkos on the flat and caught a few more fish. We had found a pattern, and used google images to find structure similar to what we had caught the fish on. After the senko bite slowed down, we switched to baby brush hogs and caught a few more fish on our pattern. Near the end of the tournament we had 4 small keepers in the live well and knew that we needed a bigger fish to have a chance to place. We went farther north up the lake and an hour and a half before the end of the day we were fortunate enough to set the hook into an 8 pound bass. This tournament I learned how to find and fish a pattern, the importance of learning a lake before fishing it, and that you never know when you can catch a big one. I would also like to take a moment to thank Faith Angler Network for hosting the event and all of our sponsors for making these events possible. Stated Parker Wagner

Parker and Cameron took home two beautiful trophies and Abu Garcia Vendetta casting rods with Abu Garcia Pro Max reels, PLUS the Kistler Big Bass Award for that beautiful 7.69 largemouth bass – Captain Todd Wagener won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $50 Academy Gift Card and a Co-Branded FAN/Academy Magellan Fishing Shirt – GREAT JOB GUYS….

Earning the second place spot was the team of Tanner Patterson and Alex Cantrell from Bowie High School with a 11.15 pound limit

We started off in a cove throwing top waters and didn’t have much luck. We moved to an area with some rocks and switched to jigs. Tanner’s grandfather, our Captain – Bob Schernik – a resident of Lake Buchanan, knew of some areas on the lake and we moved around and threw some jigs later in the morning and that is when things started to happen. Tanner caught 4 fish, 2 of the largest ones, back to back. We saw a fish jumping and Alex was able to throw a spook on top of it and caught our fifth fish. We both just did what we know and love to do and gave it 110%. As freshman, we are happy with our finish and excited to be a part of the Faith Angler Network!   

They each took home an Abu Garcia Pro Max Low Profile Casting Rod and Reel Combo and a second place trophy

Coming in third also from Lake Travis HS was the team of Abbi Gass and Anna McDonough with a 5 fish limit weighing 9.13 pounds.

Saturday was a blast! Some of my main winning strategies would be practicing and pre-fishing and just getting the right mindset for the tournament throughout the week/weeks before it! Also before tournaments I pray and just give all the glory to God and that keeps me encouraged to try my best as well as keep a happy attitude whether I do good or bad! Also throughout the tournament if a technique doesn’t work I try and brainstorm with my uncle about more spots and baits and colors that might work to get some fish in the boat! —  I love you guys and the spirit y’all carry! It’s amazing to see the love all of you have for God and see y’all acting out and doing these tournaments for us through y’al’s faith! The tournaments are always so great and organized and all the people are so nice and encouraging! It’s so incredible and I’m happy to be a part of it! 

They each won a large Berkley PowerBait Tackle Bag and a pair of third place trophies.

TOURNAMENT STATS

Total Teams: 60
Total Fish: 87 Ave. Fish per Team: 1
Total Released: 82 94%         Ave. Weight per Team: 3.00
Total Fish Weight: 179.72    Ave. Weight per Fish: 2.07

Wrapping up the top 10 teams:
4 Eston Hamilton – Noah Biebelhausen      Lake Travis                  8.85
5 Aaron Batten – Trevor Don                       Magnolia                      7.84
6 Cameron Clouse – Clayton Green           Tightlines                      7.69
7 Dylan Sanchez -Tommy Butrym              STBC                           7.16
– Preston Pittman -Alex Chambers             Tightline                        7.16
9 Andrew Tijerina – Will Oliver                      RR                               6.63
10 Tyler Easley -Keller Munroe                    CenTex                        5.90

You can see all the results and photos in the tournament section HERE

This event would not be possible without the volunteers and staff that put everything together, from helping check in, set up, cook hotdogs, launch boats, park trucks, merchandising and getting it all back into the trailer. Thank you sincerely: Justin Rieger, Mary Anderson, Colt Anderson, Doug, Valerie and CJ Cruts, Jon Sigman, Stephanie Cook, Ruth Hale, Dave Denson and the many others that jumped in to assist.

Captain Incentives and Awards

Captains are essential to the success of our High School Fishing program and we are honored to be able to recognize them with some great sponsor products and incentives.

Winning the Academy Sports and Outdoors Captain Drawing $50 gift card was John White
Winning the FAN/Academy Co-Branded Magellan Fishing Shirt – Patrick Anderson

Winning the Berkley Captain Drawing for a Berkley Power Battery Pack – $49.00 Value Pack Army Bass Angler Efrem Dicochea


Winning the SuperNova Captain Drawing for a SuperNova Nav Kit – $89.00 Value was Steve Knowles

We would like to thank all of our 2016/17 Sponsors and Supporters and ask that you give them a chance to earn your business when the opportunity arises.

Faith Angler Network is a 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events/ Professional Run Bass Tournaments

FAN High School Fishing Series Kicks off the 2016/17 Season on Lake Buchanan September 24, 2016

For Immediate Release
From:  Faith Angler Network
RE:  FAN High School Fishing Series
September 3, 2016                                    
Contact: info@faithanglernetwork.com
 

FAN High School Fishing Series Kicks off the 2016/17 Season on Lake Buchanan September 24, 2016

 
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We are less than a month away from the season opener and the first of 3 qualifying events for the 2017 Chase for the Champions tournament. With over $6,000 in scholarships and prizes in addition to the Berkley Select Angler of the Year every tournament will be vital.
 
“We are excited to bring the FAN High School Fishing Series to Lake Buchanan this year” Stated Scott Anderson, Director of High School Fishing “With the lake at near full capacity this 22,000 surface acre lake is prime to produce some great fishing for our student anglers
 
Check out our video of Llano County Park and what to expect Saturday morning HERE
 
Where-
Llano County Park
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, well protected from the wind. From Austin, take Texas 71 west to Marble Falls, turn north on US 281 and west on FM 1431. Follow road to FM 261, turn left and continue approximately half a mile to the park entrance on your right.
Google Map
 
When-
Check in will start at 5:30am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light
Weigh in will be at 2PM– You must be checked in at the dock by 2PM or will be counted late.
 
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with no more than two team members and each team member must be a TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) member. In addition to the one time FAN High School Fishing Series Membership of $10.00 per individual. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form.

How to Register

Must Register by September 21st

Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration only.  Late registrations will be accepted Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration

ALSO CHECK OUT THE HOW TO REGISTER VIDEO HERE

Register online HERE

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
 
Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Abu Garcia, Berkley, and Havoc, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1200.00 in prizes 

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card plus an Academy Magellan Co-Branded Fishing Shirt plus drawing from Berkley and SuperNova 
 
Faith Angler Network is a 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events/ Professional Run Bass Tournaments

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FAN HS 2016 Championship Results

After a week of heavy rains Lake Travis would exceed its full pool status for the first time in five years creating some last minute changes to the launch and weigh in logistics for FAN Staff; however, the 64 student anglers and their captains were released to a beautiful cool spring morning with anticipation and excitement for a chance to be the 2016 FAN HS Champions.  This year FAN held a year end banquet directly after the weigh in, the teams would weigh their catch and results would be kept secret until the banquet. Anglers, captains and their family were treated to a Fajita meal catered by Shore Club at Volente Beach, and we were blessed with the talented performance of Abbi Gass from Lake Travis HS Bass Team.  There were plenty of door prizes, a raffle and a silent auction offering prizes from local businesses.

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Chase Hux and Matt Nicholas representing New Braunfels Christian Academy repeat victory with a back to back championship win bringing in a 5 bass limit, weighing 17.36 pounds including the Kistler big bass of the event at 7.04 pounds earning the first place $3000.00 Scholarship award. Captain Buck won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $100 Academy Gift Card –

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Kistler Big Bass Award

“Our tournament practice began at Lake Travis on Thursday evening. We found the conditions to be way different than we had anticipated. Clear water and 70 plus degree’s. We hit the bank and ran shallow for about 30 minutes. We saw a few empty beds and fry, leading us to believe the spawn was mostly over. We headed out to a few humps with sharp ledges we had found on our map. Switching to a deep water presentation with a football jig and carolina-rig we knew quickly we were in the right area and what our strategy would be for Saturday. Friday we ran new water and the same pattern and had the same results. Off the water at 2pm and ready. Saturday morning, we arrived to our spot and caught a fish the first cast. The third cast we landed the 7 pounder. We caught fish in flurries all day as the schools moved in and out. Around 30 fish total. We had a decent limit nearing the end of the day but felt it wasn’t enough to win. After a quick prayer everything changed. We moved onto a new hump and Matt caught three fish on three consecutive cast that culled what we had in the livewell.  This put us over the edge. All the fish came on a football jig or a carolina-rig in 20′-30′ of water. We can’t thank FAN enough for having the opportunity to fish these high school tournaments. From our very first tournament to our last, every boat check to weigh in could not have been run any more professional. We have been very proud and feel truly blessed to have been a part of this organization”. We will miss you guy’s stated Chase –

Earning second place and $2000.00 with 15.88 pounds with a 4.32 pound “kicker” fish was Clayton Harbison and Gavin Standard from Texas Bass Academy – with Captain Brook Harbison

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“When I joined the original FAN bass fishing team I didn’t know anything about bass fishing except how to use a wacky rig senko.  I got to where I am now by watching what my partners and captains used in tournaments and I would go home after a tournament to research and learn everything I could about techniques and different lures in different weather conditions and how I could use them. This is the 2nd time I have placed 2nd in the FAN series championship and I owe that to Scott, Jeff and FAN.  I would also like to thank Lance Hale and Ray Langlois for helping me go further in tournaments and believing in me”.  Clayton stated

Gavin wrote “I am so grateful for being able to be a part of Texas Bass Academy and high school fishing tournaments.  I joined Texas Bass Academy 2 years ago.  I wouldn’t have been able to place 2nd in this tournament without the help I have received since I joined the team. My first year of bass fishing I struggled a lot, there were times when I wanted to just give up fishing tournaments.  I started out not knowing anything about bass fishing except for a t-rigged fluke. I have come so far with the help of Scott Anderson and Ray Langlois and the many other volunteers. Faith Angler Network has shown me that it’s not all about placing in tournament and catching fish.  It’s about having a good time out on the water.  I would like to thank Jeff Cook for putting in so much time to host these tournaments.  I look forward to coming back next year and continuing to do what I love”

Also repeating their third place finish from last season representing Magnolia West HS was the team of Cameron Carter and Zack Knowles with 10.33 pounds taking the $1000.00 Scholarship funds with Captain Barry Carter.
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“It has been an honor to receive recognition and awards from an organization like Faith Angler Network, they have given me an opportunity to fish with anglers that are like minded and Christ centered, yet highly competitive and skilled fisherman. This organization is very unique in the fact that they desire to honor the Lord in all they do. The challenges I faced as an angler fishing unfamiliar waters has expanded my knowledge and techniques making me a more versatile angler. For example, during the Championship tournament we were fishing on points in 6-22 feet of water catching all different stages of fish in the spawn and post spawn periods, with a more “finesse” spin on Texas and Carolina Rigs. Considering the clarity of the water and the low-land reservoirs we normally fish, I most likely would not even consider this technique. To have received a championship honor once with FAN was pretty amazing but to receive it twice was over the top. I’m looking forward to the next season with new goals in sight, and as the president of the Magnolia West Anglers Club, our focus will be to mentor the younger class of anglers and to prepare them to take the stick and be as our mission statement states in Matthew 4:19, to be fishers of men”. Stated Cameron Carter

Zach Knowles also offer these comments; Fishing the Faith Angler Network Trail has been a huge blessing because the fact that I’m surrounded by God loving fisherman like myself makes the whole atmosphere of the tournament is very welcoming. At weigh in of each tournament you are usually asked questions about your day on the lake and how the fishing was. Having to speak in front of your peers and being asked questions helps with public speaking and I find value in that for sure. If I had to choose my favorite memory from this season fishing the Faith Angler Network tournament trail it would most definitely be The Championship. The fact that I had never fished Lake Travis before and wound up placing 3rd was a huge gift from God and I felt super blessed. It was also the first tournament that I’ve fished where the weather was absolutely perfect. The water was like glass in the morning, it was partly cloudy, and never got too hot. Overall it was just an awesome day and the banquet afterwards was a great end to the day. There was music, food, and great talks with friends.

 

Wrapping up the top 10 teams:

4 Nathan Wright -Zachary Washburn – Rouse HS                         9.97

5 Hattie Hale – Tyler Henry – Lake Travis HS                                  9.90

6 Kristopher Green -James Mills – Rouse HS                                  9.46

7 Tanner Wagner -Parker Wagner – Lake Travis HS                      9.15

8 Collin Lansdale – Sheldon Allamon – TxBA                                   8.41

9 Will Davenport – Cole Mooney – Round Rock HS                       8.32

10 Colt Anderson – Jonathan Gray – TxXBA                                    8.17

You can see all the results and photos in the tournament section here

Catch statistics:

Total Teams: 32

Total Fish: 91

Ave. Fish per Team: 2.

Ave. Weight per Team: 5.82

 

This event would not be possible without the volunteers and staff that put everything together, from helping check in, set up, cook hotdogs, launch boats, park trucks, merchandizing and getting it all back into the trailer. Thank you sincerely: Justin Rieger, Mary Anderson, Doug and Valerie Cruts, Jon Sigman, Stephanie Cook, Lance and Ruth Hale Linda Langlois and the many others that jumped in to assist.

 

Captain Incentives and Awards

Captains are essential to the success of our High School Fishing program and we are honored to be able to recognize them with some great sponsor products and incentives.

Winning the Academy Sports and Outdoors Captain Drawing $100 gift card was Ander Miene

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Winning the Berkley Captain Drawing for a Berkley Power Battery– $49.00 Value Chris Bratton

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Winning the SuperNova Captain Drawing for a SuperNova Nav Kit – $89.00 Value was Bobby Breaden

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We would like to thank all of our 2015/16 Sponsors and Supporters and ask that you give them a chance to earn your business when the opportunity arises.

Faith Angler Network is a 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events/ Professional Run Bass Tournaments. For more information, please visit our Website or Facebook

Williamson County Learn to Fish day

Williamson County held their 6th annual Learn to Fish Day at the  Southwest Williamson County Regional Park on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  Faith Angler Network Youth Fishing Program with the high school fishing teams of Texas Bass Academy and Hyde Park HS Bass Team worked along side Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department, County Commissioner Precinct 2  Cynthia Long , Sponsors, and volunteers to  to catch, and release a fish.  Angler hopefuls were  guided through learning stations that emphasize the use of basic tackle, appropriate bait selection, knot tying, boat casting, conservation ethics, and general outdoor/water safety.  Additional activities such as “backyard bass” also helped participants hone their fishing skills.

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