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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FAN HS Championship Qaulifiers

Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series 2015/16 Championship

Congratulations to the Student Anglers for qualifying for the 2015/16 Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series Championship to be held at Volente Beach on Lake Travis April 23rd and the chance to win over $6000.00 in scholarship funds and prizes.

There were two methods to qualify for the 2015/16 Championship

  1. The top 50% of qualifying anglers from each club based on their total points from the 3 qualifying tournaments. If 50% of the qualifying anglers from a club results in an odd number of students, medicine one additional qualifying angler may be included to make an even team.  If the club does not have one additional qualifying angler to make an even team of two anglers to a boat, then the individual angler with the lowest points will not qualify for the Championship as all boats must have 2 anglers.

  2. The second method of qualification is finishing in the top 10% of a qualifying points event.

To qualify for the championship, the angler must have fished at least two of the 3 qualifying tournaments

We will award each first place Student Angler with a $1500.00 Scholarship certificate and each second place Student Angler will receive $1000.00 Scholarship Certificate and $500 for each third place Student Angler. There will be prizes for 3rd – 6th place as well as the Academy Captain Award of a $200.00 Academy gift card for the Captain of the winning team.

Boat Check will be at the Volente Beach on Lake Travis at 5:30 AM – and we will release the boats at safe lite. You may launch at any ramp you choose however; you must be at the Volente Beach dock for check in and take off.
Entry fees and rules will remain the same as the regular qualifying tournaments and you must be checked in at the dock by 2PM.

You will also need to RSVP for the banquet and register your team online no later than Monday April 11th 6PM at http://faithanglernetwork.com/registration2/

Here are your 2015/16 FAN HS Qualifiers

FAN HS 2015_16 Championship qualifiers

FAN “LET THEIR BE HAVOC” On Lake Austin Final Results

For Immediate Release
From:  Faith Angler Network
RE:  FAN High School Fishing Series
March 22, check 2016
Contact: info@faithanglernetwork.com

Chase Hux and Matt Nicholas representing New Braunfels Christian Academy
take the win at the final FAN HS qualifying event of the Let There Be Havoc on Lake Austin presented by Berkley Havoc with a 5 fish limit weighing 18.47 pounds including a 5.46-pound largemouth.

46 teams were greeted to a cool and misty morning on the shores of Lake Austin Saturday March 12th, the moist skies would clear out shortly after the pre-launch prayer, national anthem and safety check leaving the 92 anglers and their captains to put their strategies and skills to the test on this final qualifying event of the 2015/16 season where one team would earn the coveted Berkley Anglers of the Year and separate the field for the 2015/16 FAN HS Championship with over $6000 in Scholarship Funds, and the Skeeter Super Six Invitational.

Before we get to the incredibly tight race to the AOY we have to recognize the always consistent and last year’s AOY and championship winners who brought Havoc to the lake again this year. Chase Hux and Matt Nicholas representing New Braunfels Christian Academy with Captain Buck Hux brought an impressive 5 bass limit to the scales weighing 18.47 pounds including a 5.46-pound largemouth.

“On Friday our practice day, we looked for shallow fish because the water temperature was right and the time of year was optimal for spawning fish but they had not pulled up. We had graphed over several long points nearing the end of the day and marked big schools of fish. We decided to abandon the shallow fish and risk it out deep. Tournament morning, we idled over the points and immediately began to mark fish. We decided to throw a Carolina rig as well as a football jig and began catching fish. Three of our fish we weighed in came within 20 minutes and by 8:15 we had one of our five pounders. Our last fish to finish out our limit came by 10:30. We had six bites all day with one cull.

My experience with Faith Angler Network has been incredible. Having the opportunity to fish alongside other Christian anglers has been very rewarding. From my first tournament and now nearing my last, every boat launch to weigh in has been nothing but professional and well run by the staff at Faith Angler Network. Every angler as well as the staff have been supporting each other in a positive manner guiding towards making us better anglers but more importantly more Godly boys and girls.” Stated Chase

 

Chase and Matt added to their collection of winnings two beautiful trophies and Abu Garcia Vendetta casting rods with Abu Garcia Black Max reels – Captain Buck won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $100 Academy Gift Card – GREAT JOB GUYS….

Fishing their first FAN HS tournament and representing Texas Bass Academy and earning the second place spot was the team of Darren Zipp and Michael Martin weighing in a 15.60-pound limit including a 6.47 personal best with Captain Mark Bindseil

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

Coming in third and setting a new FAN HS Big Bass Record representing Team Tightlines was the team of Cameron Clouse and Clayton Green who also had the Kistler BIG BASS of the day and of the season at 11.84 pounds for a total of 14.92 pounds.

They each won a large Berkley PowerBait Tackle Bag and a pair of third place trophies. And the Kistler Big Bass Rod Award.

Things didn’t start out so well for team Clayton Green and Cameron Clouse, They didn’t even get away from the launch area when the lower unit on their boat went out.  They spent a little time with their captain working on the boat while they fished.  Finally, it was clear, they were going to spend the day fishing with only their trolling motor.  They were not able to get to their planned fishing spots, but they were determined to make the best out of a bad situation.

About 8:45am is when their bad luck changed.  Clayton was casting a Strike King Okeechobee Craw on a tungsten weight toward the shore.  Clayton stated, “All of a sudden I felt a thump, I immediately set my hook and felt head shakes I knew right then it was a good fish.  The strength of the fish bent the rod down into the water and forced me to give it line. The fish took off under the boat, around the trolling motor and out the other side of the boat.  I hung on while Cameron was trying to net the fish.  Then suddenly my line went limp and I no longer felt the fish.  I didn’t know if Cameron had netted it or not.  Bam!!  Cameron flipped that baby on the boat.  We were all speechless”.  Our boat captain, Thomas Learned, stated that Clayton’s adrenaline was so high, he was shaking for 30 minutes and couldn’t even tie another hook on.  I was very proud to see these two boys land this champ.  After this one, it was hard to catch smaller ones, but they stayed in that same area and ended up catching two more keepers.
Both Clayton and Cameron stated, they have enjoyed their first year fishing the FAN trail and look forward to more.  We appreciate all that the staff does to make each tournament a wonderful experience.  It is great to see adults that care for the youth and the future of fishing.

Last, they would like to thank Tightlines Premium Fishing Tackle, Thomas Learned, Kevin Morford, our Tightlines team for their support, our family and friends and most of all God.

It turned out to be a “FAN”tastic day on Lake Austin!!

 

The Angler of the year race was as close as could get coming into the final qualifier with Ben Marczynski and Jason Duvall from Hyde Park as still leading by a margin of 3 point over the student anglers Cody Barchenger and Ethan Ochoa form Thrall HS after the Lake LBJ tournament in the fall. As these teams made their way to the scales it would be even closer as Cody and Ethan weighed in a limit at 11.73 pounds good enough for 4th place. However, Ben and Jason would seal the AOY title by one point with their five bass limit weighing 10.39 and a 6th place finish. Great job team and thanks for making it a nail biter.

Ave. Weight per Team: 5.37
Ave. Fish per Team: 2.
Total Fish: 119
Total Teams: 46
Catch statistics:

Wrapping up the top 10 teams:
10 Elijah Towery – Jaiden Hernandez – STBC                                                8.78
9 Tyler Easley -Keller Munroe – CenTex                                                           9.28
8 Nathan Wright – Zachary Washburn – Rouse HS                                         9.98
6 Gavin Standard -Clayton Harbison – TBA                                                   10.39
6 Ben Marczynski – Jason Duvall – Hyde Park HS                                        10.39
5 Eston Hamilton – Noah Biebelhausen – Lake Travis HS                         11.30
4 Cody Barchenger – Ethan Ochoa – Thrall HS                                             11.73

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, Doug and Valerie Cruts, Jon Sigman, Stephanie Cook, Frank McCant, 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 Bob Bingle with Team Tightlines


Winning the Berkley Captain Drawing for a Berkley Power Battery– $49.00 Value Pack Billy Wright from Hyde Park HS

FAN High School Fishing Series and Berkley HAVOC present “LET THERE BE HAVOC” On Lake Austin March 12th (Emma Long Park)

FAN High School Fishing Series heads to the Big Bass Jewel of Central Texas; Lake Austin March 12, ampoule 2016.

Lake Austin, view nestled in the heart of the State Capital City holds some very impressive stats- OK, not the size of the lake at merely 1600 surface acres; mainly it’s one of the state’s largest producers of 13+ largemouth bass with 20 certified, “Toyota ShareLunker Bass”.  Lake Austin is currently tied in 6th place with Lake Falcon for top ShareLunker producing lakes.

“Bringing the third final qualifying tournament of the series to Lake Austin in early march is very exciting to us! Knowing any one of these student anglers could very possibly bring in the next ShareLunker of the year” Stated, Justin Rieger VP of Tournament Operations.

This will be the final of three qualifying event for the 2015/16 Championship season and the last chance for angler of the year.  The top 50% of the representing High School fishing teams and any team that finished in the top 10% in one of two tournaments will earn the right to compete in the FAN High School Championship on April 23rd with the chance to win over $6000 in scholarships and prizes. * (must meet 2 tournament qualifying rule)

Where

Emma Long Metropolitan Park (City Park)

There is a kiosk at the entrance that accepts debit and credit cards for the launch fee. In addition, the park has full RV and camps sites

Phone: 512-346-1831

1600 City Park Rd.
Austin, Texas 78730

See Map

Check in will start at 5:30 am at the boat launch parking lot, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light

Weigh in will be at 2PM or2:15PM depending on your flight time The weigh in and event site will be at picnic site A/B north of the swim beach (see map) – you must check in at the boat launch at your flight time, however; we will allow until 3PM to get to the scales, this is to give everyone time to get their boats on the trailer and attend the weigh in and awards ceremony.

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

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including (2) $100 Academy gift cards, the SuperNova Navigation drawing, and the Marine Outlet Captains Incentive program. Go here to see all Captains Incentives and FAQ

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 per 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

Registration deadline will be the Thursday, two days prior to the tournament,

FAN High School Fishing Series Rules and Regulations entry fee will be $40 per team. After that time, a $10 late registration fee will be assessed until the start of the tournament and at that time no more registrations will be accepted. Late registrations will not affect the number of places awarded for the tournament.

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE

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

Baylor Hall and Wyatt Haschke with South Texas Bass Commanders take the win on Lake LBJ with 13.76 including a 6.00 kicker largemouth bass

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Baylor Hall and Wyatt Haschke with South Texas Bass Commanders take the win on Lake LBJ with 13.76 including a 6.00 kicker largemouth bass 

After an intense rain storm Friday and early Saturday morning the skies would clear up and grace us with a beautiful fall day for FAN’s second qualifying tournament at the City of Granit Shoals Bluebriar Park.

Inching closer to the Berkley AOY points and qualifying for the Championship with over $6000 in Scholarship Funds, salve and the Skeeter Super Six Invitational. with a solid 7th place finish to go with their win on Lake Belton Ben Marczynski and Jason Duvall from Hyde Park are still leading by a margin of 3 point over the student anglers Cody Barchenger and Ethan Ochoa  form Thrall HS.

Fishing their first FAN HS Tournament and representing the South Texas Bass Commander of San Antonio were the team of Baylor Hall and Wyatt Haschke with Captain Efrem Dicochea.

Here are Baylor’s comments and teams winning strategy.

Being new to the FAN trail my partner and were not expecting to do as well as we did. My partner Wyatt Haschke had never been on the lake in his life and I hadn’t been for about a year. Even our new boat captain Efrem Dicochea hadn’t been real familiar with the lake. The day before the tournament I was worried about the quickly changing weather patterns not knowing that all of this rain would help us do the way we did. We launched at a different boat ramp than Blue Brier where the tournament was and we arrived to Bluebrier Park, ailment paid, buy viagra got signed in, and proceeded to get ready for takeoff. We were boat number 38 out of 48 which was not very good, but in our boat captain Efren’s American flag wrapped I-class Skeeter we managed to get close to boat number 33 as we entered our first spot. Our boat captain and I had debated on where to go first so I had finally decided on a cove off of the southern end of the lake that had some good grass and docks to fish. We made our way to the back of the cove where we had some good grass marked when we noticed a white water current coming out of a drainage ditch from a nearby neighborhood and I was intrigued by it. The water was very stained and had debris scattered along the surface. I had to change our game plan completely switching to chartreuse colors and top water lures. My partner Wyatt caught our first keeper on a white buzz bait on the inside grass line. Transitioning into our next spot (the next cove over) we had a few bites on docks but nothing to make us stay. Coming into the mouth of our next cove I threw a chartreuse chatter bait on the grass line outside the docks to catch our second keeper. After catching that fish I had changed my trailer from a 3 inch yum money minnow to a 6 inch because of the water clarity. As we made our way out of the cove there was an old grey stoned house in the water. The 4th cast with the new set up I caught that 6.00 pounder that definitely got us the win that day. So with 3 bass for about 9 pounds we felt good. In the back of the next cove there was some good bank cover with flooded grass. Wyatt caught a good keeper again on the buzz bait to give us 4 fish early. It had been 2 hours without a bite so we went to a grass flat that Efrem had suggested. We got set up in about 12 feet with the wind to our backs and started throwing into the grass. I put on a Carolina rig with a 6 inch watermelon red paddle tail worm to catch our last keeper and give us a limit just an hour before weigh in. With having 13 pounds in the boat we still didn’t think we had enough to win. Frantically fishing for a final big bite to cull we had to get to the weigh in by 2:00 pm. When we got to weigh in the big bass was 6.44 and the top weight was 13.04 so we knew it would be close. As we went up on stage and saw those scales passing 13.04 to 13.76 we were overwhelmed with joy. We had just done it! It was a great feeling. The trophies where exceptional but the fact that we went in to the tournament blind and used our skills to figure the fish out to win and beat all of the local anglers was the best feeling of all. Well said Baylor

FAN HS 2015 LBJ 1st place

Baylor and Wyatt each received a beautiful trophy and Abu Garcia Vendetta casting rod with an Abu Garcia Black Max reel – Captain Efrem won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $100 Academy Gift Card – GREAT JOB GUYS….

Earning the second place spot was the team of Cody Barchenger and Ethan Ochoa from Thrall High School  with a 13.04 pound limit with Captian Kevin Barchenger.

I practiced for LBJ the weekend before the tournament and found spots with grass. On the day of the tournament we threw wacky and Texas rigs along grass lines and docks to put in several keeper fish. Around 11:30 I picked up a topwater bait and threw it over an isolated grass patch to catch our 5.11 pound kicker fish. The FAN  tournament trail has done an awesome job organizing these tournaments and we appreciate the time they take to run this series. I would like to thank Rick Smith and the rest of the staff at Marine Outlet in Temple, Custom Angle Rods, and everyone else who has supported the Thrall Fishing Team. Stated Cody

 FAN HS 2015 LBJ 2nd place

They each took home a Abu Garcia Orra SX Low Profile Casting Rod and Reel Combo and a second place trophy.

Wrapping up the third place position was the team of Nathan Wright and Zachary Washburn representing Rouse High School with 12.13 pound’s with Captain Dale Reed.

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

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Kistler Big Bass Award

 

 

Taking the Kistler Custom Rods Big Bass honors of the tournament was Clayton Green with Cen- Tex Bass Hunters with this 6.44 Big Bass. Nice Bass Clayton

Wrapping up the top 10 teams:

4 Collin Lansdale Sheldon Allamon  TxBA                   11.68

5 Cameron Carter – Zach Knowles – Magnolia              10.67

6 Cody Crabb – Garrett Crabb – Thrall                            8.59

7 Ben Marczynski – Jason Duvall – Hyde Park              8.47

8 Tyler Easley – Keller Munroe – CenTex                        8.37

9 Will Davenport – Brenham Burgess                              8.34

10 Cameron Clouse – Clayton Green CenTex               8.15

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

Catch statistics:

Total Teams: 48

Total Fish: 116

Ave. Fish per Team: 2.4

Ave. Weight per Team: 5.0

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, Skeet Freeman, John Hyndman, Mary Anderson, Ruth Hale, Stephanie Cook, 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 Allen Gass with Lake Travis HS.Academy

 

Winning the Berkley Captain Drawing for a Berkley Power Battery– $49.00 Value Pack Ray Buerkle with Round Rock HS

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Winning the SuperNova Captain Drawing for a SuperNova Nav Kit – $89.00 Value was Shawn Uschan with Centex Bass Hunters Youth

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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

 

FAN High School Fishing Series brings event number two to Lake LBJ Oct 31st.

FAN High School Fishing Series brings event number two to Lake LBJ in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

This will be the second of three qualifying events for the 2015/16 Championship season and the race for angler of the year is heating up.  The top 50% of the representing High School fishing teams and any team that finished in the top 10% in one of two tournaments will earn the right to compete in the FAN High School Championship on May 16th with the chance to win over $6000 in scholarships and prizes. * (must meet 2 tournament qualifying  rule)

With an commanding win on Lake Belton in September  Ben Marczynski and Jason Duvall from Hyde Park High School  teamed up to conquer the tough conditions to win and take the lead for the Berkley Angler of the Year chase and the coveted Select Angler Pro Staff position.

Where-

We are excited to be back at the City of Granite Shoals Blue Briar Park – Blue Briar Park is park number 6 on the map below.  Due to the potential number of teams we are asking you to use another area ramp to help with congestion at Blue Briar. There are restricted parking areas and they will be enforcing them this year. There is also a $10 launch fee for Non –Residence.

The following parks have public boat ramps. MAP

Belaire Park (Robin Hood Park) and Clear Cove Park         

Please coordinate with you HS Teams and use one of these other launch ramps.  

When-

Check in will start at 6am, ambulance 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.

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

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including (2) $100 Academy gift cards,  a Berkley Power Pack and the SuperNova Navigation drawings. Go here to see all Captains Incentives and FAQ

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 PLEASE REGISTER BY OCTOBER 29th 9PM

Registration deadline will be the Thursday, two days prior to the tournament, at which time the FAN High School Fishing Series entry fee will be $40 per team.  After that time, a $10 late registration fee will be assessed until the start of the tournament and at that time no more registrations will be accepted. Late registrations will not affect the number of places awarded for the tournament.

Register online HERE

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE

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 orFacebook

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Ben Marczynski and Jason Duvall with Hyde Park High School win FAN’s first qualifyier on Lake Belton

For Immediate Release

From:  Faith Angler Network

RE:  FAN High School Fishing Series

September 30, levitra 2015

Contact: info@faithanglernetwork.com

Ben Marczynski and Jason Duvall from Hyde Park High School take the win at the first qualifying event of the FAN HS 2015/16 season with a 5 fish limit weighing 12.04 pounds

The first of three qualifying events for the 2015/16 FAN High School Fishing Series is in the books and with points for the AOY chase, sale qualifying for the Championship with over $6000 in Scholarship Funds, and the Skeeter Super Six Invitational on the line, winning is a great way to kick off the season. And winning is exactly what the team of Ben Marczynski and Jason Duvall from Hyde Park High School did! Jason fished Lake Belton at the FAN 2013/14 Championship and had some ideas about how to fish the lake; in addition Ben had scouted the lake twice over the past month. They had some fishing spots they wanted to try and luckily they worked.  They caught a total of 8 fish during the tournament, mostly during mid-morning before it got too hot.   “Knowing that Lake Belton can be a pretty tough fishing lake, we thought we could place in the top three but were really excited to actually win the tournament.” Stated Ben Marczynski

“This is our 3rd year fishing with the Hyde Park High School Bass team and competing with the FAN organization.  We would like to thank Billy Wright (Hyde Park Leader), and Faith Angler Network for all they do and always putting together well run high school fishing tournaments”

Ben and Jason each received a beautiful trophy and Abu Garcia Vendetta casting rod with an Abu Garcia Black Max reel – Captain Steve Duvall won the Academy Captain Incentive award of a $100 Academy Gift Card – GREAT JOB GUYS….

 

FAN HS Belton 1st 2015

Earning the second place spot was the team of Cole Jones and Colton Tuck from  Academy HS with an 11.68 pound limit including the Kistler Big Bass of 3.95. Captained by Sammy Cole ”We started off pretty close to where weigh in was. Throwing top waters we managed to catch 15 keepers at our starting hole including that 4lb kicker. As the day went on it slowed down but we managed to cull 3 more times after 11 o’clock. The FAN high school series is great and is well worth the time. It’s a good opportunity to be on the water and the competition is definitely there.”Cole stated.

They each took home a Abu Garcia Orra SX Low Profile Casting Rod and Reel Combo and a trophy to add to their collection, in addition to a Kistler Pro Series Rod for Big Bass

 

FAN HS Belton 2nd 2015

 

Wrapping up the third place position with an 8.76 pound limit was the team of Preston Franke and Sam Curl representing Texas Bass Academy with Captain Mat Black. ”We started out in the morning fishing spooks in about 16 feet of water along rocky walls over flooded timber. That’s how we got our biggest bass. Then during the day we started throwing Texas rig rage craws in about 16 -20 feet water in flooded timber, we got 2 of our keepers doing that. Then the last part of the day we fished a hump that was only 4ft and we got 2 small mouth throwing Texas rig rage craws again. The FAN trail is my favorite trail to fish they put on an awesome show. The stage and all the prizes are amazing I like being around all the people, it’s such a great organization they are always well planned out and organized! “Stated Preston

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

 

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Wrapping up the top 10 teams:

4 Hunter Vetter – Andrew Kadzis – STBC                      8.24

5 Cole Laxson – Zachary Wilson – CenTex                                    8.22

6 Tanner Vasquez – Cole Moore – TxBA                        6.95

7 Tyler Easley – Keller Munroe – CenTex                        6.16

8 Gavin Standard – Clayton Harbison – TxBA                              6.13

9 Cody Barchenger – Ethan Ochoa – Thrall                                    5.84

10 Kristopher Green – – James Mills – Rouse                   4.52

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

Catch statistics:

Total Teams: 50

Total Fish: 63

Ave. Fish per Team: 1

Ave. Weight per Team: 2.53

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, Skeet Freeman, John Hyndman, Mary Anderson, Brooke Harbison, Ruth Hale, Linda Langlois, Stephanie Cook, 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 Landon Vetter.

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Winning the Berkley Captain Drawing for a Berkley Power Battery Pack – $49.00 Values

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Winning the SuperNova Captain Drawing for a SuperNova Nav Kit – $89.00 Value was Tandi Rutledge

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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

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Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series kicks off the 2015/16 season on Lake Belton September 26th at Temple Lake Park on Lake Belton

Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series kicks off the 2015/16 season on Lake Belton September 26th at Temple Lake Park on Lake Belton. Lake Belton will be the site of the first qualifying event for the 2015/16 High School Fishing Series. Located on the Leon River in Bell and Coryell counties this 12, buy viagra 385 surface acre lake is home to one of the largest populations of small mouth bass in the State and sure to be key to a successful strategy during this tournament.

This will be the first of three qualifying events in the FAN High School Series where qualifying student anglers will compete to qualify for the 2015/16 FAN High School Championship with over $6000 in scholarships and prizes, sovaldi sale and the Berkley Anglers of The Year for one successful team.
In addition, the top 12 anglers will qualify for the Skeeter Boats Super Six Tournament on Lake Fork summer 2016.
To qualify for the 2015/16 FAN High School Championship student anglers must have competed in at least two qualifying tournaments. There are two methods to qualify once you have met the minimum number of events.

  • Top 10% – Student Anglers finishing in the top 10% of any qualifying tournament
  • Top 50% –  Student Anglers finishing in the top 50% of a designated High School fishing program

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Sports + Outdoors Captains Awards including a $100 Academy gift cards for the highest place finishing Captain. We will also have a drawing to include a $100 Academy gift card, a SuperNova Navigation Kit, and a Berkley Power Pack Battery. Captains Incentives and FAQ

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, a one-time FAN High School Fishing Series Membership of $10.00 per individual is required. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form.
How to Register

Registration deadline will be Thursday September 24th 9PM.

FAN High School Fishing Series Entry Fee will be $40 per team. After that time, a $10 late registration fee will be assessed until the start of the tournament and at that time no more registrations will be accepted. Late registrations will not affect the number of places awarded for the tournament.·

Where
Check in will start at 5:30 am at Temple Lake Park boat launch. There will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light approximately 7:00am
Weigh in will be at the Temple’s Lake Park Pavilion Group Shelter, you must be checked in by 2PM or late penalties will be assessed.
Address: 14190 FM2305, Belton, TX 76513

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE

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. For more information please visit our Website or Facebook

FAN High School 2015 Championship Presented by Berkley Fishing

Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series 2015 Championship Presented by Berkley Fishing! 

Online Registration is open click here

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Congratulations to the Student Anglers for qualifying for the 2015 Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series Championship to be held on Lake Austin 360 Bridge Park May 16th and the chance to win over $5000.00 in scholarship funds and prizes.

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 There were two methods to qualify for the 2015 Championship

  1. The top 50% of qualifying anglers from each club based on their total points from the 3 qualifying tournaments. If 50% of the qualifying anglers from a club results in an odd number of students, medicine one additional qualifying angler may be included to make an even team.  If the club does not have one additional qualifying angler to make an even team of two anglers to a boat, illness then the individual angler with the lowest points will not qualify for the Championship as all boats must have 2 anglers.
  2. The second method of qualification is finishing in the top 10% of a qualifying points event.

To qualify for the championship the angler must have fished at least two of the 3 qualifying tournaments

 

We will award each first place Student Angler with a $1500.00 Scholarship certificate and each second place Student Angler will receive $1000.00 Scholarship Certificate. There will be prizes for 3rd – 8th place as well as the Academy Captain Award of a $200.00 Academy gift card for the Captain of the winning team.

 

Boat Check will be at the Lake Austin 360 Bridge starting at 5:30 AM – and we will release the boats at safe lite.

The Championship rules will remain the same as the regular qualifying tournaments and you must be checked in at the dock by 2PM.

 

You will also need to register your team online no later than Wednesday May 13th 9PM at http://faithanglernetwork.com/registration2/.

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FAN High School Fishing Series and Kistler Custom Rods present, “Fishing never felt so good”, on Lake LBJ, April 25th

FAN High School Fishing Series brings event number three to Lake LBJ in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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This will be the final qualifying event for the 2015 championship and the race for angler of the year is rapidly closing.  The top 50% of the representing High School fishing teams and any team that finished in the top 10% in one of two tournaments will earn the right to compete in the FAN High School Championship on May 16th with the chance to win over $5000 in scholarships and prizes. * (must meet 2 tournament qualifying rule)

With an commanding win on Canyon Lake Abbi Gass of Lake Travis High School and Clayton Harbison with Texas Bass Academy teamed up to conquer the tough conditions to win and helped move them up in the Berkley Angler of the Year chase and the coveted Select Angler Pro Staff position, treat and help position them to qualify for the FAN High School Fishing Series Championship.

The very impressive and always consistent team from New Braunfels Christian Academy of Chase Hux and Matt Nicholas would hold the top Berkley AOY spot with a 6th place finish on Canyon Lake.  We also want to recognize their big win at the State Championship on March 21st on LBJ…outstanding job Chase and Matt!  Also representing well with a dominating 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finish was the Centex Bass Hunters, coached by Ron Seevers.  Representing Lake Travis and taking 5th place was the team of Tyler Anderson and Clark Mannas (Coach Bryan Anderson).  Also in the top 10 was Nicklaus Langlois / Jacob Cmerek, representing Texas Bass Academy (Coach Scott Anderson) and Zachery Wilson Jonathan / Watkins taking 9th for Centex Bass Hunters. WAY TO REPRESENT OUR REGION TEAM.

 

Don’t forget the Skeeter High School Invitation is still in play – We have been talking with them to get the new rules as they work those out now. However we will be sending teams to this exciting tournament. More to come.

 

Berkley

With one final qualifying tournament left the chase for Berkley Angler of the Year and championship qualifiers are very much a wide open race. So who is going to take home that coveted AOY Berkley Select Angler pro staff award, and qualify for the Championship with over $5000.00 is scholarship funds and prizes…It could be you. Remember you can also qualify by finishing in the top 10% if you have fished in at least one other FAN HS qualifying tournament.

 

Where

We are excited to be back at the City of Granite Shoals Blue Briar Park – Blue Briar Park is park number 6 on the map below.  Due to the potential number of teams we are asking you to consider using another area ramp to help with congestion at Blue Briar; we will be monitoring this so your cooperation is greatly appreciated and will help get the event off in an efficient and timely manner.

The following parks have public boat ramps. MAP

Castleshoals Park                                Timberhill Park

Hillcrest Park                        Belaire Park (Robin Hood Park)

Clear Cove Park                  Sherwood Forest Park (Crockett Park)

Woodland Hills Park

 

Check in will start at 5am, 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.

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

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including (2) $100 Academy gift cards, the SuperNova Navigation drawing. Go here to see all Captains Incentives and FAQ

Who is eligible?

Registration is open to all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students providing that the 12th grade student does not turn 19 before September 1st of their senior year. 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

Registration deadline will be the Thursday, two days prior to the tournament, at which time the FAN High School Fishing Series entry fee will be $40 per team.  After that time, a $10 late registration fee will be assessed until the start of the tournament and at that time no more registrations will be accepted. Late registrations will not affect the number of places awarded for the tournament.

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLIK HERE

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