FAN Central Qualifier #3 Lake Change

Hey FAN Family Happy New Year!

We wanted to get this announcement out as soon as possible so you can schedule your practice and lodging accordingly.

Due to the extended dates of the draw down on Lake LBJ we will be moving the March 2nd Central Qualifier #3 to Lake Buchanan at Llano County Park.

The Wild Card Tournament will be held on Lake LBJ 4/27 

We will have the official press release and tournament details published the first of February, however; we wanted to let everyone know the changes now.
Thank you,
FAN Staff
 

Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook

FAN High School Fishing 2019 Championship Announcement

 High School Fishing Championship to be Held at Famous Lake Conroe 
 
Austin, TX: Since 2008, Faith Angler Network (FAN) has been hosting competitive and professionally run bass fishing tournaments, and youth outreach events, that embrace the power faith and fishing can have on the lives of middle and high school students. The all-volunteer staff of FAN’s Central and South Texas divisions are committed to building character, inspiring faith-seeking, encouraging competitive sportsmanship, and developing well-rounded leaders.

FAN is excited to announce that the 2018-19 Championship will be held on Lake Conroe and hosted by Visit Conroe May 18th-19th, 2019. We will be recognizing the best middle and high school anglers in Central and South Texas and awarding over $10,000 in scholarships and prizes. All qualifiers will receive a free entry to the championship tournament.

“We are thrilled to bring the FAN High School Fishing Championship to Lake Conroe, hosted by Visit Conroe,” stated Jeff Cook, Executive Director of FAN. “Shannon Overby and the Visit Conroe team have rolled out the red carpet and are as excited as we are to bring the Championship to this world class fishery,” Jeff said.

Lake Conroe has hosted some of the top fishing tournaments in the country The 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic and The Toyota Texas Bass Classic were held on Lake Conroe for five consecutive years from 2009 –2013 and recently MLF Bass Pro Tour names Lake Conroe as Its second destination on the 2019 schedule Feb. 12-17 which makes it very exciting for FAN to hold our championship on a nationally recognized fishery.

The 21,000-acre fishery located off the West Fork of San Jacinto River in Montgomery and Walker counties has a very healthy largemouth bass population in an equally healthy ecosystem with excellent water quality. This translates not only into good numbers of bass, but good numbers of big bass with favorable odds of some double-digits that could be weighed in during the FAN Championship. Seventeen largemouth bass over 13 pounds have been entered into the Toyota ShareLunker Program with the most recent in 2015, and the lake is prime to add to the count.
Conroe, recently named the fastest growing city in the United States, has a great mix of attractions and experiences you just can’t find anywhere else. It is located 40 miles north of Houston amidst the piney woods of Southeast Texas. It is bordered by a 22,000-acre lake with 156 miles of continuous shoreline, the Sam Houston National Forest, and the W. Goodrich Jones State Forest. While primarily known as an outdoors-man’s paradise, Conroe also offers a distinctive and thriving arts and cultural scene. Montgomery County, of which Conroe is the county seat, is the birthplace of the Texas flag. Historic downtown Conroe is home to arts, culture, shopping, and local dining.
Visit Conroe is proud to partner with Faith Angler Network to host the Faith Angler Network High School Fishing State Championship. “We look forward to a successful event and a long-term partnership,” Stated Shannon Overby, Director of Visit Conroe.
 
Official Tournament Site: 
Lakeview Marina
880 Beach Walk Blvd, Conroe, TX 77304
936-588-3190
 
Official Tournament Lodging:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Conroe
3000 I-45 North, Conroe, TX 77303
936-703-6000
Homewood Suites has provided special rates including a free breakfast and there is plenty of boat parking and battery charging facilities.
Reservations can be made direct by calling the hotel at 936-703-6000 and requesting a room from the FAN High School Championship Group
 
Mandatory Championship Meeting May 18th 
Pre-tournament meeting & meal
First Baptist Church Conroe
600 N Main St, Conroe, TX 77301
Free catered meal, very special guest speaker, door prizes, and raffle
The official practice will be Saturday the 18th and the tournament on Sunday the 19th. Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards, including an Academy gift card, an Academy Hat, and the captain drawings.

Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook

 

FAN HSF South Division takes qualifier #2 to Canyon Lake December 1st Presented by Strike King Lures

FAN High School Fishing South Division takes qualifier #2 to Canyon Lake December 1st Presented by 
 
The brand-new FAN South Division kicked off its season opener on Coleto Creek Reservoir in August on a day that was hotter than a frying pan. Conditions on the water were tough, but the team of Chandler Banks and Grady Walters from Guardians Bass Club were able to grind it out for the win with a bag of 7.38 lbs, including the Kistler Big Bass at 3.81 lbs. Earning the second place spot was the team of Landen Bennett and Tye Eaton from Team Tightlines with 4.59 lbs. Coming in third from Bowie High School was the team of Hunter Amidon and Justin Andrade with 4.09 lbs.
And now the race continues for the chance to qualify for the FAN HSF Championship with over $13,000.00 in Scholarship funds.  
The second FAN South qualifier will be held at Canyon Lake Marina on Canyon Lake.
Canyon Lake is a reservoir on the Guadalupe river in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Canyon Lake is U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir formed on the Guadalupe River by Canyon Dam, which is located about sixteen miles northwest of New Braunfels.
 
 WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 6TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE.

Where- Canyon Lake Marina
280 Marina Drive
Canyon Lake, TX

When- Saturday, December 1, 2018 
Check in will start at 5:00am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light 
 
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain. 

Weigh in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the boat ramp dock. You must be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late.
 
How to Register- All anglers must register by Wednesday, November 28th 9PM  
Registration Process Here

Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only.  Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
 
Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Kistler, Berkley and Strike King, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1500.00 in prizes
Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card for the winning Captain and random drawing

Register online HERE

Release of Liability Forms must be signed by parents ONLINE during Membership Registration
 
CAPTAINS please sign online HERE 

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
 

Check out the new FAN TV – Subscribe and like us on FB for all the latest news and updates.
 
Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card plus an Academy Hat, plus the captain drawings
 

Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook

 

FAN High School Fishing takes Central Qualifier #2 to Lake Belton October 13th Presented by Texas Boat World

 
FAN High School Fishing takes Central Qualifier #2 to Lake Belton October 13th Presented by 
                                                                                                                                      
As we dry off from a soggy season opener on Lake Travis, the rain brought big smiles for the Tiger Bass fishing team of Chase Whisenant and Connor Horst with Captain Brandt Whisenant who brought home the win with an impressive limit weighing 16.22 pounds. Earning the second-place spot representing Guardians Bass Club was the team of Logan Bourgeois and Kaden Wiedenfeld with 5 bass weighing 12.64 pounds. Coming in third with 11.99 pound including the 5.10 Kistler Big Bass of the day was the All Around Angler team of Gage White and Rayon Shah.
And now the race is on for the chance to qualify for the FAN HSF Championship with over $13,000 in Scholarship funds this season. The FAN High School Fishing Tournament Series will see some of Central and South Texas’ best student anglers compete in 3 divisional qualifiers and a Wild Card event to earn a chance at the 2019 Championship presented by Berkley. Student Anglers in each division will be competing for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Angler of the Year, which includes a $1,000 Scholarship and the Berkley Select Angler Program.
The second Central Division qualifier will be held at Temple Lake Park on Belton Lake.
Belton Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reservoir on the Leon River in the Brazos River basin, 5 miles northwest of Belton. Impounded in 1954 with 12,385 surface acres and a maximum depth of 125 feet, this lake has a reputation to hold some of the biggest and meanest small mouth bass in Central Texas along with a vibrant largemouth and spotted bass habitat.
 
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 6TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE.

Where- Tournament Host Site
Temple Lake Park (Lake Belton)
FM2305, Temple, TX 76501
Google Maps

When- October 13, 2018 
Check in will start at 5:00am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light.
 
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain. 

Weigh in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the boat ramp dock. You must be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late.
 

How to Register- All anglers must register Wednesday October 10th  9PM  
Registration Process Here

Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only.  Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
 
Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Kistler, Berkley and Strike King, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1500 in prizes
Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card for the winning Captain and random drawing.

Register online HERE

Release of Liability Forms must be signed by parents ONLINE during Membership Registration
 
CAPTAINS please sign online HERE 

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
 
Check out the new FAN TV – Subscribe and like us on FB for all the latest news and updates.
Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook

FAN High School Fishing kicks off the 2018/19 Central Division on Lake Travis September 29th at Jones Brothers Park Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

FAN High School Fishing kicks off the 2018/19 Central Division on Lake Travis September 29th at Jones Brothers Park Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors 
and the City of Jonestown, Texas 

With over $13,000.00 in Scholarship funds this season the FAN High School Fishing Tournament Series will see some of Central and South Texas’ best student anglers compete in 3 divisional qualifiers and a Wild Card event to earn a chance at the 2019 Championship presented by Berkley. Student Anglers in each division will be competing for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Angler of the Year which includes a $1000.00 Scholarship and the Berkley Select Angler Program
 

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 6TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE.
 

Where- Tournament Host Site
Jones Brother Park
Lakeside Dr, Leander, TX 78645
Google Maps

When- September 29, 2018
Check in will start at 5:00am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light 
 
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain. 

Weigh in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the boat ramp dock. You must be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late.
 
How to Register- All anglers must register Wednesday September 26th  9PM  
Registration Process Here

Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only.  Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
 
Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Kistler, Berkley and Strike King, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1500.00 in prizes 
Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card for the winning Captain and random drawing

Register online HERE

Release of Liability Forms must be signed by parents ONLINE during Membership Registration
 
CAPTAINS please sign online HERE 

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
 
Check out the new FAN TV – Subscribe and like us on FB for all the latest news and updates.
Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook

FAN HSF Kicks of the 2018/19 Season and the South Division

FAN HSF kicks off the 2018/19 season and the South Division on Coleto Creek Reservoir August 25th hosted by Berkley Fishing.

 

With over $13,000.00 in Scholarship funds this season the FAN High School Fishing Tournament Series will see some of Central and South Texas’ best student anglers compete in 3 divisional qualifiers and a Wild Card event to earn a chance to compete in the 2019 Championship. Student Anglers in each division will be competing for the Academy Sports + Outdoors Angler of the Year which includes a $1000.00 Scholarship and the Berkley Select Angler Program 

“We are very excited to launch the South Division!” stated Jeff Cook Executive Director of Faith Angler Network. “We have been in prayer for this for many years asking God to show us when and how He would open the doors to this new opportunity to serve Him and grow FAN into new markets. Stacy and her family have stepped out in Faith and are building a great program. We are looking forward to supporting and serving the student anglers, captains and their parents in the San Antonio area.
 
“We are very excited to bring FAN High School Fishing to the student anglers of South Texas. We believe wholeheartedly in the mission of FAN and the sport of High School Fishing as a whole and look forward to an exciting and successful inaugural season!”  stated Stacy Berry, South Texas Division Director

With the rapidly changing lake levels on Canyon Lake we have moved the season opener to Coleto Creek Reservoir at  Coleto Creek Park.

The Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir, located midway between Victoria and Goliad, is a joint project between Coleto Creek Power and the GBRA. At normal pool elevation it covers 3,100 surface acres with 61 miles of shoreline. The main purpose of the reservoir is to serve as a cooling pond for the Coleto Creek Power coal fired power plant. The reservoir is fed through four major creeks from a 507 square mile drainage basin. The average depth is eleven feet and the reservoir maintains at a constant level.

WHATS NEW Video – RULES CHANGES
 
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE 6TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE.
 
Where-
Coleto Creek Park
Directions to Coleto Creek Park
365 Coleto Park Road, Victoria, Texas 77905   Phone: 361-575-6366
http://www.gbra.org/coletocreekpark/directions.aspx
There are RV and camping spots available
Online Reservations 
Phone: 361-575-6366 
E-mail: coleto@gbra.org

Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each tournament is $40 a boat with two team members and a qualified captain. Each team member must be a FAN member. Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian in the provided space on the liability form of the online membership registration. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain. 

When-
Check-in will start at 5:00 am at the boat ramp, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light –

Weigh in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the boat ramp dock. You must be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late.

How to Register- All anglers must register by August 22nd   9PM  
Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only.  Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.
 
Top finishing anglers will win tournament quality prizes from Kistler, Berkley and Strike King, in addition to a big bass award provided by Kistler Rods. OVER $1500.00 in prizes 

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card for the winning Captain and random drawing

Register online HERE

Release of Liability Forms must be signed by parents ONLINE during Membership Registration
 
CAPTAINS please sign online HERE 

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
 
Check out the new FAN TV – Subscribe and like us on FB for all the latest news and updates.
Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central and South Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook

FAN HSF CHASE for the Champions

Faith Angler Network High School Fishing Series 2017/18

Chase for the Champions Presented by 

Lake Waco – Airport Beach Park 
April 142018

 

Congratulations for qualifying for the NO ENTRY FEE   2018 FAN HSF Series Chase for the Champions

And the chance to win over $8000.00 in scholarship funds including the $2000.00  Toyota Cedar Park Angler of the Year Scholarship award & the Berkley Select Angler Award. 

Chase qualifiers are highlighted in green here

Boat Check will be at the boat ramp located at Airport Beach Park 5:30 AM – You will receive a CHASE QUALIFIER Boat Identifier with your boat number that you MUST DISPLAY at launch and check in. We will release the boats at safe lite.  The awards banquet will proceed immediately after the tournament weigh in process.

Please register online for the chase no later than April 4th

http://faithanglernetwork.com/registration-tournaments/
Please RSVP for you and your family to the banquet as well 

Congratulations to the Wild Card Qualifiers

Congratulations to the  five teams that qualified through the Wild Card Tournament on LBJ Presented by:

Clayton Harbison & Gavin Standard  – Texas Bass Academy

Copper Webber & Conner Kerr – Round Rock Fishing 

Dayton Walters & Grady Walters – Guardians Bass Club

Jack Mann & Michael Schumacher – Lake Travis Fishing

Mason Garrett & Travis Garrett- Tiger Bass

FAN HSF “Last Chance” Wild Card Tournament Presented by Amenity Service

FAN HSF “Last Chance” Wild Card Tournament Presented by Amenity Service 

March 24th on Lake LBJ with a $1000.00 Scholarship top award.

With the 3 qualifying tournaments behind us, the stage is set for the Toyota Cedar Park Angler of the Year race and the Berkley Chase for the Champions with over $8,000 in scholarships and prizes.

As a moment of déjà vu sets in, the Lake Travis Fishing Team of Parker Wagner and Benjamin Mosely is currently leading with a 10-point margin against Joshua Maxwell and Tanner Shelton who set FAN HSF records at the Lake Buchanan tournament February 24th with a 27.99 limit including the Kistler Big Bass at 9.80 pounds.

You can see the standings here.

 
 
The Wild Card Tournament Details
 
The Wild Card tournament will be a NON-POINTS tournament where FAN will award the top 5 teams that have not already qualified by way of points. The wild card tournament will also be essential for any angler that finished in a top 10% of a qualifier but still needs one more tournament to meet your two tournament minimum requirement for the Chase.
 
We are excited to add this new element to the FAN HSF Schedule this year. We wanted to do something fun and different that allowed those student anglers who were not able to compete during one of the qualifiers to have another shot at qualifying for the Chase. Added to that our anglers love fishing Lake LBJ, and fishing LBJ in March could possibly set new records for FAN and most definitely personal best for our student anglers as this lake is as hot as it gets this time of year.
 
And to top it off, we will award the winning team a $1,000 Scholarship
 
 
Where-
LBJ Yacht Club and Marina
200 S Wirtz Dam Road
Cottonwood Shores, Texas 78657
MAP
 
 
 
 
OFF Limits

 
 
Who is eligible?
Registration is open to all 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. The entry fee for each team is $50 to include the Yacht Club marina usage fee.
Each team member must be a TBF Student Angler Federation (SAF) member. FAN Membership will be waived for the Wild Card Tournament.  Contestants must also have the signature of a parent or legal guardian and the boat captain in the provided space on the liability form. Each team must consist of two eligible student contestants and one adult boat captain. 
When-
Check in will start at 5:30 am, there will be a boat safety check and we will release boats in numerical order at safe light 
Weigh in – First flight is due in at 2PM at the The Boat Ramp Dock – You must be checked in at the check station on your designated flight time or be counted late.
How to Register- All anglers must register by March 21st 9PM  
Registration deadline will be the Wednesday prior to the tournament via online registration and payment only.  Late registrations may be considered Saturday for complete teams only and will be added to the bottom of the boat launch sequence. Please contact info@faithanglernetwork.com with any questions regarding registration or if you will register late.

Register online HERE

FOR RULES AND REGULATIONS CLICK HERE
 
Check out the new FAN TV – Subscribe and like us on FB for all the latest news and updates.
 

Captains will also be recognized with the Academy Captains Awards including a $50 Academy gift card plus an Academy Magellan Fishing Shirt plus the captain drawings

 

Faith Angler Network is an All-Volunteer 501©3 non-profit organization serving the Central Texas Area with Youth Fishing Events/ Charity Events/ Military Supported and Awareness Events. For more details please visit our Website  Facebook