Sixty-six teams of high school anglers gathered at Laurel Park the second Saturday in May for the first-ever Statewide Georgia High School Association Bass Fishing Championship.
Teams converged from across the state, bringing boats, coaches, parents and friends to watch the event.
The winning team was Davis Madden, Fisher Faulkner. Their winning catch was five spotted bass totaling 20 pounds, 3 ounces. They represented Evans High School in Augusta.
Teams from across the US will converge on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, SC, for the 12th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship. It takes place June 30-July 3.
For more information about the Student Anglers Federation and High School Bass Fishing, visit HighschoolFishing.org.
Photos: by Pamela A. Keene