Four Hawgs teams traveled south to Pickwick Lake in Florence Alabama to compete in the 13th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship presented by the Student Angler Federation held the week of June 19 – 25, 2022. This event is setup in a unique format and is two tournaments in one. Daily bag limit was three fish per team to put less stress on the fish during the hot summer weather. The Tournament Format is explained at the following page. It was a hot week in Northern Alabama with daily highs near/above 95 and a couple days with highs flirting with 100 degrees. Thanks to all the parents and volunteer boat captains who make all this possible.
Way to go to all the Hartley’s Teams! Nathan and Braden, Mike and Rees, Brett and Dylan, and Ryan and Rex represented the Hawgs well.
Official practice was the first three days of the week with a mandatory check-in and meeting on the third day leading into competition. Here are some pics from practice days as well as the check-in meeting. Click on image to see full size picture.
Day one of the tournament was the hottest day of the week with the actual high temperature right around 100 degrees. The Hawgs Teams battled through the high temps and several teams brought fish back to weigh-in. Click on any of the below photos to see a full-size version.
See below video for how one of our Anglers decided to beat the heat on Day 1:
Day two was another hot day but a bit of a breeze made it a bit more manageable. Below are some pictures from Day 2. Click on a picture to see the full size version.
All Teams competing fish atleast three days. The third day the top ten teams in National Championship pool compete for the National Championship. All the other teams have their cumulative weights zeroed and they all compete for a spot in the World Championship Finals. The Hawgs top team finished 6 spots from qualifying for the Final Day. Once again some nice bags were brought to the scales. Click on any of the below pictures to see a full size version.
Below are links to the Results from Day 1 & 2 and also the results from each bracket for Day Three. Full results can be found on the Student Angler Federation page here: