Vista Del Lago High School Wins Calif. State High School Fishing Championship On California Delta

   05.19.14

The Vista Del Lago High School team of Luke Johns and Brandon Burkey brought a five-bass limit to the scale Sunday weighing 23 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2014 California State High School Fishing Championship on the California Delta. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in a future High School Fishing conference championship.

The top five teams on the California Delta were:

1st: Vista Del Lago High School – Luke Johns and Brandon Burkey, five bass, 23-5
2nd: California Virtual Academy – Danny Birling, five bass, 16-10
3rd: Roosevelt High School – Brandon Lurn and Marcus Goishi, five bass, 15-15
4th: Freedom High School – Gabe Snyder and Garrett Bradshaw, five bass, 14-10
5th: Bellarmine College Preparatory – Ryan Werner and Eric Horn, five bass, 14-8

Complete results will be posted at HighSchoolFishing.org.

The 2014 California State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 9-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all SAF members nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2014 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Lake Dardanelle in Russelville, Ark., on July 15-19. At the 2013 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.

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