Adirondack Anglers qualify for high school national championship

Young anglers to compete in national fishing tourney

COPENHAGEN — A Copenhagen teen and his cousin will compete in the Student Angler Federation High School National Championship in Florence, Ala., June 26 through 30.

Brady C. Guyette, 15, the son of Bradley and Rachel Guyette of Copenhagen, and Evan T. Howe, 15, the son of Corey and Dana Howe of Peru, representing the Adirondack Anglers, won the 2017 the Bass Federation State High School Championship catching five fish for a total of 15.66 pounds. The state championship at the Port Henry boat ramp was sponsored by the town of Ticonderoga, the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce and the regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

The boys are the grandsons of Robert Guyette of Carthage.

Both boys have fished since about age 5 and are members of the Adirondack Anglers Fishing Club.

“I like being out on the water and relaxing,” said Brady, a junior at Copenhagen Central School.

He said the secret to fishing is figuring out the pattern of where the fish are.

According to his father, the anglers have been doing their homework researching what techniques work on the lake they will be fishing, noting there are difference between fishing here and fishing in Alabama or other Southern states.

“I like being out on the water catching bass and being with friends,” said Evan.

He has competed in adult series of the Bass Federation and several youth competitions for the organization.

“I hope we do well,” said Evan. “It will be a good learning experience. I look forward to competing in the future.”…Full Story