Arkansas high school angler to compete in Big Bass Junior Championship

Making the right catch

Hayden Adams is checking off one of his life-long dreams at the age of 17.

TEXARKANA, Ark. — Hayden Adams is checking off one of his life-long dreams at the age of 17.

Adams won the Arkansas state championship of the Big Bass Junior Championship in its inaugural season with a bass he caught on Millwood Lake.

Hayden, a senior at Trinity Christian High School, will be one of 46 contestants representing their state in the BBJC nationals this week.

The Big Bass Junior Championship national tournament, will be held Saturday on Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho. The participants will compete for a new Bass Cat Margay as well as over $350,000 in scholarships and prizes.

“It’s crazy (making it to the national final); I’ve never got to do anything like this,” Hayden said. “Growing up bass fishing my entire life, watching my dad, tournament fishing and when I wasn’t fishing, watching BassMasters on T.V., I’ve always wanted to compete on a national level. So it’s like a dream come true; it’s really cool.”…Full Story