Bassmaster High School Championship Rather than drive 33 hours from Washington state to reach the high school championship, Carey Talbert (middle) decided to buy plane tickets and fly his son Cole and his partner Dylan Hansen to Tennessee and find a local angler to serve as their boat captain. The Moses Lake High School team managed to catch one keeper to finish in 157th place. B.A.S.S. writer Craig Lamb interviews the eventual tournament champions, Turner Mason and Ryan Wood of the Front Range Bass Club of Colorado. Chad LaChance served as the champions’ boat captain. Golf carts transported the contestants from the marina to the weigh-in stage. The high school anglers line up at the fish tanks waiting for their turn to weigh in. A popular attraction for the young anglers was the casting section of the Shimano booth. Rehobeth (Ala.) High anglers Laney Skipper and Taylor Owens get some help bagging their fish from boat captain Matt Owens. The docks at the Paris Landing State Park Marina were jammed with high school anglers ready to weigh in their fish. The Salina Sticks team of Nick Davenport and Hunter Baird weighed in a 16-pound, 9-ounce limit that included this nice smallmouth on Day 1. Ean Davis and Grayson Hanson show their biggest fish of the day. Zeke Gossett served as the boat captain for the Pell City Panthers duo. Noah Belt and Lane Couch of the Kiowa High School team from Oklahoma measure a fish to make sure it is legal size. Flight one arrives for the weigh-in. The championship drew 175 high school teams from across the country. Evan Stiteler and Tanner Ward of the Coshocton Bass Club bag their fish for the first-day weigh-in. Cap Massey and Adon Hernandez of New Mexico weighed in an 8-pound, 5-ounce largemouth on the first day of competition. Their boat captain was Cash Massey. High school anglers start bagging their fish on the first day of competition. Sponsor tents were spread throughout the weigh-in site for the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship at Kentucky Lake.