Camdenton High anglers ready for national championship

Anglin’ for the future: Camdenton High School fishing duo set to compete in national championship

Camdenton sophomores Reece Waters and Caden Kowal call Lake of the Ozarks home. The body of water may also be the catalyst for their futures.

Camdenton sophomores Reece Waters and Caden Kowal call Lake of the Ozarks home. The body of water may also be the catalyst for their futures.

Waters and Kowal teamed up and started fishing competitively together last year and the Laker duo got off to a fairly good start after winning the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) High School Fishing Lake of the Ozarks Open in October. Winning that tournament featuring 56 different teams with a five-bass limit of 11 pounds and seven ounces automatically qualified the pair of anglers in the 2020 FLW High School Fishing National Championship that is set to take place June 23-27 on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

The duo gave themselves a decent amount of slack as well as the top 10 percent of any team event for students in grades 7-12 at schools affiliated with the Student Angler Federation (SAF) qualify for the championship. Not a bad start in the world of competitive fishing where another tournament win next week will result in each angler receiving $5,000 in scholarship money to the school of their choice….Full Story