Central Catholic High angler will fish in Big Bass championship

Big wins for region’s competitive youth anglers

A Central Catholic High School senior will represent Pennsylvania in a national youth bass fishing tournament.

Austin Aikins, 18, of Lower Burrell was notified last week that he ranked first in Pennsylvania in the Bassin’ 2019 Big Bass Junior Championship and has been invited to compete in its national championship in Idaho on Oct. 19.

The news follows an announcement in July that Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, a global leader in competitive bass fishing and publisher of Bassmaster magazine, has teamed with BBJC and will sponsor this year’s national tournament.

“I am really psyched to be a part of it and Bassmaster is sponsoring and will broadcast the weigh-ins,” said Mr. Aikins. “Plus, [they are] going to be filming some stuff and I was asked to be a part of that… I am really excited about it.”…Full Story