Central High anglers win FLW High School Open

Central’s Klotz, Brumbaugh win fishing title

HESSTON — The Central High School duo of Hunter Klotz and Gerald Brumbaugh, both of Martinsburg, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Pennsylvania Open tournament on Raystown Lake.

The win advanced the team to the 2018 High School Fishing National championship, held June 26-30 on a fishery yet to be revealed.

According to post-tournament reports, the Central High School duo caught their fish covering water all over the lake with a Yamamoto Senko worm.

A field of 18 teams competed in the no-entry fee, tournament which launched from Seven Points Marina. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The 2017 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Pennsylvania Open was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12, open to any Student Angler Federation affiliated high school club in the United States. The top 10 percent of each Challenge, Open, and state championship field will advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2018 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. At the 2017 World Finals more than $60,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded….Read More