CNY high school anglers win state fair bass tournament

2 CNY high school anglers win NYS Fair bass tournament

A pair of Central New York high schoolers won the inaugural New York State Fair Classic bass fishing competition held Aug. 24 on Onondaga Lake.

A field of 21, two-person teams of high school anglers (grades 8-12) from across the state competed in the competition, which began at 6 a.m. at the Onondaga Lake Park Marina and Boat Launch in Liverpool and finished at 12:30 p.m. that day.

The competition was limited to the teams’ top three fish.

The winning team, Garrett Lawton (Pulaski High School and Christian Misciagna (West Genesee High School) from the Oneida Bassmaster Club, who were accompanied by boat captain Matthew Arndt, brought in three bass weighing a total of 14.38 pounds. The biggest weighed 5.49 pounds….Full Story