Farmington High starts fishing team,

Farmington High School fishing team starts inaugural season

On a boat in the middle of one of the lakes in the Jefferson chain near Mankato, the Farmington High School Fishing Team will compete in the first tournament of its inaugural season on June 21. The team is less than a year old and was founded last September by Andy Boyum of Mankato, a Farmington resident who has loved fishing almost his entire life and has been a competitive fisherman on and off since he was 14. He said he first came up with the idea for the team after a fortunate misunderstanding.

“It was last year actually, last summer,” Boyum said. “There’s a website where local bass fishermen can look for tournaments to fish in and I kept seeing seeing Southwest Metro, Northwest Metro, and I was thinking they were adult tournaments. So I contacted the director and he’s like ‘no, these are high school events’. And I thought ‘oh that’s cool’. I kind of knew that high school (events) existed but I didn’t know how big it was in Minnesota.”…Full Story