Liberty High anglers returning to national championship

Liberty High fisherman earns another trip to world championship event

Over Mother’s Day Weekend, Jared deFremery, who just completed his sophomore year at Liberty High School, partnered with teammate Miles Kaneko to win the 2018 Bass Pro Shops Fishing League Worldwide High School Fishing Clear Lake Open while also earning the The Bass Federation/FLW California State Championship.

Representing the Delta Teen Team, deFremery and Kaneko finished first in the 72-team event in Clearlake, winning by nearly 2 pounds. Reaching the five-bass limit, deFremery and Kaneko weighed in at 19 pounds, 2 ounces. The second-place team came in at 17 pounds, 10 ounces.

“We weren’t really expecting to win it,” deFremery said. “We knew we had good fish going in the southern part of the lake. We happened to catch about three fish that were about 5 pounds each. We could see that a lot of people were struggling. When we had those three big bites, the wheels started turning.”

The win helped the pair qualify for both the 2018 High School Fishing National Championship and the 2018 High School Fishing World Finals.

Of course, while only two anglers are on the team, their success is far from a two-person effort. deFremery expressed appreciation for sponsors Frabill Fishing and Plano and other supporters.

“I want to send a thank-you Barry Sterud, who runs our club. He gets us to fish in these tournaments and handles our paperwork,” deFremery said….Full Story