Madison High anglers win FLW Smith Mountain Lake Open


June 15, 2020  by FLW Communications

HUDDLESTON, Va. – North Carolina’s Madison High School duo of Ransom Boone and Russell Moore brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 13 ounces to win the 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Smith Mountain Lake Open.

For their win on Smith Mountain Lake, the team now advances to the 2020 High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship.

The top 10 finishers from the event were:

  1st: Madison High School, Marshall, N.C. – Ransom Boone and Russell Moore, five bass, 17-13

  2nd: Holston High School, Damascus, Va. – Konnor Sweet and John Milhorne, four bass, 15-15

  3rd: Blackwater River Bass Club – Broderick Luckey and Ava Luckey, both of Roanoke, Va., five bass, 13-11

  4th: Holston High School, Damascus, Va. – Mason Steele & Parker Newton, four bass, 10-13

  5th: Badin Bandits Fishing Team – Harrison McCall of Salisbury, N.C., and Carson Palmer of Richfield, N.C., four bass, 9-13

  6th: Long Creek Anglers – Avery Doughty of Durham, N.C., and Luke Miller of Richfield, N.C., four bass, 8-14

  7th: Magna Vista High School, Ridgeway, Va. – Hunter Barrow & Colin Bennett, four bass, 8-9

  8th: Southwest Virginia Jr. Anglers. – Will Austin of Abingdon, Va., and Dylan Thompson of Damascus, Va., five bass, 6-1

  9th: Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, Md. – Travis Nale and Reed Barra, both of Pasadena, Md., two bass, 5-3

  10th:  Hickory Grove Christian School, Charlotte, N.C. – Trent Lawson & Aaron Shumaker, one bass, 2-5

Complete results from the event can be found at

The event launched from the Parkway Marina in Huddleston, Virginia, and was hosted by Destination Bedford.

The 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Smith Mountain Lake Open was a free, two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2020 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 open high school bass tournament, the 2020 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2019 World Finals.

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