New York B.A.S.S. Nation holds state high school championship

New York State youth bass fishing championships held on Cayuga Lake

By David Figura,

Two pairs of Central New York high school anglers will be representing New York at the 2017 B.A.S.S. High School Championships on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tenn. in early August.

The New York State BASS Nation state high school and junior high school championships were held this past weekend on Cayuga Lake.

On Sunday, Garrett Lawton, of Pulaski, and Brent Tyrell, of Central Square, who fish for the Oneida Lake High School Club, won the high school competition, They beat out 27, two-angler teams with an impressive 22-pound, 1 ounce weight total for their five largest fish.

They will be competing Aug 2-4 in Tennessee for more than $250,000 in scholarships, awards and merchandise, according to a press release from the tournament.

Also qualifying for the national high school competition, thanks to their second place finish, were Aiden Caroccio and Nicholas Gray, also from the Oneida Lake club. Both are from Oswego. The pair turned in a five-fish total of 20 pounds, 14 ounces.

The team of Rein Golubjatnikov and Bernie Haims from the Pittsford High School Club finished third with 19 pounds, 14 ounce and also caught the biggest fish of the day – a 6-pound, 9-ounce largemouth bass.

Adam Johnston and Collin Foley, from the Fairport High School Fishing Club finished fourth, with 18 pounds, 9 ounces….Full Story