Oregon high school anglers finish season at World Finals

Astoria’s fisherman closes out 2018-19 season

Local bass angler Michael Postlewait, of Astoria, and teammate Brennan Osborn, of Westview High School in Beaverton, took to the waters of Florence, Alabama, recently in the 2019 Student Angler Federation’s (SAF) 10th annual high school fishing World Finals.

The pair finished 186th out of 389 teams.

Postlewait, a senior-to-be at Astoria High School, and Osborn were representing Team Aquafina and The Bass Federation of Oregon.

“Big shout-out to my teammate, B-Money, for landing our sole fish during the semifinals,” Postlewait said. “It was tough out there for the semifinals day. We had some chances to move on to championship Saturday, but I had three fish miss the hook on the baits.

“It would have just taken two of the three to stick and we would have been above the cut line of top 20,” he said.

The field of 389 teams represented 38 states and two foreign countries, Canada and Zimbabwe. With a payout of more than $2.8 million in college scholarships, cash, gift cards and other prizes at stake, it was the richest SAF high school fishing tournament in history and likely the largest ever posted in a single event at all levels of competitive bass fishing….Full Story