Pittsburgh teens place in high school state championship

Pittsburgh teens place in state fishing championship

Austin Aikins, 17, of Lower Burrell (left) and Richard Shulik, 17, of Brookline, fishing for the Central Catholic Anglers, placed seventh among 21 teams in the PA Bass Nation High School State Championship held Sept. 29-30 at Raystown Lake. Central Catholic fielded the only team from western Pennsylvania that qualified for the championship.

“The two day tournament proved to be very difficult due to recent rains and heavy pressure from multiple tournaments on the lake,” said Austin. “We tried the typical baits for steep shores of Raystown Lake … [but] on the second day we switched to deep-diving crankbaits.”…Full Story