Rhea County anglers qualify for Bassmaster high school championship

White, McClain send Rhea County back to Bassmaster High School National Championship

For the fourth straight year, Rhea County will be represented in the annual Bassmaster High School National Championship.

Rhea County Golden Eagle Anglers Garrett White and Tanner McClain had an incredible finish to their day on Lake Guntersville on Saturday, March 30, 2019 to place 28th out of 291 boats and qualify for the 2019 Bassmaster High School National Championship later this summer on Kentucky Lake.

Lake Guntersville is always a special place to go because of its history for producing big bass and most of the anglers on this year’s team had never been on the lake. Guntersville is about twice the size of Rhea County’s Lake Chickamauga and has a tremendous amount of vegetation and places for the fish to hide and grow large.  

“We arrived early on Thursday morning and had about a day and a big part of Friday to practice.  From all the chatter among the team, practice was good for some and not so good for others.” RCHS Golden Eagle Angler head coach Brian Derlak said.“We do our best to communicate with each other and help our teammates that are struggling with what the fish are biting,”…Full Story