Stockton Chamber of Commerce luring NYFA state championship

Bass tries to hook Teen Anglers tournament

Stockton’s chamber of commerce executive director Kelly Bass is talking with Teen Anglers to bring the Missouri division championship tournament to Stockton Lake.

Teen Anglers, organized in 2015, is a youth fishing series for junior and senior high school fishing teams.

In 2018, the spring season series will feature three separate state divisions — Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.

The tentative Missouri division schedule has three tournaments at the Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock and Truman Lake.

The state division championship tournament will be in June. The tentative dates are either June 9-10, 2018 or June 16-17, 2018.

There will be a regional shootout Sept. 22-23, 2018, at Table Rock Lake.

The Teen Anglers series has held tournaments at Stockton Lake since it was established, and Stockton High School has had teams participating in the series, both middle and high school team classifications, since 2016, coached by high school principal Mike Postlewait.

He said, “It’s really grown since the first year.” Postlewait was referring to Teen Anglers since 2015 and his school’s program since 2016.

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