Pennsylvania’s Mifflinburg High School duo of Ty Stroup and Daniel Walter ground out three fish Saturday weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces to win the very tough High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Chesapeake Bay Open event in Edgewood, Maryland. The event was hosted by Visit Harford.
The Chesapeake Bay was extremely stingy for the High School anglers, as just four teams brought a keeper bass to the scale. The Mifflinburg duo targeted the grass and credited a green pumpkin-colored Z-Man ChatterBait with a blue Strike King Rage Tail Craw as their key bait.
For their win on the Chesapeake Bay, the team now advances to the 2021 High School Fishing National Championship.
Top seven teams on the Chesapeake Bay:
1st: Mifflinburg High School, Mifflinburg, Pa. – Ty Stroup and Daniel Walter, three bass, 6-3
2nd: Susquehanna Valley High School, Conklin, N.Y. – Dylan Edwards and Luke Rokavec, one bass, 3-13
3rd: Lancaster Junior Hawg Hunters – Tucker Hastings, Lancaster, Pa., and Stephen Foor, East Earl, Pa., two bass, 2-14
4th: Carroll Fish Hawks – Peter Sheggrud, Phoenix, Md., and Haden Sisk, Reisterstown, Md., one bass, 1-3
5th: Capital City Jr. Bass Masters – Kyler Morris, Dauphin, Pa., and Jacob Vanscoik, Dauphin, Pa., zero bass
6th: Lancaster Junior Hawg Hunters – Brendon Martin, Stevens, Pa., and Andrew Fields, Myerstown, Pa., zero bass
7th: Panj Bass – Dylan Aulbach, Monroe Township, N.J., and Alex Walsberg, Chester Springs, Pa., zero bass