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Pennsylvania’s Central High School Wins MLF High School Fishing Open on Smith Mountain Lake
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Pennsylvania’s Central High School Wins MLF High School Fishing Open on Smith Mountain Lake

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June 6, 2022 • MLF • High School Fishing

HUDDLESTON, Va. – The Central High School team of Gerald Brumbaugh of Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, and Dalton Metzger of Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 20 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Smith Mountain Lake. For their victory, the duo now qualify to compete in the 2023 High School Fishing National Championship.

Rounding out the Top 5 teams were:

  • 2nd: Madison High School, Marshall, N.C. – Matthew Crawford, Marshall, N.C., and Gavin Gault, Mars Hill, N.C., five bass, 14-1
  • 3rd: Wellsboro Area School District, Wellsboro, Pa. – Conner Kapp and Colegan Stiner, five bass, 13-12
  • 4th: HS Potomac River Bass Masters – Elijah Ambrose and Jarren Crowder, Clearspring, Md., four bass, 12-0
  • 5th: New Breed Bassers – Ty Crispin, Elmer, N.J., and Kyle Gilson, Cedarville, N.J., four bass, 11-10

Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

The MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Smith Mountain Lake was hosted by Destination Bedford. The next event for High School Fishing anglers will be the 2022 MLF High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Florence, Alabama, June 22-25.

MLF High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and are open to any MLF and TBF Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10% of teams at each Open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2022 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Florence, Alabama, June 22-25, and is hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2022 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, A.R.E. Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X and YETI.

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