CARBONDALE, Mo. – Wisconsin state champions Kyler Chelminiak and Nicholas Peterson of Whitnall High School won the High School Central Regional tournament held on Kinkaid Lake Saturday. The Whitnall High School team recorded three bass weighing 9 pounds, 9 ounces to beat the Indiana state championship team by 5 pounds, 12 ounces.
Chelminiak said the team used Mann’s Flippin’ Craw to catch their fish Saturday.
“I used one bait and one rod, actually it was a flipping rod, to catch all my fish,” Chelminiak said. “It was slow all day long. We only got one bite every two hours.”
“We were flipping in heavy milfoil all day, Peterson added. “We were just lucky to get the big bites that we got.”
Best of the rest
2nd: Indiana’s Tipton High, Andy Hinkle and Keegan Gray, one bass, 3-13
3rd: Minnesota’s Northfield and Edina High Schools, James Stein and Nick Montilino, one bass, 2-9
4th: Michigan’s Hastings High School, Daniel and Clayton Sprague, one bass, 2-7
5th: Missouri’s Glendale High, Andrew Guilliams and Brian Pahl, one bass, 2-6
Winning teams from each of five regional championships advance to the 2012 High School Fishing National Championship for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship ($5,000 to each team member).
TBF along with FLW Outdoors held the high school tournament in conjunction with the FLW College Fishing Central Regional.
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