BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – The South Forsyth High School duo of Brett Morlanne and Michael Landernaeu, both of Cumming, Georgia, brought four bass to the scale Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 5 ounces to win the 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Seminole Open.
A field of 29 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from the Bainbridge Earle May Boat Basin. The tournament was hosted by the Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau. In FLW and TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top two teams on Lake Seminole that advanced to the 2020 High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing National Championship were:
1st: South Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. – Brett Morlanne and Michael Landernaeu, four bass, 12-5
2nd: Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ga. – Brock Lewis and Gage Sellars, five bass, 12-2
Rounding out the top 10 were:
3rd: Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ga. – Caleb Reynolds and Lex Thompson, four bass, 11-8
4th: Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ga. – Shane Dill and Bowynn Brown, five bass, 9-11
5th: Double Trouble Bass Team – Brunson Fain, Donalsonville, Ga., and Jackson Conley, Bainbridge, Ga., four bass, 7-13
6th: Brookwood High School, Snellville, Ga. – Ben Sanders and Levi Singletary, five bass, 7-5
7th: Brevard High School, Brevard, N.C. – Matthew Case and Andrew Howell, three bass, 7-5
8th: Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge, Ga. – Gunner Thomas and Brody Thomas, three bass, 6-11
9th: North South Anglers – Brandon Martin, Lula, Ga., and Parker Guy, Ocilla, Ga., three bass, 5-10
10th: Harris County High School, Hamilton, Ga. – Cole Reynolds and Colby Koon, two bass, 5-6
Complete results from the event can be found at FLWFishing.com.
The 2020 FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Seminole Open was a free, two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12 and open to any FLW and Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10 percent of teams at each Open event along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships will advance to the 2020 High School Fishing National Championship on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2020 High School Fishing World Finals, held in conjunction with the National Championship. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2019 World Finals.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.
FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).
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