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Georgia’s Dawson County High School wins High School Fishing Open Tournament on Lake Hartwell 

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October 30, 2023 • MLF • Press Releases

ANDERSON, S.C. – Dawsonville, Georgia’s, Dawson County High School team of Carter Cunningham and Landon Glander, both of Dawsonville, Georgia, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina.

A field of 85 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which was hosted by the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau. In MLF High School Fishing competition, the top 10% of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The top eight teams that advanced to the 2024 High School Fishing National Championship are:

  • 1st: Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, Ga. – Carter Cunningham and Landon Glander, five bass, 15-15
  • 2nd: Greenbrier High School, Evans, Ga. – Landon Brazier and Austin Fulghum, five bass, 14-3
  • 3rd: Cherokee High School, Canton, Ga. – Noah Dzyuba and Lane Parker, five bass, 13-7
  • 4th: South Forsyth High School, Cumming, Ga. – Maddox Ferrell and Grady Williamson, five bass, 13-0
  • 5th: Pickens High School, Pickens. S.C. – Anders Fernstrom and Carter McCollum, five bass, 12-0
  • 6th: Palmetto High School, Williamston, S.C. – Ethan Evatt and Bryson Gurley, five bass, 11-15
  • 7th: Cherokee High School, Canton, Ga. – Hudson Howell and Logan Parker, five bass, 11-15
  • 8th: Dawson County High School, Dawsonville, Ga. – Reed Rooke and Hayden Seabolt, five bass, 11-14

Rounding out the Top 10 teams were:

  • 9th: York County High School, York, S.C. – Fielding Faulkenberry and Greyden Hovis, five bass, 11-12
  • 10th: Madison County High School, Danielsville, Ga. – Brady Garrison and Riley Haney, five bass, 11-10

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

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, advanced to the 2024 High School Fishing National Championship held on Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina, June 19, hosted by the Anderson Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Proud sponsors of the 2023 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, General Tire, Grundéns, Gill, Lew’s, Lowrance, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Mystik Lubricants, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, Wiley X and YETI.

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