SoCal Jr. Bass Anglers win Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse Open on Lake Havasu - Major League Fishing
SoCal Jr. Bass Anglers win Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse Open on Lake Havasu
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SoCal Jr. Bass Anglers win Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse Open on Lake Havasu

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May 6, 2024 • MLF • Press Releases

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. – The MLF High School Fishing team of Bryce Deheyn of San Marcos, California, and Talon Patton of Santee, California, brought five bass to the scale Sunday weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce to win the MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse Open at Lake Havasu in Havasu City, Arizona.

A field of 16 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which was hosted by Go Lake Havasu. In MLF High School Fishing competition, the top 10% of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The Top 10 teams finished:

  • 1st:          SoCal Jr. Bass Club, Poway, Calif. – Bryce Deheyn and Talon Patton, five bass, 19-1
  • 2nd:          Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, Ariz. – Daniel McCoy and Logan Maltese, five bass, 16-6
  • 3rd:          Arizona High School Bassmasters – Wyatt Massey and Degan Dougherty, five bass, 16-2
  • 4th:          Chandler High School, Chandler, Ariz. – Ty Lauzon and Robbie Livar, five bass, 15-11
  • 5th:          SoCal Jr. Bass Club, Poway, Calif. – Ryder and Brenner Lynn, five bass, 14-6 
  • 6th:          Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif. – David Onsager and Luke Walther, five bass, 14-4
  • 7th:          Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif. – Gage Galdos and Ivan Nieto, five bass, 13-3
  • 8th:          SoCal Jr. Bass Club, Poway, Calif. – Kaine Navarro and Chris Cangas, five bass, 13-3
  • 9th:          Delta Teen Team, Oakley, Calif. – Ruby Bulling and Evan Birck, five bass, 12-12
  • 10th:       Valley Bass Club, Ariz. – Cooper Springsteel and Dylan Mladick, four bass, 9-13

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

MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing presented by Tackle Warehouse 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, advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. Tournaments held on or before May 6, 2024, advance teams to the 2024 National Championship. Tournaments held after May 6, 2024, advance teams to the 2025 National Championship.

The 2024 Abu Garcia High School Fishing National Championship & World Finals events will take place June 19-22, at Lake Hartwell in Anderson, South Carolina. The High School Fishing National Champions each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2024 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers. 

Proud sponsors of the 2024 MLF Abu Garcia High School Fishing Presented by Tackle Warehouse include: 7Brew, Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, BUBBA, E3, Epic Baits, General Tire, GSM Outdoors, Lew’s, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, REDCON1, Strike King, Suzuki, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Toyota, WIX Filters and YETI.

For complete details and updated tournament information, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular High School Fishing updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF5’s social media outlets at FacebookInstagram, and YouTube.