The Bass Federation (TBF) and FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, have partnered to present the 2015 Indiana State High School Fishing Championship on Sunday, May 31st. The tournament is open to any High School Fishing team in the entire state of Indiana.

The Indiana state championship is a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. It will be held at Patoka Lake. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at Takeoff (6:30am) and weigh-in (2:30pm) will be held at the Hoosier Hills Marina located at 10306 E. Lick Fork Marina Road Celestine, Ind. High School Fishing takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public. For more information about this event contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251.

A preliminary list of schools participating will not be available as teams can still register up until the morning of the event. Complete details can also be found at

The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top 3 teams from each of the six 2015 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2015 Walmart FLW Tour. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

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