The Lew’s / Strike King High School Fishing Digital Tournament has passed the halfway mark, and competitors are turning in some impressive results.
Seven weeks into the 12-week long competition, the 57 high school fishing teams, competing in their own regions have been battling for a weekly Big Bass prize of a Mach rod and reel combo, and a random weekly drawing for a Strike King “Tie One On” prize drawing. At the end of the 12-week period, the team with the overall grand prize for the most total inches reported in each region, will receive two Lew’s Mach combos and a $200 retail value Strike King prize pack.
Thus far, results of the competition are as follows: In total, all 57 teams competing have logged 3,150 total catches, measuring a total of 50,139 inches to the leaderboard using the Hook’D Fishing Tournaments App during the seven weeks of competition.
As far as the Grand prize cumulative leaderboard goes; leading the North region is the Brownsburg Fishing Club, and leading the West is the Delta Saints Bass, while the South Forsyth High Fishing Team is at the top of the Southern Region.
The largest bass of the event thus far is a 26.25-inch largemouth caught by the Seminole Junior Anglers during week 5 of the competition.
David May, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Lew’s Holding continues to be impressed with the performance of the teams and the level of involvement. “We are extremely pleased to see the engagement and eagerness of these high school anglers with our digital tournament,” said May. “Lew’s has always been a strong supporter of youth and high school fishing. This has been a lot of fun so far, we’re always excited about seeing the results posted to the leaderboard.”
He also said having a great partnership has made this program happen. “With this being the first time we’ve hosted an event like this, we’re happy to have a partner like the Hook’D Fishing Tournaments app involved,” said May. “We’re glad to be able to provide a safe outlet for fishing competition with high school teams over the past several and coming weeks. It’ll be exciting to see who takes the grand prizes in the end!”
It is never too late for a team to enter, it only takes one fish catch submission to win a weekly big bass prize, but your team has to be entered into the competition at the time of the catch to win. The 12-week program runs through Sunday, June 28.
For weekly results, and for more information about the High School Fishing Digital Tournament from Lew’s and Strike King, go to https://www.lews.com/digital-fishing-tournament.
For more information about how high school fishing teams can get involved with Lew’s and Strike King, go to https://www.lews.com/academicprograms or https://www.strikeking.com/resources/academic-programs.