Ohio Open high school fishing tournament Oct. 28 at Caesar Creek


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The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) High School Fishing circuit will stop at Caesar Creek State Park Oct. 28 for the Ohio Open.

The no-entry fee event is open to any high school fishing team in the country. The top 10 percent of finishers in the Ohio Open will qualify for the 2018 FLW High School Fishing National Championship. The high school fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

The Ohio Open will put boats in the water the Wellman Meadows Boat Ramp, 8501 County Highway 12 (Oregonia Road) in Waynesville. Takeoff will be 7 a.m. Oct. 28. Weigh-in is scheduled for 3 p.m.

The high school takeoff and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

The Ohio Open is a two-person team event for students in grades 7-12. Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at FLWFishing.com.

For more information, contact the FLW High School Fishing National Youth Director Scott Ellison at 270-205-6864.

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2017 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Ky. with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 258 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea.

FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat.

The Bass Federation Inc., (TBF) is a member of the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. TBF is owned by those we serve and dedicated to the sport of fishing. The Federation is the largest and oldest, organized grassroots fishing, youth and conservation organization there is.

TBF, the affiliated state federations and their member clubs conduct more than 20,000 events each year and have provided a foundation for the entire bass fishing industry for more than 45 years. TBF founded the Student Angler Federation and the National High School Fishing program in 2008 to promote clean family fun and education through fishing. Visit bassfederation.com or highschoolfishing.org and “LIKE US” on Facebook.

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