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February 21, 2013

Freezing temperatures don't slow down Dixie Hornet Anglers

There was sleet, snow, rain and freezing temperatures on Feb. 16th when 26 Dixie High School (Due West) Hornet Anglers conducted a tournament on Lake Greenwood. Adverse conditions didn’t slow anyone down with a total tournament weigh-in of 40.12 pounds of bass.

Avery Gambrell won 1st place with 10.38 pounds, Christopher Bensel won 2nd place with 7.49 pounds and the big fish at 4.38 pounds, Ben Stone won 3rd place with 4.98 pounds. On the junior varsity side, the winners were 1st place Andrew Mitchell at 5.74 pounds, Mason Johnson came in 2nd with 3.19 pounds and the big fish award with 3.19 pounds.

Your school can also form a bass fishing club and join the Dixie Hornet Anglers and other schools around the state in competition. All you need is to get a minimum of six students (within the 11-18 year old range) with dues paid and you can have a Youth Bass Fishing Club. You'll also need an adult at your school to help lead the club, provide advice and help arrange at least two club tournaments, fundraisers, speakers and other learning sessions pertaining to fishing for club meetings.

The Youth Bass Fishing Clubs is a product of a partnership between the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and The Bass Federation of South Carolina with help and support from parents, teachers, school districts, local bait & tackle shops, community partners and Pure Fishing.

Find out more by contacting Aquatic Education Coordinator Lorianne Riggin at (803) 737-8483 or RigginL@dnr.sc.gov.

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