NEW DIRECTIONS -2018-7-2018

NEW DIRECTIONS - 2017-2018

FROM: RANDY VAUGHN - SC Youth Director - BASSMASTER
 
 
 
Hello, my name is Randy Vaughn and I am the South Carolina Youth Director for Bassmaster.  
I have some very exciting news to share but first… I would like to share with everyone the path to what has become one the fastest growing sport in America… 
High School Bass Fishing.
 
In 1968 Ray Scott founded the first organized competitive Bass Fishing trail bringing together men from all across the country that shared a passion for Bass Fishing and the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society was formed. The first tournament trail began and the results and the latest fishing trends were then shared through the newest outdoors publication, the Bassmaster Magazine.
 
In 1991, Ray wanted to get more youth involved in fishing so he introduced to American the Bassmaster casting kids. This program gave boys and girls the opportunity to learn the basics of casting, pitching, flipping and to be introduced to general fishing technics. As a result of the country wide casting kid’s competition drew major sponsorship and tens of thousands of dollars in college tuitions were given to the highest placing competitors at the national competitions.
 
In February 2006, the first Bassmaster Jr Championship was held as a kick off to the BassMaster Classic to be held the following week in Florida. The Jr Championship was held on Harris Chain of Lakes bringing Bassmaster Jr state champions together for a national championship tournament. The program has continued to grow and has since evolved into the program that we have today.
 
It is clearly evident from the growth of High School bass fishing that the impact of High School bass fishing is for real in the state of South Carolina. The numbers of participating students, both male and female, have shown steady and rapid growth and the commitment of schools, principals, advisors, boat captains, and parents for these young men and ladies  has evolved into what was once a weekend hobby into a passion that very few can explain unless you have been a part of it. I have been told wonderful success stories about commitment to not only fishing but to succeed in school and keep their grades up so they might remain on the fishing team. Folks this is amazing stuff.
 
To continue growth in the state from the midlands to the coast, it is my pleasure, as the BASS Nation Youth Director, to announce the NEW LOWER STATE B.A.S.S. TOURNAMNET TRAIL.
 
Under the Leadership and direction of Tony Gray, the Lower State Tournament Trail which will be sanctioned by B.A.S.S.,  will be able to advance the trails qualifying teams to the BASS NATION High School National Championship, and to participate in the S.C State BASS Nation Championship held each year.
 
With the help from Sponsors like Marshall’s Marine, Palmetto State Armory Fishing Outpost, SKEETER Boats, Hydra Fishing aka AlX Rods,Cinnettic Reels, TreeShaker Tackle, Dirty Band Outdoors, Consolidated Pipe & Supply, R L Culler Refrigeration and JC’s Outdoors, I look forward to the growth of high School Fishing in the lower state of South Carolina.   
 
Now, I would like to welcome aboard everyone to a great new chapter in Youth BASS Fishing in South Carolina.       

2016-2017 CHAMPIONS - BERKELY HIGH SCHOOL

2016-2017 CHAMPIONS

 CONGRATULATIONS to Berkeley High School team mates Trey Wiggins & Cole Garrick with Boat Captain Gene Wiggins on winning the 2016-2017 SC SAF Tournament Trail Championship on Lake Moultrie.

 
Battling unfavorable weather conditions of high winds and ruff water on the infamous Lake Moultrie, SC, Wiggins & Garrick entered the Championship Tournament in 3rd place just 8 points behind the leaders, Orangeburg Prep Bass Anglers Brandon Weeks & Liam Worley. 
 
Boat Captain Gene Wiggins challenged his team all day to stay focus and make every cast count which resulted in finishing the tournament in 10th place with 3 fish for a total weight of 5.7 lbs and collected a VALUABLE 91 points.  The tournament was double points which gave the team a total of 182 points towards the championship. 
 
Trey Wiggins & Cole Garrick with Boat Captain Gene Wiggins will travel to Florence, Alabama to represent the SC SAF Tournament Trail in the TBF World Finals in June 2017. 
 
Wilson Hall team mates Walker Terry & Doc Walker finished the season in 2nd place.
 
OP Bass Anglers team mates Brandon Weeks & Liam Worley finished the season in 3rd place.
 
Berkeley High team mates Johnny Koester & Reid Shaw finished the season in 4th place.
 
OP Bass Anglers Evan Lambrecht and Dylan Snelgrove finished the season in 5th place. 
 
Congratulations to Gilbert Bass Anglers Coach Chris Gramling on receiving the 2016-2017 "DIRECTOR'S" award.
 
Congratulations to River Bluff Angler Kathleen Beardsley on winning  the 2016-2017 "FIRST LADY AWARD" for competeing in the Championship Tournament. 
 
Special Thanks to BASS PRO ELITE Brett Preutte for his participation as Master of Ceremonies and to FLW PRO ANGLER Timmy Thompkins for being a Boat Captain. 
 
SPECIAL to our AWESOME Sponsors, Marshall's Marine, Skeeter Boats, Palmetto State Armory Fishing Outpost, Cinnettic Reels, TreeShaker Tackle, JC's Outdoors, Consolidated Pipe & Supply, Hydra fishing aka ALX Rods, Dirty Band Outdoors, R.L> Culler refrigeration
 
Thanks to everyone who has been part of this AWESOME 2016-2017 High School Bass Fishing Tournament Trail Season. 
 

STRAFFORD WINS LAKE MOULTRIE........

GREAT JOB!!

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Strafford team mates Brandon Jones & Nate Burkett winning Lake Moultrie on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
 
Brandon & Nate had a 5 fish limit for a total weight of 12.1 lbs.
 
GREAT job!!!
 
2nd place went to Berkely team mates Tommy Monnet & Eric Glenn with a 5 fish limit weighing 11 lbs.
 
3rd place went to River Bluff team mates Evan Eckstrom & Braden Cordero with a 5 fish limit weighing 9.9 lbs. 
 
BIG FISH AWARD went to Gilbert Bass Anglers Cooper Burkett & Typer Craps. 4.8 lbs.
 
Special Thanks to Tim Harmon TreeShaker Tackle, BASS ELITE PRO Brett Preutte & FLW PRO ANGLER Timmy Thompkins for being part of our Lake Moultrie Tournament.
 
Thanks also to Justin Altman and his staff for the SKEETER Beans & Chicken & Rice lunch they provided.
 
Thanks to Marshall's Marine From Lake City, SC for the use of the 2017 FX21 SKEEETR Boat during the awards ceremony.
 
 
GREAT job to all!!!

 

ORANGEBURG PREP BASS ANGLERS WIN......

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

 

 
CONGRATULATIONS to OP Bass Anglers Teammates Brandon Weeks & Liam Worley on winning the April 2017 SC Student Angler Federation Tournament on Lake Wateree.
 
Brandon & Liam had a 5 fish limit for a total weight of 15.13 lbs.
 
 
2nd place was Carolina Forest teammates Jackson Denny & Bowman Davis,  a 5 fish limit for a total of 9.65 lbs
 
3rd place was Spring Hill High School teammates Robert Wise & Aaron Weed, a 5 fish limit for a total of 9.5 lbs.
 
BIG FISH was Wilson Hall teammates Walker Terry & Doc Walker, 5.13lbs
 
Congratulations to all of the winners.
 
Next tournament is the 2016-2017 SC SAF Tournament Trail CHAMPIONSHIP, May 6, 2017 on Lake Moultrie/Cooper River. 
 
 

NEXT TOURNAMENT.....

"GOD BLESS AMERICA"

NEXT TOURNAMENT......

SATURDAY APRIL 22, 2017

LAKE WATEREE

CLEARWATER COVE MARINA

2017 SPONSORSHIP

"SIMPLY THE BEST RODS AVAILABLE"

 THANK YOU HYDRA FISHING aka ALX RODS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 2017 HIGH SCHOOL BASS FISHING TOURNANET SEASON

2017 SPONSORSHIP

FOR ALL YOUR HUNTING & FISHING NEEDS

THANK YOU PALMETTO STATE ARMORY FIXHING OUTPOST FOR YOUR CONTINUED SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 2017 HIGH SCHOOL BASS FISHING TOURNAMENT SEASON!! 

2017 NEW SPONSOR

SC SAF TOURNAMENT TRAIL WELCOMES TREESHAKER TACKLE TO ITS 2017 SPONSOR LIST.  

2017  NEW SPONSOR

SC SAF TOURNAMENT TRAIL WELCOMES CINNETIC REELS AS IT'S PREMIER REEL SPONSOR FOR THE 2017 TOURNAMENT SEASON.  

NEW 2017 SPONSOR ANNOUCEMENT

It is with GREAT excitement to announce that Marshall's Marine will become the hosting Sponsor the 2017 SC Student Angler Federation Tournament Trail. 
 
Justin and I along with Jeremey Trussell have discussed many exciting events to help promote the future of High School Bass Fishing in the Low Country of South Carolina. 

 

CONWAY HIGH WINS SANTEE COOPER 2017

CONGRATULATIONS BLAKE THOMPSON

Battling rough water and cold front conditions, the SC SAF Tournament Trail held it's March 2017 Tournament on Santee Cooper @ John C Land.
 
Congratulations to Blake Thompson from Conway High School for his impressive win.
 
Blake had a 5 fish limit for a total weight of 18.9 lbs.
 
Blake Thompson had BIG FISH with 7.3 lbs 
 
2nd place was Nate Burkett & Brandon Jones from Stratford High School with 4 fish for 13.4 lbs
 
3rd place was TJ Mckenzie & Mike Paglio from Waccamaw High School with 4 fish for 13.2 lbs. 
 
Great job to everyone who competed. 
 
Complete results are attached.
 
Thanks to all of our boat captains. You are certainly appreciated.
 
 
Thanks to all our sponsors......
MARSHALLS MARINE
PALMETTO STATE ARMORY FISHING OUTPOST
HYDRO FISHING aka ALX RODS
CINNETTIC REELS
TREESHAKER TACKLE
JC'S OUTDOORS
CONSOLIDATED PIPE AND SUPPLY

 

WISON HALL WINS SANTEE COOPER 2016

Congratulations to Wilson Hall Bass Fishing team members, Walker Terry and Doc Walker on their win at Santee Cooper.

 

Walker & Doc with Boat Captain Max Terry had a 5 fish limit for a total weight of 10.10 lbs. GREAT job guys!!

 

2nd place -  Cole Drummond & Piercen Lynch from South Florence with 4 fish for a total of 8.14 lbs.

 

3rd place - Wyatt Long with Yes Community Club with 2 fish for a total of 7.10 lbs.

BIG FISH -  Wyatt Long with Yes Community Club, weighing 4.00 lbs.

 

Congratulations to ALL of our winners for the November 2016 Santee Cooper Tournament.

 

Thanks to everyone who helped make the first half of the 2016-2017 Tournament Season a GREAT success!!

 

Look forward seeing everyone in March 2017 as we continue the journey.

BERKELEY HIGH  SCHOOL WINS LAKE MOULTRIE / COOPER RIVER 2016

Congratulations to  Berekeley High School Bass Fishing Team members Eric Glenn & Tommy Monenet on winning the October 2016 Lake Moultrie / Cooper River "OPEN" Invitational. 

 

Eric & Tommy had a fish fish limit for a total weight of 14.13 lbs.

GREAT job guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

2nd place was Berekely High School Bass Fishing teammates CJ Cannington & Losten Shuler with a 5 fish limit for a total weight of 13.02 lbs.

3rd place was Southside Middle School teammates Nathan Turner & Joshua Acosta with a 5 fish  limit for a total weight of 12.01 oz.

 

BIG FISH went to Southside Middle School teammates James Odom & Hunter Turner. 

Big fish was 6.14lbs. 

 

Thanks to Mr. George Brittle and the entire Berekely High School Bass Fishing Team for sponsoring this Tournament as well as the Chickenbog lunch.

 

Thanks to all of the Boat Captains for your time and equipment to help make this Tournament a success.

 

 Special thanks to Tripp & Brandy Joyner, Jamie, Charlet and Anthony Gray and Jonanthan Williams for traveling and helping with with all the before and after tournament needs.

DEVIL DOGS WIN HARTWELL..2016

Congratulations to Tyler Reis & Beam Henderson of Travelers Rest High School on winning the SC SAF Tournament Trail Lake Hartwell. 

 

Tyler & Beam had a 5 fish limit for a total of 11.5 pounds.

 

2nd place went to Brandon Weeks & Liam Worley of OP Bass Anglers with a 5 fish limit for 9.0 pounds.

 

3rd place went to Walker Terry & Doc Walker of Wilson Hall with a 5 fish limit for 7.15 pounds.

 

Great Job by everyone!!!

NEXT TOURNAMENT

FYI.......
 
NEXT TOURNAMENT
 
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
 
LAKE HARTWELL - GREEN POND LANDING
 
615AM - 3PM
 
 
$20.00 PER TEAM $10.00 COACHES POT (OPTIONAL)
 
EARLY REGISTRATION NOW OPEN, 
 
TEXT,  EMAIL OR MAIL  REGISTRATION FORMS TO:
TEXT: (803)534-1720 / EMAIL: SCTOURNAMENTTRAIL@AOL.COM
MAIL: SCTRAIL, 1787 TILL ROAD, ORANGEBURG, SC 29115
 
REGSITERATION ENDS @ 6AM MORNING OF TOURNAMENT
 

Tony Gray- SC SAF Tournament Trail Director

CURRENT POINT STANDINGS

2016-2017 Point Standings 
 
AFTER Lake Murray Tournament.
 
TOP 5
 
1.DOLTON WIGGINS / COLE GARRICK BERKELEY HIGH    100
2.RAYMIE SEGARS / JACK COVINGTON WILSON HALL          99                          
3.JOHNNY KOESTER  /REID SHAW BERLELEY HIGH      98                         
4.WALKER TERRY / DOC WALKER WILSON HALL           97                
5.BRANDON WEEKS / LIAM WORLEY OP BASS ANGLERS 96   

Dolton Wiggins & Cole Garrick of Berkely High School wins Lake Murray 2016 Tournament.

Lake Murray Tournament Results....

Berkeley High School wins @ Lake Murray 2016.
 
Overcoming major boat mechainal issues midway through the tournament, Berleley High teammates Dolton Wiggins & Cole Garrick with Boat Captain Gene Wiggins wins the Lake Murray Tournament with 4 fish weighing 10.04 lbs.
 2nd place- Rayme Segars & Jack Covington of Wilson Hall 8.00 lbs
3rd place- Johnny Koester & Reid Shaw of Berkely High 6.13 lbs
BIG Fish - Johnny Koester & Reid Shaw of Berkely High 6.13 lbs
 Thanks to all the Teams and Boat Captains that competed.
Special thank's to our Sponsors, JC's Outdoors, Palmetto State Armory, ALX Rod's, Treeshaker Tackle, Cinnetic Reels, Consolidated Pipe & Supply for making our Tournament Trail possible and being part of Sponsor Day.
 Thank You, Chris Veronee, Chris Gramling and the entire Gilbert Bass Anglers for hosting the Lake Murray Tournament which included the cookout. YUM YUM!!
 Thank You, Tim Harmon & Treeshaker Tackle for our Special Guest, BASS Elite Pro, Brett Pruett who gave the morning prayer and motivational speech before blast off.
 Thank you, Alex Dziengielewski & ALX Rod's for Sponsoring the SC SAF Tournamet Trail helping with the Weigh in.
 Thank you to all our family and friends for coming and supporting our Tournament Trail.
 Look forward seeing everyone in Septembe head to Lake Hartwell.
 
Tight Lines!!!!!
 

 

 

Bynum Kelley & Chandler Scott from Wilson Hall win Santeee Cooper Tournament  2016

Santee Cooper Tournament results.....

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Our Goal...

SC SAF TOURNAMENT TRAIL, in partnership with TBF & FLW,  is a Student Angler Fishing Trail  formed in 2016 to promote education through fishing with positive competition and sportsmanship for ALL ACTIVE TBF/FLW SAF South Carolina Middle/High School Student Anglers.  

2016 - 2017 Tournament Schedule

 

JULY 9, 2016 SANTEE COOPER – JOHN C. LAND LANDING

 

AUGUST 6, 2016 **LAKE MURRAY – Shull Island/Larry Koon Landing

 

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016  LAKE HARTWELL – GREEN POND LANDING  

 

OCTOBER 1, 2016     LAKE MOULTRIE/COOPER RIVER

SHORT STAY RECREATION RAMP

***FAMILY DAY***

 

MARCH 4, 2017 SANTEE COOPER – JOHN C. LAND LANDING

 

APRIL 1, 2017 LAKE WATEREE – STATE PARK

 

MAY 6, 2016 ***TBA – CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND***