FLORIDA BASS FEDERATION

YOUTH-CONSERVATION-FISHING

I would like to send a special thanks to the Putnam County Tourist Development Counsel for their support for this event with a monetary contribution. Their contribution was a large portion of the money required to conduct this event. Each competitor, boat captain, parents, volunteer and staff received dinner on Friday and Saturday at no cost.

Each competitor received a rod provided by a subsidiary of Skeeter Boats. A special thanks goes out to Gene Crossway who worked extremely hard to make it happen. We had a drawing for ten Denali rods and five Duckett rods of Friday evening. Each participant received a shirt and hat.
 
This event was second to none. A special thanks to Ralph Clippinger Northeast VP, Bill Reus Tournament Director and the other Northeast Directors. Without the help of the northeast region this event wouldn’t have been as big of successful as it was. There are to many individual and companies in Putnam county to list that contributed prizes, food products and time to make this event a success. Saturday evening Beef O Grady’s closed a portion of their restaurant to allow us to serve the evening meal due to an equipment issue in the motel meeting areas. This was an example of the overall attitude of the community.

June 2, 2013  - Palatka, Florida

Big O Teen CLub Angler Fernando Lopez - winner of the 15-18 age group

June 2, 2013  - Palatka, Florida

The Florida Bass Federation held the annual Junior State Championship on June 2, 2013 in Palatka, Florida. There were 56 junior anglers and 28 boat captains that competed in the event.

Congratulations to the winner of the 15 to 18 age group Fernando Lopez from the Big O Teen Anglers of Okeechobee, Florida.

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June 2, 2013 - Palatka, Florida

Lakeland Junior Hawg Hunter GavinGreen winner - 11-14 age group

June 2, 2013 - Palatka, Florida

The Florida Bass Federation held the annual Junior State Championship on June 2, 2013 in Palatka, Florida. There were 56 junior anglers and 28 boat captains that competed in the event.

Congratulations to Gavin Green from Lakeland Junior Hawghunters of Lakeland, Florida for winning the 11 to 14 age group.

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2012-Boswell-Jr-WorldMICHAEL BOSWELL

Michael Boswell was born on June 27 in Winter Haven, FL and calls Bartow, FL his hometown. Michael is a graduate of Bartow High School and will be attending Polk State College starting the spring of 2013. He favors flipping and pitching on the Kissimmee Chain and Lake Okeechobee.

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2012-Colby-Jr-World

COLBY COWART

Hometown: Callahan, Fl.
Birth date: January 10
Favorite place to Fish: St Johns River, Palatka, Fl.
Background:
I have been bass fishing for about 6 years and enjoy any time that I can spend on the water. I started tournament fishing with my dad about 3 years ago and expressed to our adult club how much I enjoyed bass fishing and would love to be a part of a youth club.

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