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Lindbergh High School Wins Missouri State High School Fishing Championship On Lake Of The Ozarks

by: Joe Opager, Director of Public Relations,

Lindbergh High School freshman team of Trey Schroeder and Grant Nisbet brought a 5-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 lbs, 12 oz, to win the 2015 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship on Lake of the Ozarks.
Photo by courtesy FLW Outdoors
(Jun 2, 2015 - OSAGE BEACH, MO.)  The Lindbergh High School freshman team of Trey Schroeder and Grant Nisbet brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 12 ounces, to win the 2015 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship on Lake of the Ozarks. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference championship on the Arkansas River in October.
 
 
“We caught fish pretty consistently all day” said Nisbet.
 
The duo’s big stringer was anchored by a nice 5-pound, 7-ounce bass that earned the pair the Lew’s Big Bass award.
 
“Without a doubt the key to us winning was Grant catching that one big fish” added Schroeder. “We went a little crazy in the boat when we got that one in.”
 
The top team on Lake of the Ozarks that advanced to the Southern Conference Championship was:
 
  1st:       Lindbergh High School – Trey Schroeder and Grant Nisbet, five bass, 14-12
 
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
 
  2nd:      Eureka High School – Ren Witte and Luke Ruprecht, five bass, 14-9
  3rd:       Affton High School – Jacob Sauer and Bruno Tesoro, five bass, 13-10
  4th:       Osage High School – Joe Grafeman and Chase Bielie, five bass, 13-6
  5th:       Osage High School – Drake Melton and Nick Riley, five bass, 12-14
  6th:       Hillsboro High School – Chris Lampe and Dan Geotz, five bass, 11-4
  7th:       Farmington Senior High School – Domonick McEntire and Toby Kent, five bass, 11-2
  8th:       Rockhurst High School – Drake Adams and Keegan Williams, five bass, 11-0
  9th:       Hillcrest High School – Caden Leer and Tre Scoggins, five bass, 9-1
  10th:     Lebanon High School – Tyson Moore and Austin Moore, four bass, 5-3
 
The 2015 Missouri State High School Fishing Championship was a two-person (team) event for students in grades 7-12. The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a High School Fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the seven TBF/FLW High School Fishing Opens held this season. The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2016. The High School Fishing national champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.
 
In addition to the High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest high school bass tournament, the 2015 High School Fishing World Finals, held on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, on July 8-11. At the 2014 World Finals more than $40,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded. Visit HighSchoolFishing.org for details.
 
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