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Vinita High School duo wins 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Tournament


Tom Behrens has over 50 years experience in fishing and hunting across the United States. Much of this time was spent in Oklahoma and Texas where he became very familiar with the outdoor opportunities in these states. You may contact him by email at:

The Vinita High School duo of Tyler Lake and Jessie Woodward, both of Vinita, Oklahoma, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 22 pounds, 11 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Tournament on Lake Texoma.

A field of 26 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Highport Marina in Pottsboro. The tournament was hosted by the Denison Area Chamber of Commerce. In FLW and TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The top two teams on Lake Texoma that advanced to the 2019 High School Fishing National Championship were:
1st: Vinita High School, Vinita, Okla. – Tyler Lake and Jesse Woodward, both of Vinita, Okla., five bass, 22-11
2nd: Norman North High School, Norman, Okla. – Hunter Meadows and Cameron Meadows, both of Midwest City, Okla., five bass, 19-1

Rounding out the top 10 were:
3rd: Tushka High School, Tushka, Okla. – Seth Daniel and Sam Kennedy, both of Atoka, Okla., five bass, 16-4
4th: Charles Page High School, Sand Springs, Okla. – Reese David and Mack Taylor, both of Sand Springs, Okla., five bass, 14-6
5th: Mannford High School, Mannford, Okla. – Todd McKinley, Mannford, Okla., and Cole Kilpatrick, Yale, Okla., five bass, 13-3
6th: Broken Arrow High School, Broken Arrow, Okla. – Michael Reiss and Max Klein, both of Broken Arrow, Okla., five bass, 12-7
7th: Queen City High School, Queen City, Texas – Rylan Donaldson, Queen City, Texas, and Carson Dillinger, Bloomberg, Texas, five bass, 11-14
8th: Westmoore High School, Oklahoma City, Okla. – Joshua Smith, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Colton White, Moore, Okla., five bass, 11-9
9th: Queen City High School, Queen City, Texas – Ryan Ream and Dylan Benson, both of Atlanta, Texas, five bass, 11-0
10th: Calvary Baptist Academy, Shreveport, La. – Mark Andrew Trant and Noah Trant, both of Bossier City, La., five bass, 10-15

Complete results from the event can be found at


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