Kimberling City, Mo.—More than 300 high school and middle school students are expected to compete in the Teen Anglers 2016 Championship June 18-19 at Table Rock Lake.
Teen Anglers Vice President J.P. Sell noted all of the registration forms are not in yet, but he predicts more than 180 two-angler teams will be competing in the championship. “We have 54 schools actively involved with our program this year,” Sell said.
This will be the second time the Teen Anglers circuit visits Table Rock Lake. The circuit held a qualifying event at Table Rock April 17 when Ozark High School anglers Brennan Banks and Sawyer Collins caught a five-fish limit weighing 17.24 pounds to win the high school division of the tournament.
Table Rock bass are moving out and settling into a “typical summer pattern” of suspending over deeper water, according to Table Rock guide Mike Webb.
“There are a few fish still in that 10- to 15-foot range,” Webb said. “The best fish are coming on topwater lures early over trees and on spoons in deeper docks. But the numbers are coming on drop shot rigs 30 to 40 feet deep.”
Heavy rains have stained the waters up lake from Indian Point and in all of Long Creek. “The tournament in my opinion will be won in the White River arm from Baxter to Shell Knob,” Webb said.
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