Kelseyville Teens Win MLF High School Fishing Open on Clear Lake

CLEARLAKE, Calif. (May 2, 2022) – The High School Fishing team of Tyler Bryant and Joey Gentle, both of Kelseyville, California, brought five bass to the scale Sunday weighing 16 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Clear Lake.

A field of 34 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Redbud Park in Clearlake. In MLF and The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing competition, the top 10% of competing teams advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.

The top three teams that advanced to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship are:

1st: Lake County High School Fishing Club – Tyler Bryant and Joey Gentle, both of Kelseyville, Calif., five bass, 16-10
2nd: Grizzly Bass Masters, Georgetown, Calif. – Jon Loya, Georgetown, Calif., and Earl Nattrass, Cool, Calif., five bass, 9-16
3rd: Liberty High School, Brentwood, Calif. – Tanner Cleghorn and JD Farage, both of Discovery Bay, Calif., five bass, 15-13

Rounding out the top 10 teams were:

4th: Delta Teen Team – Maxwell Kaneko, Berkeley, Calif., and Sam Shimabukuro, Alameda, Calif., five bass, 15-2
5th: Delta Teen Team – Justin Navarro, San Ramon, Calif., and Tyler Wood, Danville, Calif., five bass, 14-15
6th: Vista del Lago, Folsom, Calif. – Daniel Crouse, Folsom, Calif., and Hudson Hannaman, El Dorado Hills, Calif., five bass, 14-6
7th: Oakdale High School, Oakdale, Calif. – Troy Cox and Zane Ravalin, both of Oakdale, Calif., five bass, 13-14
8th: Nor Cal Junior Bass Club – Daniel Hutchinson and Caleb Wolff, both of Redding, Calif., five bass, 13-13
9th: Lake County High School Fishing Club – Dylan Watson, Novato, Calif., and Cody Whitehurst, Redding, Calif., five bass, 13-12
10th: Skullcrushers – Dominic Pucci, Sonoma, Calif., and Tyler Trainor, Ashburn, Va., five bass, 13-9

Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

The next event for High School Fishing anglers will be the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open on Smith Mountain Lake, June 4 in Huddleston, Virginia.

MLF High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing tournaments are free, two-person (team) events for students in grades 7-12 and are open to any MLF and TBF Student Angler Federation-affiliated high school club. The top 10% of teams at each Open event, along with the TBF High School Fishing state championships, will advance to the 2022 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2022 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on Pickwick and Wilson Lakes in Florence, Alabama, June 22-25, and is hosted by the Florence-Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The High School Fishing National Champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2022 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.

Proud sponsors of the 2022 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, ARE Truck Caps, B&W Trailer Hitches, Berkley, Black Rifle Coffee, E3, Epic Baits, Favorite Fishing, Gary Yamamoto Baits, General Tire, Lew’s, Lowrance, Lucas Oil, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, TH Marine, Toyota, Wiley X and YETI.

For complete details and updated tournament information, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular High School Fishing updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow MLF5’s social media outlets at Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

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