LEESBURG, Fla. – The Central Florida Youth Anglers team of Ryder Krueger and Carson Yero brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 21 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing Open at Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida.
A field of 37 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which was hosted by Visit Lake County, Florida. In MLF High School Fishing competition, the top 10 percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship.
The top three teams that advanced to the 2023 High School Fishing National Championship are:
1st: Central Florida Youth Anglers – Ryder Krueger and Carson Yero, five bass, 21-6
2nd: Seminole Junior Anglers – Bryce Balentine and Bryce Dimauro, five bass, 20-0
3rd: TSA Seminole County – Dylan Quilatan and Tommy Rust, five bass, 18-10
Rounding out the top 10 teams were:
4th: Marion County Bass Masters – Isaac Dorland and Claude Loftin, five bass, 17-3
5th: Alabama Bass Academy – Fisher Anaya and Lake Johnson, five bass, 15-4
6th: South Sumter High School, Bushnell, Fla. – Chase Burris and Cody Zilcosky, five bass, 12-2
7th: Alabama Bass Academy – Caleb Edwards and Jackson Rollins, five bass, 12-1
8th: Central Florida Youth Anglers – Logan Cardwell and Kaden Snavely, five bass, 11-9
9th: Mid Florida Youth Anglers, Mulberry, Fla. – Kody Glass and Evan Newell, five bass, 11-3
10th: Bartow High School, Bartow, Fla. – Colten Bourn and Cameron Spiller, five bass, 10-14
Complete results from the event can be found at MajorLeagueFishing.com.
MLF High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Open 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 2023 High School Fishing National Championship. The 2023 MLF High School Fishing National Championship will be held on the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin, June 20-24, and is hosted by Explore La Crosse.
The High School Fishing National Champions each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice and advance to the 2023 MLF Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.
Proud sponsors of the 2023 MLF High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing include: 4WP, 13 Fishing, Abu Garcia, B&W Trailer Hitches, Black Rifle Coffee Company, E3, Favorite Fishing, Fox Rent a Car, General Tire, Grundens, Lawless Lures, Lew’s, Lowrance, Mercury, Mossy Oak, Onyx, Phoenix, Polaris, Power-Pole, Strike King, Tackle Warehouse, T-H Marine, Wiley X and YETI.
For complete details and updated tournament information, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com.