Fenton duo capture high school fishing state title

And about four years ago he had an idea. Maybe his friend Henri Sturm would enjoy the sport just as much as he did. “When I met him I was really into fishing,” Straffon said. “He was kind of an outdoor kid — hunting and fishing, bass fishing. I realized he could do tournaments with me. I kind of taught him what he needed to know and he figured it out.”

In their first bass fishing tournament the duo finished second. Since then the Fenton High School sophomores have only become a stronger team. The teammates recently to the Michigan BASS High School State Championship held on Lake St. Clair. “We did well. We stayed on the American side of Lake St. Clair and we were leading the first day of the tournament and went wire-to-wire,” Sturm said.

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