Travelers Rest high school bass fishing team blows away competition at Lake Okeechobee

During an otherwise dismal weekend of bass fishing to start the TBF/FLW High School bass fishing season, Travelers Rest High School bass fishing team members Daniel Clark and Jacob Smith scored an impressive win on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee on Jan. 17 during the 2016 Florida Open.


Lake Okeechobee is renowned for it’s impressive fish populations and sizes but also for subjectivity to adverse weather, which was the case during the tournament. Heavy winds and rain prior to and during the event prompted tournament officials to delay the start for an hour as well as restrict the anglers, who must have a designated boat captain over the age of 21 in the boat at all times, to fish only the Kissimmee River portion of the area.

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