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Young anglers from OCCHS claim championship titles

Young anglers from OCCHS claim championship titles

Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 2:27 pm

Young anglers from OCCHS claim championship titles
Two young fishermen from Obion County recently reeled in impressive wins.
Jo Hamilton III, 17, who will be a senior at Obion County Central High School in the fall, is the 2012 Tennessee Bass Federation Champion, an honor he claimed about four weeks ago.
He is the son of Deanna and Joe Hamilton Jr. of Union City.
John Coble Garrett, 16,  who will be a junior in the fall at OCCHS, is the newly-crowned 2012 Tennessee BASS Federation Nation Junior State Champion.
He is the son of Kim Prather and Van Garrett, both of Union City.
Both of these young anglers are members of the Reelfoot Lake Junior Bass Club in Union City and the new OCCHS bass team.
Hamilton claimed his title fishing on Kentucky Lake out of the New Johnsonville area.
Garrett, claiming his second title in the last three years, won his first title in 2010 at the Tennessee Bass Federation Junior Championship.
The difference in the two champion titles the young anglers won this year is the Tennessee BASS Federation Nation is from the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS) organization in Birmingham, Ala., formed by Ray Scott back in the 1960’s, and the Tennessee Bass Federation is from FLW Outdoors (FLW), which is located in Benton, Ky., and sponsored by Walmart.
Hamilton will now turn his attention to the FLW Outdoors Junior National Championship, which will be fished in August on Lake Lanier near Atlanta.
Garrett has his eyes set on the BASS Federation Nation Southern Divisional, which will take place in April 2013 on Douglas Lake in East Tennessee. If he wins, he will be heading to the 2014 BASS Master Junior Classic.


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