Student Shout Outs

Joel A. – Big Bass Zone Junior Fisherman



The field is set. After eight months of online competition, 54 young anglers from across the country have earned the opportunity to converge on Missouri’s Lake Taneycomo on Oct. 30 for the Bill Siemantel’s Big Bass Zone Junior Championship. Each angler competed through the Big Bass Zone virtual state tournament program which, over the competition period, determined the angler with the heaviest five-bass limit from each state. Joel won in the state of Georgia by catching a cumulative bass weight of 16.6 pounds.

Joel A. Fishing Flyer

Along with four special qualifiers, 54 anglers will now fish in person at the 2021 BBZ Junior Championship finals which will be based on the best one-fish caught on the 30th at Lake Taneycomo.

The 2021 champion will take home a prize pack that includes a fully loaded 2021 Bass Cat. Top anglers will also have a shot at four trips to the Anglers Inn at Lake El Salto, Mexico, scholarships from Bethel University and a host of gear.

Outstanding Accomplishments

In addition to being a great fisherman, Joel is about to become an Eagle Scout, the highest achievement of rank in the Boy Scouts of America. Joel is a Freshman and is earning all A’s and B’s, taking challenging college-prep courses!

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