WEST POINT, MS – As a title sponsor of the Bassmaster High School Series and the official pattern of B.A.S.S., Mossy Oak Fishing is excited to present the High School Central Open Tournament in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on Lake Norfork, April 28.
Mossy Oak Fishing is proud to be a sponsor of this High School Central Open Tournament and believes strongly not only in the future of fishing but also in the future of the young men and women who compete on the high school circuit of Bassmaster. More than 100 of the nation’s finest and best high school bass anglers will be at Lake Norfork this upcoming weekend for the 2019 Bassmaster High School Central Open tournament.
Official practice will be April 27 with the competition held on April 28, which is forecast to be 85 degrees and sunny. The takeoff will be at 6:30 a.m. CT at Quarry Marina and Use Area in Salesville, Arkansas. You may have a chance to see a young angler who’s already started to make the climb in the high school circuits and Juniors (2nd – 8th graders), who one day plan to fish on the Bassmasters Elite Circuit. Currently 20 anglers are fishing the Bassmaster Elite Circuit who have come through the ranks of high school and college tournament bass fishing.
According to Hank Weldon, tournament director, “The Missouri, Arkansas and Texas teams may be favored in this event. The top 10 finishers in the High School Central Open will qualify for the National Championship to be held at the just announced 2020 Bassmasters Classic on Alabama’s Lake Guntersville with weigh-ins in Birmingham. The winning team at the Central Open will take home $2,000 for its team to use for bass fishing expenses.”
Who will win this important tournament? No one knows, but you can bet there will be excited parents, grandparents and friends waiting at the April 28 weigh-in at Quarry Marina and Use Area at 2:30 p.m. CT. To follow along with the tournament action, visit bassmaster.com.
Established in 1986, Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., and is home of Mossy Oak. For more than 30 years, Mossy Oak has been a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels and Mossy Oak Properties. Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Quality Deer Management Association and Mack’s Prairie Wings and the official pattern of the NRA, B.A.S.S., MLF and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.