June 15, 2014

Outdoors Briefs: June 15, 2014

High School Fishing Championship headed to St. Lawrence River

CLAYTON — The Bass Federation and FLW have partnered to present the 2014 New York and Vermont State High School Fishing Championship on Saturday, June 21, on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton.

The tournament is open to any high school fishing team in New York and Vermont.

The New York/Vermont state championships are a two-person (team) event for students in grades nine to 12.

Registration for anglers and their coach, who will provide the boat they compete in, is online at

Takeoff will be at 6 a.m. and weigh-in will be held at French Creek Marina at 3 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.

The top 10 percent from each TBF/FLW state championship field will advance to a high school fishing conference championship along with the top three teams from each of the six 2014 High School Fishing Opens that coincide with the 2014 Walmart FLW Tour.

The top 10 percent of each conference championship field will then advance to the High School Fishing National Championship, coinciding with the TBF National Championship and an FLW Tour stop in the spring of 2015.

The High School Fishing National champions will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship to the school of their choice.

For more information about the event, contact the TBF National Youth Director Mark Gintert at (580) 716-4251 or (330) 993-0014.

Town plans kayak trip, tour of Crab Island

PLATTSBURGH — The Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department is offering a free kayak trip and tour of Crab Island to all Town of Plattsburgh active adults and seniors.

Participants will leave at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, from the Cliff Haven Beach and paddle to Crab Island. The trip will include a short hike on the island with Roger Harwood. Kayakers will return by noon.

All participants must preregister and can do so at the Town of Plattsburgh Parks and Recreation Department, 151 Banker Road, or online at

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