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State High School Fishing Tournament Coming to Elwood Reservoir July 23

LINCOLN – The Sixth Annual Nebraska State High School Fishing Tournament is scheduled for July 23 at Elwood Reservoir Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

The tournament, a cooperative program between the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and The Bass Federation – Student Angler Foundation, is open to two-person teams of anglers in grades 9 through 12. Each team will have a coach who provides a boat for the competition.

Anglers will check in at 5:30 a.m., and a rules meeting will follow at 6. The tournament launches at 7 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m., with the weigh-in to follow.

Elwood Reservoir WMA is located 3 miles north of Elwood in Gosper County. The boat ramp is located on the east side of the reservoir.

Contact Larry Pape at larry.pape@nebraska.gov with questions. For tournament rules or to register, visit highschoolfishing.org/2016-state-championships.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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