Evans County High School students Davis Madden and Jayden Faulkner won the first Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Bass Fishing State Championship, presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance. The championship tournament was held May 8 at Lake Lanier.
Faulkner and Madden had a five-bass limit that weighed 20-lbs., 3-ozs. to collect the win. There were 68 boats that made the finals from four qualifying tournaments held in January, February, March and April.
Fishing Coach William Hopkins from Evans High School said both boys are “super good, hard-working kids that work together on a lawn-care service and put a lot of effort into being good bass fishermen.”
Coach Hopkins said the boys made a long boat run from the ramp to near the dam to catch their hefty bag of bass.
According to Davis, he and Jayden found a lot of spotted bass in a shallow feeding…