Luke Ferguson claimed Bartow High School Yellow Jackets’ Angler of the Year for the second year running, going wire to wire for the win.
Jackets’ Tournament Director, Derek Boswell, explained, “Luke approached high school fishing with a great attitude, displaying a level of excellence in everything he did. A true Student Angler.”
Boswell announced a new award for the Jackets beginning next season that will be called the “Luke Ferguson Sportsman Award,” an honor that Ferguson said surpasses winning Angler of the Year.
Shane Hines is Co-Angler of the Year, and with Ferguson graduating, Hines has his heart set on taking over Angler of the Year next year.
Third place: Austin Anderson
Fourth place: Ryan Thomas
Fifth place: Steven Singletary
Sixth place: Robert Wiggins
Seventh place: Kaitlyn Boswell
Eighth place: Hunter Gadd
Ninth place: Jamie Eskdale
10th place: Jerod Gadd
Jamie Eskdale received Big Bass Honors for the year at 7.15 pounds.
Gabe Gelb and Jacob Rogers won Best Team Limit with 17.40 pounds.
Boat Captain, Gene Gelb, received Best Team Limit Boat Captain award.