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High school fishing tournament coming to Shoals

Horton and local lawmakers announced the plans for the premier of the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Championship. Horton and local lawmakers announced the plans for the premier of the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Championship.
COLBERT COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Bass-master Timmy Horton is bringing a new fishing tournament to the Shoals, and it's focused on high school students.

In just a few months, the waters in Colbert County will be full of high school fishing clubs competing in the state's first ever high school championship.

Horton and local lawmakers announced the plans for the premier of the Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Championship on Wednesday.

The tournament is set to be televised, and it's free for the clubs to enter. The goal is to give student anglers the opportunity to compete for scholarships.

"A lot of events, they're going in fishing for bragging rights. Now, don't get me wrong; that's a big deal to those kids, but we're excited to give them something more that they can continue on into college," said Horton.

"I think it's great because it gets the school attention. It recognizes the school. Now it's not just we represent them, it's for the school. It's going to be like the football state championships and we can go and represent our school, and first and last fish are going to be the hardest, but it's going to be pretty cool," said Zach Pate with the Colbert Heights Bass Cats. 

The tournament is a one-day event. It will be held on Saturday, May 18th on Pickwick Lake.

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