SALTT’s 2020 kickoff on Feb. 8 was challenging with low temperatures after a cold front that brought an excess of rain to couple with some rivers at the flood stages plus a negative low tide. As usual, the kids are always impressive with catching fish no matter what. The trail is the best 4 of 6 tournament weigh ins. The total weight determines the trail champion who received a LEWS combo. Points are used for a tiebreaker and the points champions receive gift cards. So far, four events have been held.

REDFISH

Elementary Division did not have anyone participate. The current trial leader is Jameson McCants from Andrews.

Middle School Redfish Division was won by Chloe Skipper from Andrews with 2 fish at 8.23 pounds. Chappell Miller from Georgetown, the current overall leader, took second with 6.56 pounds plus he had a Big Fish at 4.60 pounds. Third place was Cubby Weaver from Coastal Montessori with 2 fish at 7.07 pounds.

High School Redfish Division was won by Christa Edmonds from Carolina Forest with 2 fish at 8.06 pounds and the Big Fish at 4.07 pounds. Cooper Denny who is also from Carolina Forest took second with 2 fish at 6.09 pounds. Third place went to Donovan Harris and Wyatt Moore who attend Palmetto Academy for Learning Motorsports with 2 fish at 6.08 pounds. The current trail leader is Brandon Poston from Georgetown and Thomas Bodiford from Macedonia in Berkeley County.

BASS

Elementary Division was won by Mack Hardee of Conway with 1 fish at 1.96 pounds. Second went to Tucker Howard of Andrews with 1 fish at 1.27 and Tucker is also trail leader.

Middle School Bass Division was won by Cody Wilder and Dalton Williams of Conway with 5 fish at 7.77 pounds plus the Big Fish at 1.99 pounds. Cody and Dalton are also the current trail leaders.

High School Bass Division for the second straight tournament was won by Jacob Martin and Charlie Holmes from Conway with 5 fish at 8.88 pounds. Second went to the Will McGuirt and Mason Hardee from Conway with 5 fish at 8.45 pounds plus Big Fish at 2.99 pounds. Noah Jones and Manning Feldner of Conway took third with 5 fish at 8.35 pounds. Dalton Hewitt and Brantley Todd of Georgetown are the current trail leaders.

It is never too late to join and your school does not need a team or club for you to fish SALTT.

For more information about the Student Angler League as well as the leaders, go to www.salttfishing.com