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RHHS Bass Fishing: An overview
Contributor Allen Cox gives us a summary on Richmond Hill High School's bass fishing program.
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The Richmond Hill High School bass fishing team in action. Photo provided.

The RHHS Bass Fishing team season is currently in full “stream”! This year's team consists of 21 boys and 1 girl.

11-Two Person Teams

Branton Champion/Jackson Behringer

Jagger Monaco/Lennon Monaco

Roger Garland/Griffin Spence

Carson Goode/Jackson Hopper

Aiden Pluff/Owen Osden

Caleb Nickel/Zander Cleaveland

Barth Astarekegn/Chris Larez

Alex Erb/Ryan Fitzgerald

Dylan Walker/Garrison Kelly

Issac Buhles/Brayden Byrd

Hunter Atwood/Baylor Wood

Head Coach: Amy Elkins

About Bass Fishing: 


Each 2 person team is in a boat with a captain driving the boat.  The captain is typically a parent.


GHSA has four tournaments in which teams can qualify for the state championship. That will be held on May 4th, 2024. at Clarks Hill Lake near Augusta, GA. To qualify for the state tournament, teams must be in the top 27-30 boats. Two teams qualified for the state championship in the first tournament at Seminole Lake.  Only 6 teams are allowed to compete in each of the qualifying tournaments for GHSA, so there are limits on who can enter each of those tournaments.


The Georgia B.A.S.S. Nation has five tournaments in their high school trail, and we are allowed to enter unlimited boats in their tournaments. To qualify for their state championship, anglers must be in the top 85% of the angler of the year points as well as fish in at least three of their tournaments. This is determined at the end of the season.


GHSA Schedule: 

1/20, Lake Seminole (Bainbridge)

  • RHHS had two teams qualify for the state championship out of 243 teams fishing.  Champion/Behringer weighed in 4 fish for 9lbs (tied for 10th place).  Pluff/Osden weighed in 4 fish for 6 lbs 13 oz (17th place).


Upcoming dates:

  •  3/16, West Point Lake (LaGrange)

  •  4/20, Lake Hartwell (Lavonia)

  •  5/4, GHSA state championship, Clarks Hill Lake


Georgia B.A.S.S. Nation high school trail schedule:

  • 9/23, Clarks Hill Lake, 7 teams fished

  • 10/21, Lake Oconee, 7 teams fished.

  • 2/24, Lake Seminole, 6 teams fished.

  • 3/23, Lake Lanier

  • 4/13, Lake Eufaula

  • 6/7-6/8, GHSA State, TBD

Allen Cox is a baseball contributor for the Bryan County News. He was previously head coach of Richmond Hill High School's softball team from 2004-2007.

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