Joey Meadows and Colton Wilbanks participate in the Banks County Fishing Club.

The Banks County High School fishing team recently competed in their second tournament of the season at Lake Hartwell. After a delayed start from heavy fog, the team struggled early in finding fish among the 280 boats competing in the weekend tournament.

BCHS had three teams competing: Joey Meadows/ Colton Wilbanks, Luke Dale/Hunter Youngblood, and Clay Smith/Zak McClellon.

Meadows/Wilbanks finished 50th. Dale/Youngblood finished 52nd and Smith/McClellon finished 28th. Smith and McClellon finished 5th in the first tournament, which puts them in 8th place overall after two tournaments.

Coach Josh Shoemaker commented, “This has been a great start to our season. We have had a ton of support from the community and our sponsors. We want to thank our boat captains for using their time to help develop and mentor our student-athletes.”

The team will next fish on Lake Lanier on March 21, starting at Laurel Park boat ramp


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