MILFORD, Kansas – The Salina High School duo of Nickolas Davenport and Hunter Baird brought three bass to the scale Sunday weighing 6 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the 2015 Kansas State High School Fishing Championship on Milford Lake. The win earned the team the title of state champions and qualified the team to compete in the High School Fishing Southern Conference championship on the Arkansas River in October.
Davenport and Baird said that the key to their win was down-sizing their baits to drop-shot rigs when many competitors stuck to larger topwater baits, jigs and crankbaits.
The top team on Milford Lake that advanced to the Southern Conference Championship was:
1st: Salina Stix – Nickolas Davenport and Hunter Baird, three bass, 6-7
Rounding out the top five teams were:
2nd: Kansas Student Angler Federation – Zach Vielhauer and Nathaniel Thompson, two bass, 4-6
3rd: Hayden High School – Thomas Heinen and Brock Bila, two bass, 4-1
4th: Kansas Student Angler Federation – Cameron Pappan and Jesse Heflin, two bass, 4-0
5th: Goddard High School – Brock Miller and Dakota Driskill, two bass, 3-12
Complete results and a photo gallery can be found at HighSchoolFishing.org.