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Two High School Bass Anglers Qualify for Major Tournament in Alabama

Jason Lemons, Jr. (left), and Tanner Duncan (right)

Daniel Prince

Duncan and Lemons are raising money for their trip

Two members of the Union County High School Bass Anglers Club have qualified for a major fishing tournament to be held in Alabama next month. Tanner Duncan and Jason Lemons, Jr., fished in ten different tournaments this year in numerous lakes across the state. A couple of weeks ago, they fished in the Trail Classic, which featured the top teams from the SC conference, where Duncan and Lemons placed third overall out of 86 teams. Lemons won the big fish award with a 6.2-lb. largemouth bass. In February, the pair participated in The Bass Federation’s state championship on Lake Hartwell and placed 10th overall. That qualified them for the TBF World Finals and National Championship, to be held June 22-25 on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama. In that tournament, Duncan and Lemons will be fishing against more than 600 teams from around the world.

To make it there, the team needs help. They are asking businesses, organizations, and individuals for donations. Fuel is very expensive, and it will take a lot to travel and to compete. They are estimating that they need as much as $2500 to be able to go. So far, they have raised nearly half of that, including a generous donation from Mt. Joy Baptist Church and C4 Ministries.

Tanner Duncan said he has been fishing his whole life but has been a part of this team since the 7th grade. He told WBCU News he enjoys the competitive nature of the fishing team:

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To make a donation, contact Jason Lemons, Sr. or Tripp Duncan on Facebook. You can also drop off donations at WBCU, and we will make sure they get to the team.

Tanner Duncan and Jason Lemons, Jr. on fishing and the tournament
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