Two from ACHS compete in national bass fishing championship tournament

Tanner Scruggs and Cody Fine hold a fish in their boat during the Bassmaster High School Championship.
Two Anderson County students, Tanner Scruggs and Cody Fine, qualified for the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship that took place between Oct 22 -24 at Paris Landing State Park in Paris.

The boys tied for 186th place with Little Cypress Maurice High School and Charleston High School after catching one weighing 2 pounds.

Will VanEtten, coach of the Mavericks fishing team, said the tournament was hard.

“The tournament for this weekend was very tough,” the coach said. “Conditions were extremely difficult for getting the fish to bite. Fall tends to be one of the most difficult times of year for bass fishing. Pair that with more than 200 boats of competition and it becomes very rough. The Mavericks team of Tanner Scruggs and Cody Fine were one of the very few boats from the state of Tennessee to qualify.

“They represented the Mavericks extremely well throughout the season with consistent high finishes. This is why they are repeat national championship qualifiers.”