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On Saturday July 9th & Sunday July 10th the Leggett’s Creek Bassmasters held their Reel Kids Casting Competition at Hunters Gallery in Hamlin PA.

With the help of the Roland Martin & club members 92 boys & girls had the chance to learn how to pitch, flip & cast as well as go home with a goodie bag for future fishing trips.

The winner in the Under 7 age group was 6 year old Avery McHugh from Jefferson TWP with a score of 80 points, in the 7-11 age group was Luka Valic from Newfoundland with 90 points, & in the 12-15 age group with 100 points was Matt Black from Lake Ariel.

The youngest competitor was 3 year old Leah Langar from Jefferson TWP.

Congratulations to the winners & thanks to Hunters Gallery & all club members for helping with the event. 


The 2019 Reel Kids State Championship was held at Cabelas in Hamburg PA on September 1. There were 25 contestants looking to earn the crown as state champion with more than 60 on lookers to root them on. The PA Bass Federation would like to thank Barry Potteiger, Judy Potteiger, Steve Koch, Ray Bradshaw, Tom Brown, Mike Sabbi, Harley Mills, Jonathon Stewart, Spencer Grishkot and Spencer’s father (sorry, didn’t get the name) who made this event possible on a hot holiday weekend. We would also like to thank long time State and TBF National sponsor Cabelas.

Here are your winners:

Age Group — 7 to 11
1st Place – Cody Hench  Lititz, PA
2nd Place – Tanner Hardenberg  Schnecksville, PA
3rd Place  – Owen Potteiger  York, PA
Age Group — 12 to 15
1st Place – Chase Havens  Moon Township, PA
2nd Place – Hunter Bowlen  Pointmarion, PA
3rd Place – Jason Cooper  Willow Hill, PA
Congratulations to all of the contestants and their families. We hope to see you all again at this annual event.
If you would like to participate, check back here for a list of Reel Kids Events that will happen throughout the state and remember, we are always at the Great American Outdoors Show on BOTH weekends in February. Come out and see us there!!