The Logan Parks Fishing Foundation, founded by tournament angler Logan Parks, has announced the inaugural High School/College Chaos Tournament. Set to take place Nov. 8-12 in Auburn, Ala., the event is an opportunity for high school anglers to showcase their talent and for college teams to scout the next generation of fishing stars. This tournament, run through the Fishing Chaos App and its software, will bring together high school and college anglers for a unique, competitive fishing experience on Lake Martin. Student anglers will have the opportunity to compete for over $100,000 in cash, scholarships and prizes.
The Logan Parks Fishing Foundation, with its mission to empower the future of competitive anglers by nurturing the talents of high school and college anglers, has designed an entirely new tournament format designed to challenge and prepare young anglers for success. Each team consists of a college angler, who will serve as the boater, and a high school angler who will be the co-angler. The format encourages collaboration and mentorship, fostering a sense of camaraderie among participants. The tournament operates utilizing a catch, weigh, photo, Fishing Chaos app submission, and release format, where bass weighing at least one pound will count towards the team's total. A live leaderboard will track each team’s progress, visible to both participants and spectators.
The event consists of three rounds with two 15-minute breaks in between rounds:
• Round 1 (6:30 am - 10 am):
After Round 1, the Top 75 teams advance to the Survival round while the bottom 50 advance to Sudden Death, with total weights carrying over.
• Round 2 (10:15 am - 1 pm):
Round 2 sees the Top 15 Survival teams and the Top 5 Sudden Death teams advancing to the Championship round, while others enter the Consolation or Last Chance rounds.
• CHAOS Round (1:15 pm - 3 pm):
Teams aim to avoid elimination by racing against time and competitors. All weights reset and teams compete within their respective brackets, with the live leaderboard disabled. After a 1-hour, 45-minute shootout, anglers will return to Auburn to discover the winner.
"We're excited to bring this innovative format to the high school and college bass fishing community," said Parks. "It's a unique way to truly test the skills of even the most experienced student anglers. We're confident that this tournament will be a fun addition for the sport and create some unforgettable moments on the water for the anglers."
The tournament kicks off with official practice Nov. 8-10, followed by Draft Day on Nov. 11, where college anglers will select their high school teammates. On Nov. 12, the action begins with a 6 a.m. blast-off at a public boat launch on Lake Martin, continuing until 4:30 pm in Auburn, where the trophy presentation will take place.
Registration is now open on a first come, first served basis and will be capped at 125 boats. For more information visit https://app.fishingchaos.com/tournament/2023-lpff-hscc.