Bucs' bass club takes off

Local anglers to participate in state meet on Lake St. Clair
Matt DeYoung
Jun 20, 2014


For years, Ron Scharphorn's kids have competed in the Michigan B.A.S.S. Nation high school state championships.

This year, a new rule states that only those who are members of a high school bass fishing club can fish the state finals, so Scharphorn started working on creating such a club at Grand Haven High School.

Everything came together quickly, thanks to the support of teacher Jason Hunter, and now a handful of Buccaneers' students can claim to be a part of the school's bass club.

As a result, recently-graduated Hunter Scharphorn and sophomore-to-be Keegan Findlay will represent GHHS at the Michigan High School Championship on June 28-29 on Lake St. Clair.

"I'm really into bass fishing, and as soon as (Hunter) told me about it, I started talking to all my teachers about it," Keegan said. "Mr. Hunter said he'd support it. It's been a slow process, but it finally came to be, and we have a tournament on Lake St. Clair in a couple of weeks."

Both Keegan and teammate Hunter, along with fellow club member Case Kaminga, are serious anglers. Keegan fishes 3-4 days a week this time of year, and even competed in the Skeeter Owner's Tournament on Lake Fork, Texas, late last month.

Read more of this story in today's print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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