Grant and a Very Attentive Crowd of Young Kayak Anglers

Editor’s Note: Several weeks ago, the Federation of Student Anglers (FSA), an organization that offers competitive fishing for kids and young anglers, held a fishing tournament in New Braunfels. Grant Heatherly, ACK Store Associate, was invited to speak and shares his experience with us.

The FSA offers a wonderful opportunity for young kayak fishing enthusiasts to experience the competitive world of fishing and even more importantly offers great benefits like the opportunity to obtain college scholarships.

I was honored to be invited to speak at one of their weekly fishing tournaments in New Braunfels, Texas and was pleased to find so many dedicated young anglers participating in this event — many of who are already very talented.

My presentation focused on fishing abnormally warm water since the rivers are so low due to the extreme drought we have been experiencing. This included how to use take advantage of the low water situation by taking utilizing the water column to find out where the strike zones are at. We also talked about lure selection and presentation highlighting the pros and cons during these type of condition.

After the presentation, I joined the group on the water and was happy to see so many of them catching fish. I was thrilled to be a small part of their tournament and of course look forward to participating in future events. It truly is a wonderful thing to see young anglers participate in this type of event and take pride in their local waters.

Grant Heatherly
ACK San Marcos