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The Student Anglers Federation

News and Updates


1/14 - The 2020 Texas High School State Championship will be held Saturday 1 February 2020 at Sandy Beach Lakeside Park on Lake O' The Pines. This is a free event to all High School Anglers that are members of SAF and your chance to qualify for the Student Angler Federation National Championship. In addition, for every 10 teams that fish the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail, 1 Team will have their entry fee paid to fish the National Championship to be held on the Upper Mississippi Chain in LaCrosse WI. the 23rd-27th of June 2020. Go to the SAF website and get your teams signed up and we'll see you at Lake O' The Pines.


1/13 - Update on the times for this event. Saturdays the 25th on Stillhouse Hollow Reserver From Safe Light until 2:00pm You must be in line at the Expo Center by 2:00pm. Sunday the 26th on Lake Belton from safe light until 1:00pm. You must be in line at the Expo Center by 1:00pm.


1/08 - Here is the latest on the upcoming Tuffman / High School Invitational.


24 January 2020 (Friday); There will be a mandatory safety briefing for all Boat Captains and Anglers fishing this event, in the dome at the Bell County Expo Center. I will be at the main entrance starting at 5:00pm to check you in and pass out wrist bands for the Boat Show. Boat Captains and Anglers fishing the event will receive a wrist band for free entry into the Boat Show, all others will need to pay the regular admission fee.


25 January 2020 (Saturday); Day One, We will be fishing Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir and using the ramps at Stillhouse Hollow Marina as our official Launch Site. You will need to check in at the Launch Site the morning of and launch time will be safe-light (about 7:00am). Official Weigh-In will begin at 1:00pm and will be at the Bell County Expo Center in the dome on the big stage. You must be staged and ready to enter the dome at 1:00pm.


26 January 2020 (Sunday); Day Two, We will be fishing Lake Belton and using the ramps at Temple Lake Park as our Official Launch Site. You will need to check in at the Launch Site the morning of and launch time will again be safe-light (about 7:00am). Official Weigh-In will begin at 12:00 noon and will again be at the Bell County Expo Center in the dome. You need to be staged and ready to enter the dome by 12:00 noon.




The Central Texas High School Tournament Trail, located in the Heart of Central Texas, provides an opportunity for both Middle School and High School students in grades 6th through 12th to excel both academically and professionally by means of competitive bass fishing. We also provide these students the opportunity to earn scholarship money for their continued education. This Trail was formed and operates solely to invest in the future of these young anglers and the sport of competitive bass fishing in Central Texas.

About Us

At a Glance...



  • Entry Fee: $40 per team, per tournament (including Championship)


  • Team format


  • Open to all Student Angler Federation (SAF) Members: 6th - 12th grade


  • 5 Qualifying Tournaments + Championship


  • Prizes awarded for 1st - 3rd place + Big Bass at each tournament, with additional prizes added for every 10 entries.


  • Gift Cards awarded to Boat Captains at each tournament


  • Qualifying teams will compete for $10,000+ in scholarship money and prizes at the Championship


  • The top three teams with the most points at the end of each season have their entry fee for the Championship waived



Complete set of rules available under "Rules" link at the top of the page

The CTHSTT is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization