BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — High school bass fishing teams from around the country are being invited to participate in the new Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School School Wildcard presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Lake Cumberland, Kentucky.

The Wildcard is limited to the first 250 high school teams that register, said Hank Weldon, senior manager of Bassmaster youth events.

This tournament will take place on Wednesday, June 12, on Lake Cumberland at Jamestown, Ky. The format will be the same as the High School Opens, in which the Top 10 percent of the field will earn a berth in the Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School Championship presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

The Wildcard joins the Southern, Eastern and Central High School Opens as qualifying events for the national championship, which will be held Aug. 8-10 on Kentucky Lake at Paris, Tenn.

“This will give a lot of our high school teams one last shot at making it to the National Championship,” stated Weldon.

A pre-tournament meeting will be held June 11 at a site to be announced the week of the tournament. Takeoff will be at 5:30 a.m. CT at Halcomb’s Landing in Jamestown, Ky. Weigh-in will take place at the same location beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Registration for the tournament opens on Friday (May 24) at 9 a.m. Registration will close June 6 at noon or whenever 250 two-angler teams have registered, whichever comes first.

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2019 Wildcard Information Form PDF