It was hot, it was windy, and the fish weren't exactly jumping, but that didn't discourage the 11 teams competing for the Kansas High School State Fishing Championship.
The competition is still in it's fledgling stage. This is just the second year for the state championship, but this year the field doubled from five last year.
"I think this an awesome event," said Noah Parsons of Wichita Northwest. "They need to state getting kids into fishing, they need to start creating competition. There's football, there's wrestling, there's alll that stuff. A lot of kids have more passion for the outdoors that a lot of schools understand."
Parsons and his teammate Adam Fuchs were the top fishermen of the day, catching five fish, weighing in at a whopping 14.22 pounds.
"It's an unexplainable feeling, " said Fuchs. "I never would have thought this would happen today. It's indescribable I guess.
Christian and Ethan Hamel of Stockton High school were second, also catching five fish, weighing in at 11.10 pounds.