TOP PHOTO:  Gabe St. John (left) and Mason Dople (right) leave out early Monday morning to practice for this week’s TBF’s Junior World Championship.

NILES, OH (WLAF) – Mason Dople and Gabe St. John, Campbell County’s dynamic fishing duo, practiced fishing some on Mosquito Creek Lake over the weekend.  However, today begins the official practice round of two days before the 2020 The Bass Federation (TBF) Junior World Championship (JWC).  The tourney starts on Wednesday and runs through Saturday, July 29, 30, 31 on Mosquito Creek Lake in Trumbull County Ohio, near Cleveland.

The 2020 JWC includes a two-person team format and three days of competition. The TBF Junior program includes all anglers 15 years old or under as of Aug. 31, 2020, who fished through their home state federation’s Junior program to qualify. Only the top Junior team from each state is invited to attend.

This is a photo of Gabe St. John (left) and Mason Dople (right) as they began practice on Monday morning at 6:30 am on Mosquito Creek Lake.

The 13-year old Dople (right) enters 8th grade next week while St. John (left) starts the 7th and will turn 13 later this year.  The pair of members of the Campbell County Middle School Fishing Team has won the last two Tennessee Bass Federation/Fishing League Worldwide (TBF/FLW) State Championships.

The duo’s coach, Mike King, said the weather is about like back here at home.  The coach added that a cool down is expected about the time the tourney starts.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/27/2020-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF COACH MIKE KING)