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Freshman fishing duo to compete for national title
Freddie Jenkins (L) and Cody Hudson (R) show off their largest bass after a fishing tournament on Lake Lanier. - Photo courtesy of Sandy Jenkins for Dawson County News
For most of us a weekend spent fishing on the lake qualifies as a vacation or a way to escape the daily doldrums of our lives, but for teen-agers Freddie Jenkins and Cody Hudson fishing has lured them onto the national stage. Over a series of five bass fishing tournaments, spanning from Oct 2018 through May 2019, Jenkins and Hudson qualified for The Bass Federation – Student Angler Federation (TBF-SAF) 10th Annual High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship dual event June 19-22. “There are usually eight tournaments in a season,” Hudson said. “But this year, because of all the rain and weather, it got cut down to five.” During the shortened season, the young duo fished their way into the top-10 four out of five tournaments and finished as the third best bass fishing team in the state of Georgia to earn their berth on the big lake, and both boys, along with team mom Sandy Jenkins, were quick to give credit to boat captain, elder brother, Cam Hudson.