Corey Williams was determined to fish on a high school fishing team. So determined in fact, that when his school board wasn’t fully supportive of the idea, this Boulder City High School (Nevada) sophomore teamed up with a friend and co-founded the Boulder City Bass Club almost two years ago. The club is still in the process of being formalized, but he plans to help ensure a permanent program so other anglers coming into high school will have a program to fish in. His dedication to the sport comes through loud and clear.
Corey is a force on the water, and his favorite techniques are topwater and bed fishing. Winning the Nevada Junior Bass Fishing Championship two years in a row (2017 & 2018) makes him a standout in a large pool of high school anglers across the USA. In addition to fishing, Corey also plays football and baseball, and still finds time to keep his grades up.
“I do anything I can to help get youth involved in fishing”, says Corey, during a 6 a.m. phone interview with Bass IQ before heading to school. Well-spoken, and serious about working in the fishing industry, Corey isn’t afraid to work hard for what he wants. Corey expects to fish on a professional level one day, but he plans to attend college and study fish/wildlife biology or business, as he has an interest in fishing lure product design.
Corey represents a host of sponsors, including Enigma Rods, Ardent Reels, BayRatLures Crankbaits, Woo! Tungsten, Amphibia Eyewear, Bass Attitude Fishing Apparel, Tomarco Construction Products, and Rooftop Realty.
Before each tournament, “I always wake up early enough to listen to some music, and drink a Mountain Dew” says Corey, and he’s quick to point out “I’ve caught more fish on my last cast of the day than my first cast!”
Corey is coached by Curtis Easter, and his parents are Michelle Croucher and Dustin Williams. He will be awarded a $500 college fishing scholarship, a personalized padfolio, and a chance to be named the 2019 Bass IQ Coaches’ Choice Angler of the Year, awarded in May.
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