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Second Central Conference tournament slated for April 26
CARLYLE, Ill. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Carlyle Lake April 26 for the second Central Conference tournament of the season. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2014 Central Conference Invitational.
Tim McNiff of NBC affiliate KARE 11 in Minneapolis interviewed University of Minnesota fishing team member’s Austin Felix and Chris Burgan following their victory in the FLW National College Fishing Championship on South Carolina’s Lake Keowee.
Central Conference tournament set for March 22
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Table Rock Lake March 22 for the first Central Conference tournament of the season. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2014 Central Conference Invitational.
I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of family, friends and my employers over the last 10-plus years, which has allowed me to pursue my dream of becoming a professional angler. It was with that same goal in mind that I joined the University of Minnesota bass team last year. I quickly realized that finishing even moderately well in nationally recognized college tournaments gave me more press than winning any number of regional tournaments back home.
University of Minnesota wins 2014 FLW College National Championship with dominating final-day performance on Lake Keowee
SENECA, S.C. – Throughout the first two days of competition at the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship, the University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Brian Eaton and Nick LaDart dominated nearly all of the headlines. And rightfully so. As the defending national champions, all eyes were on ULM to see if the team could pull off back-to-back titles and equal the powerhouse run of the University of Florida – who captured national championship titles in 2009 and 2010.
FLIPPIN, Ark. (March 6, 2014) - Collegiate bass anglers can cash in on tournament success and save money on custom team apparel thanks to the continued support of Ranger Cup University, which is open to anglers who compete in select FLW College or ACA events in 2014.
Defending national champions in strong position to repeat at 2014 FLW College National Championship on Lake Keowee
SENECA, S.C. – Day two proved to be a lot more difficult than the opening round session for the defending national champions on Lake Keowee. For starters, the University of Louisiana-Monroe team of Brian Easton and Nick LaDart had some significant problems with their trolling motor which forced them to head back to the marina and miss valuable fishing time.
Eaton, LaDart grab top spot during opening round of FLW College National Championship competition on Lake Keowee
SENECA, S.C. – At the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship, a little known ULM team comprised of Paul Clark and Brett Preuett stunned the collegiate bass-fishing world by taking home the tournament title and out-fishing a number of powerhouse universities in the process, including Auburn, Alabama and UNC Charlotte to name just a few. Cut to the 2014 national championship where the latest incarnation of ULM, Nick LaDart and Brian Eaton, were attempting to do their university proud and turn in the best performance they could as defending national champions.
Teams vying for berth in Forrest Wood Cup, fully rigged Ranger Z117 first-place prize package
SENECA, S.C. – It wasn’t exactly the conditions that the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship field had hoped for. With blustery winds, cloudy skies and frigid conditions serving as backdrop to Thursday’s opening round of competition, the top 49 college teams in the nation set out onto the open waters of Lake Keowee bundled from head to toe in search of one of the most difficult titles to obtain in all of college bass fishing.
Top 49 teams compete March 6-8
SENECA, S.C. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Keowee March 6-8 for the FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup. Forty-nine college teams will be competing for a top award of a Ranger Z117 and entry into the 2014 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.
The last time the College Fishing National Championship was in South Carolina, Ryan Patterson of Kansas State won the title fishing solo on Lake Murray. This year, with the largest field ever, the National Championship is headed to Lake Keowee, a deep, clear lake in the Carolina foothills filled with spotted bass.
Ramapo College qualifier Joe Zapf details his team’s long journey to college fishing’s ultimate tournament
In less than two weeks the top 50 college teams in the country will compete for the biggest title of the college season, the FLW College Fishing National Championship. It is the most important tournament for any college angler, and the winning team will have the chance to move on to the biggest tournament in bass fishing, the Forrest Wood Cup. As I am sitting up here in northern New Jersey at Ramapo College, I cannot wait to head down to South Carolina’s Lake Keowee and get the tournament started.
Joe Zapf - Ramapo College Bass Fishing Team
McCollum, Bates net Southeastern Conference win with 26-pound catch
APPLING, Ga. – The Auburn University team of Candler McCollum of Auburn, Ala., and William Bates of Suwanee, Ga., won the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Clarks Hill.
Taking into account all the variables that influence the collegiate tournament scene, I took a stab at choosing the top five teams that will contend for the championship in a couple weeks. Here they are, in no particular order.
FLW has announced the following list of FLW College Fishing team qualifiers for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship, slated to take place March 6-8 on Lake Keowee in Seneca, S.C.
He’s qualified to fish, but don’t look for Shane Lehew at the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship next month on South Carolina’s Lake Keowee. Instead, expect him to show up with a big sack of bass that he’s caught in the Walmart FLW Tour stop at nearby Lake Hartwell the same weekend.
Hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview 2013 FLW College Fishing National Champion Paul Clark
In Episode 17, hosts Joe Opager and Jody White interview 2013 FLW College Fishing National Champion Paul Clark, preview the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship and discuss the recent week’s fishing news.
MINNEAPOLIS – FLW, the world’s premier tournament-fishing organization, announced today that Lowrance, the industry leader in marine electronics, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship. The championship event takes place March 6-8 on Lake Keowee in Seneca, S.C.
Evans, Ogden grab title at Southern Conference event
ZWOLLE, La. – The Lamar University team of Quinton Evans of Orange, Texas, and Colby Ogden of Kountze, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Toledo Bend Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 6 ounces. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
Southern Conference event to take place Feb. 15
ZWOLLE, La. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Toledo Bend Feb. 15 for the first Southern Conference tournament of the season. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational.
Wall, Schneider net top honors during Western Division contest in Arizona
The University of Oregon team of Kyle Schneider of Beaverton, Ore., and Jacob Wall of Jacksonville, Ore., won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference tournament on Lake Havasu with three bass weighing 12 pounds, 8 ounces. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Western Conference Invitational on Clear Lake.
When we last saw Jake Gipson, he was hoisting the FLW National College Fishing Championship Trophy above his head.
College anglers compete to win over $100,000 in Lowrance prizes
Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance, a world-leading brand in marine electronics since 1957 and GPS navigational systems since 1992, announced its new Insight Genesis™ College Cup 2014 competition. Kicking off Jan. 1 and running through Dec. 31, 2014, college anglers registered with FLW College Fishing or the Bassmaster Collegiate Series are eligible to participate in the College Cup and will receive a free subscription to Insight Genesis for 2014 — the revolutionary personal map-generation tool.