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.
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.
A trick of the calendar put Thanksgiving and Christmas closer together than usual this year, but that seems appropriate to Kristopher Queen. In fact, as far as he’s concerned, Santa Claus has already visited and left him with plenty of reasons to be thankful.
MINNEAPOLIS – FLW, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has announced its 2014 FLW College Fishing schedule, which for the first time features stand-alone tournaments on some of the country’s best fisheries and no off-limits period in advance of qualifiers and invitationals. One of the fastest-growing college sports, FLW College Fishing has grown to more than 600 registered clubs located all over the country and offers students a chance to fish for cash and prizes for their club while ultimately advancing to the Forrest Wood Cup for the chance to win $500,000 – the sport’s largest award.
Hicks, Graeme snare Western Conference Invitational victory, automatic berth to national championship
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Humboldt State University team of Graeme Lock of Arcata, Calif., and Derrick Hicks of Lincoln, Calif., won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational on Clear Lake Sunday with a five-bass limit weighing 20 pounds, 1 ounce. Their two-day total of 10 bass weighing 41-10 earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Sullivan, Hubbell net top prize during Southern Conference Invitational
The Hardin-Simmons University team of Randy Sullivan of Breckenridge, Texas, and Hubbell Allen of Abilene, Texas, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir Sunday with a five-bass limit weighing 8 pounds, 11 ounces. Their two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30-13 earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Anderson, Porto net top prize during Southern Conference tilt
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The University of Arkansas team of Kenneth Anderson and Drew Porto, both of Fayetteville, Ark., won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference event on Lake Hamilton Sunday with five bass weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Invitational tournament.
Gibson, Rude take top honors, earn national championship berth during Northern Conference Invitational
The West Virginia University team of Edward Rude III of Falling Waters, W. Va., and Mathew Gibson of Morgantown, W. Va., won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational on the Chesapeake Bay Sunday with a three-bass limit weighing 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Their two-day total of 8 bass weighing 19-3 earned the club $4,000 and qualified the team for the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.