UPCOMING EVENT: Walmart Bass Fishing League - 2015 - Ohio River

Meet the Forty Niners

The UNC Charlotte team of Shane Lehew and Adam Waters rose to second place after catching a limit on day three weighing 11 pounds, 3 ounces.

(Editor's note: Leading up to the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship - slated for April 19-21 on Beaver Lake in Rodgers, Ark. - CollegeFishing.com will publish weekly, in-depth features stories of each of the 25 national championship team qualifiers. At stake in the tournament is a first-place prize package that includes $30,000 in cash, a brand new, Ranger Z-117 bass boat and an automatic berth in the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup.)

Name: Shane LeHew (pictured on left) Class: Senior Major: Criminal Justice Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. Other interests: Fishing, fishing and fishing.
Name: Adam Waters (pictured on right) Class: Alumnus Major: Business Management Hometown: Denver N.C. Other interests: I played college baseball at USC Upstate and currently work at Allstate Insurance as a claims adjuster.
Club Web site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2205182440/ Q&A CollegeFishing.com: How were you introduced to fishing? Shane LeHew: My father introduced me to fishing when I was very young. I started fishing tournaments when I was around 14 years old and have fished in as many as possible ever since then. Adam Waters: I was first introduced to competitive bass fishing by Shane LeHew, my partner in the National Championship. CollegeFishing.com: What style/method of fishing are you most comfortable with? Shane LeHew: I like shallow water power fishing, skipping docks with a jig and throwing topwater baits most of the time, but I like to think of myself as a versatile angler. I like learning new ways to catch fish. Adam Waters: Typically I enjoy fishing shallow water with a fast presentation. CollegeFishing.com: What did it feel like to qualify for the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship? How do you plan to prepare for the big event? Shane LeHew: It feels awesome to be able to fish an event like this and to have a shot to fish in the Forrest Wood Cup. My goal in life is to become a professional angler and this is a great way to get me started towards that goal. As far as preparation is concerned, I have fished the lake once before as a co-angler on the FLW Tour and finished in the top 10. So, hopefully, some of the past knowledge I have gained will help us this year. Adam Waters: Qualifying for the 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship is really a privilege. To have the chance to represent the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on a national stage is a great accomplishment that will create many great memories and hopefully a national championship for the Charlotte area. CollegeFishing.com: Tell us something interesting about yourself that most people wouldn't know. Shane LeHew: I don't really have anything crazy or interesting as I spend all my time fishing working and going to school right now. Adam Waters: My lifelong dream was to play college baseball. After I graduated high school, I got the opportunity to join the USC Upstate baseball team where I played for two years. Due to back surgery from a weightlifting incident, I had to end my career in baseball. After the surgery and the end of my baseball career, I began participating in college fishing tournaments and found a new passion that kept my competitive nature high.

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