Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse

July 22-24, 2020

Murray State University

Wiley X High School Fishing Camp

The Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse is the ultimate summer camp for serious high school anglers, their parents, boat captains and coaches. Held on the beautiful Murray State University campus with daily activities on the shores of Kentucky Lake – the South’s Great Lake – this is one camp you don’t want to miss. Students receive instruction from top professionals and industry executives to take their fishing and fishing-career readiness to the next level.

Adults have the option to drop off their students or stay throughout the camp and participate in special panel discussions aimed at identifying best practices to give your High School Fishing team the edge it needs to thrive.

Camp starts Wednesday, July 22, and concludes Friday, July 24, followed by an FLW Foundation benefit tournament Saturday, July 25, for campers who would like to put their newfound skills to the test while helping raise money for the Foundation’s High School Fishing scholarship fund.

The tournament features two divisions – a boat division and a kayak division – and two lucky campers will be selected to fish with an FLW pro. Participants in the tournament are eligible for thousands of dollars in cash prizes.

The camp fee is $300 per student/adult. The tournament entry fee is $200 per boat and $100 per kayak. You DO NOT need a boat to participate in camp, and parents are not required to attend. This camp is for high school students, which includes any students who graduate from 8th grade in the spring of 2020 and up to any recent high school graduates in the spring of 2020.


Instructors and guest speakers

- Greg Bohannan – Pringles Pro

- Terry Bolton – Rapala Pro

- Bill McDonald – Lucas Oil Pro

- Ryan Salzman – True Bass Pro

- Miles Burghoff – Zman Pro

- Larry Nixon – Yamamoto Baits Pro

- Joey Cifuentes – Berkley pro

- Joseph Webster – Berkley pro

- Josh Weaver – Berkley pro

- Additional pros coming soon



Registration for camp opens Feb. 3, 2020 and closes June 30, 2020, or when all available spots are filled. FLW recommends that anyone interested in attending register early to reserve a spot. 

Click here to register (the registration form at the link will not be active until Feb. 3)


Important Dates


Feb. 3-June 30



July 22-24 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)


FLW Foundation Tournament:

July 25 (Saturday)


Items to Bring

Weather-appropriate clothing

Fishing tackle if you plan to fish the FLW Foundation benefit tournament


Pillows and bedding (twin beds)

Toiletries and towels

Snacks if you want some for your room at night

Cooler if you’d like to keep snacks cold in your room

Change and $1 bills for vending machines in the dorm

Money for clothing and/or souvenirs if desired



Click here for a map showing all camp and tournament venues.



Murray State University

102 Curris Center

Murray, KY 42071




Kenlake State Resort Park

542 Kenlake Rd

Hardin, KY 42048



FLW Office: 

30 Gamble Lane

Benton, KY 42025



FLW Foundation Tournament:

Kentucky Dam Marina

466 Marina Dr.

Gilbertsville, KY 42044



Camp Fee

Student (9th-12th grade only):

$300 each



$300 each + $50 if private room requested


Important Details

FLW High School Fishing Camp Registration – click here


Sample Camp Schedules: (2020 Schedules will be finalized a month before the event)

2019 Student Seminar Schedule

2019 Parent/Coach Seminar Schedule


2019 Camp Photos – Click here


FLW Foundation Benefit Tournament

The 2020 FLW Foundation benefit tournament raises funds for youth fishing programs and High School Fishing grants benefiting students nationwide.

 The tournament will be held July 25 on Kentucky Lake out of Kentucky Dam Marina. Onsite registration and the pretournament meeting will be held the evening of July 24 at Murray State University.

 The tournament features a boat and a kayak division. The entry fee is $200 per boat and $100 per kayak. Kayakers will compete as individuals. Each boat may have up to three participants assigned.

The winner of the boat division will receive $2,000 and a YETI cooler. Second place in the boat division is $1,000, and third place is $500. Additionally, boat division teams may enter categories to win an extra $500 per selection as the highest finisher in that category. The cost is $50 per category.

You may enter as many categories as you like, but a category only becomes active once at least 10 participants have registered for it. If the category does not become active, you will receive a refund for that category at registration.

The winner of the kayak division will receive $500 and a YETI cooler.

Participation in the FLW Foundation tournament is open to everyone, including middle school and elementary school students accompanied by an adult. You do not have to participate in the FLW High School Fishing Camp to fish the tournament. You must supply your own boat or kayak to compete. Kayak division competitors must be high school age or older.


Boat Division Payout:

Boat Division Winner = $2,000 + YETI cooler

Boat Division 2nd Place = $1,000

Boat Division 3rd Place = $500

Family (at least two anglers related) = $500

Men’s (all male team) = $500

Women’s (all female team) $500

High School (at least one angler in 9th, 10th 11th or 12th grade) = $500

Big Fish (any species, artificial lures only) = $500



Kayak Division Payout:

Kayak Division Winner = $500 + YETI cooler


Entry fee:

$200 per boat and $100 per kayak + $50 per boat division category


FLW Foundation Tournament Registration (registration will be active Feb. 3) – click here


Camp or Tournament Questions?

Please contact FLW Youth Director Scott Ellison at scott.ellison@flwfishing.com or 270.252.1584 if you have any questions that are not answered here. We hope to see you at camp this summer.

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