UPCOMING EVENT: YETI College Fishing - 2019 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

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CF Northern Division headed for Lake Champlain

Scattered clouds and calm winds marked the day two takeoff for Stren anglers on Lake Champlain.

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. - National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Champlain July 17 for the third of four stops in the Northern Division. Forty collegiate teams will compete for a top award of $10,000 to be split evenly between the school and bass-fishing club.

"The lake is full of bass," said FLW Tour pro Pete Gluszek of Mt. Laurel, N.J., who has a win and two top-10 finishes on Lake Champlain. "The unique thing about Lake Champlain in July is that the tournament can be won with either small- or largemouths.

"The largemouth will be in the grass, and flippin' and froggin' will be the way to catch them. The smallmouth will be deeper, and drop-shotting in 40- to 50-foot depths will be key."

Gluszek added that if the wind is blowing, it will be hard to travel and staying close to the launch site will pay off in the end.

Anglers will take off from Plattsburgh Boat Basin located at 5 Dock St. in Plattsburgh, N.Y., at 6 a.m. Weigh-in will be held at the boat basin as well, beginning at 1 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public.

A complete list of registered College Fishing teams competing in the tournament is available online.

The top five teams from each tournament will qualify for the regional championship where the first-place team wins $25,000 cash for their school and a Ranger 177TR bass boat for their fishing club. The top five teams from each regional advance to the national championship where the first-place team wins $50,000 for their school and $25,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat for their fishing club.

FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.

About FLW Outdoors

FLW Outdoors, named after Forrest L. Wood, the legendary founder of Ranger Boats, is the largest fishing tournament organization in the world offering anglers worldwide the opportunity to compete for millions over the course of 189 tournaments in 2010. FLW Outdoors has also taken fishing mainstream with FLW Fantasy Fishing awarding the largest prizes in the history of fantasy sports. FLW Outdoors memberships are available featuring numerous benefits including Player's Advantage. For more information about FLW Outdoors and its tournaments, visit FLWOutdoors.com or call (270) 252-1000. For more information about FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FantasyFishing.com.

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