UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Detroit River

National Guard FLW College Fishing Southern Conference marches to Toledo Bend

National Guard FLW College Fishing Southern Conference marches to Toledo Bend
EverStart Series boaters race to their prime fishing locations during the final day of competition on Toledo Bend.

MANY, La. - National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Toledo Bend June 2 for the final qualifying event in the Southern Conference. Forty college teams will be competing for a top award of $5,000 and a berth in the Southern Conference Championship tournament.

"There is a ton of grass and hydrilla deep," said FLW pro Cody Bird of Granbury, Texas. "A drought really changes a lake, and now that water levels have returned to normal Toledo Bend is full of deep grass and vegetation. There is also a ton of cotton willow providing even more cover for the bass.

"I would recommend using crankbaits, Carolina rigs and big jigs in the grass," Bird continued. "This tournament will either be won off of structure or flipping the grass. Young anglers should fish their strength. Toledo Bend is a big lake with a lot of fish. It should be a really fun tournament for them."

Anglers will take off from Cypress Bend Park located at 3462 Cypress Bend Drive in Many, La., at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Weigh-in will also be at the marina beginning at 1:30 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public.

Schools competing in the Toledo Bend tournament, hosted by the Sabine-Parish Tourist Commission & Sabine River Authority, include:

Angelo State - Josh Seale, San Angelo, Texas, and Ryan Ward, Big Spring, Texas
Arkansas Tech University - Reagan Moore and Evan Barnes, both of Russellville, Ark.
Baylor University - Joseph Garland, West, Texas, and Brian Bauer, Waco, Texas
Central Arkansas - Robert Bartoszek, Conway, Ark., and Justin Harrell, Mayflower, Ark.
Dallas Baptist University - Jacob Sepeda, Roby, Texas, and Trent Newman, Midlothian, Texas
Hardin-Simmons University - Randy Sullivan, Breckenridge, Texas, and Hubbell Allen, Abilene, Texas
Harding University - Trent Johnson and Ryan Miller, both of Searcy, Ark.
Henderson State - Matt Harper, Jessieville, Ark., and William Reeder, Arkadelphia, Ark.
Lamar University - Danny Iles, Hemphill, Texas, and Justin Royal, Vidor, Texas
Louisiana Tech University - Wade Tracy, Alexandria, La., and Caleb Collins, Monroe, La.
Louisiana State University - Douglas McClung, Gramercy, La., and Mason McCain, Lake Charles, La.
Louisiana State University-Shreveport - Joseph Landry, Shreveport, La., and Gavin Havard, Haughton, La.
McNeese State University - Keith Suire, Jr., Deridder, La., and Andrew Gary, Iowa, La.
Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow - Rod Green, Tahlequah, Okla., and Jimmy Phillips, Wagoner, Okla.
Northeastern State University-Tahlequah - Cale Fulps, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Robert Nicka, Tahlequah, Okla.
Northwestern State - Chantz Wilkinson, Pineville, La., and Mikey Davis, Many, La.
Oklahoma State University - Chuck Major, Tulsa, Okla., and Tripp Elliott, Stillwater, Okla.
Oral Roberts University - Zach Vankeulen, Overland Park, Kan., and Jonathan Williamson, Rocky Point, N.C.
Sam Houston State - Wilson Sartain, Kennard, Texas, and Jason Gunter, Conroe, Texas
Southeastern Louisiana University - Andrew Cavell and Billy Smith III, both of Baton Rouge, La.
Southeastern Oklahoma University - Spencer Barnett, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Jacob Colbert, Allen, Okla.
Southern Arkansas University - James McFadin and Dylan Leverett, both of Heath, Texas
Southwestern Oklahoma State University - Nathan Colwell, Pryor, Okla., and Shane McGlothlin, Anadarko, Okla.
Stephen F. Austin - Eric Warner, Nacogdoches, Texas, and Colby McClary, Sugar Land, Texas
Tarleton State, Stephenville - Colt Farris, Crowley, Texas, and Austin Brown, Pearland, Texas
Texas A&M-Kingsville - Cody Garrett, Kingsville, Texas, and Payne Neessen, Chapman Ranch, Texas
Texas A&M - Cody Collins, College Station, Texas, and Zachary Wymer, Southlake, Texas
Texas A&M-Galveston - Roy Buxton, Dickinson, Texas, and John Wallace, Galveston, Texas
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - Derek Mangold, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Jonathan Voitle, Magnolia, Texas
Texas State University - David Cosner, Austin, Texas, and Jared Brown, San Marcos, Texas
Texas Tech University - Robert Hawthorne and Jonathon Carter, both of Lubbock, Texas
University of Louisiana-Lafayette - Neil Arnaud, Carencro, La., and Cody McCrary, Baton Rouge, La.
University of Louisiana-Monroe - Paul Clark, Monroe, La., and Brett Preuett, Colfax, La.
University of Arkansas-Little Rock - Jeremy Hall and Trent Gephardt, both of Benton, Ark.
University of Arkansas - Zach Zajicek and Shaughn Reyenga, both of Fayetteville, Ark.
University of North Texas - Jesse Chambers, Irving, Texas, and Sean Watson, Rowlett, Texas
University of Texas - Taylor Sullivan, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Brandon Absher, Gonzales, Texas
University of Texas-Dallas - Adam Hemphill, Richardson, Texas, and Dan Nguyen, Plano, Texas
University of Texas-San Antonio - Joey Mendez, Austin, Texas, and Flavio Robles, Laredo, Texas
University of Texas-Arlington - Todd Fontenot, Arlington, Texas, and Mason Holmes, Kennedale, Texas

Four regular-season qualifying events are held in each conference - Central, Northern, Southeastern, Southern and Western. The top five teams from each qualifying tournament will advance to one of five televised three-day National Guard FLW College Fishing Conference Championships, where the first-place team wins a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90-horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard. The top five teams from each conference championship advance to the national championship.

College Fishing is free to enter and FLW 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.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow College Fishing on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing. Visit CollegeFishing.com to sign up or to start a club at your school.

About FLW

FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2012 over the course of 191 tournaments across five tournament circuits, each providing an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and the world's richest fantasy sports game - FLW Fantasy Fishing. For more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter and Facebook.

Bertrand Reclaims Lead at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie

Bertrand Reclaims Lead at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The stage is now set for a dramatic regular-season finale Friday at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie. The top 10 is loaded with former FLW Cup champions, Anglers of the Year, and an accomplished local pro with a vast wealth of experience on Lake Erie, the Detroit River and... READ MORE »

Lucas Moves into Lead, Nelson Clinches AOY Title at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie

Lucas Moves into Lead, Nelson Clinches AOY Title at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Major League Fishing (MLF) pro Justin Lucas of Guntersville, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Wednesday weighing 19 pounds, 14 ounces, to take the lead after day two of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. Lucas’ two-day total of 10... READ MORE »

Arizona’s Bertrand Leads Day One of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie

Arizona’s Bertrand Leads Day One of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Major League Fishing (MLF) pro Josh Bertrand of Sun Tan Valley, Arizona, brought five bass to the scale Tuesday weighing 22 pounds, 6 ounces, to jump out to the early lead after day one of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio. Bertrand will now bring an... READ MORE »

California Delta Set to Host Toyota Series Return

California Delta Set to Host Toyota Series Return

OAKLEY, Calif. – The 2020 Toyota Series Western Division is set to return to competition next week in Oakley, California, with the Toyota Series event at the California Delta, Aug. 19-21. Hosted by the City of Oakley, the three-day tournament will feature a return to action for the region’s best bass-fishing... READ MORE »

Henrico’s Hamilton Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on James River

Henrico’s Hamilton Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on James River

HENRICO, Va. – Local boater Jeff Hamilton of Henrico, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on the James River in Henrico, Virginia. Hamilton earned a total of $3,756 for his victory.... READ MORE »

Wisconsin’s Laufenberg, Illinois’ Shoraga Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Ohio River in Paducah

Wisconsin’s Laufenberg, Illinois’ Shoraga Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Ohio River in Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Paducah with two Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on the Ohio River events. Boater Cade Laufenberg of Onalaska, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit to the scale totaling 11 pounds, 8... READ MORE »

Flowery Branch’s Jordan Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Oconee

Flowery Branch’s Jordan Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Oconee

BUCKHEAD, Ga. – Boater Rob Jordan of Flowery Branch, Georgia, brought a three-bass limit bass to the scale Saturday totaling 10 pounds, 9 ounces to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on Lake Oconee in Buckhead, Georgia. Jordan topped his nearest competitor... READ MORE »

Evansville’s Sisk Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River in Cannelton

Evansville’s Sisk Wins Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River in Cannelton

CANNELTON, Ind. – Boater Marty Sisk of Evansville, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on the Ohio River in Cannelton, Indiana. For his victory, Sisk earned a total of $3,718... READ MORE »

Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Set to Visit Sandusky For Final Event of Season

Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit Set to Visit Sandusky For Final Event of Season

SANDUSKY, Ohio – The Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit is set to visit Sandusky, Aug. 11-14, for its sixth and final regular-season event – the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at Lake Erie. Hosted by the City of Sandusky and the Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center, the lucrative bass-fishing Super Tournament... READ MORE »

Hartley's Hawgs Win FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Erie Open

Hartley's Hawgs Win FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Erie Open

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Braden McNamara and Mike Abbott brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 15 ounces to win the FLW High School Fishing presented by Favorite Fishing Lake Erie Open... READ MORE »

Bowling Green State University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Lake Erie

Bowling Green State University Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI Tournament on Lake Erie

SANDUSKY, Ohio (Aug. 3, 2020) – The Bowling Green State University team of Jamesen Simion of Saline, Michigan, and Cameron Wilt of Alvada, Ohio, won the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at Lake Erie event Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Bowling Green.... READ MORE »

Lawton’s Mallory Claims Title at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake St. Clair

Lawton’s Mallory Claims Title at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Lake St. Clair

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Boater Buck Mallory of Lawton, Michigan, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 25 pounds, 5 ounces to win the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event at Lake St. Clair in Harrison Township, Michigan. For his victory, Mallory... READ MORE »

Georgia’s Carter Wins Toyota Series Tournament on Wheeler Lake

Georgia’s Carter Wins Toyota Series Tournament on Wheeler Lake

DECATUR, Ala. – Boater Kip Carter of Mansfield, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces to win the three-day Toyota Series at Wheeler Lake tournament in Decatur, Alabama. Carter’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 41-14 earned him the win by a comfortable 4... READ MORE »

Monsoor Wins Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

Monsoor Wins Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The man deemed the “Godfather of the Mississippi River” finally got it done at home. La Crosse’s own 71-year-old Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, caught a five-bass limit weighing 12 pounds, 10 ounces Saturday to win $125,000 at the Tackle Warehouse Pro... READ MORE »

Monsoor Holds Lead Heading into Final Day at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

Monsoor Holds Lead Heading into Final Day at Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Yamamoto Baits pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, brought a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces, to the scale Friday to retain his lead after day three of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries. Monsoor now enters the fourth... READ MORE »

Monsoor Vaults into Lead on Day Two of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

Monsoor Vaults into Lead on Day Two of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Local pro Tom Monsoor of La Crosse, Wisconsin, caught a five-bass limit weighing 14 pounds, 8 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard on day two of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries in La Crosse. Monsoor’s two-day total of... READ MORE »

Wiley Leads Day One of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

Wiley Leads Day One of Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Wiley, Alabama’s Scott Wiley brought a five-bass limit to the scale Wednesday totaling 15 pounds, 3 ounces, to take the early lead on day one of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit at the Mississippi River presented by OPTIMA Batteries in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Wiley will bring a slim 5... READ MORE »

Pennsylvania’s Lorenzo and New York’s Sperling Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Lake Cayuga

Pennsylvania’s Lorenzo and New York’s Sperling Earn Wins at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Double-Header on Lake Cayuga

UNION SPRINGS, N.Y. – It was a double-header for bass anglers this past weekend in Union Springs with the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on Lake Cayuga events. Boater John Lorenzo of Kane, Pennsylvania, brought five bass to the scale Saturday totaling 21 pounds, 6... READ MORE »

Satsuma’s Buntin Earns Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Alabama River

Satsuma’s Buntin Earns Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Tournament on Alabama River

PRATTVILLE, Ala. – Boater Sean Buntin of Satsuma, Alabama, brought a five-bass limit bass to the scale Saturday totaling 12 pounds, 1 ounce to win the 2020 Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine event on the Alabama River in Prattville, Alabama. Buntin topped his nearest competitor, Ben... READ MORE »

Powhatan’s Pike and Spring Grove’s Estes Tie for Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Potomac River

Powhatan’s Pike and Spring Grove’s Estes Tie for Win at Phoenix Bass Fishing League Event on Potomac River

MARBURY, Md. – Boaters Cody Pike of Powhatan, Virginia, and Keith Estes of Spring Grove, Virginia, both brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 9 ounces to tie for the win at the Phoenix Bass Fishing League presented by T-H Marine on the Potomac River in Marbury, Maryland... READ MORE »