UPCOMING EVENT: HIGH SCHOOL FISHING - 2019 - Pickwick Lake

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

Oregon State University wins title on Lake Roosevelt

Oregon State University wins title on Lake Roosevelt
The Oregon State University team of Zach MacDonald (left) of Willits, Calif., and Ryan Sparks (right) of Haines, Alaska proudly display their first-place trophies after netting the FLW College Fishing Western Conference title on Roosevelt Lake.

ROOSEVELT, Ariz. - The Oregon State University team of Zach MacDonald of Willits, Calif., and Ryan Sparks of Haines, Alaska won the FLW College Fishing Western Conference event on Roosevelt Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 9 pounds even. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Western Conference Invitational tournament.

"It feels really good to get our club's second win," said MacDonald, a sophomore majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife. "Ryan and I won an event last year at Lake Shasta, too. We've been fishing pretty well, so I just want us to keep it up."

The Oregon State Beaver bass club is one of the hottest in the country right now. After finishing in 2nd place at the 2012 FLW College Fishing Western Conference Championship at Utah Lake, MacDonald and Sparks followed that up with a 3rd place finish at Lake Oroville in the first Western Conference event of 2013. Their victory today gives them their third consecutive top-3 finish.

"We'd never seen the lake before," MacDonald said. "Before the event we studied the lake using Google Maps and tried to locate areas that looked right. We fished rocky points from 5- to 15-feet deep throwing 3/8-ounce green pumpkin-colored jigs trailered with a Yamamoto Double Tail Hula Grub. Ryan got one drop-shotting, but four of the five fish that we weighed in came on a jig."

"I got one drop-shotting a Margarita Mutilator-colored Roboworm," said Sparks, a junior majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife. "This definitely made the long flight down here worth it."

The team credited Walmart FLW Tour Chevy pro Jay Yelas of Corvallis, Ore. as being one of the keys to their club's recent success.

"I get to go steelhead trout fishing with Jay once a week," Sparks said. "He's a great mentor for our club and we really learn a lot from him. He's had a lot of success on Beaver Lake, and we're really looking forward to using some of his tips when we fish the upcoming National Championship there in two months."

The top 15 teams that advanced to the Western Conference Invitational tournament are:

1st: Oregon State University - Zach MacDonald, Willits, Calif., and Ryan Sparks, Haines, Alaska (five bass, 9-0, $2,000)
2nd: Chico State - Kevin Chen and Koulton Westbrook, both of Vacaville, Calif. (five bass, 7-2, $1,000)
3rd: San Jose State University - Anthony Lee, San Jose, Calif., and Travis Bounds, Roseville, Calif. (five bass, 6-15, $500)
4th: California State University-Chico - Nick Carrico, Oroville, Calif., and Andrew Loberg, Rocklin, Calif. (five bass, 6-10, $500)
5th: California State University-Chico - Bo Harkins and Michael Braswell, both of Walnut Creek, Calif. (five bass, 6-7, $500)
6th: Utah Valley University - Aaron Warner, Orem, Utah, and Cathleen Martinez, Spanish Fork, Utah (three bass, 5-0)
7th: San Jose State University - Russyl Soto, Elk Grove, Calif., and Patrick Friedman, San Jose, Calif. (three bass, 4-9)
8th: Sacramento State University - Jeremy Wallimann, Oakdale, Calif., and Joe Perna, Sacramento, Calif. (two bass, 4-6)
9th: California Polytechnic State University - Kyle Greenlaw, Magalia, Calif., and John Zeolla, Oak Park, Calif. (three bass, 4-5)
10th: Humboldt State University - Graeme Lock, Arcata, Calif., and Derrick Hicks, Lincoln, Calif. (one bass, 3-14)
11th: Arizona State University - Daniel Kahoun and Tyler Gaab, both of Chandler, Ariz. (one bass, 3-10)
12th: Arizona State University - Austen Schmalz, Mesa, Calif., Bobby Fletcher, Gilbert, Ariz. (one bass, 3-8)
13th: Nevada State College - Justin Landerman and Josh Gullo, both of Boulder City, Nev. (two bass, 3-6)
14th: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs - Justin Solverson and Petei Decker, both of Colorado Springs, Colo. (two bass, 3-5)
15th: Utah Valley University - Tate Brown, Heber, Utah, and Zachari Taylor, Hansen, Idaho (two bass, 3-0)

Complete results can be found at CollegeFishing.com.

Three regular-season qualifying events are held in each conference - Central, Northern, Southeastern, Texas and Western. The top 15 teams from each qualifying tournament will advance to one of five two-day FLW College Fishing Conference Invitational tournaments, where the first-place team wins $4,000 for their club. The top 10 teams from each Conference Invitational advance to the 2014 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

College Fishing is free to enter. 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.

The next FLW College Western Conference qualifying tournament is scheduled for May 18 at the California Delta in Bethel Island, Calif., and is hosted by Hook, Line & Sinker Pro Shop.

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.

Tags: press-release  2013-02-23-roosevelt-lake 

Illinois’ Samo Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Wolf River Chain of Lakes

Illinois’ Samo Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Wolf River Chain of Lakes

WINNECONNE, Wis. – Boater Curtis Samo of Rochelle, Illinois, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Great Lakes Division tournament on the Wolf River Chain of Lakes... READ MORE »

New Jersey’s Sentore Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Chesapeake Bay

New Jersey’s Sentore Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Chesapeake Bay

NORTH EAST, Md. (June 17, 2019) – Boater Michael Sentore of Gloucester City, New Jersey, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Northeast Division tournament on the... READ MORE »

Kuttawa’s Robertson Wins Two T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournaments on Kentucky Lake in Same Weekend

Kuttawa’s Robertson Wins Two T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournaments on Kentucky Lake in Same Weekend

BUCHANAN, Tenn. – Boater Matt Robertson of Kuttawa, Kentucky, swept the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) LBL Division this... READ MORE »

Sullivan Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir

Sullivan Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir

BRANDON, Miss. – Local boater Corey Sullivan of Brandon, Mississippi, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Mississippi Division tournament on Ross Barnett Reservoir... READ MORE »

Texas’ Wilson Goes Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Sam Rayburn presented by Mercury

Texas’ Wilson Goes Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Sam Rayburn presented by Mercury

BROOKELAND, Texas – Pro Kris Wilson of Montgomery, Texas, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 1 ounce, to lead the event from start to finish and win the three-day Costa FLW Series on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Mercury Marine. Wilson’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 72 pounds, 8 ounces, was enough to earn him the victory by a 13... READ MORE »

FLW Tour Brings World’s Top Bass Anglers to Lake Champlain for 2019 Season Finale

FLW Tour Brings World’s Top Bass Anglers to Lake Champlain for 2019 Season Finale

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, will visit Plattsburgh, June 27-30, for the FLW Tour at Lake Champlain presented by T-H Marine – the seventh... READ MORE »

Rapala Varsity Bass presented by General Tire, A New, Original YouTube-Based Reality Series Premieres Today

Rapala Varsity Bass presented by General Tire, A New, Original YouTube-Based Reality Series Premieres Today

Rapala Varsity Bass presented by General Tire, a new, original YouTube-based reality series, produced by Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), will premiere Tuesday, June 11 (3p ET), on the FLW Fishing YouTube channel... READ MORE »

Urbana’s Shaw Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

Urbana’s Shaw Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Shelbyville

SHELBYVILLE, Ill. – Boater Wayne Shaw of Urbana, Illinois, weighed five bass Saturday totaling 13 pounds, 7 ounces, to win T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Lake Shelbyville. Shaw pocketed... READ MORE »

Louisiana’s Ganey Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Louisiana’s Ganey Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir

BROOKELAND, Texas (June 10, 2019) – Boater Rylon Ganey of Pineville, Louisiana, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Cowboy Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir with five bass... READ MORE »

Gainesboro’s Fox Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Old Hickory Lake

Gainesboro’s Fox Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Old Hickory Lake

GALLATIN, Tenn. (June 10, 2019) – Boater Dwight Fox of Gainesboro, Tennessee, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake... READ MORE »

Oxford’s Campbell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek

Oxford’s Campbell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Ohio River at Tanner’s Creek

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (June 10, 2019) – Boater Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division tournament... READ MORE »

Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on High Rock Lake, Ties All-Time Wins Record

Lexington’s Walser Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on High Rock Lake, Ties All-Time Wins Record

SALISBURY, N.C. – Boater Robert Walser of Lexington, North Carolina, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) North Carolina Division tournament on High Rock Lake... READ MORE »

Murray State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Potomac River presented by Lowrance

Murray State University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Potomac River presented by Lowrance

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (June 6, 2019) – The Murray State University duo of Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson, both of Bloomington, Indiana, weighed a five-bass limit Thursday totaling 15 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River presented by Lowrance. The win earned the team a $50,000 prize package, including a... READ MORE »

Murray State Takes Control on Day Two of YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Potomac River presented by Lowrance

Murray State Takes Control on Day Two of YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Potomac River presented by Lowrance

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – The Murray State University duo of Adam Puckett and Blake Albertson, both of Bloomington, Indiana, brought a five-bass limit to the stage Wednesday weighing 18 pounds, 14 ounces, to jump to the top of the leaderboard – after starting the day in seventh place – and now bring a 1-pound, 2-ounce, lead into the final day of the 2019 YETI FLW... READ MORE »

West Virginia University Grabs Day One Lead at YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Potomac River presented by Lowrance

West Virginia University Grabs Day One Lead at YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on Potomac River presented by Lowrance

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – The University of West Virginia duo of Nolan Minor of Charlottesville, West Virginia, and Thomas Raines of Oxon Hill, Maryland, grabbed the early lead Tuesday after Day One of the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River presented by Lowrance. The Mountaineers team brought a five-bass limit to the scale weighing 18... READ MORE »

Sam Rayburn Reservoir to Host Costa FLW Series Tournament Presented by Mercury

Sam Rayburn Reservoir to Host Costa FLW Series Tournament Presented by Mercury

BROOKELAND, Texas (June 4, 2019) – Top bass anglers from around the region are set to compete on Sam Rayburn Reservoir June 13-15 at the Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Southwestern Division tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented... READ MORE »

Lancaster County Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Chesapeake Bay Open presented by Costa

Lancaster County Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Chesapeake Bay Open presented by Costa

EDGEWOOD, Md. – The Lancaster County Junior Hawg Hunters duo of Tucker Hastings of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Steven Foor of East Earl, Pennsylvania, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Chesapeake Bay Open presented by Costa... READ MORE »

Adrian College Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on Chesapeake Bay presented by Bass Pro Shops

Adrian College Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Tournament on Chesapeake Bay presented by Bass Pro Shops

EDGEWOOD, Md. – The Adrian College duo of Ryan Sharnas of Davison, Michigan, and Brandon Herzberg of Clarklake, Michigan, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on the Chesapeake Bay presented by Bass Pro Shops Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 21 pounds, 11 ounces. The victory earned the Bulldogs’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College... READ MORE »

Illinois’ McCord Wins T-H Marine BFL All-American on the Potomac River Presented by General Tire

Illinois’ McCord Wins T-H Marine BFL All-American on the Potomac River Presented by General Tire

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (June 1, 2019) – Boater Brennon McCord of West Frankfort, Illinois, won the 36th annual T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American tournament on the Potomac River presented by General Tire Saturday, capping off the event with a five-bass limit weighing... READ MORE »

FLW Swaps Costa FLW Series Southwestern Dates at Grand Lake and Sam Rayburn Reservoir Due To High Water Levels on Grand Lake

FLW Swaps Costa FLW Series Southwestern Dates at Grand Lake and Sam Rayburn Reservoir Due To High Water Levels on Grand Lake

The Costa FLW Series Southwestern Division tournament on Grand Lake, scheduled for next week, June 13-15, has been moved to Sam Rayburn Reservoir due to extremely high water levels. The Southwestern division tournament originally scheduled for Sam Rayburn Reservoir, Oct. 3-5, will now be held at Grand Lake. All takeoff locations and times will remain the same... READ MORE »