UPCOMING EVENT: T-H Marine BFL - 2019 - Potomac River

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

College Fishing readies for Carlyle Lake

College Fishing readies for Carlyle Lake
The Central Conference Championship on Carlyle Lake prepares to begin while anglers put their boats in the water.

CARLYLE, Ill. - FLW College Fishing is headed to Carlyle Lake April 26 for the second Central Conference tournament of the season. Up to 50 college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the 2014 Central Conference Invitational.

"The lake has really rebounded over the last five years," said FLW Tour pro Travis Loyd. "It's a great fishery with a very strong population of largemouth in it.

"Carlyle Lake is a unique lake," continued the Illinois pro. "The north end is filled with stumps from prior standing timber. It's a fairly shallow lake and the tournament will definitely be won in less than 6 feet of water.

"The fish will be shallow. If the water will stabilize and clear up a bit it could be won in the north end. The south end of the lake has a lot of great pockets in it and there's a lot of rip rap and rocks. This time of year it's notorious for a crankbait bite on the rocks."

Loyd went on to say that he expected many of the fish to be spawning around the lake's abundant shallow cover either in pockets in the south end of the lake or around the timber in the north end. He also cautioned the collegiate anglers to take care when navigating the north end due to the treacherous nature of the timber.

"I would think that some team will bring in over 20 pounds to win," said Loyd. "A jig, a tube, and most definitely a spinnerbait and a ChatterBait will be good this time of year."

Anglers will take off from Dam West located at 801 Lake Road in Carlyle at 6:30 a.m. Weigh-in will be held at the takeoff location starting at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. Takeoff and weigh-in is free and open to the public.

Schools competing in the Carlyle Lake tournament include:

Ball State University - Shane Missi, Floyds Knobs, Ind., and Quintin Zornes, Nashville, Ind.
Bradley University - Peter Schmeling, Rockford, Ill., and Zach Cline, Farmington, Ill.
Central Christian College - Blake Fryer, Broken Arrow, Okla., Brady Sherman, McPherson, Kan.
Eastern Illinois University - Cody Hartke, Effingham, Ill., and Tryler Brandenburg, Mattoon, Ill.
Eastern Kentucky University - Kyle Raymer, Brandenburg, Ky., and Ethan Snyder, Vine Grove, Ky.
Georgetown College - Mike Huff, Corbin, Ky., and John Hunter, Georgetown, Ky.
Greenville College - David Weyer, Canton, Ill., and Trey Gibson, Trenton, Ill.
Illinois State University - Bryce Wegman, Normal, Ill., and Anthony Cancelli, Mundelein, Ill.
Indiana State University - Zac Niehaus, Bazil, Ind., and Robert Nero, Carlisle, Ind.
Indiana University - Derrick Hoffman, South Elgin, Ill., and Brody McWilliams, Greenwood, Ind.
Iowa State University - McKinley Geiger, Ames, Iowa, and Shane Weinberg, Plainfield, Iowa
Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis - Thomas Spandau, Martinsville, Ind., and Caleb Taylor, Zionsville, Ind.
Kansas State University - Nathen Kozlowski, Junction City, Kan., and Brandon Patterson, Manhattan, Kan.
Lindsey Wilson College - Matthew Mattingly, Gravel Switch, Ky., and Clayton Bradshaw, Columbia, Ky.
McKendree University - Dustin Pendegraft, Summerfield, Ill., and Phillip Germagliotti, Highland, Ill.
Milwaukee School of Engineering - Marshall Sandretto, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., and Zach Regnier, Plum City, Wis.
Missouri State University - Kyle Doherty, Chesterfield, Mo., and Nick King, St. Louis, Mo.
Missouri University of Science and Technology - William Kleine, St. Charles, Mo., and Drew Schrader, Troy, Mo.
Murray State University - Cody Santel, Petersburg, Ill., and Justin Berger, Freeburg, Ill.
Northern Illinois University - Derek Malanowski, Woodridge, Ill., and Chris Kosior, Palos Hills, Ill.
Northern Kentucky University - Zach Dressman, Morning View, Ky., and Brandon Houston, Burlington, Ky.
Northwest Missouri State University - Andrew Nordbye, St. Joseph, Mo., and Adam Almohtadi, Blue Springs, Mo.
Purdue University - Dylan Catlett, Indianapolis, Ind., Garrett Vankirk, Ferdinand, Ind.
Purdue University-Fort Wayne - Parker Watts and Joseph Sittler, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Southern Illinois University - Jordan Smith, Millstadt, Ill., and Stephen Farley, Metropolis, Ill.
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville - Zach Hartnagel, Edwardsville, Ill., and Colten Hunter, Brownstown, Ill.
Southeast Missouri State - Mark Chowning and Russell Vandiver, both of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
St. Ambrose University - Kyle Gates, Decatur, Ill., and Ted Lowery, Oak Lawn, Ill.
St. Cloud State University - Brandon Donovan, White Bear Lake, Minn., and Tyler Gromberg, St. Cloud, Minn.
University of Central Missouri - Mathew Siebert, Springfield, Ill., and Mitchell Armstrong, Branson, Mo.
University of Evansville - Nick Uebelhor and Eric Kieffner both of Jasper, Ind.
University of Iowa - Max Mercer, Burlington, Iowa, and Keaton Williams, Fort Dodge, Iowa
University of Kentucky - Marty Ballard, Winchester, Ky., and Trevor Howard, Florence, Ky.
University of Louisville - Scott Davis, Pleasureville, Ky., and Wade Brown, Lanesville, Ind.
University of Minnesota-Duluth - Mark Shirley, St. Cloud, Minn., and Ian Walesch, Sartell, Minn.
University of Missouri - Ben Verhoef, Osage Beach, Mo., and Christian Ponzetti, Excelsior, Minn.
University of Nebraska - Everett Ridderbos and Sean Mulholland, both of Lincoln, Neb.
University of Nebraska-Omaha - Ben Kroeger, Omaha, Neb., and Ben Milliken, Bennington, Neb.
University of Notre Dame - Dominic Boyer, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Buchanan Bourdon, Niles, Mich.
University of St. Thomas - Bryan Billeadeau, Circle Pines, Minn., and Michaela Anderson, Lino Lakes, Minn.
University of Wisconsin - Tanner Blaschka and Josh Pagel, both of Wausau, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse - Sig Finley, Wonder Lake, Ill., and Pat Bowers, Hudson, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Brett Daggett, Cottage Grove, Wis., and Ryan Gilbert, Sterling, Ill.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville - Evan Chambers, St. Charles, Ill., and Jacob Clisch, Reedsburg, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point - Samuel Hempel, Franklin, Wis., and Jordan Meddaugh, Bancroft, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Tyler Zimmerman, Roscoe, Ill., and Andrew Mlotek, Naperville, Ill.
Western Illinois University - Craig Wise, Cary, Ill., and Richard Rappley, Macomb, Ill.
Winona State University - Cade Laufenberg, Stoddard, Wis., and Alex Welter, Winona, Minn.
Western Kentucky University - Stephen Compton, Brandenburg, Ky., and Ryan Coleman, Utica, Ky.

FLW College Fishing teams compete in three qualifying events in one of five conferences - Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top 15 teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of five conference invitational tournaments. The top 10 teams from each conference invitational tournament will advance to the 2015 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.

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 anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2014 over the course of 229 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy - the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated "FLW" television show and is broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water." For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Rancho Santa Margarita’s Grover Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Clear Lake Presented by Ranger Boats

Rancho Santa Margarita’s Grover Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Clear Lake Presented by Ranger Boats

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Pro Kyle Grover of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, caught a five-bass limit weighing 26 pounds, 2 ounces, Saturday – the heaviest limit weighed in the three-day tournament – to win the Costa FLW Series on Clear Lake presented by Ranger Boats. Grover’s three-day... READ MORE »

Potomac River Readies to Host Two FLW Bass Fishing Championships – T-H Marine BFL All-American and YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

Potomac River Readies to Host Two FLW Bass Fishing Championships – T-H Marine BFL All-American and YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – The nation’s top weekend and collegiate bass-fishing anglers are set to compete at two of the most prestigious bass-fishing championships in the country on the Potomac River later this... READ MORE »

South Laurel High School Wins 2019 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake

South Laurel High School Wins 2019 KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake

CALVERT CITY, Ky. – The South Laurel High School team of Shawn Coots and Trent Keitner brought a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 32 pounds, 13 ounces to the scale this weekend, beating out a field of 88 teams to win the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team... READ MORE »

Mechanicsville’s Elrod Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Presented by Navionics

Mechanicsville’s Elrod Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Presented by Navionics

HUDDLESTON, Va. – Boater Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Virginia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake presented by Navionics Saturday... READ MORE »

Herron and Rutland Tie for Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lay Lake

Herron and Rutland Tie for Win at T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lay Lake

COLUMBIANA, Ala. – Boaters Dusty Herron of Alabaster, Alabama, and Chris Rutland of Wetumpka, Alabama, each caught five bass Saturday weighing 16 pounds even to tie for the win at... READ MORE »

Covington’s Manson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Grand Lake-St. Mary’s Presented by Navionics

Covington’s Manson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Grand Lake-St. Mary’s Presented by Navionics

CELINA, Ohio – Boater Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces, to take top honors at... READ MORE »

Cookeville’s Wagner Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Tims Ford Lake

Cookeville’s Wagner Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Tims Ford Lake

WINCHESTER, Tenn. – Boater Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces, to win... READ MORE »

Hodges’ Burroughs Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Hartwell

Hodges’ Burroughs Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Hartwell

ANDERSON, S.C. (May 13, 2019) – Boater Jason Burroughs of Hodges, South Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds... READ MORE »

Lampe's Olliverson Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Table Rock Lake presented by Power-Pole

Lampe's Olliverson Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Table Rock Lake presented by Power-Pole

BRANSON, Mo. – Pro Eric Olliverson of Lampe, Missouri, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the three-day Costa FLW Series on Table Rock Lake presented by Power-Pole. Olliverson’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 46 pounds, 3 ounces, was enough to earn him the victory by a 5-ounce margin over second-place pro... READ MORE »

Clear Lake set for Weekend of Fishing League Worldwide Bass-Fishing Tournaments

Clear Lake set for Weekend of Fishing League Worldwide Bass-Fishing Tournaments

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit Clear Lake next week, May 16-19, for three bass-fishing tournaments that will award anglers of all ages and skill levels thousands of dollars in cash and prizes... READ MORE »

Lake Hartwell to Host 2020 BFL All-American Championship

Lake Hartwell to Host 2020 BFL All-American Championship

ANDERSON, S.C. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced Monday that the 37th annual T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American will be... READ MORE »

Joplin’s Matherly Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Stockton Lake

Joplin’s Matherly Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Stockton Lake

GREENFIELD, Mo. (May 6, 2019) – Boater Marty Matherly of Joplin, Missouri, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Ozark Division tournament on Stockton Lake Saturday with five... READ MORE »

Georgetown’s Morrison Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Cumberland

Georgetown’s Morrison Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Cumberland

SOMERSET, Ky. – Boater Michael Morrison of Georgetown, Kentucky, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 17 pounds, 3 ounces, to take top... READ MORE »

Campbell and Kalen Tie for Win T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Rough River Lake

Campbell and Kalen Tie for Win T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Opener on Rough River Lake

FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Boaters Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio, and Bryce Kalen of Greenwood, Indiana, each caught five bass Saturday weighing 12 pounds, 3 ounces, to... READ MORE »

Carbon Hill’s Wright Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Neely Henry Lake

Carbon Hill’s Wright Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Neely Henry Lake

GADSDEN, Ala. – Boater Scott Wright of Carbon Hill, Alabama, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Choo Choo Division tournament on Neely Henry Lake Saturday with... READ MORE »

Michigan's Korostetskyi Wins Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open at Nickajack Lake presented by YakAttack

Michigan's Korostetskyi Wins Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open at Nickajack Lake presented by YakAttack

DAYTON, Tenn. – By just a slim 2-inch margin, 23-year-old Michigan angler Bogdan Korostetskyi, won the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Kayak Open at Nickajack Lake presented by YakAttack Sunday after catching a two-day total of 174.25 inches of bass. For his win, Korostetskyi earned $5,000 and added a $2,500 Dee Zee gift card for being the highest-finishing angler in the Dee... READ MORE »

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

John Cox Wins FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Berkley pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, won $100,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Sunday with a four-day total of 83 pounds, 9 ounces. The victory was the fourth FLW Tour win of Cox’s career – moving him to a tie at No. 7 for the most Tour wins all-time... READ MORE »

Michigan's Nelson Moves Into Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Michigan's Nelson Moves Into Lead at FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – FLW Tour rookie Ron Nelson of Berrien Springs, Michigan, caught four big largemouth late in the day Saturday to anchor his 25-pound, 15-ounce limit and jump to the top of the leaderboard after Day Three of the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude in Dayton, Tennessee. Nelson’s five-bass limit was one of just four brought to the scale Saturday... READ MORE »

Florida's Greenblatt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Florida's Greenblatt Takes Lead on Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – Yamamoto Baits pro Matt Greenblatt of Port St. Lucie, Florida, brought a five-bass limit of largemouth to the Dayton Boat Dock scale Friday weighing 19 pounds, 13 ounces, to vault into the lead after Day Two of the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude in Dayton, Tennessee. Greenblatt’s two-day total of 10 bass weighing 43 pounds, 2 ounces gives... READ MORE »

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

Cox Grabs Lead at Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude

DAYTON, Tenn. – A field of 165 of the best bass-fishing professionals in the world began their four-day competition for a top award of $125,000 at the FLW Tour at Lake Chickamauga presented by Evinrude Thursday in Dayton, Tennessee... READ MORE »