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

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

FLW College Fishing Rolls to Rayburn

A pod of Rangers idles out into Rayburn.

JASPER, Texas – FLW College Fishing is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Oct. 25-26 for the Southern Conference Invitational tournament. Forty-five college teams have qualified for this event and will be competing for a top award of $4,000 and a berth in the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

“They’re catching them on Rayburn right now,” said Walmart FLW Tour pro Rich Dalbey, who finished in second place at the Rayovac FLW Series tournament held on Sam Rayburn earlier this month. “There is a little cool front happening right now and that’s going to trigger a lot of fish and put them in the grass. The first cool front of the season always gets Rayburn going.

“The college anglers are going to be able to fish their strengths and catch fish both deep and shallow,” Dalbey continued. “I think the deeper bite will be better quality fish, though, and I expect this tournament to be won by a team who is fishing out deep.”

Dalbey said that he would be targeting depths of 14- to 25-feet deep, and he would be looking for stumps or brushpiles on a channel turn or near an extended point.

“My main focus would be working a big worm and a football jig around those drops and brush piles,” Dalbey said. “At the Rayovac I noticed that a lot of the fish were really chasing the bait, so I’d have a flutter spoon tied on as well as some big crankbaits – a Strike King 6XD or 10XD.

“I predict that a team will have to average around 16 pounds a day to make the top 10 and go to the National Championship,” Dalbey went on to say. “I think the winning team is going to have right around 40 pounds.”

Dalbey said that due to hidden stumps and wood, the college anglers should take their time and use caution when moving about the lake.

“Rayburn can be very dangerous if you’re not familiar with the waters. Don’t try to run through the middle of the lake. Pay attention to where the locals run, and make sure to give yourself an extra five or 10 minutes to get where you need to go, just to be on the safe side.”

Anglers will take off from the Umphrey Family Pavilion located at 5438 Recreation Road 255 W. in Jasper, Texas, at 7:30 a.m. each day. Saturday’s weigh-in will be held at the Umphrey Family Pavilion, beginning at 3 p.m. The top-15 teams will weigh in on Sunday at Walmart, located at 800 W. Gibson St. in Jasper, starting at 4 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.

Schools registered to compete in the Sam Rayburn Invitational, which is hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce, include:

 Angelo State University – Matthew Freeman and Logan Clark, both of San Angelo, Texas

 Arkansas Tech University – Brandon Rieve, Sheridan, Ark., and Sawyer Grace, Russellville, Ark.

 Colorado Mesa University – Kennedy Kinkade and Josh Worth, both of Grand Junction, Colo.

 East Central University – Tanner Masters and Wyatt Ryan, both of Ada, Okla.

 Lamar University – Brandon Simoneaux, Bridge City, Texas, and Josh Bowie, Port Neches, Texas

 Lamar University – Cameron Lafleur, Orange, Texas, and Justin Royal, Vidor, Texas

 Lamar University – Quinton Evans, Orange, Texas, and Colby Ogden, Kountze, Texas

 Louisiana State University – Brennan Vosburg and Dane Lecoq, both of Morganza, La.

 Louisiana State University-Shreveport – James Avant, Shreveport, La., and Jared Rascoe, Stonewall, La.

 Louisiana Tech University – Matthew Loetscher, Many, La., and Caleb Boudreaux, Doyline, La.

 Nicholls State University – Trevor Leblanc and Jess Robertson, both from Houma, La.

 Nicholls State University – Cameron Naquin, Gray, La., and Tyler Rivet, Raceland, La.

 Northeastern State University-Tahlequah – Conner Schwab, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Lane Kindle, Westville, Okla.

 Northeastern State University-Tahlequah – Dylan Duncan and Kyrston Dozier, both of Kansas, Okla.

 Oklahoma State University – Austin Wright, Tulsa, Okla., and Spencer Randolph, Stillwater, Okla.

 Oklahoma State University – Michael Hall, Inola, Okla., and Dustyn Pendergraft, Claremore, Okla.

 Oklahoma State University – Jacob Fish and Cameron Deborde, both of Stillwater, Okla.

 Sam Houston State University – Robert Laskoskie, Kemah, Texas, and Jared Pruitt, Crowley, Texas

 Southeastern Oklahoma University – Jonathan Furlong, Bixby, Okla., and Dwight Camp, Talihina, Okla.

 Southern Arkansas University – Brette Pitard, El Dorado, Ark., and Matthew Underwood, Magnolia, Ark.

 Southwestern Oklahoma State University – Mitchell Decker, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Shane McGlothlin, Anadarko, Okla.

 Stephen F. Austin State University – Garret Whitley, Quinlan, Texas, and Alec Castonguay, Rockwall, Texas

 Stephen F. Austin State University – Tyler Woods, Mansfield, Texas, and Andrew Lange, Silsbee, Texas

 Stephen F. Austin State University – Clayton Godfrey, Texarkana, Texas, and Garret Lindsey, Lumberton, Texas

 Stephen F. Austin State University – Shelby Hutchens, Spring, Texas, and Owen Best, Buna, Texas

 Tarleton State University-Stephenville – Hunter Edwards, Breckenridge, Texas, and Marshall Hughes, Port Neches, Texas

 Tarleton State University-Stephenville – Austyn Fowler and Zach Hurst, both of Grand Saline, Texas

 Texas A&M University – Josh Bensema, Willis, Texas, and Vann Millican, College Station, Texas

 Texas A&M University – Luke Domas, Orange, Texas, and Brennan Fertig, Sunrise Beach, Texas

 Texas A&M University – Zachary Wymer, Southlake, Texas, and Cole Temple, College Station, Texas

 Texas A&M University-Kingsville – Kevin Rock and Aaron Canul, both of Kingsville, Texas

 Texas State University –  Sam Stone, Austin, Texas, and Jedidiah Holt, San Marcos, Texas

 Texas Tech University – Layne Bynum and Travis McGuire, both of Lubbock, Texas

 University of Arkansas – Ben Dubois, Fayetteville, Ark., and Keeton Villines, Huntsville, Ark.

 University of Arkansas – Drew Porto and Kenneth Anderson, both of Fayetteville, Ark.

 University of Arkansas – Jonny Schultz, Maumelle, Ark., and Sam Horn, Fort Smith, Ark.

 University of Arkansas-Little Rock – Tyler Hamby, Little Rock, Ark., and Zachary Rollings, Mabelvale, Ark.

 University of Louisiana-Lafayette – Joshua Clark, Merryville, La., and Eric Fusilier, Ville Platte, La.

 University of Louisiana-Lafayette – Ry Savory, Saint Martinsville, La., and Dustin Robichaux, Lafayette, La.

 University of Louisiana-Lafayette – Zachary Dubois, Kaplan, La., and Colby Drago, Livonia, La.

 University of Louisiana-Monroe – Blake Alford and Tyler Stewart, both of West Monroe, La.

 University of Louisiana-Monroe – Jackson Blackett, Monroe, La., and Tyler Craig, Frierson, La.

 University of Louisiana-Monroe – Nick Ladart and Brian Eaton, both of Monroe, La.

 University of Oklahoma – Caleb Masters, Bixby, Okla., and Landon Dixon, Hinton, Okla.

 University of Texas-Arlington – Jordan Jarrett, Mansfield, Texas, and Jacob Britt, Forney, Texas

FLW College Fishing teams compete in three qualifying events in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top fifteen teams from each regular-season tournament will qualify for one of five conference invitational tournaments. The top ten 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. For more information about FLW visit FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

/news/2019-02-15-registration-open-for-2019-costa-flw-high-school-fishing-summer-camp

Registration Open for 2019 Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp

BENTON, Ky. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) in partnership with Costa Sunglasses, announced today the second annual Costa FLW High School Fishing Summer Camp, scheduled for July 24-27 on the Murray State University campus, with daily activities on the shores of Kentucky Lake – the South’s Great Lake. The all-inclusive three-day camp is designed for serious high... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-12-sam-rayburn-reservoir-set-for-weekend-of-flw-youth-bass-fishing-tournaments

Sam Rayburn Reservoir Set for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

LUFKIN, Texas – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit east Texas next week, Feb. 22-23, with the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Sam Rayburn Reservoir and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Sam Rayburn Reservoir. The tournaments, hosted by the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau, will showcase some of the top young anglers from across the... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-university-of-montevallo-wins-yeti-flw-college-fishing-southeastern-conference-opener-on-lake-seminole

University of Montevallo Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Lake Seminole

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – The University of Montevallo duo of Justin Barnes of Monroeville, Alabama, and Adam Carroll of Carrollton, Georgia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing event on Lake Seminole Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the Falcon’s bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College Fishing National Championship... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-easley-s-anders-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-savannah-river-division-opener-on-lake-keowee-presented-by-navionics

Easley's Anders Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Opener on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics

SENECA, S.C. – Boater Joe Anders of Easley, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 14 pounds, 11 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River division event on Lake Keowee presented by Navionics. Anders earned $4,164 for his efforts... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-11-mount-paran-christian-school-wins-2019-bass-pro-shops-flw-high-school-fishing-lake-seminole-open

Mount Paran Christian School Wins 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – The Mount Paran Christian School duo of Lee Rose Koza and Carter Koza, both of Marietta, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 23 pounds, 2 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Seminole Open... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-10-georgia-s-gross-wins-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Georgia’s Gross Wins FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit weighing 23 pounds, 12 ounces, to the scale Sunday... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-09-chickamauga-s-gross-out-front-at-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Chickamauga’s Gross Out Front at FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – After an exciting day of movement atop the leaderboard, FLW Tour pro Buddy Gross of Chickamauga, Georgia, took the lead Saturday... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-08-cox-holds-lead-after-day-two-of-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Cox Holds Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, brought five bass to the scale weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces, to hold the lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Toho presented by Ranger Boats. Cox’s two day total of 10 bass weighing 48-13 will give him... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-07-cox-catches-31-pound-limit-leads-day-one-of-flw-tour-at-lake-toho-presented-by-ranger-boats

Cox Catches 31-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Lake Toho Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Pro John Cox of DeBary, Florida, hauled in a massive five-bass limit weighing 31 pounds, 9 ounces – the largest limit ever weighed in FLW... READ MORE »

/news/2019-02-02-nick-thliveros-wins-costa-flw-series-on-lake-okeechobee-presented-by-power-pole

Nick Thliveros Wins Costa FLW Series on Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole

CLEWISTON, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2019) – Florida boater Nick Thliveros of Saint Augustine, Florida, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 10 pounds, 15 ounces – enough to win the 2019 Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. Thliveros, son of legendary bass angler Peter Thliveros, weighed in 15 bass over three days of competition totaling 46 pounds, 1... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-29-lake-seminole-readies-for-weekend-of-flw-youth-bass-fishing-tournaments

Lake Seminole Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

BAINBRIDGE, Ga. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit the Bainbridge area next week, Feb. 8-9, with the YETI FLW College Fishing event at Lake Seminole and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at Lake Seminole. The tournaments, hosted by the Bainbridge Convention and Visitors Bureau, will showcase some of the top young anglers from across the... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-28-fort-myers-anderson-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-gator-division-opener-on-lake-okeechobee

Fort Myers’ Anderson Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Gator Division Opener on Lake Okeechobee

CLEWISTON, Fla. – Boater David Anderson of Fort Myers, Florida, caught five bass Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 1 ounce, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-28-pitt-wins-t-h-marine-flw-bass-fishing-league-cowboy-division-opener-on-toledo-bend-reservoir-presented-by-navionics

Pitt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division Opener on Toledo Bend Reservoir Presented by Navionics

MANY, La. – Local angler Cody Pitt of Many, caught five bass Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 5 ounces, to win the 2019 T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-24-flw-tour-heads-to-lake-toho-for-four-day-event-presented-by-ranger-boats

FLW Tour Heads to Lake Toho for Four-Day Event Presented by Ranger Boats

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Tour, professional bass fishing’s most lucrative tournament circuit, heads to Lake Toho, Feb. 7-10, for the FLW Tour... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-22-clewiston-readies-for-costa-flw-series-at-lake-okeechobee-presented-by-power-pole

Clewiston Readies for Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole

CLEWISTON, Fla. – The 2019 Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Southeastern division is set to open next week at Lake Okeechobee, Jan. 31- Feb. 2, with the Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee presented by Power-Pole. Hosted by Roland & Mary Ann Martin’s Marina & Resort and the Hendry County Tourism Development Council, the three-day tournament will... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-14-kentucky-s-bolton-wins-flw-tour-at-sam-rayburn-reservoir-presented-by-polaris

Kentucky's Bolton Wins FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – After fishing the FLW Tour for 23 years, competing in his 168th career event, Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky, finally got it done. Bolton earned his first career victory in a dramatic final-day weigh-in Monday at the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris after bringing a five-bass limit totaling 17 pounds, 6 ounces to the scale. Bolton’s... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-13-day-four-of-flw-tour-at-sam-rayburn-reservoir-postponed-due-to-inclement-weather

Day Four of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir Postponed due to Inclement Weather

BROOKELAND, Texas – Sunday’s Day Four of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris has been postponed due to inclement weather. The top 10 anglers scheduled to fish the final day of competition will now compete Monday to close out the season-opening tournament.... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-12-kentucky-s-bolton-holds-lead-on-day-three-of-flw-tour-at-sam-rayburn-reservoir-presented-by-polaris

Kentucky’s Bolton Holds Lead on Day Three of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – It was more of the same Saturday on Day Three of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris – big limits, big bass and big smiles from tournament leader Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky. Bolton weighed a solid five-bass limit totaling 19 pounds, 10 ounces to maintain his lead heading into Championship Sunday in the tournament... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-11-kentucky-s-bolton-vaults-into-lead-after-day-two-of-flw-tour-at-sam-rayburn-reservoir-presented-by-polaris

Kentucky’s Bolton Vaults into Lead after Day Two of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – Rapala pro Terry Bolton of Benton, Kentucky, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Friday weighing 33 pounds, 9 ounces, to vault to the top of the leaderboard on Day Two of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris after starting the day in 10th place. Bolton’s two day total of 10 bass weighing 54-3 will give him a 5-pound, 15-ounce... READ MORE »

/news/2019-01-10-rookie-lebrun-catches-29-pound-limit-leads-day-one-of-flw-tour-at-sam-rayburn-reservoir-presented-by-polaris

Rookie LeBrun Catches 29-Pound Limit, Leads Day One of FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented by Polaris

BROOKELAND, Texas – Louisiana pro Nick LeBrun – fishing in his first career regular-season FLW Tour event – brought a massive 29-pound, 2-ounce five-bass limit to the scale Thursday to vault to the top of the leaderboard after Day One of the FLW Tour at Sam Rayburn Reservoir presented Polaris. Fellow rookie Sam George of Athens, Alabama, sits in second place with five... READ MORE »