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FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Event Set For Lake Guntersville

FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Event Set For Lake Guntersville
FLW News Release

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Guntersville May 2 for the second of three regular-season stops in the Southeastern Conference. A full field of college teams will be competing for a top award of $2,000 and a berth in the Southeastern Conference Championship tournament.


 


“It’s going to be an exciting event for these collegiate anglers,” said Quaker State pro Scott Canterbury, of Springville, Alabama. “Competitors are going to be able to catch bass just about any way they want.


 


“This time of year the fish will be in all three stages of the spawn. Most of them will be spawning or in the postspawn phase moving to deeper water, but anglers are still going to be able to catch them wherever it’s comfortable.


 


“Topwater baits like a Heddon Zara Spook or a Yum Money Minnow swimbait are going to produce big bites,” continued Canterbury. “It’s a big fish lake and swimbaits are the big fish bait to catch them on. There’s also going to be opportunities to catch them on Strike King medium-diving crankbaits and bigger jigs offshore as well. Anything shad-colored is going to clean up.”   


 


Canterbury went on to say that activating a school of fish off of the banks could be the key to victory for top anglers.


 


“That’s where the some of the biggest fish will be sitting before heading out into the lake,” said Canterbury.


 


Considering winning weights, the Alabama angler predicted a five-bass limit in the 27 to 30 pound range will take the tournament. 


 


“It’s going to be an excellent day of fishing,” said Canterbury. “These are the type of lake conditions anglers wait for.”


 


Anglers will take off from the Civitan Park ramp located at 1130 Sunset Drive in Guntersville at 6:30 a.m. CDT Saturday. Weigh-in will be held at the marina beginning at 2:30 p.m. Takeoff and weigh-in are free and open to the public.


 


Schools competing in the Lake Guntersville tournament, which is hosted by Marshall County Convention & Visitors Bureau, include:


 


Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College – Blake Yarbrough, Fitzgerald, Ga., and Taylor Thompson, Kennesaw, Ga.   


Auburn University – Christopher Knight Jr., Sylacauga, Ala., and Timmy Ward, Childersburg, Ala. 


Auburn University – Ethan Hayes And Garrett Roberts, both of Cullman, Ala.      


Auburn University – Mitchell Jennings, Auburn, Ala., and Jordan Heath, Springville, Ala. 


Austin Peay State University – Jacob Hamilton, Medina, Tenn., and Bryce Newsome, Clarksville, Tenn.      


Austin Peay State University – Taylor Genz, Dover, Tenn., and Clinton Morris, Adams, Tenn.          


Bethel University – Alec Piekarski, Greenfield, Wis., and Kyler Chelminiak, Franklin, Wis.


Bethel University – Grant Rutter, Dillsburg, Pa., and Kristopher Queen, Catawba, N.C.      


Bethel University – John Coble Garrett, Union City, Tenn., and Brian Pahl, Wildwood, Mo.               


Bryan College – Conner Fogg, Kelso, Tenn., and Caleb Luzader, Cleveland, Tenn.          


Bryan College – Robert Gibson, Decatur, Tenn., and Dylan Kear, Clinton, Tenn.


Bryan College – Thomas Peck, Louisville, Ky., and Devin Wallis, Dayton, Tenn. 


Bryan College – Tyler Chumley, Lafollette, Tenn., and Dylan Pritchett, Dayton, Tenn.       


Darton State College – Andrew Suggs, Albany, Ga., and Chase Coker, Valdosta, Ga.       


Darton State College – Dalton Dedge and Wesley Griner, both of Leesburg, Ga.               


Daytona State College – James Oltorik and Thomas Oltorik, both of Deland, Fla.              


East Carolina University – Jordan Wise, Raleigh, N.C., and Bryson Peed, Stem, N.C.       


East Carolina University – Michael Corbishley, Raleigh, N.C., and Zachary Blalock, Winterville, N.C.


Florida Gulf Coast University – Brianne Mcmillan, Belle Glade, Fla., and Hunter Bozeman, Ocala, Fla.


Georgia Highlands College              - Eric Fisher, Kennesaw, Ga., and Jake Akin, Powder Springs, Ga.        


Jacksonville State University – Chase Chastain, Anniston, Ala., and Austin  Archer, Trussville, Ala.


Jacksonville State University – Trawick Ellis, Jacksonville, Ala., and Will Bullen, Childersburg, Ala.               


Lander University – Ben Stone, Donalds, S.C., and Collin Smith, Honea Path, S.C.           


Lander University – Trevor Stewart, Boiling Springs, S.C., and Robert Stewart, Abbeville, S.C.        


Lincoln Memorial University – Chris Hunt, Loudon, Tenn., and Kyle Warwick, Oak Ridge, Tenn.     


Middle Georgia State College – Ethan Wallace and Taylor Kirby, Both Of Macon, Ga.       


Middle Tennessee State University – Austin Meeks, Smyrna, Tenn., and Joshua Cagle, Murfreesboro, Tenn.            


Mississippi State University – Joseph Marty, Manitowac, Wis., and Grant Galloway, Houlka, Miss. 


Roane State Community College – James Parker and Isaiah Herrington, Both Of Lenoir City, Tenn.            


Roane State Community College – Zack Taylor, Rockwood, Tenn., and Jon Dailey, Kingston, Tenn.             


Tusculum College – Nick Hatfield, Chuckey, Tenn., and Corey Neece, Bristol, Tenn.


University of Alabama – Anderson Aldag, Birmingham, Ala., and Lee Mattox, Cullman, Ala.           


University of Alabama – Caiden Sinclair, Robertsdale, Ala., and Hunter Gibson, Hoover, Ala.


University of Alabama-Birmingham – Jacob Burns, Morris, Ala., and Charles Minor, Jasper, Ala.


University of Central Florida – Hunter McKamey, Shelbyville, Tenn., and Kyle Oliver, Winter Garden, Fla.   


University of Central Florida – Kevin Lucas, Apopka, Fla., and Kyle Stafford, Lakeland, Fla.                            


University of North Georgia – Levi Baker and Caleb Dickson, both of Loganville, Ga.       


University of South Carolina – Patrick Walters, Summerville, S.C., and Josh Rennebaum, Chapin, S.C.      


University of South Carolina – Robert Brannon, Gaffney, S.C., and Tom Brewbaker, Columbia, S.C.            


University of South Carolina – William Miller, High Point, N.C., and Ethan Ingle, Burlington, N.C.   


University of Tennessee-Chattanooga – Sam Mughal, Jasper, Tenn., and Luke Lackey, Murfreesboro, Tenn.            


Valdosta State University – Landon Tucker, Adel, Ga., and Grant Colson, Valdosta, Ga.   


Valdosta State University – Michael Harbach and Taylor Minick, both of Valdosta, Ga.


 


FLW College Fishing teams compete in qualifying tournaments 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 Championship tournaments. The top ten teams from each of the five Conference Championship tournaments will advance to the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.


 


College Fishing is free to enter. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college 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 FLWFishing.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 2015 over the course of 240 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 FLWFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 


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