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

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship Set For Chesapeake Bay

FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship Set For Chesapeake Bay
FLW News Release

NORTH EAST, Md. – FLW College Fishing is headed to the Chesapeake Bay September 12-13 for the Northern Conference Championship tournament. Forty-five college teams have qualified for this event will be competing for a top award of $4,000 and a berth in the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.


 


“Over the last three or four years, the Chesapeake Bay has become one of the most phenomenal fisheries in the country,” said Walmart FLW Tour pro Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, who has five career victories on the Chesapeake Bay in FLW competition. “The grass has flourished and has provided awesome habitat, and the fishing is really taking off.


 


“We had a ton of rain this spring, and it really lowered the salinity level in the bay,” Schmitt continued. “Previously, the majority of the fish were always found at the top of the bay in the Susquehanna Flats. Now you can go anywhere north of the Middle River all the way to the top of the bay and catch bass all day long.”


 


Schmitt said that the hot and humid summer has the fish still in their summertime patterns, and he expected the grass to be the main focus for the majority of the competing teams.


 


“This time of year you can definitely get a topwater bite going, and it can sometimes last all day,” Schmitt said. “Frogs, buzzbaits and poppers will all be popular baits.  There is always a Yamamoto Senko worm bite in the grass. ChatterBaits and spinnerbaits will be popular around wood and grass. Some teams may even catch them flipping jigs around docks and wood.


 


“My advice to the college anglers would be to find the cleanest, freshest grass that you can find with the cleanest water and if you get some bites, settle in,” Schmitt went on to say. “I think a two-day total of 32 to 33 pounds will probably be enough to win the tournament, but it would not surprise me at all to see a team hammer 38 or 39 pounds. The potential for a 20-plus-pound stringer is certainly there.”


 


Anglers will take off from the Anchor Marina located at 36 Iroquois Drive, in North East, Maryland, at 7 a.m. each day. Saturday’s weigh-in will be held at Anchor Marina, beginning at 3 p.m. The top-15 teams will compete and weigh in on Sunday at Anchor Marina at 3 p.m. All takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.


 


Schools registered to compete in the Northern Conference Championship, which is hosted by Cecil County Tourism, include:


 


Adrian College – Caleb Taylor, Zionsville, Ind., and Zack Nelson, Northville, Mich.


Adrian College – Jarrett Martin, Gallipolis, Ohio, and Jacob Bayer, Westfield, Mich.


Adrian College – Jeff Morton, Troy, Mich., and Nickolas Marsh, Commerce Township, Mich.


Central Michigan University – Brandon Carman, Remus, Mich., and Jason Terwilliger, Pigeon, Mich.


Christopher Newport University – Cody Griffey, Smithfield, Va., and Peter Kenny, Ashburn, Va.


Christopher Newport University – Travis Riley, Lynchburg, Va., and Seth Winslow, Chesapeake, Va.


Fairmont State University – Landon Paul and Ryan Houser, both of Fairmont, W. Va.


Ferris State University – Daniel Konkle, Sparta, Mich., and Jake Huested, Stanwood, Mich.


Grand Valley State University – Michael Bilski, Rockford, Mich., and Justin Bruno, Nunica, Mich.


Kent State University – Matthew Holsinger, Massillon, Ohio, and Dante Gramuglia, Middlefield, Ohio


Kent State University – Nicholas Belluardo, Peninsula, Ohio, and Alec Gabriel, Andover, Ohio


Lake Superior State University – Hunter Scharphorn, Grand Haven, Mich., and Jake Dorony, South Lyon, Mich.


Liberty University – Ryan Suhy, Kirtland, Ohio, and Shane Fetty, Williamsburg, Va.


Mansfield University of Pennsylvania – Alec Engleman, Milton, Pa., and Bryan Rupp, Archbald, Pa.


Mansfield University of Pennsylvania – James Grassi, Cabot, Pa., and Ryan Fluharty, Perkiomenville, Pa.


Miami University of Ohio – Chris Bulaw, Wheaton, Ill., and Josh Prephan, Perresburg, Ohio


Michigan State University – McLane May and Cameron Neely, both of Kalamazoo, Mich.


Michigan State University – Daniel Sprague, Hastings, Mich., and Cody Harris, Grand Blanc, Mich.


Northwood University – Travis Riedel, Falmouth, Mich., and Zach Lowe, Huntington Woods, Mich.


Ohio Northern University – Cole Cochran, Troy, Ohio, and Austin Hostetler, Strasburg, Ohio


Ohio State University – Ben Wiley and Colin Bope, both of Newbury, Ohio


Ohio State University – Jeremy McLaughlin, Wheelersburg, Ohio, and Kain Fadeley, New Philadelphia, Ohio


Ohio State University – Ryan Surface, Fenton, Mich., and John Belluardo, Peninsula, Ohio


Ohio State University – Tom Csepe, Copley, Ohio, and Sidney Hoover, Findlay, Ohio


Patrick Henry Community College – Hunter Altice, Glade Hill, Va., and Brandon McAlexander, Patrick County, Va.


Patrick Henry Community College – Jacob Cooper and Cody Spears, both of Collinsville, Va.


Pennsylvania State University – Derek Horner, Port Matilda, Pa., and Lance Brosious, Sunbury, Pa.


Pennsylvania State University – Sean Cummins, Huntingdon, Pa., and Maurice Hudson, Broomall, Pa.


Pennsylvania State University – Matt Bakewell, Brownsville, Pa., and Tyler Smith, Pine Grove, Pa.


Ramapo College – Andre Vicari, Wayne, N.J., and Ryan Worth, Ronkonkoma, N.J.


Ramapo College – Andrew Annuzzi, Oldbrige, N.J. and Andrew Zapf, Whippany, N.J.


Ramapo College – Mike Concato, Clifton, N.J., and Marc Concato, Wayne, N.J.


Rochester Institute of Technology – Jason Karol and John Henderson, both of Rochester, N.Y.


Schoolcraft College – Anthony Gilmore, Livonia, Mich., and Clayton Hatton, South Lyon, Mich.


Shenandoah University – Thomas Arens and Billy Arens, both of Purcellville, Va.


Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania – Joel Hixon, Butler, Pa., and Evan Kretz, Pittsburgh, Pa.


Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania – Tyler Sheppard, Hermitage, Pa., and Kyle Brown, Wexford, Pa.


State University of New York-Environmental Science and Forestry – Ethan Hall and Jacob Ball, both of Naples, N.Y.


University of Akron – Anthony Villalba, Silver Lake, Ohio, and Robert Webber, Elyria, Ohio


University of Akron – Kevin Arnold, Copley, Ohio, and Christian Combs, Norton, Ohio


University of Dayton – Robert Petrick, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Sam Tunnacliffe, West Chester, Ohio


University of Maine – Brian Volkernick, Dixfield, Maine, and Cody Rubner, Acton, Mass.


Virginia Commonwealth University – Alex Miller and Donnie Miller, both of Midlothian, Va.


Virginia Tech University – Jacob Thompson, Moneta, Va., and Sean Snow, Tully, N.Y.


West Virginia University – Jacob Marshall, Catonsville, Md., and Matthew Combs, Huber Heights, Ohio


 


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 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 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 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 FLWOutdoors.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


 


# # #

Tags: college-fishing  northern-conference  chesapeake-bay  press-release 

Thrift Goes Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Lake Champlain presented by Polaris

Thrift Goes Wire-To-Wire, Wins Costa FLW Series Tournament on Lake Champlain presented by Polaris

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – FLW Tour pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby, North Carolina, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 4 ounces, to lead the event from start to finish and win the three-day Costa FLW Series on Lake Champlain presented by Polaris... READ MORE »

Mechanicsville’s Elrod Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on James River

Mechanicsville’s Elrod Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on James River

HENRICO, Va. – Boater Bryan Elrod of Mechanicsville, Virginia, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Piedmont Division tournament on the James River... READ MORE »

Woodhaven’s Mittlestat Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake St. Clair Presented by Navionics

Woodhaven’s Mittlestat Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake St. Clair Presented by Navionics

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Boater Dan Mittlestat of Woodhaven, Michigan, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Michigan Division tournament on Lake St. Clair presented by Navionics... READ MORE »

Schmitt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Champlain Presented by Navionics

Schmitt Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Champlain Presented by Navionics

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – FLW Tour pro Bryan Schmitt of Deale, Maryland, won Saturday’s T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Champlain presented by Navionics after catching... READ MORE »

Wabasha Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

Wabasha Readies for Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

WABASHA, Minn. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to visit Wabasha next week, July 19-20, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Open at the Mississippi River presented by Evinrude. The tournaments, hosted by the Wabasha-Kellogg Area Chamber of Commerce and... READ MORE »

Plattsburgh Readies For Round Two – FLW Returns With Costa FLW Series at Lake Champlain presented by Polaris

Plattsburgh Readies For Round Two – FLW Returns With Costa FLW Series at Lake Champlain presented by Polaris

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – The 2019 Costa Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Series Northern Division presented by Gajo Baits will open the season next week at Lake Champlain, July 18-20, with the Costa FLW Series at Lake Champlain presented by Polaris. Hosted by the City of Plattsburgh and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, the three-day tournament will feature more than... READ MORE »

Lew’s Fishing’s Thliveros and Crew Win Fifth Annual ICAST Cup Presented By FLW on Lake Toho

Lew’s Fishing’s Thliveros and Crew Win Fifth Annual ICAST Cup Presented By FLW on Lake Toho

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Representing Lew’s, the team of John Carman, Peter Thliveros and Matthew Mattingly won the 2019 ICAST Cup at Lake Toho Wednesday with a five-bass limit that weighed 20 pounds, 4 ounces. It’s the first time in the ICAST kickoff event’s five-year history that a team has won two titles, and they come back-to-back – though this time it was an outright win... READ MORE »

Lake Ouachita Selected To Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-Fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack

Lake Ouachita Selected To Host Country’s Top Kayak Bass-Fishing Anglers at Inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (July 8, 2019) – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and Kayak Bass Fishing, LLC, (KBF), in conjunction with Visit Hot Springs and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, announced Monday that the inaugural Dee Zee FLW/KBF Cup presented by YakAttack, the world championship of kayak bass fishing, will be held on Lake Ouachita, Aug. 9-10, 2019. The event will... READ MORE »

Ohio’s Campbell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River Lake presented by Navionics

Ohio’s Campbell Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River Lake presented by Navionics

FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Boater Brody Campbell of Oxford, Ohio, won the rescheduled T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake presented by Navionics Sunday after catching four bass weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Campbell earned $5,703 for his win... READ MORE »

Pinckneyville’s Jenkel Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament On Rend Lake

Pinckneyville’s Jenkel Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament On Rend Lake

WHITTINGTON, Ill. – Boater Derek Jenkel of Pinckneyville, Illinois, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Illini Division tournament on Rend Lake Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 8 ounces. Jenkel earned $4,384 for his victory... READ MORE »

Corydon’s Melton Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River Lake

Corydon’s Melton Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Rough River Lake

FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Boater John Melton of Corydon, Indiana, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Hoosier Division tournament on Rough River Lake Saturday after catching five bass weighing 13 pounds, 12 ounces. Melton netted $4,838 for his win... READ MORE »

Georgia’s Kilgore Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Neely Henry

Georgia’s Kilgore Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Neely Henry

GADSDEN, Ala. (July 1, 2019) – Boater Andy Kilgore of Kingston, Georgia, caught five bass Saturday weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake Neely Henry. Kilgore pocketed $4,426 for his win in the event and earned 250 points in the Bama Division Angler of the Year (AOY) standings. The winner of the division’s AOY title after five... READ MORE »

Sunrise Beach’s Harlin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Of The Ozarks

Sunrise Beach’s Harlin Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Lake Of The Ozarks

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. – Boater Michael Harlin of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, caught five bass Saturday weighing 24 pounds, 9 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournament on Lake of the Ozarks. Harlin pocketed $4,463 for his win in the event and 250 points in the Ozark Division presented by Bassing Bob standings. The winner of the division’s Angler of... READ MORE »

Danville’s Siggers Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake

Danville’s Siggers Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Tournament on Smith Mountain Lake

HUDDLESTON, Va. – Boater Dennis Siggers of Danville, Virginia, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Shenandoah Division tournament on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday after catching a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce. For his victory, Siggers earned $2,585 for his victory... READ MORE »

Scanlon Wins FLW Tour at Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

Scanlon Wins FLW Tour at Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – After starting the day in second place, pro Casey Scanlon of Lake Ozark, Missouri, caught a five-bass limit weighing 19 pounds, 10 ounces, Sunday to vault to the top of the leaderboard and win the FLW Tour at Lake Champlain presented by T-H Marine with a four-day total of 20 bass weighing... READ MORE »

Top Finishers from T-H Marine BFL All-American, YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship Interviewed by Outdoor Radio Host Jerry Kripp

Top Finishers from T-H Marine BFL All-American, YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship Interviewed by Outdoor Radio Host Jerry Kripp

Brennon McCord of West Frankfort, Illinois, the 2019 T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) All-American champion, was... READ MORE »

Stewart Still on Top, Dudley Clinches AOY Title at FLW Tour Event on Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

Stewart Still on Top, Dudley Clinches AOY Title at FLW Tour Event on Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Pro Tyler Stewart of West Monroe, Louisiana, caught a five-bass limit Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 5 ounces, to keep the lead after day... READ MORE »

Stewart Holds Lead Following Day Two of FLW Tour Event on Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

Stewart Holds Lead Following Day Two of FLW Tour Event on Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Pro Tyler Stewart of West Monroe, Louisiana, held his lead after day two of the FLW Tour at Lake Champlain presented by T-H Marine after catching a five-bass limit weighing 17 pounds, 14 ounces. Stewart’s two-day total of 40-1 will lead the... READ MORE »

Stewart Leads after Day One of FLW Tour Event on Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

Stewart Leads after Day One of FLW Tour Event on Lake Champlain Presented by T-H Marine

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Pro Tyler Stewart of West Monroe, Louisiana, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 3 ounces to sit atop the leaderboard after day one of the FLW Tour at Lake Champlain presented by T-H Marine. Tied for... READ MORE »

Louisiana's Northlake Christian School Wins 2019 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake

Louisiana's Northlake Christian School Wins 2019 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. – The Northlake Christian School Fishing Team of Christopher Capdeboscq of Covington, Louisiana, and Sam Acosta of Madisonville, Louisiana, brought in three bass totaling 9 pounds, 7 ounces on the final day of competition to win the 2019 TBF/FLW High School Fishing National Championship on Pickwick Lake. The duo’s three-day total of nine bass weighing 35... READ MORE »