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

FISHING LEAGUE WORLDWIDE

UW-Platteville Wins on the Mississippi

UW-Platteville Wins on the Mississippi

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville team of Colby Peterson of Waupun, Wisconsin, and Aaron Gohla of Houlton, Wisconsin, won the FLW College Fishing Central Conference event on the Mississippi River Saturday with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 8 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

“If we hadn’t qualified for the National Championship, today would’ve been my last college fishing tournament,” says Gohla, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. “It was a great day and I hope this win gets the club some more recognition. It’s great exposure for our school.”

“We held our own out there, but never expected to win,” says Peterson, a senior majoring in industrial technology management. “We’re two of our club’s oldest members so I guess it was our turn.”

The team says they spent their day in Pool No. 9 scouring a 300-yard stretch of weedline near Lynxville. They say they caught all of their keepers between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. using two different baits.

“The weedline had a deep edge and a strong current running near it,” says Gohla. “I used a black and blue-colored Yamamoto Senko with a ¼-ounce weight. Colby (Peterson) threw a black and blue Berkley Havoc Pit Boss and caught our heaviest largemouth around 9:15 a.m.”

The duo ended up weighing in three largemouth and two smallmouth.

“The smallmouth came from a 30-yard stretch where the current was hitting the edge hard,” says Peterson. “We kept our lines tight and kept working the baits back toward us. It was tough to gauge how deep the fish were because of the drop. The stretch was basically a bend and we fished the outside of it.”

After two passes along the weedline, Gohla says they made their way back to the takeoff ramp.

“We had to lock back down to Prairie du Chien at 11 a.m. due to all of the barge traffic,” says Gohla. “We only culled once and brought in what we had.”

 

The top 10 teams that advanced to the 2017 College Fishing National Championship:

1st: University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Colby Peterson, Waupun, Wis., and Aaron Gohla, Houlton, Wis., five bass, 14-8, $2,000

2nd: Saint Ambrose University – Cole Atkinson and Tanner Atkinson, both of Camanche, Iowa, five bass, 13-13, $1,000

3rd: University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point – Max Hellmann, Woodstock, Ill., and Ty Woodward, Poynette, Wis., five bass, 13-6, $500

4th: University of Dubuque – Brian Goebel, Gratiot, Wis., and Austin Brimeyer, Dubuque, Iowa, five bass, 13-3, $500

5th: University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Grant Ehlenfeldt, New Richmond, Wis., and Brett Stanek, Elroy, Wis., five bass, 13-0, $500

6th: Winona State University – Wyatt Stout and Tayler Stolpa, both of Winona, Minn., five bass, 12-12       

7th: University of Wisconsin – Jake Anderson, Princeton, Wis., and Bryce Smith, Madison, Wis., five bass, 12-12          

8th: University of Illinois – Charlie Sterrett, Naperville, Ill., and Jordan Wolf, Homer, Ill.., five bass, 12-9      

9th: Bemidji State University – Luke Gillund, Ham Lake, Minn., and Nickolas Retka, Little Falls, Minn., five bass, 12-2            

10th: Kansas State University – Travis Blenn, Westmoreland, Kan., and Kyle Alsop, Overland Park, Kan., five bass, 11-3

Complete results

 

This FLW College Fishing Central Conference event was hosted by the Prairie du Chien Area Chamber of Commerce/Tourism Council and was the third and final regular-season qualifying tournament in the Central conference. The next event for Central Conference anglers will be the FLW College Fishing National Championship, held early next spring on a lake yet to be announced.

FLW College Fishing teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top 10 teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 15 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open will advance to the 2017 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 college fishing club.

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.

Tags: headline-story  2016-07-09-mississippi-river-prairie-du-chien 

Grover Grabs Clear Lake Title

Grover Grabs Clear Lake Title

Clear Lake is always a fun place to fish, but wind, rain and cooler temperatures made things tough for the second stop of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats, and the famed fishery wasn't as kind as it can be with many pros struggling as the week went on. Kyle Grover, on the other hand, only got better as the tournament progressed. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 2

Drop-shotting tules was the main pattern for Uribe and knowing how to reach the fish made all the difference. Adjusting to the conditions was definitely key on day two, and no doubt the rest of the top pros had to go with the flow to stay in sight of the title. READ MORE »

Uribe in Charge on Clear Lake

Uribe in Charge on Clear Lake

On a fishery like Clear Lake where big bags swim almost anywhere, the idea of maintaining good quality catches can often go overlooked. Day two of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats saw plenty of shuffling on the leaderboard, though Joe Uribe Jr. kept his pace with back-to-back solid limits to claim the lead with 41 pounds, 13 ounces after two days. Behind him sits nine other pros easily within striking distance, so his 1-2 lead over second place’s Kyle Grover or 5-8 lead off 10th-place pro David Valdivia doesn’t seem very comfortable. READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 2

Clear Lake was in a foul, foul mood this morning for the second day’s launch of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event, which is presented by Ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina. Absent was the drizzly rain of yesterday, but the tradeoff was a 15- to 20-mph northwest wind that turned the lake into a washing machine. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Clear Lake Day 1

Lane Olson of Forest Grove, Ore., benefitted from a double dose of Clear Lake kickers when he found the right set of docks in a major spawning bay. Finesse baits did the trick up shallow for the day one leader at the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats. Other slow presentations served his brief offshore work. Handling the day’s weather challenges was a big part of Olson’s success.  Here are the details of the rest of the top five. READ MORE »

Olson Out in Front at Clear Lake

Olson Out in Front at Clear Lake

Lane Olson of Forest Grove, Ore., was able to separate himself from the pack on day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event presented by Ranger Boats with a five-bass limit weighing 25 pounds. One of four anglers to crack 20 pounds, Olson leads second-place pro Joe Uribe Jr. by 2 1/2 pounds. The rest of the top 20 are packed together with just a few pounds separating them.  READ MORE »

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

Clear Lake Midday Update – Day 1

The weather system pushing through northern California brought dreary, drizzly conditions interspersed with occasional steady spells of light rain for day one of the Costa FLW Series Western Division event, which is presented by ranger Boats and hosted by Konocti Vista Casino Resort & Marina. The sun made only a few peeking appearances, but there were several bright spots in the morning’s activity. READ MORE »

South Laurel Wins KHSAA Championship on Kentucky

South Laurel Wins KHSAA Championship on Kentucky

The South Laurel High School team of Shawn Coots and Trent Keltner weighed 19 pounds, 9 ounces on day one and 13-4 on day two for a 32-13 total and the win in the 2019 Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) State Bass Fishing Championship on Kentucky Lake. READ MORE »

Manson Nets Third Win

Manson Nets Third Win

Scott Manson of Covington, Ohio, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces, to take top honors at the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Buckeye Division opener on Grand Lake-St. Mary’s presented by Navionics. For his efforts, Manson netted $4,046. READ MORE »

Herron, Rutland tie on Lay Lake

Herron, Rutland tie on Lay Lake

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 the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Bama Division tournament on Lay Lake. After contingency awards, Rutland earned $3,435, while Herron took home $2,435. READ MORE »

Shad Spawn Takes Elrod to Top

Shad Spawn Takes Elrod to Top

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 with five bass weighing 17 pounds, 1 ounce. For his efforts, Elrod pocketed $3,766. READ MORE »

Burroughs Dials Blueback Spawn

Burroughs Dials Blueback Spawn

Jason Burroughs of Hodges, South Carolina, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds even win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament on Lake Hartwell. For his efforts, Burroughs was awarded $3,572. READ MORE »

Wagner Makes it a Dozen

Wagner Makes it a Dozen

Adam Wagner of Cookeville, Tennessee, brought five bass to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 10 ounces, to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Music City Division tournament on Tims Ford Lake. Wagner took home $4,013 for his efforts. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 3

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 3

With just one keeper from his three primary pockets, leader Jake Morris might have left the door open on the final day of the Costa FLW Series Central Division tournament at Table Rock Lake. His frog pattern might be fizzling out due to clear water and changing conditions. READ MORE »

Olliverson Triumphs on Table Rock

Olliverson Triumphs on Table Rock

Missouri pro Eric Olliverson came back from fourth place on the final day to unseat Jake Morris and company and win the Costa FLW Series Central Division event presented by Power-Pole on Table Rock Lake. Olliverson’s 16-pound, 8-ounce bag on the final day gave him 46-3 for the tournament and the win by just 5 ounces over Dakota Ebare. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 2

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 2

A few spawning bass are making their way to the scale in the top pros' bags, but most of the consistent action has come flipping or fishing topwater for largemouths, smallmouths and spotted bass at Table Rock. READ MORE »

Morris Still Rocking Table Rock

Morris Still Rocking Table Rock

Jake Morris of McKee, Ky., continues to lead the Costa FLW Series Central Division event at Table Rock Lake. Morris, who won the season opener at Kentucky Lake, has a two-day total of 32 pounds, 7 ounces. READ MORE »

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 1

Table Rock Midday Update – Day 1

Catching fish is hardly the problem right now at stop No. 2 of the Costa FLW Series Central Division at Table Rock Lake. It seemed like every pro our on-the-water crew pulled up on today, be it on the lower end or up the rivers, was setting the hook with reckless abandon. Unfortunately, the quality has been extremely lacking. READ MORE »

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 1

Top 5 Patterns from Table Rock – Day 1

The vast majority of the field was able to scrounge up limits between 10 and 13 pounds, but getting over the 13-pound mark has been a challenge at the Costa FLW Series Central Division event, which is presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Branson. READ MORE »

Morris Starts Fast on Table Rock

Morris Starts Fast on Table Rock

Coming off a win in the Costa FLW Series Central Division opener on Kentucky Lake, Jake Morris started great in the second stop of the season as well. Weighing 17 pounds, 4 ounces on day one, Morris leads a tightly packed field in the Table Rock event, which is presented by Power-Pole and hosted by Explore Brandon. READ MORE »