UPCOMING EVENT: PHOENIX BASS FISHING LEAGUE - 2020 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Fourth-Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

Fourth-Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open Set for Kentucky/Barkley Lakes
YETI FLW College Fishing Open

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – FLW College Fishing is headed to Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, March 6-7 for the fourth annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open. The no-entry fee tournament, hosted by the Kentucky Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau, allows registration from any eligible college team from across the United States, regardless of division. Anglers who finish within the top 20, along with one additional team for every 10 teams over 200 competing, will automatically qualify for the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship, and the champions will take home a Ranger Z175 boat with a 115-horsepower Evinrude outboard.

“Right now, the conditions are a little bit different than normal,” said Brandon Hunter of Benton, Kentucky, who finished runner-up at the 2016 FLW Tour event on Kentucky Lake. The water is high, muddy and cold. Still, I’ve heard reports that the fish were really biting this weekend. It should take a two-day weight total in the low- to mid-40s to win the event.”

According to Hunter, shallow-running and lipless crankbaits will play a major role at the event. Because of the water clarity, expect chartreuse, black, red and other muddy water colors to catch the most fish.

“With the expected rain and rising water levels it will definitely be a shallow water deal,” said Hunter. “Barkley will be an option for some teams that want to get away from the crowd. It’s not too far of a run from Moor’s Marina and Resort and it should help scatter some teams out.”

Schools are allowed to register up until 5:30 p.m. CST on Monday, March 5. Entries may be made either by phone or at FLWFishing.com.

Schools currently registered to compete in the FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes include:

Adrian College – Alex Henderson, Mooresville, Ind., and John Franko, Clare, Mich.

Adrian College – Ben Statly, Fenton, Mich., and Jeff Morton, Troy, Mich.

Adrian College – Chase Serafin, Highland, Mich., and Cody Batterson, Pleasant Hill, Iowa

Adrian College – Hunter Schneider, Milin, Ind., and Tyler VanBrandt, Morenci, Mich.

Adrian College – Jarrett Martin, Gallipolis, Ohio, and Nickolas Marsh, Walled Lake, Mich.

Adrian College – Jack Hippe III, Davison, Mich., and Nicholas Czajka, Brighton, Mich.

Adrian College – Gunner Wilson, Fenton, Mich., and Zach Manneback, Howell, Mich.

Auburn University – Logan Parks and Lucas Lindsay, both of Auburn, Ala.

Ball State University – Austin Strawmyer, Carmel, Ind., and Bobby Sterrett, Plainfield, Ind.

Bellarmine University – Andrew Kuebler, Louisville, Ky., and Jacob Schmidt, Medina, Ohio

Bellarmine University – Trevor Hulsey, Louisville, Ky., and Patrick McPhillips, Floyds Knobs, Ind.

Bowling Green State University – Donovan Wymer, Grove City, Ohio, and C Hayden Hoffman, Kelleys Island, Ohio

Bowling Green State University – Walter Rauterkus, Avon, Ohio, and Quinn Dilts, Winamac, Ind.

California University of Pennsylvania – Nick Fulks, Canonsburg, Pa., and David Blaker, Rices Landing, Pa.

Campbellsville University – Justin Mayfield, Somerset, Ky., and Colby Hays, Somerset, Ky.

Campbellsville University – Nick Ratliff, Vine Grove, Ky., and Mason Sapp, Campbellsville, Ky.

Coastal Carolina – Johnathan Kelley, Old Forge, Pa., and Joseph Castelluccio, Andover, N.J.

East Carolina University – Michael Manning, La Grange, N.C., and Christopher Bowen, Lacrosse, Va.

Elizabethtown Community and Technical College – Ryan Dowell, Brandenburg, Ky., and Andrew Davis, Greensburg, Ky.

Greenville University – Ricky Huge and Ryan Rakers, both of Carlyle, Ill.

Greenville University – Christopher Brooks, Sparta, Ill., and Benjamin Fouts, North Vernon, Ind.

Greenville University – Cordell Beckmann, Breese, Ill., and Evan Seggerman, Minonk, Ill.

Iowa State University – Josef Rogers, Ames, Iowa, and Taggert Tesdal, Jefferson, Wis.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis – Joe Mullis, Commiskey, Ind., and Logan Beck, Plainfield, Ind.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis – Logan Ross, Greenwood, Ind., and Eric Coletto, Indianapolis, Ind.

Kent State University – Tanner Ward, Coshocton, Ohio, and Jacob Klicman, Ravenna, Ohio

LaGrange College – Tanner Johnson and Jacob Wood, both of LaGrange, Ga.

Lewis University – Joe Skvarla, Tinley Park, Ill., and Zachary Spesia, Coal City, Ill.

Lipscomb University – Scout Monteith, Nasvhille, Tenn., and Hunter Hanks, Hermitage, Tenn.

McKendree University – Ethan Jones, Worden, Ill., and Blake Jackson, Carterville, Ill.

McKendree University – Jacob Louis, Pinckneyville, Ill., and Curtis Lilly, Rock Falls, Ill.

McKendree University – Shane Campbell, Highland, Ill., and Nathan Doty, Decatur, Ill.

McKendree University – Taylor Schmitt Lebanon, Ill., and Trevor McKinney, Benton, Ill.

Michigan State University – Riley Welch, Beecher, Ill., and Kevin Lukens, Norton Shores, Mich.

Missouri State University – Crosley Welch, Branson, Mo., and Hayden Lee, Jefferson City, Mo.

Northeast Texas Community College – Austin King, Hughes Springs, Texas, and Danny Boyd, Winnsboro, Texas

Northern Kentucky University – Kyle Wilson, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Brandon Knapmeyer, Union, Ky.

Ohio State University – Gardon Wycoff, Delaware, Ohio, and Patrick Henry, Stanhope, N.J.

Radford University – Joshua Greenberg, Montpelier, Va., and Christian Williams, Wingina, Va.

Radford University – Justin Sullins, Meadowview, Va., and Adam Carter, Mechanicsville, Va.

Radford University – Matthew Cooley, Chesterfield, Va., and Zack Lemaster, Bedford, Va.

Saint Cloud State University – Chizta Xiong, Nowthen, Minn., and Jaret Baker, Grand Marais, Minn.

Saint Cloud State University – Jacob Gieske, Sartell Minn., and Daniel Dennis, Saint Cloud, Minn.

Southern Illinois University – Mason Bishop, Tunnel Hill, Ill., and Levi Rogers, Albion, Ill.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Parker Flynn, Rochester, Ill., and Brenden Allen, Wood River, Ill.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Preston Walker, Edwardsville, Ill., and Bryce Peters, Camp Point, Ill.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Sean Clarkson, Edwardsville, Ill., and Alex Nail, Springfield, Ill.

Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville – Tyler Pletsch, Edwardsville, Ill., and Seth Feddersen, Saint Clair, Mo.

Slippery Rock University – Nathan Quince, Imperial, Pa., and Samuel Jenesky, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

University of Louisville – Luke Miller and Ryan Pike, both of Louisville, Ky.

University of North Alabama – Triston Crowder, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., and Lake Blasingame, Killen, Ala.

University of Southern Indiana – Jonathan Kuester, Evansville, Ind., and Clayton Seitz, Newburgh, Ind.

University of Southern Indiana – Justin Bucherl and Kalan Bucherl, both of Boonville, Ind.

University of Southern Indiana – Kaleb Hill, Oakland City, Ind., and Garrett Wojtowicz, Petersburg, Ind.

University of Southern Indiana – Tanner Curtis, Mount Vernon, Ind., and Connor Deweese, Evansville, Ind.

University of Southern Indiana – Wayne Ellison and Andrew Reising, both of Evansville, Ind.

Vincennes University – Zachary Bauer Martinsville, Ind., and Joseph Fortkamp Batesville, Ind.

Virginia Highland Community College – Clay Winebarger, Abingdon, Va., and Dustin Murray, Abingdon, Va.

Virginia Highland Community College – Ryan Strong, Bristol, Va., and Dylan Blake, Abingdon, Va.

Virginia Tech – Junior Roberts, Ringgold, Va., and Ethan Stone, Charlottesville, Va.

Virginia Tech – Jacob Thompson, Moneta, Va., and Hunter Woodford, Huddleston, Va.

Virginia Tech – Robert Swope, Orange, Va., and Jacob Pegelow, Fredericksburg, Va.

Virginia Tech – Tyler Dixon, Abingdon, Va., and Robert Pryer, Reidsville, Va.

Virginia Military Institute – Jacob and Wyatt Novak, both of Midlothian, Va.

Western Illinois University – John Ott Jr., Lindenhurst, Ill., and Brandon Briscoe, McHenry, Ill.

Western Michigan University – Bo Thomas, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mitchell Olszewski, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Western Michigan University – John Neubauer, Decatur, Mich., and Joshua Lopez, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Youngstown State University – Stan Miketa, New Middletown, Ohio, and Jonathan Creed, Niles, Ohio

The registration meeting for the Open will take place Monday, March 5, from 3-5:30 p.m. at Moors Resort and Marina located at 570 Moors Road in Gilbertsville, with a pre-tournament meeting following registration at 6 p.m. The entire field of competitors will compete both days of the tournament. Teams must provide their own boat in order to compete.

FLW College Fishing teams compete in three regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open will advance to the 2019 FLW College Fishing National Championship. Additional teams will qualify for the National Championship if the field size in regular-season events exceeds 100 boats.

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 that is recognized by their school.

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 world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2018 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW and their partners conduct 286 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and Spain. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. For more information visit FLWFishing.com and follow FLW at FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube and Snapchat.

# # #

Tags: press-release  -kentucky-lake  -barkley-lake  -yeti  -college-fishing  -flw-communications  flw-communications  2018-03-06-kentucky-barkley-lakes 

FLW, TBF Extend Strategic Partnership

FLW, TBF Extend Strategic Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BENTON, Ky. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) and The Bass Federation (TBF) announced today a new strategic partnership. This agreement extends bass fishing’s longest-running alliance between two pioneering organizations in service to grassroots anglers from coast to... READ MORE »

FLW Announces Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates for 2020 High School Fishing Season

FLW Announces Schedule, Rules and Entry Dates for 2020 High School Fishing Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BENTON, Ky. – Today FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) announced the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2020 FLW High School Fishing season. New for 2020, the winning team (two anglers) at the National Championship will both advance to the 2020 FLW Series... READ MORE »

Phoenix Boats Signs as Exclusive Boat Sponsor of FLW

Phoenix Boats Signs as Exclusive Boat Sponsor of FLW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BENTON, Ky. - FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) announced Tuesday that it has reached a sponsorship agreement with Phoenix Boats, a leading boat manufacturer known for innovation, performance and an angler-centric business approach. Effective... READ MORE »

FLW Announces Schedule, Rules and Entry Date For 2020 FLW College Fishing presented by YETI

FLW Announces Schedule, Rules and Entry Date For 2020 FLW College Fishing presented by YETI

BENTON, Ky. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced Thursday the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2020 FLW College Fishing presented by YETI season, highlighted by the FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Harris Chain of Lakes in Leesburg, Florida, and advancement opportunities for anglers to compete in the Bass Fishing League (BFL) All... READ MORE »

FLW Announces Details for 2020 FLW Pro Circuit

FLW Announces Details for 2020 FLW Pro Circuit

TULSA, Okla. – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), announced today the full details, including rules, entry dates, schedules and the location for the 2020 Championship. The circuit will feature a field of 150 pro anglers competing across seven regular-season tournaments, which culminate to the FLW TITLE. A new event, the TITLE will showcase the top 50 pros from the FLW... READ MORE »

South Carolina’s Miller Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Wild Card Tournament on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

South Carolina’s Miller Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Wild Card Tournament on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. – Boater Michael Miller of Greenville, South Carolina, caught a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 31 pounds even to win the no-entry fee T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Wild Card tournament on Kentucky and Barkley lakes. For his efforts, Miller earned one of the final berths into the 2020 BFL All-American Championship... READ MORE »

Major League Fishing Closes Acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide

Major League Fishing Closes Acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide

TULSA, Okla. - Major League Fishing (MLF) announced today that the acquisition of Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has closed. This agreement brings together the league behind the no-entry-fee Bass Pro Tour and the largest grassroots organization... READ MORE »

Adrian College Wins YETI FLW College Fishing National School of the Year Title

Adrian College Wins YETI FLW College Fishing National School of the Year Title

TULSA, Okla. – The bass-fishing club at Adrian College is the best in the country, capping off the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing season in 1st place overall with 2,350 points, and earning the team the title of 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National School of the Year... READ MORE »

Marietta High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open

Marietta High School Wins Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open

HARTWELL, Ga. – The Marietta High School duo of Carter Koza of Maretta, Georgia, and Paul Marks, of Cumming, Georgia, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 13 pounds, 10 ounces to win the 2019 Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open... READ MORE »

Coastal Carolina University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Tournament on Lake Hartwell presented by Costa

Coastal Carolina University Wins YETI FLW College Fishing Tournament on Lake Hartwell presented by Costa

HARTWELL, Ga. – The Coastal Carolina University duo of Max McQuaide of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, and Grant Tattersall, of Sterling, Virginia, won the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Hartwell presented by Costa with a five-bass limit weighing 13 pounds, 11 ounces. The victory earned the Chanticleers’ bass club $2,000 and a slot in the 2020 FLW College... READ MORE »

Oklahoma's Upshaw Wins Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

Oklahoma's Upshaw Wins Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

BURNSIDE, Ky. – Strike King pro Andrew Upshaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma, brought a five-bass limit to the stage weighing 12 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to claim the title of 2019 FLW Series Champion at the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland. Upshaw, with a three-day total of 15 bass for 42 pounds, 15 ounces, won by a 1-pound, 10-ounce margin over second... READ MORE »

Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Cumberland Day 3 Coverage

Andrew Upshaw continues to roll on Cumberland. READ MORE »

Upshaw Leads at Day Two of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

Upshaw Leads at Day Two of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

BURNSIDE, Ky. – Strike King pro Andrew Upshaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma, crossed the stage Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 1 ounce, for a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30 pounds even, to lead after Day Two of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland. Upshaw now holds a 1-pound, 13-ounce lead over pro Rob Burns of Plano, Texas, who weighed... READ MORE »

Upshaw Leads at Day Two of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

Upshaw Leads at Day Two of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

BURNSIDE, Ky. – Strike King pro Andrew Upshaw of Tulsa, Oklahoma, crossed the stage Friday with a five-bass limit weighing 15 pounds, 1 ounce, for a two-day total of 10 bass weighing 30 pounds even, to lead after Day Two of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland. Upshaw now holds a 1-pound, 13-ounce lead over pro Rob Burns of Plano, Texas, who weighed... READ MORE »

Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

Cumberland Day 2 Coverage

Day one of the Costa FLW Series Championship proved to be about as challenging as many anglers anticipated after a tough practice period, but it wasn’t all bad. Zimbabwe’s Roger Cousens certainly wasn’t complaining. His tournament-leading 17-pound, 2-ounce bag was exactly what he had hoped for as the tournament kicked off, and he’s gunning for another big stringer today. READ MORE »

Zimbabwe Angler Cousens Leads Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

Zimbabwe Angler Cousens Leads Day One of Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland

BURNSIDE, Ky. – A tournament field of 193 boats – each featuring a pro and a co-angler – began their three-day competition for a top cash award of $100,000 at the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland, in Burnside, Kentucky, Thursday. The no-entry fee bass-fishing championship, hosted by the Somerset Tourist & Convention Commission and the Burnside... READ MORE »

Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

Cumberland Day 1 Coverage

With rain early and a cold snap forecasted to move in this afternoon, the first day of the Costa FLW Series Championship on Lake Cumberland could present some unique challenges for the 193-boat field, especially after a fairly mild and pleasant practice period.  READ MORE »

Missouri's Roger Fitzpatrick Wins T-H Marine BFL Regional Championship on Grand Lake

Missouri's Roger Fitzpatrick Wins T-H Marine BFL Regional Championship on Grand Lake

GROVE, Okla. – Boater Roger Fitzpatrick of Eldon, Missouri, brought a three-day total of 15 bass to the scale weighing 50 pounds, 15 ounces, to win the no-entry fee T-H Marine FLW BFL Regional Championship on Grand Lake Saturday. For the win, Fitzpatrick earned $70,200, including a new Ranger Z518L with a 200-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard and automatic entry... READ MORE »

Major League Fishing and FLW Announce Expanded 2020 FLW Series and T-H Marine BFL Details, Schedules, Entry Dates, and Advancement Opportunities

Major League Fishing and FLW Announce Expanded 2020 FLW Series and T-H Marine BFL Details, Schedules, Entry Dates, and Advancement Opportunities

TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing (MLF) and Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) announced today the expanded 2020 FLW Series and T-H Marine Bass Fishing League (BFL) details, schedules, rules, entry fees and payouts, highlighted by lower entry fees in both circuits and an expanded FLW Series schedule, along with upping the championship payout to $200,000 for first... READ MORE »

FLW Closes Out Season at Lake Hartwell with Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

FLW Closes Out Season at Lake Hartwell with Weekend of FLW Youth Bass-Fishing Tournaments

HARTWELL, Ga. –Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) is set to return to Hartwell next weekend to close out their 2019 tournament season with two events for young anglers, Nov. 1-2, with the YETI FLW College Fishing tournament at Lake Hartwell presented by Costa and the Bass Pro Shops FLW High School Fishing Lake Hartwell Open... READ MORE »