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FLW Cups Honored as 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management

FLW Cups Honored as 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism by Sports Destination Management

MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Destination Management, a leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, announced Monday the 2018 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. Among the winners was the 2017 Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Forrest Wood Cup in Columbia, South Carolina, hosted... READ MORE »

Jennings Wins on Murray

Jennings Wins on Murray

Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to win the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division event on Lake Murray presented by Navionics. For his win, Jennings earned $7,115. READ MORE »

Rock Hill’s Jennings Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Event on Lake Murray Presented by Navionics

Rock Hill’s Jennings Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Event on Lake Murray Presented by Navionics

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Boater Jeff Jennings of Rock Hill, South Carolina, caught a five-bass limit weighing 22 pounds, 15 ounces, Saturday to... READ MORE »

Chapin High School Wins on Lake Murray

Chapin High School Wins on Lake Murray

A field of 58 teams competed in the no-entry fee tournament, which launched from Dreher Island State Park in Prosperity. In FLW/TBF High School Fishing competition, the top 10-percent of teams competing advance to the High School Fishing National Championship. READ MORE »

Chapin High School Wins FLW High School Fishing South Carolina Open at Lake Murray

Chapin High School Wins FLW High School Fishing South Carolina Open at Lake Murray

PROSPERITY, S.C. – The Chapin High School duo of Berkley Bouknight and Jacob Wright, both of Chapin, South Carolina, brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 16 pounds, 14 ounces, to win the 2017 FLW High School Fishing South Carolina Open tournament on Lake Murray in Columbia, South Carolina. The win advanced the team to the 2017 High School... READ MORE »

Marshall Runs Docks for Title

Marshall Runs Docks for Title

Chris Marshall of Forest City, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2017 on Lake Murray. For his win, Marshall took home $6,237. READ MORE »

North Carolina’s Marshall Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Murray

North Carolina’s Marshall Wins T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Murray

PROSPERITY, S.C. – Chris Marshall of Forest City, North Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 22 pounds, 9 ounces, Saturday to win the first T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament... READ MORE »

Brush Piles Produce 25-Plus for Anderson

Brush Piles Produce 25-Plus for Anderson

Hampton Anderson of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Murray. For his victory, Anderson took home $3,641. READ MORE »

Anderson Wins FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Murray

Anderson Wins FLW Bass Fishing League South Carolina Division Opener on Lake Murray

PROSPERITY, S.C. (Feb. 13, 2016) – Hampton Anderson of Anderson, South Carolina, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 3 ounces, Saturday to win the first FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) South Carolina Division tournament of 2016 on Lake Murray. For his victory, Anderson took home $3,641. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from Lake Murray

Top 10 Baits from Lake Murray

Competitors in the FLW College Fishing National Championship mostly targeted bass feeding on spawning blueback herring on shallow points and main-lake pockets. Across the board, herring-imitating baits such as soft jerkbaits, swimbaits, topwaters, wake baits and umbrella rigs dominated the event. READ MORE »

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Murray

Top 10 Patterns from Lake Murray

As contestants in the FLW College Fishing National Championship on Lake Murray discovered last week, fishing the blueback herring spawn can be backbreaking work. All that stooping over to grab a different rig to cast at bass busting their favorite forage, and then quickly straightening, is hard on the old spinal column. Flexing up and down is what it took to contend in the championship, however, as bass couldn’t make up their minds whether they wanted their grub served on the surface or closer to the bottom. Typically, the collegians were fan-casting Carolina rigs, umbrella rigs, hard jerkbaits and even crankbaits to likely looking points and broad flats. Sometimes they caught fish with such random prospecting, but perhaps more bass were taken when anglers found themselves within casting distance of blowups and were quick enough to grab a soft jerkbait rig or topwater lure and virtually spoon-feed it to the fish. READ MORE »

Gamecocks Win National Title

Gamecocks Win National Title

As any good Palmetto State bass fisherman will tell you, home lake advantage only works if you’re consistent in your catches from day to day. Anthony Gagliardi proved it here on Lake Murray last summer in the Forrest Wood Cup, and the University of South Carolina proved it again in the FLW College Fishing National Championship that concluded Saturday. READ MORE »

Lake Murray Midday Update Day 3

Lake Murray Midday Update Day 3

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College Championship Race Tightens

College Championship Race Tightens

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Liberty University Maintains Lead On Day Two Of FLW College Fishing National Championship On Lake Murray

Liberty University Maintains Lead On Day Two Of FLW College Fishing National Championship On Lake Murray

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 17, 2015) – The Liberty University team of Travis Rulle of Denver, N.C., and Caleb Eppler of Sachse, Texas, held onto the lead after day two of the 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup Friday with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 4 ounces for a two day total weight of 36-1. The Flames duo will begin the final day of competition with a narrow 5-ounce lead in this three-day event, hosted by the Capital City Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board, that features 45 of the top college bass fishing clubs from across the nation competing for a top award of a Ranger Z117 with a 90-horsepower outboard and entry into the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. READ MORE »

Lake Murray Midday Update Day 2

Lake Murray Midday Update Day 2

The air temperature reached a high of 53 degrees here yesterday, which tied a record for the coolest high temperature for that date. Apparently, the short-lived cold snap also had a chilling effect on the fishing at Lake Murray this morning, as several competitors in the FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup reported meager results. READ MORE »

Liberty University Leads Day One Of FLW College Fishing National Championship On Lake Murray

Liberty University Leads Day One Of FLW College Fishing National Championship On Lake Murray

The Liberty University team of Travis Rulle of Denver, North Carolina, and Caleb Eppler of Sachse, Texas, took the lead after day one of 2015 FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup Thursday with five bass weighing 22 pounds, 2 ounces. The Flames duo will begin day two with ... READ MORE »

Liberty Leads College Championship

Liberty Leads College Championship

A 22-pound, 2-ounce stringer anchored by a 7-pound, 9-ounce largemouth boosted Liberty University’s Travis Rulle and Caleb Eppler into the opening-round lead of the FLW College Fishing National Championship presented by Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup here on Lake Murray. Rulle and Eppler were the last anglers to weigh in on day one, and their five-fish limit gave them a lead of more than 3 pounds ahead of Eastern Kentucky University veterans Kyler Raymer and Ethan Snyder, who had 18-15. The surprise team of the tournament so far is Colorado Mesa University’s Josh Worth and Kennedy Kinkade, who brought in 18-10 despite never having fished east of the Mississippi River before. Worth and Kinkade are in third place, followed by Cade Laufenberg and Wyatt Stout of Winona State University, and Benn Curry and Tim Ward of Auburn University, both teams with 17-8. Lamar University’s Cameron Lafleur and Justin Royal in 10th place set the cut mark at 16-8. The entire field will fish again tomorrow, and only the top 10 based on two-day cumulative weight will fish in Saturday’s final round. READ MORE »

Lake Murray Midday Update Day 1

Lake Murray Midday Update Day 1

With precipitation ranging from an incessant mist to torrential downpours sweeping the area throughout the morning, the odds favored a slow start to the FLW College Fishing National Championship being presented by the Lowrance Insight Genesis College Cup here on Lake Murray. As it turns out, however, the bass apparently liked the extra water and reacted accordingly. A number of the teams that found prime spawning areas for blueback herring in practice earlier this week returned on day one and were rewarded with limit catches of largemouths and spots by midmorning. Among them was the local favorite, the University of South Carolina, which reportedly had culled up to about 13 pounds by 11 a.m. Likewise, the Oregon State University was sitting on about 15 pounds and had culled five times. Tanner Masters and Wyatt Ryan of East Central University (of Oklahoma) caught their limit fishing seawalls and riprapped banks during the sporadic herring spawns that fired up as soon as boats reached their first fishing destinations. READ MORE »

Weather Woes Greet College Anglers

Weather Woes Greet College Anglers

It was supposed to be a shallow-water bassfest, with largemouths and spots roaming Lake Murray’s shoreline to feast on spawning blueback herring. That still might happen as the FLW College Fishing National Championship plays out the next three days here, but the fishing is more likely to be ad lib than follow any script. The dreary, damp weather that settled over the region Wednesday during the last day of practice is the culprit. Not only did it hamper the efforts of contestants looking for the last bedding fish of the season, but also those depending on a consistent blueback herring bite to gin up the action. Still, the consensus of opinion is that one pattern or the other will prevail, and settle the question of college bragging rights for the next year as well as send the winning team to the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup on Lake Ouachita in August. READ MORE »