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University of North Alabama Wins Fifth-Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

University of North Alabama Wins Fifth-Annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. (March 14, 2019) – The University of North Alabama team of Hunter McCarty of Dora, Alabama, and Sloan Pennington of Childersburg, Alabama, won the fifth-annual YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky and Barkley lakes Wednesday with a two-day cumulative total of 10 bass weighing 45 pounds, 14 ounces. The victory earned the duo a $27,400 prize... READ MORE »

Kentucky Lake Open Top 10 Patterns

Kentucky Lake Open Top 10 Patterns

While the fortunes of other teams fishing the YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake rose and fell with the winds that whipped the lake last weekend, UT Martin’s steady performance earned it the championship with 44 pounds, 4 ounces. Still, it was no runaway, as several teams made it close and kept the Skyhawks’ Dylan True and Matthew Lamastus fishing their best. Here’s a look at how it played out for the rest of the top 10. READ MORE »

Top 10 Baits from the KY Lake College Open

Top 10 Baits from the KY Lake College Open

Strike King lures fished by Tennessee River locals from Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama dominated the 2017 YETI FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake, with just a few exceptions. All the anglers dealt with changing weather and extreme wind shifts (and pretty nasty waves), as well as fickle fish that were staging to move up and spawn. The result was an up-and-down tournament for many in the field. Finesse options were popular among the 194 teams who competed, but most of the top 10 teams found their best success by cranking, fishing jigs and dragging Carolina rigs. READ MORE »

College Open Kicks Off on Kentucky Lake

College Open Kicks Off on Kentucky Lake

Finding fish in practice was one thing, but being able to return to them once the YETI FLW College Fishing Open began this morning on Kentucky Lake was the dilemma facing many of the nearly 390 collegiate anglers vying here for the title. A stiff northwest wind rode the coattails of a cold front that drifted across Kentucky Lake Wednesday and early Thursday morning, and, while the rain that accompanied it is gone, the wind was still huffing down the open lake as the first flight left at 6:30 a.m. Whitecaps splashing over the bow on a chilly April morning tend to slow boats down and make their occupants think twice about making long milk runs. READ MORE »

Cold Snap Might Dog College Anglers

Cold Snap Might Dog College Anglers

In these parts it’s known as “dogwood winter” and relates to any spring cold snap that coincides with the beginning of the annual dogwood bloom. Coincidence or not, the greening ridgelines that frame Kentucky Lake are peppered with blotches of white dogwood blossoms now. READ MORE »

2017 YETI FLW College Fishing Open Nears

2017 YETI FLW College Fishing Open Nears

More than 190 teams have participated each year in the Open, and this year might be the biggest ever. With more spots in the National Championship on the line than ever before, it’s a must-fish tournament. READ MORE »