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MLF Abu Garcia College Fishing Open 2021 at Lake Chickamauga

On March 30-31, Major League Fishing held the Abu Garcia College Fishing Open on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee. Across the two day event, 228 boats featuring college anglers from across the country hit the water. Of those 228, an impressive 205 weighed in on one of the region’s most competitive lakes. The winners at …

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Marshall University Fishing Cup: 2020 Results

For the second straight year, the Marshall University Fishing Team has promoted its annual Trail Cup tournament championship on Summersville Lake in West Virginia. In an interview with Marshall University’s Chase Sansom last year, he shared that the Cup (and trail) were intended to help the team support its efforts throughout the college fishing season. …

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Against All Odds: Ethan Jones, Andrew Althoff, and the Mckendree Bass Fishing Team

Collegiate bass fishing’s rise to mainstream notoriety in recent years has created a ripple effect across the landscape of competitive fishing. This ripple effect reaches far wider than many would have ever thought, influencing a whole generation of young anglers, and shaping the future of professional fishing simultaneously. Children who once aspired to go to …

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College Fishing Talk: SFA University’s Hank Harrison

On February 28th, 2020, after three days of intense and competitive fishing on Florida’s Harris Chain, two anglers from a mid-sized university in Nacogdoches, Texas, emerged victorious as FLW’s College National Champions. This victory — arguably a seminal triumph in both a young angler’s life and fishing career — should have been the catalyst that …

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College Fishing Talk: University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Colin Steck

In the latest installment of Premier Angler’s College Fishing Talk, we are chatting with Colin Steck of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Colin is a junior pre-med major who serves as the team’s president. We spoke with Colin at the start of 2020 to discuss the growth of the fishing team in Madison, his individual goals …

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College Fishing Talk: Purdue University’s William Bruin

In the latest installment of Premier Angler’s College Fishing Talk, we chat with William Bruin. William is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering Technology major who serves as secretary of the Purdue University Bass Fishing team. Talking College Fishing with William Bruin, Purdue University Premier Angler: Thanks for chatting with us, William. To kick things off, tell …

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