FLW College Fishing Headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir February 12 for the second of four stops in the Texas Division. Forty college teams will be competing for a top award of $10,000 to be split between the school and bass fishing club; $7,500 for bass club and $2,500 for their school.
"The college anglers are going to have to target staging areas around grass," said Rice KrispiesTM TreatsTM pro Jim Tutt of Longview, Texas. "Not necessarily beating the bank, but grassy secondary points where the bass are staging. They'll hit one staging spot where all the big ones are stacked up and they'll likely win the tournament."
Anglers will take off from the Umphrey Family Pavilion in Sam Rayburn, Texas, at 7 a.m. Saturday. Weigh-in will be held at the Umphrey Family Pavilion beginning at 1:30 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
Schools competing in the Sam Rayburn tournament, which is hosted by the Jasper-Lake Sam Rayburn Chamber of Commerce, include:
- Angelo State (2)
- Baylor University
- Lamar University (2)
- Louisiana Tech University
- LSU (2)
- Northeastern State (2)
- Northwestern State
- Oklahoma State University (2)
- Oral Roberts University (2)
- Rice University
- Sam Houston State (2)
- Southeastern Oklahoma University
- Southwestern Oklahoma State University
- Stephen F. Austin (2)
- Tarleton State Texas (2)
- Texas A&M-Kingsville (2)
- Texas A&M (2)
- Texas A&M-Galveston (2)
- Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
- Texas State University
- University of Louisiana-Lafayette
- University of Louisiana-Monroe
- University of Oklahoma (2)
- University of Texas
- University of Texas-Dallas
- University of Texas-San Antonio
- University of Texas-Tyler
The top five teams from each tournament will qualify for the regional championship where the first-place team wins $12,500 cash for their school and $12,500 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90 horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club. The top five teams from each regional tournament advance to the national championship where the first-place team wins $25,000 for their school and $50,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat with a 90 horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard wrapped in school colors for their fishing club.
College Fishing is free to enter and FLW Outdoors provides boats and drivers for each competing team along with travel allowances. All participants must be registered, full-time undergraduate students at a four-year college or university and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.