FLW College Series Heads To Lake Roosevelt
National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Lake Roosevelt February 19 for the second of four stops in the Western 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 cold front that went through last week has slowed fishing down just a bit," said National Guard pro Brett Hite of Phoenix, Ariz., who finished eighth in the 2010 Angler of the Year race in the Walmart FLW Series National Guard Western Division. "Fish are going to be pre-spawn, but there should still be some nice limits caught. There are some 8 to 10-pounders waiting out there, the trick is going to be finding them.
"Finesse fishing, drop-shot and Texas rigs will all be popular techniques for this tournament. Most of the fish are going to be 10 to 30 feet deep and getting ready to move up into staging areas. It should be a pretty textbook tournament," Hite added.
Anglers will take off from Cholla Recreation Site located five miles northwest of Roosevelt Dam on Highway 188 in Roosevelt, Ariz., at 7 a.m. Saturday. Weigh-in will be held at Walmart located at 300 North Beeline Highway in Payson beginning at 2:30 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
Schools competing in this week's tournament hosted by the Shasta Lake Chamber of Commerce include:
- Arizona State University (2)
- Boise State University (3)
- California Polytechnic
- California State University, Long Beach (2)
- California State University, Monterey Bay
- Chico State (3)
- Colorado State University (3)
- Eastern Washington University
- Fresno State (3)
- Humboldt State University (3)
- Northern Arizona University
- Sacramento State (4)
- San Jose State University (2)
- Sonoma State University
- University of Arizona
- University of California, Davis (2)
- University of Nevada, Reno
- University of Oregon (4)
- Washington State (2)
The top five teams from each tournament in their respective division 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.
Keep up with all the FLW College Fishing events on WFN's Tournamentspage.