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(Sep 29, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN) FLW announced Thursday the schedule, rules and entry dates for the 2017 FLW College Fishing season, highlighted by the 2017 College Fishing National Championship on Wheeler Lake in Rogersville, Alabama and the third annual FLW College Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake.
Among the changes for 2017 is the addition of one extra qualification into the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship for every 10 boats competing over 100 boats in regular-season qualifying Events and an extra qualifier for every 10 boats over 200 boats in the FLW College Fishing Open. FLW College Fishing has no limit on the number of teams your club can enter into each tournament and no off-limits period prior to the regular-season qualifiers or the FLW College Fishing Open.
“The growth and success of our college fishing program over the past eight seasons has been tremendous,” said Kevin Hunt, FLW College Fishing tournament director. “Due to the record number of participants that have been competing in our college tournaments we have made the decision to add the additional National Championship qualifiers to tournaments that surpass 100 boats in the regular-season and 200 boats in the College Fishing Open. We are excited for 2017, and I am confident it will be our biggest and best College Fishing season yet.”
2017 FLW College Fishing Schedule:
FLW College Fishing OPEN
April 7-8 Kentucky Lake Gilbertsville, Ky.
April 1 Lake of the Ozarks Osage Beach, Mo.
May 20 Kentucky/Barkley lakes Gilbertsville, Ky.
Oct. 7 Mississippi River Prairie du Chien, Wis.
April 29 Smith Mountain Lake Huddleston, Va.
July 22 Chautauqua Lake Bemus Point, N.Y.
Sept. 9 Lake Erie Sandusky, Ohio
Jan. 14 Lake Seminole Bainbridge, Ga.
Feb. 25 Lake Guntersville Guntersville, Ala.
March 18 Lake Hartwell Hartwell, Ga.
Feb. 4 Sam Rayburn Reservoir Zavalla, Texas
May 6 Fort Gibson Lake Wagoner, Okla.
Sept. 23 Red River Bossier City, La.
Feb. 11 Lake Havasu Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
May 13 California Delta Bethel Island, Calif.
Sept. 30 Clear Lake Lakeport, Calif.
FLW College Fishing National Championship
May 31-June 2 Wheeler Lake Rogersville, Ala.
June 3 – FISH-OFF Wilson Lake Florence, Ala.
Complete rules can be found online at FLWFishing.com.
Registration for the 2017 season opens Dec. 12, 2016, for teams from clubs represented in the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship. All other teams may register beginning Dec. 13, 2016. You can register at FLWFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000.
College Fishing is free to enter. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college and members of a college fishing club that is recognized by their school.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money in 2016 across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, with offices in Minneapolis, FLW conducts more than 235 bass-fishing tournaments annually across the United States and sanctions tournaments in Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa and South Korea. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW" television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide, while FLW Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros.
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