CHARLES COUNTY, Md. – The nation’s top collegiate bass-fishing anglers are set to compete this week at the most prestigious college bass-fishing championship in on the Potomac River next week – the Yeti FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River. The event will be held Tuesday through Thursday.
A team from the California University will be among the 155 teams competing. Anglers in the no-entry-fee tournament will be competing for a prize package that includes a new Ranger Z175 boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard and an automatic qualification for both team members to move on to compete against the best bass-anglers in the world at the 2019 FLW Cup this August at Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Ark.
California’s competitors are Nick Fulks of Canonsburg and David Blaker of Rices Landing.
For the first time in College Fishing history, the event will be streamed live on the FLW Live on-the-water program airing on Wednesday and Thursday. FLW Live features action from the boats of the tournament’s top anglers each day. The on-the-water broadcast will be live streamed on FLWFishing.com, the FLW YouTube channel and the FLW Facebook page.
The 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship at the Potomac River is comprised of the top qualifying teams from 15 regular-season tournaments from around the country, along with the top 20 teams from the annual FLW College Fishing Open. A field of 155 teams representing 92 different colleges and universities will be participating.
“Every year the FLW College Fishing National Championship seems to get a little bigger and a little better and this year is no exception,” said Kevin Hunt, FLW College Fishing Director of Tournament Operations. “We’ve got some of the top college teams from across the country competing in this tournament and with the expanded live coverage, they are more than ready to show off their skills at one of the best, most unique fisheries in the world.”