FLW College Series to tie up at Sam Rayburn
JASPER, Texas (Feb. 1, 2010) – National Guard FLW College Fishing is headed to Sam Rayburn Reservoir Feb. 6 for the second of four stops in the Texas Division series. Forty collegiate teams will be competing for a top award of $10,000 to be split evenly between the school and bass fishing club.
“The college anglers will need to focus on areas with a little bit of clearer water,” said Glen Freeman of Converse, La., who has three top-10 FLW Outdoors finishes on Sam Rayburn. “It doesn’t have to be crystal clear, but it can’t be real muddy. The backs of muddy creeks right now aren’t producing.
“They’ll need to focus on grass lines,” Freeman continued. “The whole key with the grass lines is finding if the fish are on the outside grass lines or the inside grass lines, and the weather will dictate that. But I’d sure focus on grass lines going into spawning areas and around points.”
Anglers will take off from the Umphrey Family Pavilion located at 5438 Rural Route 255 West in Sam Rayburn, Texas., at 7 a.m. Weigh-in will be held at the Umphrey Family Pavilion beginning at 2 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.
Schools competing in the tournament include: Angelo State, Baylor University, Lamar University, Louisiana Tech University, LSU, LSU-Shreveport, Northeastern State, Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State, Southeastern Louisiana University, Stephen F. Austin, Tarleton State Texas, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Galveston, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Texas State University, University of Louisiana, University of North Texas, University of Oklahoma and University of Texas.
The top five teams from each tournament will qualify for the regional championship where the first-place team wins $25,000 cash for their school and a Ranger 177TR bass boat for their fishing club. The top five teams from each regional advance to the national championship where the first-place team wins $50,000 for their school and $25,000 cash and a Ranger 177TR bass boat for their fishing club.
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.
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