Archive for December, 2010
With only a few more weeks in 2010, a new year of FLW College Fishing is just around the corner. FLW is constantly working to improve the College circuit, and 2011 brings huge changes. As many anglers have voiced their discontent over the last two years over the limit rules, FLW is changing the previous six fish limit that required each angler to weigh three fish, to a five fish combined limit. This will make it easier on College anglers who at times were forced to put their rods down and try to put their partners on fish. Not only will a lot more limits be weighed in, but most likely bigger bags, despite the previous six fish limit. Competitors will also have the option of bringing their own boat if they so choose. Volunteers will still be provided for those competitors not bringing boats of their own, and by rule these observers must drive their own boats.
So what’s on tap for the west?
For the most part, much of the same.
Shasta Lake, CA, January 15th
Lake Roosevelt, AZ, February 19th
Delta, CA, May 7th
Clear Lake, CA, September 24th
The first three tournaments will all be return visits from last year for the lone FLW series out west, which has now changed to the EverStart series once again. Replaced by Lake Mead in 2010, FLW will return to Clear Lake for the first time since the 2009 season.
To read up on college fishing and check out other regions schedules, visit www.collegefishing.com
Over the 2010 season I had the privilege of fishing tournaments on nine different bodies of water in five different states
In California, I fished tournaments on Lake Shasta in January, CA Delta in June, and Folsom Lake in October.
In Oregon I fished the Willamette River in October as well as local Cottage Grove and Fern Ridge several times throughout the year.
For the FLW College Fishing National Championship I traveled all the way to Tennessee to fish Fort Loudon, part of the Tennessee River system.
FLW Also brought me to Lake Mead in Nevada, and Lake Roosevelt in Arizona.
So what were my top five favorite bodies of water to fish?