3 CN citizens fish in college bass-fishing championship
HARLES COUNTY, Md. – Three Cherokee Nation citizens will fish in this week’s college bass-fishing championship on the Potomac River.
CN citizens Caleb Gibson, 19; Tyler Winn, 22; and Blayke Haggard, all of Northeastern State University, are set to compete in the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship June 4-6.
The three Cherokees are part of two NSU teams that will be among 155 teams competing in the event.
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, Arkansas.
The event will be streamed live on FLW Live on June 5-6. The on-the-water broadcast will be live streamed on FLWFishing.com
, the FLW YouTube channel and the FLW Facebook page.
The fishing national championship will be 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.
The FLW College Fishing National Championship anglers will take off each day, June 4-6, from Smallwood State Park, located at 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury, at 7 a.m. EDT. All weigh-ins will be held at the State Park beginning at 3 p.m. Takeoffs and weigh-ins are free and open to the public.