3 CN citizens fish in college bass-fishing championship

06/05/2019 12:00 PM
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.


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