Tarleton State University started working on tackle this past weekend and it's a mess. They've got a lot more to organize in a little amount of time.
Photo submitted by Colt Farris.
Oregon State angler Ryan Sparks discusses his unique travel plans to get to the National Championship.
For my preparations which aren't much because I'm on a commercial fishing boat in Alaska and will get off it the day I leave for Georgia. So I had to pack at the beginning of June and leave my stuff in Oregon for my partner to ship. I haven't caught a bass in almost two month's so I'm looking forward to pre fish been catching lots of Rockfish drop shotting but they are pretty dumb. I will be flying from Juneau to Atlanta the 25th which is almost as far as you can fly and still be in the US.
It's not Championship time just yet...
Photo courtesy of Matt Lee.
We have been going fishing here in Amistad to keep our skills ready for the Carhartt College Series Championship; we caught this 9 1/2-pounder a couple of days ago. Hope we can catch one of those in the Championship!!!
We look foward to fishing in Lake Chatuge.
Photo of Luis Manuel Navarro Arizpe of Monterrey Institute of Technology.
FSU lid, Chris Lane T-shirt and a beautiful bass! Photo submitted by Rob Austin.
The Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship is upon us, and we're excited to hear about your college fishing experiences. That's why we've started this blog -- to combine all your voices about the upcoming championship.
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Photo by Justin Royal
I take back everything I just said. Well not everything but most of it. As we were headed upriver, the water started going the other way. The current that anglers have been begging for is headed straight there way and with 4 hours to go, there's a lot of time left for the big ones to bite.
Young Harris is unofficially up to 12 pounds now. If I were a betting man I'd say they just qualified for the National Championship, as long as they make that weight official at 2:30.
The weights are definitely down this morning as anglers feel the hurt of over crowding and lack of generation. Without the water moving these fish suspend around the ledges and they're very, very hard to catch.
Their 12 pounds might not only qualify Young Harris but even keep then near the Top 5 on a day like today. Moreover, 12 pounds is a great platform to start from today. With the water projected to run for only an hour or two of competition, some of that twelve pounds will go a long way with a couple of kickers added late. Five for 12 won't amount to a lot, but two for 12 won't either if that's all you have when the day is done.
We're unable to find Auburn. Georgia Southern and Young Harris shared to start the morning. Young Harris left long ago, but Georgia Southern was still grinding away. So far they managed only "two dinks". "They need to turn the water on," yelled Parker. Hate to tell you, but it's going to be a while before that happens.