Bass Fishing Team

Within the Franklin & Marshall Fishing Club, select members compete on a national stage in televised fishing events. In recent years college fishing has exploded with over 700 bass fishing teams. This allows team competitors to represent Franklin & Marshall College on a national scale, in the world of college fishing.

The F&M Bass Fishing Team competes within the Yeti College Fishing Tour presented by Fishing League Worldwide (FLW). The Bass Fishing Team also hosts and competes in smaller scale fishing tournaments where all proceeds are funneled back into supporting the F&M Fishing Club.

Lake Cayuga, NY 7.21.2018

In July F&M bass anglers Collin Martin and Nicholas Brown  in the second national qualifier of the 2018 Yeti College Fishing Series. The tournament was held on  Lake Cayuga, one of New Yorks infamous finger lakes. After two days of pracice F&M was able to secure a four fish bag, totaling 9 pounds 7 ounces, enabling the Diplomats to finish 30th behind Ohio State.

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Smith Mountian Lake, VA 4.21.2018

On  Saturday April 21st, 2018, the Franklin & Marshall Fishing Club made it's national debut on Smith Mountain Lake in Roanoke, Virgina. After completing the nearly seven hour journey,  President Collin Martin (left) and Vice President Nicholas Brown (right) joined the other 109 boats set to launch Saturday morning. When the dust settled Franklin & Marshall College finished 58th place out of 110 boats, bagging only one  smallmouth bass weighing in at 4 lbs 10 oz.

The next stop for schools competing in the Northern Conference is Lake Cayuga in Seneca Falls, NY on July 21st.  With plans to field two boats and an additional two anglers, club competitors are eager to get back on the water and compete for a spot in the 2019 National Championship.

  • Vice President Nicholas Brown striking a pose with the catch of the day. Vice President Nicholas Brown striking a pose with the catch of the day.
  • Franklin & Marshall College weigh in on Smith Mountain Lake Franklin & Marshall College weigh in on Smith Mountain Lake

Upcoming Events 

Fly Fishing Clinic




Social Media 

The Franklin & Marshall Fishing Club can be found on both Instagram and Facebook. There you can find more information regarding fundraisers, tournaments, and other events. You can also see how the competetive members of the F&M Fishing Club preform on the Yeti College Fishing Tour. 



Event Stream 


First Annual Club Cookout

  • Club picture at Grub Lake
  • First catch of the season by Pat Farina
  • Cookout at the pavilion at Grub Lake
  • Club member AJ Bonovio with a solid bass to start the season off strong

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