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.
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.
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.
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