Going For The Big One

Photo credit: LSSU Bass Club Dorony on left; Scharphorn on right

Lake Superior State University’s competitive bass team finished among the top 10 of 42 teams at the Fishing League Worldwide College Fishing Northern Conference Championship on Chesapeake Bay Sept. 12-13. Their finish qualifies them to move on to the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship this April in South Carolina.

LSSU team members Jake Dorony, South Lyon, and Hunter Scharphorn, Grand Haven, competed against teams from colleges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio, as well as two other Michigan teams, both from Adrian College.

FLW College Fishing teams compete in qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top 15 teams from each regular-season tournament qualify for one of five Conference Championship tournaments. The top 10 teams from each of the five Conference Championship tournaments advance to the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

The tournaments are free to enter. All participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college, and members of a fishing club recognized by their college or university.