May 26, 2011

University of Central Florida Holding Their Own at the Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship


The Boat U.S. Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship is underway at Lake Lewisville in Texas.  College teams from across the country have earned the right to fish this event. The University of Central Florida team of Miles "Sonar" Burghoff and Casey O'Donnell are currently in second with 17.07 pounds in a tightly grouped top of the leader board.  I know both of these guys through the BFL Gator Division tournaments and couldn't be happier to see them near the top.  Both are awesome fisherman and know they have a big chance to win this thing.

I just had the chance to talk with Casey about the experience and he said it has been an amazing week.  They really treat these college anglers well and have provided them with all kinds of new gear and products.  To Casey, the best part was getting to talk with pro anglers like Mike McClelland and Jeff Kriet and to hear the legend Hank Parker speak to the anglers.  They had a camera boat with them in the boat all day and it really  legitimized the whole thing.  The tournament will be featured on Versus later this year.  These events are great for the future of fishing.

I'll talk with them tomorrow and get a full report of the tournament and patterns.  Good luck tomorrow guys!
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