2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship

Marbury, MD (June 4, 2019) –"It's a very exciting time," Garrett said. "Brian Pahl and I are heading into round 1 of 3 days of competitive fishing at the 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River. The winning team earns an entry into the coveted FKW Cup in August. Brian and I have a great track record of bringing in daily limits and heavy bags and making runs at tournament championships.

"Tournament fishing is a zero-tolerance competitive world. You can’t win a tournament on the first day but you certainly can sink into a deep hole. It’s extremely important to stay focused and keep grinding out every fishing opportunity. The preparation during practice sets the stage for the days ahead. Patterns developed, selection of bait and tackle – all have to be perfect, nothing can be left to chance. There's just no room for error as any one of the 148 qualified teams is capable of winning. It just takes a hot bed of keepers and a heavy weigh-in.

“We hope to get our limit of five in the box early and start culling. Ounces can make a difference from finishing first or in the middle of the pack. Bass can be very finicky this time of the year, some are still spawning and others are coming out of the spawn; we have several strategies to hopefully entice some big bites. Brian and I haven’t fished together since he graduated last year. It’s fun to be in the boat again. One thing for sure, we will go full throttle, all-out, heads down, Yahama cranking, Skeeter streaking with our Lews Rods and Strike King baits locked down.”

Where: Smallwood State Park Marina – June 4th, 5th and 6th
What: 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship
Take-off: Days 1 -2-3 at 7:00 AM ET
Weigh-in: Days 1-2-3 at 3:00 – 7:00 PM ET
Format: Second day is cut day, only the top ten teams will advance to the third day to earn the title of 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship team.