Bassmaster College Tour Stop – Heading North to Fishing Mecca – St. Lawrence River!

Waddington, NY (June 18) – “Coming off with a great fifth place finish at the recent 2019 YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River has really gotten me pumped up and ready to take on the St. Lawrence River with my teammate Kyle Palmer. Both Kyle and I have been trying so hard to find the perfect balance to get back to our winning form. Winning at the first 2019 Major League Fishing College head-to-head tournament really helped bolster our confidence,” said John Coble Garrett.

The team of Garrett and Palmer has the skills and experience needed to bring in winning weights each day, to make the cut, and contend for the top prize, but of course there are several teams that can say the same thing. It's a very tough sport and, after all, Bass are moving targets.


“The St. Lawrence River is known for exceptional Bass fishing, and it could be a real slugfest between all the college teams in competition. I am hoping practice goes well and we find a few sweet spots. With a five-Bass limit it would be great to have a mixed bag of smallmouth and hopefully land a game changing bigmouth or two,” said John. “I’ve fished the St. Lawrence before and it’s the kind of place where on any given day everyone will be catching fish. If that happens, the standings will be very close each day with day two weigh-in determining who’ll make the cut. The St. Lawrence River is one of the finest Bass spots in the country that offers a myriad of challenges and opportunities. Our best plan it to go fast, catch 5 early, and start culling and be consistent, building each day.”

Where: Whitaker Park, Waddington, NY
What: 2019 Bassmaster College Tour – St. Lawrence River
When: June 19-21, 2019
Take-off: 5:30 AM ET
Weigh-in: Days 1-2 Whitaker Park at 1:30 PM, Waddington, NY
Day 3 Clarkson University at 1:30 PM, Potsdam, NY