College Teams Lure Lake Murray For National Anglers Championship

College Teams Lure Lake Murray For National Anglers Championship

College basketball’s final four gets all the press but this week’s Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) National College Fishing Championship taking place on Lake Murray in Chapin, South Carolina is capturing the attention of anglers everywhere. 

Fifty College bass fishing teams from across the country are at Lake Murray competing from April 15-17 for the chance to win the 2015 Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing. While there are teams from big name schools like Auburn, the University of South Carolina and Rutgers, the event also gives lesser known schools such as Sonoma State in Santa Rosa, California and Winona State from Minnesota a chance to earn a national crown.  However after the first day of competition it was the team of Travis Rulle and Caleb Eppler from Liberty University that was in first place, with a 22-pound, 2-ounce stringer anchored by a 7-pound, 9-ounce largemouth leading them into the leaders spot.

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The tournament is just one of several major fishing competitions conducted at Lake Murray every year.  The lake is known for its tremendous bass fishing and the splendor of the lake, along with the casual lifestyle and excellent real estate values, are what draws many people to relocate to the Lake Murray area.   

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Tournament details

WHAT:FLW College Fishing National Championship


WHERE:Lake Murray (Takeoff at Dreher Shoals Dam)

WEIGH-INS:Adjacent to Carolina Stadium (5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 4 p.m. on Saturday)

Gary Heiligman Real Estate Professional advocating and negotiating on behalf of  Buyers and Sellers in  communities surrounding Lake Murray South Carolina including, ChapinIrmo, Lexington and Timberlake . Real Estate with Gary Heiligman associated with EXIT Midlands Realty, email or call 803-271-9544

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Dated: April 17th 2015
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