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Bethel University Is Dominating the Collegiate Sport of Bass Fishing.

Bass Fishing

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Bass Fishing

Bethel University is Dominating the Collegiate Sport of Bass Fishing.

Bethel University is dominating the collegiate sport of bass fishing. For the second year in a row, the relatively small West Tennessee college has won the National Championship of the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series. For the first time in the tournament’s 14-year history, the same anglers repeated as the winning team: Cole Floyd and Carter McNeil.

The champions, both business management majors, were appreciative of the opportunities collegiate fishing affords. “High school fishing leads into college, and it’s just an awesome opportunity all the way around,” Floyd said. McNeil added, “What could be better than to go to school and fish on scholarship? It doesn’t get any better than that.”

The 2019 Championship was held on the Tennessee River’s Pickwick and Wilson lakes in Alabama. The two-day contest fielded 200 teams of 400 anglers from all over the United States. Floyd and McNeil brought in a superior five-fish limit on day one that weighed 22.85 pounds; then, on day two they repeated with a nearly identical catch of 22.80 pounds. To see the full field of finishers and learn more about the series, visit

Source: The Daily Times, Maryville