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Cayuga Lake to host major college fishing tournament

The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Cayuga Lake will play host to the YETI FLW College Fishing Series on Saturday, July 21st. It marks the first time the circuit is being hosted in the Finger Lakes region. It is expected to draw more than 140 collegiate anglers (and their support teams) to the area.

“We look forward to welcoming the FLW College Fishing Series to our community,” said Chamber President Jeff Shipley. “The Finger Lakes region is noted for its world-class fishing and we expect the participants will thoroughly enjoy their experience on Cayuga Lake.”

The tournament, affiliated with Fishing League Worldwide, is the second regular season qualifying event in the Northern Conference. As part of the FLW College Fishing series, teams compete in three regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments, along with additional qualifiers advance to the 2018 FLW College Fishing National Championship.

FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money. FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show, broadcast to more than 564 million households worldwide.

The tournament is free to enter, but all participants must be registered, full-time students at a college, university or community college and members of a college fishing club that is recognized by their school. The tournament begins at 6AM with weigh-ins throughout the day at the Cayuga Lake State Park in Seneca Falls. Final results will be announced at 2:30PM.

Current standings for the Northern Conference rank teams from the Apprentice School, Wytheville Community College, Schoolcraft Community College, Virginia Tech and Slippery Rock University as the top five respectively ahead of this weekend’s event at Cayuga Lake.

For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow College Fishing on Facebook at Facebook.com/FLWFishing and on Twitter at Twitter.com/FLWFishing. Visit FLWFishing.com to sign up or to start a club at your school.

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