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ABAC Bass Club Kicks Off Tournament Season January 14

January 12, 2017

The Bass Fishing Club at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will compete in the 2017 YETI Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) College fishing tournament on Jan. 14 at Lake Seminole, a reservoir located in the southwest corner of Georgia.

The ABAC Bass Fishing Club typically sends three to five boats with teams of two members per boat when competing.  In the FLW, only one team from each school can qualify for the championship.

Benjamin Chandler, president of ABAC’s Bass Fishing Club, said that every school competing against ABAC is considered strong competition.  He said the teams know each other and that adds a level of friendly competition to the tournaments.

ABAC’s team will compete in a dozen tournaments within the region. Outside of the conference, the ABAC anglers have the option to fish in 20 events.

“Our ultimate goal is to be named School of the Year,” said Chandler. “This goes by a points system that requires teams to attend and place well in tournaments sanctioned by the National Association of Collegiate Anglers.  This is controlled by which schools can attend the tournaments so it is very hard to attain.”

For more information on the ABAC Bass Fishing Club, interested persons can contact Chandler at bchandl1@stallions.abac.edu or faculty advisor Justin Exum at jexum@abac.edu.
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