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3 universities from Carolinas qualify for 2017 FLW College Fishing National Championship

Three college fishing teams from the Carolinas have qualified for the 2017 College Fishing National Championship after finishing in the top 10 last month at the FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference Opener on Crescent Lake in Florida.

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February 04 at 10:52 am
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Reel Anarchy wins SKA National Championship

The 2015 Southern Kingfish Association’s National Championship, held out of Morehead City, ended today, and Reel Anarchy held onto their day one lead to take the championship in the Open Division. The team lead by a good margin after day one with their 51.94-pound fish, and they added a 40.52-pounder today, giving them an overall weight of 92.46-pounds, which gave them the win by more than 12-pounds.

Team Animal House took second place. They added a 41.75-pound fish today to their 38.67 king from yesterday, finishing with 80.42-pounds. Spiced Rum III took third place with 79.45-pounds by bringing a 45.75-pounder to the scales today, which improved their 33.7-pound king on day one.

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October 24, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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Team Reel Anarchy leads SKA Nationals after day 1

Day one of the 26th Annual Southern Kingfish Association National Championship is in the books, and Team Reel Anarchy sits atop the leaderboard. The fishing starts back tomorrow in Morehead City, and the new champion will be crowned during the Title Championship Awards Ceremony Sunday morning.

With a weight of 51.94-pounds, Team Reel Anarchy finished day one more than 8-pounds ahead of 2nd-place team OIFC, who weighed in 43.93-pounds. Hot Hooks sits in 3rd place with 43.87-pounds, followed by Liquid Fire, whose 41.87-pound weigh-in has them sitting in 4th place.

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October 23, 2015 at 9:57 pm
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Weather postpones US Open King Mackerel Tournament

The 2015 U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament Board of Directors announced after much consideration and consultation about weather concerns due to Hurricane Joaquin, have postponed the tournament to October 30th & 31st.  The new tournament schedule will be as follows: registration on Thursday, October 29th from 10am-12midnight at the Southport Marina and fishing on Friday, October 30th from 7am-5pm and Saturday, October 31st from 7am-4pm.  

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October 01, 2015 at 3:36 pm
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It's Bandys again! State bass-fishing title goes to Catawba County high-school team

Tyler Black and Logan Anderson of Bandys High School won the 2015 North Carolina State High School Fishing Championships on Sunday at Lake Norman, bringing the championship trophy to Catawba County for the second-straight year.

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June 18, 2015 at 8:17 am
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VIking 62 remains in Big Rock lead with one day left in tournament

One blue marlin was brought to the scales on Friday on the fifth day of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament out of Morehead City, but it wasn't big enough to shuffle the leaderboard, leaving Viking 62's 680-pound fish, caught on Monday, as the leader.

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June 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm
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EZ Boy jumps into second place at Big Rock with 556.3-pound blue marlin

Viking 62 remains in the lead after four days of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, but there’s a new second-place fish.

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June 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm
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Viking 62 still in lead at Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

The tournament-leading Viking 62 caught and released a blue marlin on Wednesday’s third day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, when one billfish was brought to the scales.

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June 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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Viking 62 leads Big Rock with 680-pound blue marlin

Fishermen brought four blue marlin to the Morehead City dock’s scales on Monday, the first day of the 57th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, and at the end fishing, a 680-pound billfish was leading the way.

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June 08, 2015 at 8:09 pm
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Shelby bass pro strikes it rich on Alabama's Lake Eufala

Bass pro Bryan Thrift of Shelby scored his fourth major national tournament win on Sunday, taking the FLW Tour event on Alabama’s Lake Eufala by more than three pounds.

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May 18, 2015 at 10:57 pm
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Team from Bandys H.S. wins high school national bass-fishing championship

Kristopher Queen and Tyler Black of Bandys High School in Catawba brought their second great catch in a row to the scales on Sunday to win the FLW/TBF High School Fishing National Championship on Grand Lake near Rogers, Ark. 

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April 27, 2015 at 6:27 am
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UNC-Charlotte pair wins Bassmaster College Classic

Andrew Helms and Jake Whitaker, students at the UNC-Charlotte, made college bass-fishing history Sunday by adding the 2015 Bassmaster College Classic title to add to their National Championship title.

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February 24, 2015 at 7:09 am
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SC pro Casey Ashley wins Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, his home lake

This time, Mighty Casey didn’t strike out. Casey Ashley, a 31-year-old bass pro from Donalds, S.C., hit a homerun on Sunday, fishing on his home water, to the cheers of an adoring, hometown crowd, winning the Bassmaster Classic with a great final-day catch of better than 20 pounds.

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February 22, 2015 at 6:16 pm
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2004 champ Omori leads Bassmaster Classic entering final day

The final day of the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell is shaping up to be a free-for-all, with a handful of former champions sitting atop the standings with the coveted trophy and $300,000 first-place prize well within their grasp. Takahiro Omori, a Japanese angler who now makes his home in Emory, Texas, caught five fish that weighed 16 pounds, 11 ounces Saturday and claimed the lead going into Sunday’s final round with a two-day total of 31-11.

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February 21, 2015 at 7:41 pm
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Gray misses Bassmaster Classic cut, even with six fish on six casts

How crazy can bass fishing be? Brandon Gray of Bulloch found out on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell.

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February 21, 2015 at 7:04 pm
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Rojas burns up field in frigid Bassmaster Classic

Doesn’t it just figure that after the coldest day in the history of the Bassmaster Classic, four anglers from warm, sunny climates are sitting atop the standings?

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February 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm
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