July 18, 2013

Two Bass Tournaments hit Lake Champlain this weekend


---- — PLATTSBURGH — The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Plattsburgh, will host the FLW Everstart Series starting today and goes through Saturday and the FLW National Guard College Series Saturday.

FLW Everstart Series

The EverStart Series offers anglers a chance to compete for cash and prizes with the winner taking home over $40,000.

“Fishing is always good on Lake Champlain,” Chevy pro angler Dave Lefebre of Union City, Pa. said. “You can’t miss; everything will work.”

“There will be a mixture of small and largemouth bass caught,” Lefebre said. “You’ll want to use big top water baits for the smallmouth, and the largemouth bite will come flipping grass with jigs, worms and frogs. Average weights are going to be 14 to 16 pounds per day, but it is going to take 18 to 20 pounds per day to win. Weights are probably going to be separated by ounces, which add excitement and frustration for the anglers.”

Weigh-ins are free and open to the public and will take place daily at Dock Street Landing beginning at 2 p.m. (located across from the Naked Turtle).

National Guard FLW College Fishing Series

Introduced in 2008, FLW College Fishing was intended to help grow the sport of bass fishing. These one day tournaments offer teams from four year colleges and universities the opportunity to compete for scholarship money for their school and bass club. At the national championship teams compete for the opportunity to advance to the Forrest Wood Cup, the world championship of bass fishing.

Weigh-in begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Dock Street landing. This weigh-in is open to the public to come out and support their local anglers.

Kristy Kennedy, Group & Event Specialist for the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, stated “We are thrilled to once again welcome the FLW Everstart Series to Lake Champlain. It has been a great season so far and I am confident the tournament will be a success for both the organizers and the community.”

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