OSU Fishing Team Goes to Nationals
Our program was founded about 10 years ago and is slowly becoming one of the best programs in the Northern Division and the best team here in Ohio. Our success is due mostly to the wide support of friends, family, alumni, and other Buckeye fishing supporters whom help raise the necessary budget to send our anglers all over the country in the three college fishing series (Bassmasters, FLW, and Cabela’s Collegiate) to represent THE Ohio State University on national media such as ESPN, NBC Sports, and CBS Sports. The money raised from this program will go directly to paying for:
- Necessary equipment like: Rods, reels, baits, tackle, and weather determinant clothing
- Travel cost to the 3 National Championships this Year held in Alabama, Louisiana and Oklahoma
- Fuel to and from the Tournaments
- House Rental to accommodate team and boats
- Food and on the water snacks to keep the team focused
- Boat fuel for all Official Practice and Tournament Days
- Emergency Money for boat repairs (if needed)
- Beating Michigan
The Ohio State University fishing team is a student club on campus. The club is designed to connect students whom share a similar passion for the sport of fishing and allows angler to enjoy recreational fishing around Campus and Ohio and compete on the national level against schools from all across the country. The club does not receive ANY funding from The Ohio State University. Our team is 100% funded by our anglers themselves and the support and donations of our family, friends and the great Buckeye faithful’s.
While our team is still considered a club here on campus we still face many schools whom teams are sanctioned fully funded varsity sports and compete at a very high level against those schools in the three different college fishing series: Bassmaster, FLW and Cabela's Collegiate Fishing. Each Series has 4 events each school is eligible to fish to try to qualify for their respected national championships. Tournaments are done by school sending as many teams of two angler (Boater and his partner the Co-Angler) and these two man teams go out and try to catch a five fish limit of the heaviest black bass they can. The top 10% percent from each tournament qualify for nationals.
So far, this year we have 4 team qualified for Nationals, 3 in the FLW tournament down on the Red River in Louisiana on May 30- June 1, 1 team qualified for the Cabela’s Collegiate National Championship on Lake Pickwick in Alabama on May 21-25, and we have our qualifying tournament on Lake Cherokee in Tennessee on May 10-12 for the Bassmaster College National Championship which will be on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma on July19-21.
Our teams look to represent Buckeye Nation on the largest of stages for collegiate fishing and appreciate your support and help so much.
Thank you, Tight Lines, and Go Bucks! O H…