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Reel Time Fishing Northwest

Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

March 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Two Eastern Washington University bass fishing teams qualify for FLW western regional collegiate championships

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The Eastern Washington University Bass Anglers Club has qualified both its teams to the 2012 FLW College Fishing Series Western Championship.

On Feb. 25, the EWU team of Nick Barr and Jesse Squires finished in fourth place against 39 other collegiate teams on Lake Havasu in Arizona, which was the second stop of the Western FLW College Fishing Series.

Their five smallmouth bass limit weighed in at 10-pounds, 12-ounces, and were able to claim a spot in the 2012 FLW Western Regional Championship and a $1,000 scholarship to the school’s club.

The EWU team of Jarred Walker and Robert Trukositz also qualified finishing in fourth place at the first FLW College Fishing Series stop this year on Lake Shasta in California with an 8-pound, 3-ounce limit of spotted bass.

Barr and Squires primarily caught their fish drop-shotting a 4-inch Yamamoto Kut-Tail worm on Lamiglas Drop-Shot rods rigged with 4 pound Sufix Flourocarbon.

Walker and Trukositz caught most of their qualifying catch on a tube jigs and Yamamoto Hula Grubs, fishing as deep as 50 feet.

This is the first year EWU has qualified teams to the Western Region Championship, and first time that two Washington teams will be moving closer to the College National Championship held in Alabama.

(Photo courtesy of Nick Barr)

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