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Up to $3 Million in Scholarships with Major League Fishing

Up to $3 Million in Scholarships and Prizes Up for Grabs as well as Advancement Opportunities for Student Anglers

TULSA, Okla. (Aug. 30, 2021) – Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Monday the 2022 schedules for the Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI season and the U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing season, culminating in the national championships for each circuit, providing scholarships and advancement opportunities for qualified teams.

“We are thrilled to announce our 2022 college and high school fishing schedules, and are looking forward to a fantastic year,” said Kevin Hunt, MLF Senior Director of Tournament Operations, College and High School Fishing. “MLF continues to provide student anglers from high school through college the chance to compete for scholarships and prizes, as well as multiple advancement opportunities to elevate their schools, sponsors and personal brands while working their way up through the MLF circuits. We are looking forward to 2022 being our most successful college and high school fishing seasons yet.”

The majority of U.S. Army High School Fishing tournaments are held on Saturdays and are preceded by an Abu Garcia College Fishing tournament the day prior. This provides students and parents the opportunity to network with prospective college teams and coaches during college weigh-ins to facilitate decision-making on future collegiate fishing careers.

The 2022 Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI National Championship Presented by Lowrance will be on Fort Gibson Lake in Wagoner, Oklahoma, March 29-31. Held in conjunction with REDCREST, the 2022 College Fishing championship will provide unique networking opportunities for college anglers with Bass Pro Tour pros and potential sponsors, as well as advancement opportunities for anglers to compete as pros and co-anglers in the 2022 Toyota Series Championship. 

2022 Abu Garcia College Fishing Schedule

Abu Garcia College Fishing Open
Thurs-Fri                         Lake Chickamauga
Feb. 24-25                       Dayton, Tenn.            

Central Conference     
Friday                              Table Rock Lake
April 8                             Branson, Mo.

Friday                              MS River-La Crosse
July 29                             La Crosse, Wis.

Friday                              Lake of the Ozarks
Oct. 14                            Osage Beach, Mo.

Northern Conference
Friday                             Smith Mountain Lake
April 29                          Huddleston, Va.

Friday                              Smith Mountain Lake
June 3                              Huddleston, Va.

Friday                              Lake Erie
Sept. 9                             Sandusky, Ohio

Southeastern Conference        
Friday                              Harris Chain
Jan. 7                               Leesburg, Fla.

Friday                              Lake Guntersville
Mar. 4                              Guntersville, Ala.

Friday                              Pickwick Lake
Oct. 21                             Counce, Tenn.

Southern Conference
Friday                              Toledo Bend
Jan. 21                             Many, La.

Friday                              Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Mar. 11                            Brookeland, Texas

Friday                              Lake O’ the Pines
Nov. 11                            Jefferson, Texas

Western Conference  
Saturday                         Lake Havasu
Mar. 5                             Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Saturday                         Clear Lake
April 30                          Clearlake, Calif.

Friday                             California Delta
June 3                             Bethel Island, Calif.

Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI National Championship Presented by Lowrance
Tues.-Thurs.                Fort Gibson Lake
March 29-31               Wagoner, Okla.

Complete rules and more information for the 2022 Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI program will be announced later this fall and can be found online at MajorLeagueFishing.com.

In addition to the 13th annual High School Fishing National Championship, all High School Fishing anglers nationwide automatically qualify for the world’s largest open high school bass tournament, the 2022 High School Fishing World Finals run by MLF’s partners in fishing at The Bass Federation and held in conjunction with the National Championship on Pickwick Lake in Florence, Alabama, June 22-25. More than $2.8 million in scholarships and prizes were offered at the 2021 World Finals.

2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing Schedule

Saturday                        Harris Chain
Jan. 8                             Leesburg, Fla.

Saturday                        Toledo Bend
Jan. 22                           Many, La.

Saturday                        Lake Guntersville
Mar. 5                            Guntersville, Ala.

Sunday                          Lake Havasu
Mar. 6                            Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Saturday                        Sam Rayburn Reservoir
Mar. 12                          Brookeland, Texas

Saturday                        Table Rock Lake
April 9                           Branson, Mo.

Saturday                        Smith Mountain Lake
April 30                         Huddleston, Va.

Sunday                          Clear Lake
May 1                            Clearlake, Calif.

Saturday                        Smith Mountain Lake
June 4                            Huddleston, Va.

Sunday                           California Delta
June 5                             Bethel Island, Calif.

Saturday                        MS River-La Crosse
July 30                           La Crosse, Wis.

Saturday                        Lake Erie
Sept. 10                         Sandusky, Ohio

Saturday                        Lake of the Ozarks
Oct. 15                           Osage Beach, Mo.
                                            
Saturday                        Pickwick Lake
Oct. 22                          Counce, Tenn.
                                            
Saturday                        Lake O’ the Pines
Nov. 12                          Jefferson, Texas

Complete rules and more information for the 2022 U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing program will be announced later this fall and can be found online at U.S. Army High School Fishing Presented by Favorite Fishing.

For complete details and updated information, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow Abu Garcia College Fishing and U.S. Army High School Fishing at FacebookTwitterInstagram and  YouTube. For additional High School Fishing opportunities from The Bass Federation, including state championships, visit HighSchoolFishing.org.

About MLF BIG5

MLF BIG5 is part of MLF, the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization. It provides anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits featuring a five-biggest-fish format. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with offices in Benton, Kentucky, MLF and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain and Zimbabwe.

MLF tournaments are broadcast on Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, World Fishing Network, MyOutdoorTV, Discovery and CBS Sports while MLF Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros to the world’s most avid bass anglers.

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