The Catawba Valley Community College bass fishing team recently completed its most successful national appearance to date at the BoatUS Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship on Pickwick Lake and Wilson Lake this past weekend in Alabama.
Competing in a field of 400 anglers and 200 boats comprised two- and four-year colleges and universities, the Red Hawks placed three of their duos in the top 100, including a finish among the top 15 teams competing.
“Our guys have worked incredibly hard this year by putting in long hours on the water, studying maps of the lakes and doing a lot of research,” said Catawba Valley bass fishing head coach Angela Mayo. “Their hard work has certainly paid off. I am extremely proud of each one of them.”
Leading the charge for the Red Hawks were the duo of Lane Bailey and Justin Eggers, who started day one of the tournament in 19th place after catching 16.03 pounds of bass.