Purdue Wins College Fishing on Kentucky Lake

The Purdue University team of Charles (Ryan) Spicer and Chris Kaiser won the 2011 National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Division event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes.







Spicer and Kaiser of Purdue Bass Fishing Team / Photo courtesy of collegefishing.com





The

Purdue University team of Charles (Ryan) Spicer and Chris Kaiser won

the National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Division event on

Kentucky/Barkley lakes Saturday with five bass weighing 15 pounds, 6

ounces. The victory earned the team $10,000 to be split between the

university and the university’s bass fishing club - $7,500 for the bass

club and $2,500 for their school. The win also helped them advance to

the Central Division Regional Championship.



"This is a little unbelievable, we won here last year and

to have back to back victories is really amazing,” said Kaiser, a

sophomore forestry and natural resources major. “We were fishing along

main lake banks with a lipless crankbait. This is an area we found last

year and it is just a magical area loaded with fish.



“We fell in love with the lake last year when we were

here and have tried to come back as often as we could. We were here

last week on spring break and the fishing was completely different. The

water was high and warm. We monitored lake conditions everyday on the

internet and were able to make some major adjustments that made the

difference for us today,” Kaiser added.



"We caught two four-pound fish right away and thought we

were just going to smoke ‘em all day long, said Spicer, a sophomore in

forestry. “But then the bite died and we struggled for about three

hours. We caught our last three with about an hour left in the

tournament. We knew it was going to be tough today, this is just

awesome!



Rounding out the top five teams and also advancing to the Central Regional Championship are:



      2nd:University of Arkansas, Little Rock – Trent Gephardt and Carter Norman, (three bass, 10-11, $3,000)




      3rd:  University of Missouri – Duron Netsell and Scott Dooley, (five bass, 10-11, $2,000)




      4th:  Western Kentucky University – Andy Southard and Cody Napier, (four bass, 9-7, $2,000)




      5th:  Iowa State University – Branden Bowden and Travis Graves, (three bass, 6-1, $2,000)

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