This week's Archers Alley "Catch of the Week" comes to us from Nathan Doty, of Decatur, and the McKendree University Bass Fishing Team!
Nate and his partner, Bailey Bleser, of Burlington, Wisconsin, recently brought home 3rd place in the 2022 Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI National Championship Presented by Lowrance at Fort Gibson Lake, Texas! Their three day total of 14 bass weighed in at 39-pounds 7-ounces!
The 13th annual College Fishing National Championship features the Top 176 college bass fishing teams from across the nation competing in an internationally televised, no-entry fee tournament for a $33,500 prize package, including a new Phoenix 518 Pro bass boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury outboard. In addition to the boat package, both members of the winning team and the runners-up advance to the 2022 Toyota Series Championship where they will compete as pros. Both members of the third-place team can advance to the 2022 Toyota Series Championship to compete as co-anglers.
Nate will join us this weekend to talk about his central Illinois roots; tell some stories from his McKendree career; and talk bass fishing!
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