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2023 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI

  • The winning club at the 2023 Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance receives $43,500, including a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro powered by a 115 HP Mercury and $10,000. The winning team also advances to the 2023 Toyota Series Championship to compete as pros for a shot at winning as much as $235,000, including a $35,000 MLF Phoenix Bonus. The highest finishing team member at the Toyota Series Championship advances to REDCREST 2024 to compete against the world’s top pros for $300,000.
  • The second-place club at the 2023 College Fishing National Championship receives a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro powered by a 115 HP Mercury. The team also advances to the 2023 Toyota Series Championship to compete as pros.
  • The third-place club at the 2023 National Championship receives $4,000, and the team advances to the 2023 Toyota Series Championship as co-anglers for a shot at winning a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro powered by a 115 HP Mercury.
  • Every team in the top 10 at the 2023 National Championship receives at least $1,000. 
  • School of the Year receives $10,000 from QuikTrip. 
  • Live weigh-in coverage at every tournament.
  • National television coverage of the National Championship on CBS Sports.
  • Qualify for the MLF College Faceoffs presented by Wiley X held in conjunction with select Abu Garcia College Fishing tournaments and compete using the catch-weigh-immediate release format. Visit MajorLeagueFishing.com for details. 
  • Earn priority entry into the Toyota Series. 
  • Win lucrative contingency bonuses from Abu Garcia College Fishing sponsors, visit MajorLeagueFishing.com for details.
  • Enter at MajorLeagueFishing.com or by calling 270.252.1000. The entry fee is $100 per team, per tournament for teams entering prior to onsite check-in. The onsite entry fee is $150 per team.

Schedule

Friday
Jan. 20
Harris Chain of Lakes: Venetian Gardens - Ski Beach | Leesburg, FL
No guides or purchasing information after Jan. 9, 2023
Saturday
Feb. 4
Lake Havasu: Lake Havasu State Park / Windsor Beach | Lake Havasu City, AZ
No guides or purchasing information after Jan. 24, 2023
Friday
March 17
Lake of the Ozarks: Public Beach #2 | Osage Beach, MO
No guides or purchasing information after March 6, 2023
Saturday
March 18
California Delta: Big Break Marina | Oakley, CA
No guides or purchasing information after March 7, 2023
Saturday
April 22
California Delta: Big Break Marina | Oakley, CA
No guides or purchasing information after April 11, 2023
Friday
April 28
Lake Guntersville: Civitan Park | Guntersville, AL
No guides or purchasing information after April 17, 2023
Sunday
June 25
Lake Champlain: Plattsburgh City Marina | Plattsburgh, NY
No guides or purchasing information after June 14, 2023
Friday
Sept. 8
Sam Rayburn Reservoir: Umphrey Family Pavilion | Brookeland, TX
No guides or purchasing information after Aug. 28, 2023
Friday
Oct. 27
Lake Hartwell: Green Pond Landing | Anderson, SC
No guides or purchasing information after Oct. 16, 2023

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance

Tuesday - Thursday
Feb. 21-23
Lake Toho: Big Toho Marina | Kissimmee, FL
No guides or purchasing information after Feb 5, 2023
Off-limits: Feb 6-18, 2023 | Practice: Feb 19 sunrise to sunset & Feb 20 sunrise to 3 p.m., 2023
Registration: Feb 20, 2023
Hosted by Kissimmee Sports Commission

Payouts

Qualifiers

PlaceClub
1$2,000
2$1,000
3$700
4$600
5$500

Top 12 percent of teams advance to the 2024 National Championship.

A tournament must have at least 100 boats for cash awards and points to be active.

2023 Abu Garcia College Fishing Presented by YETI National Championship presented by Lowrance – No Entry Fee

Top 10 teams from each 2022 Qualifier and the Top 20 teams from the 2022 Abu Garcia College Fishing Open. One extra spot is awarded for every 10 boats over 100 in qualifiers and 200 in the Open.

Place Club + Anglers
1$43,500 - Includes a $33,500 Phoenix 518 Pro with 115 HP Mercury and $10,000 + 2023 Toyota Series Championship as pros and REDCREST 2024 for the highest-finishing team member at the Toyota Series Championship
2$33,500 - Includes a Phoenix 518 Pro with 115 HP Mercury + 2023 Toyota Series Championship as pros
3$4,000 + 2023 Toyota Series Championship as co-anglers
4$3,000
5$2,000
6-10$1,000

Visit MajorLeagueFishing.com for contingency award details.

Contact

For questions about tournament registration or membership, please contact:

MLF Customer Service

270-252-1000 or [email protected]

Office Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. E-mails will be answered during normal business hours.

For questions about College Fishing tournaments, please contact:

Kevin Hunt

270-205-5155 or [email protected]