High School Camp Registration Open - Major League Fishing

High School Camp Registration Open

Second annual camp to be held at Murray State, Kentucky Lake July 24-26
Image for High School Camp Registration Open
2018 Costa Camp Photo by Matt Pace.
February 14, 2019 • MLF • Uncategorized

Registration is now open for the 2019 Costa FLW High School Fishing Camp, which will be held July 24-26.

High School Fishing camp is the ultimate summer camp for serious high school anglers, their parents, boat captains and coaches. Held on the beautiful Murray State University campus with daily activities on the shores of Kentucky Lake – the South’s Great Lake – this is one camp you don’t want to miss. Students receive instruction from top professionals and industry executives to take their fishing and fishing-career readiness to the next level.

Adults have the option to drop off their students or stay throughout the camp and participate in special panel discussions aimed at identifying best practices to give your High School Fishing team the edge it needs to thrive.

Camp starts Wednesday, July 24, and concludes Friday, July 26, followed by an FLW Foundation benefit tournament Saturday, July 27, for campers who would like to put their newfound skills to the test while helping raise money for the foundation’s High School Fishing scholarship fund.

The tournament features two divisions – a boat division and a kayak division – and one lucky camper will be selected to fish with an FLW Tour pro. Participants in the tournament are eligible for thousands of dollars in cash prizes, with the winner taking home the Costa FLW High School Fishing Cup.

The camp fee is $300 per student/adult. The tournament entry fee is $200 per boat/kayak.

Click here to visit the Costa FLW High School Fishing Camp homepage. 


Important dates


Feb. 15–June 30



July 24-26 (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)


FLW Foundation Tournament:

July 27 (Saturday)


Participating pros

  • Todd Castledine
  • Russell Cecil
  • Luke Dunkin
  • David Dudley
  • Jimmy Houston
  • Cody Kelley
  • Brad Knight
  • Brian Latimer
  • Scott Martin
  • Bill McDonald
  • James Niggemeyer
  • Larry Nixon
  • Tom Redington
  • Bryan Thrift
  • Additional pros will be added in the coming weeks.


Items to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Fishing tackle if you plan to fish the FLW Foundation benefit tournament
  • Sunscreen
  • Pillows and bedding (twin beds)
  • Toiletries & towels
  • Snacks if you want some for your room at night
  • Cooler if you’d like to keep snacks cold in your room
  • Change and $1 bills for vending machines in the dorm
  • Money for clothing and/or souvenirs if desired



Click here for a map showing all camp and tournament venues


Murray State University

102 Curris Center

Murray, KY 42071




Kenlake State Resort Park

542 Kenlake Rd

Hardin, KY 42048



FLW Office:  


30 Gamble Lane

Benton, KY 42025



FLW Foundation Tournament: 

Kentucky Dam Marina

466 Marina Dr

Gilbertsville, KY 42044



Camp Fee

Student (9th-12th grade only):

$300 each



$300 each + $50 if private room request


Important details


Costa FLW High School Fishing Camp Registration


Sample Camp Schedules

2018 Student Seminar Schedule

2018 Parent/Coach Seminar Schedule


2018 Camp Photos and Videos

Camp Photos

Why I Fish Camp Video

Melinda Hays – Costa FLW High School Fishing Camp Vision


FLW Foundation Benefit Tournament

The 2019 FLW Foundation benefit tournament raises funds for youth fishing programs and High School Fishing grants benefiting students nationwide.

The tournament will be held July 27 on Kentucky Lake out of Kentucky Dam Marina. Onsite registration and the pretournament meeting will be held the evening of July 26 at Murray State University.

The tournament features a boat and a kayak division. The entry fee is $200 per boat/kayak. Kayakers will compete as individuals. Each boat may have up to three participants assigned.

The winner of the boat division will receive $2,000 and a YETI cooler. Second place in the boat division is $1,000, and third place is $500. Additionally, boat division teams may enter categories to win an extra $500 per selection as the highest finisher in that category. The cost is $50 per category.

You may enter as many categories as you like, but a category only becomes active once at least 10 participants have registered for it. If the category does not become active, you will receive a refund for that category at registration.

The winner of the kayak division will receive $1,000 and a YETI cooler. The highest finishing Jackson Kayak owner who fishes from his or her Jackson Kayak will also win a new Jackson Kayak.

Participation in the FLW Foundation tournament is open to everyone, including middle school and elementary school students accompanied by an adult. You do not have to participate in the Costa FLW High School Fishing Camp to fish the tournament. You must supply your own boat or kayak to compete. Kayak division competitors must be high school age or older.


Boat Division Payout:

  • Boat Division Winner = $2,000 + YETI cooler
  • Boat Division 2nd Place = $1,000
  • Boat Division 3rd Place = $500
  • Family (at least two anglers related) = $500
  • Men’s (all male team) = $500
  • Women’s (all female team) $500
  • Seniors (at least one angler 65 or older) = $500
  • College (at least one angler in college) = $500
  • High School (at least one angler in 9th, 10th 11, or 12th grade) = $500
  • Middle School (at least one angler in 6th, 7th or 8th grade) = $500
  • Elementary School (at least one angler in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade) = $500
  • Big Fish (any species, artificial lures only) = $500


Kayak Division Payout:

  • Kayak Division Winner = $1,000 + YETI cooler
  • The highest finishing Jackson Kayak owner who fishes from his or her Jackson Kayak will also win a new Jackson Kayak.


Entry fee:

  • $200 per boat/kayak +$50 per boat division category


FLW Foundation Tournament Registration


Camp or Tournament Questions?

Please contact FLW Youth Director Scott Ellison at [email protected] or 270.252.1584 if you have any questions that are not answered here. We hope to see you at camp this summer.