BENTON, Ky. (April 20, 2020) – In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Murray State University announced that it will not host any summer camps this year. As a result, FLW is replacing its traditional High School Fishing Camp, scheduled for July 22-24, with a series of FREE minicamps held in conjunction with three Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit tournaments. Campers already registered will receive a full refund and are invited to participate in any of the FREE minicamps.
Each camp will be held on a Saturday in conjunction with a Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit event and will provide valuable instruction from top pros and industry executives for students, coaches and boat captains.
Participants will check in on site and receive a free camp t-shirt, free product from participating sponsors and a free lakeside cookout. Campers will have time to practice their newfound skills with some fishing from the bank and will be invited to help mentor grade-school children during an FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby held at the same location. Each of the first two camps will conclude at the start of the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit weigh-in with participating campers recognized on the popular FLW LIVE webcast. The third camp will be held at the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit TITLE championship with camp integrated into opening-day festivities. FLW is hosting these exciting new camps to help encourage high school anglers throughout the country to pursue their passion for fishing.
“We are disappointed to announce the cancellation of our annual High School Fishing Camp, but we are excited to replace it with three minicamps that will allow many more young anglers the opportunity to attend,” said FLW Executive Vice President and General Manager Kathy Fennel. “We believe the minicamps will provide students, coaches and boat captains a fantastic opportunity to learn and network.”
Registration for the minicamps is now open. To sign up for each camp, or for more information visit FLWFishing.com/camp.
Sat., June 13 – TVA Dam Boat Launch (Cherokee) – 2805 TN-92, Jefferson City, Tenn.
Sat., July 25 – Lake Dardanelle State Park (Dardanelle) – 2428 Marina Rd, Russellville, Ark.
Sat., Aug. 8 – Massena Intake Boat Launch (St. Lawrence) – 1415 State Hwy 131, Massena, N.Y.
Saturday Minicamp Tentative Schedule:
10 – 11 a.m. Registration and check-in
- Collect your camp t-shirt and swag from participating sponsors
- Meet your fellow campers
11 – 11:15 a.m. Welcome address
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Session 1: Finding fish in all seasons & practice strategies
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Adult Session 1: Best practices for sanctioned teams
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lakeside cookout with the pros
12:30 – 1 p.m. Session 2: Flipping & pitching instruction
1 – 1:30 p.m. FLW Foundation Unified Fishing Derby
- Free fishing time and help youth in attendance
1:30 – 2 p.m. Session 3: Lure building
2 – 2:30 p.m. Session 4: Sight fishing with Wiley X sunglasses
2:30 – 3 p.m. Session 5: Backing a boat trailer
3 – 3:30 p.m. Session 6: Off the water fishing careers & resume building
- Explore careers in marketing, PR, editorial and social media
3 – 3:30 p.m. Adult Session 2: Fish care at weigh-ins
3:30 – 4 p.m. Session 7/Adult Session 3: Ethics & etiquette on the water
- What’s cool and what’s not when tournament fishing
- Practical applications of the Golden Rule
4 – 6 p.m. Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit weigh-in
- Campers recognized from the stage during FLW LIVE
For complete details and updated information visit FLWFishing.com. For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow FLW’s social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.