FLW Partners with Wiley X and Tackle Warehouse to Offer Students, Coaches and Parents the Summer Camp Experience of a Lifetime on the Shores of Kentucky LakePrint This Post
BENTON, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2020) – FLW announced today that registration is now open for the third annual Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse, scheduled for July 22-24, on the Murray State University campus in Murray, Kentucky.
The all-inclusive three-day camp, with daily activities on the shores of Kentucky Lake, is designed for serious high school anglers, parents and coaches who want to gain an edge on the competition by getting hands-on bass fishing experience alongside the biggest names in the industry. Students will receive instruction from top professionals and industry executives to take their fishing and fishing-career readiness to the next level.
“The Wiley X High School Fishing Camp is an experience like no other for these young anglers. From making spinnerbaits and eating lunch with Jimmy Houston to exploring seasonal techniques with Larry Nixon and Bryan Thrift, you never know what excitement each day will bring. FLW’s home waters of Kentucky Lake and Murray State University offer the perfect setting to develop talented young anglers. We believe this camp is extremely beneficial to students and also gives parents and coaches a great opportunity to learn and network,” said FLW Executive Vice President and General Manager Kathy Fennel.
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 a High School Fishing team the edge it needs to thrive.
Following the week’s activities, campers are invited to put their skills to the test in the FLW Foundation benefit tournament. All proceeds from the tournament go toward High School Fishing scholarships to help get more teams and students out on the water. The tournament, held Saturday, July 25, on Kentucky Lake, features two divisions – a boat division and a kayak division – and two lucky campers will be selected to fish with an FLW pro. Participants are eligible for thousands of dollars in cash prizes.
Registration for the Wiley X High School Fishing Camp presented by Tackle Warehouse will close Tuesday, June 30, or when the camp reaches capacity, whichever comes first. Cost for the camp is $300 per person, which includes all housing, meals and accommodations at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. To sign up for camp, or for more information visit FLWFishing.com/camp.
FLW is the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, providing anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to compete for millions in prize money across five tournament circuits. Headquartered in Benton, Kentucky, FLW and its partners conduct more than 290 bass-fishing tournaments annually around the world, including the United States, Canada, China, Italy, South Korea, Mexico, Namibia, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Zimbabwe.
FLW tournament fishing can be seen on the Emmy-nominated “FLW” television show while Bass Fishing magazine delivers cutting-edge tips from top pros. Acquired by Major League Fishing in late 2019, FLW is expanding its programming in 2020 to the Outdoor Channel and the Sportsman Channel as well as on-demand at MyOutdoorTV (MOTV).