Utah Lake to host Western Conference Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship
• Central Conference Championship (Sept. 6-8) – Carlyle Lake in Carlyle, Ill.
• Northern Conference Championship (Sept. 13-15) – Philpott Lake in Martinsville, Va.
• Southeastern Conference Championship (Sept. 27-29) – Lake Wylie in Rock Hill, S.C.
• Southern Conference Championship (Oct. 4-6) – Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark.The top five teams from each of the four qualifying events from the 2012 season received automatic berths into this season’s conference championships. A total of 20 teams will compete in each of the five conference championships with the top-five team finishers in each advancing to the 2013 National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship.
Payouts and prizes
The following is an outline of the conference championship payouts and prize structures for the 2012 season:
1st place: Ranger 177TR* valued at $25,000
2nd place: $5,000
3rd place: $3,000
4th place: $3,000
5th place: $3,000
*Ranger 177TR comes equipped with a 90 horsepower Evinrude or Mercury outboard.
In addition, every team receives a travel allowance based on the distance traveled to the tournament.