Category: Fishing

Students start first kayak fishing club in state

Kayak fishing is quickly becoming one of the most popular and practical methods for anglers to catch fish, and two pioneering students have started the state’s first club of its kind at The University of Alabama. The sport offers a much greater chance of success than if one were simply fishing from land or a traditional boat. The versatility of […]

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Mike Johnson visits for 1st annual Sportsman’s Expo

Mike Johnson visits for 1st annual Sportsman’s Expo

Former offensive lineman and captain for the Crimson Tide football team, Mike Johnson, recently visited The University of Alabama campus for the first annual Tuscaloosa Sportsman’s Expo at the Bryant Conference Center on July 12. Johnson was the featured guest on Friday for the two-day exhibition that involved more than 50 vendors from across the Southeast. Now an Atlanta Falcon, […]

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Alabama’s fishing team nationally recognized since 2006 founding

Alabama’s fishing team nationally recognized since 2006 founding

Looking for a leisurely day on the water? You won’t find it as a member of Alabama’s competitive fishing team. This little known UA team competes for national accolades year in and year out, and it’s not football. The club fishing team has been collecting awards since its establishment in 2006. “We, as a team, have competed very well in […]

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The 2011 Alabama fishing team hopes to claim its first title since 2006. / CW | Submitted Photo

Fishing team casts high hopes

The University of Alabama fishing team expects to make a big splash this tournament season. In 2006, the fishing team won their first and only national championship; that year was also their first year as a club sport at the University. Winning a title your first year at any university is a huge accomplishment in any sport. This year, the […]

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Fishing team looks to reel in national title

Fishing team looks to reel in national title

For members of the University of Alabama’s fishing team, catching big bass means more than excelling in a hobby. It means winning national championships. Founded in 2005, the fishing team won the collegiate national championship in 2006 and has placed in the top ten teams nationally each year since their creation. President Ben Weldon, a senior whose brother founded the […]

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