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Bass Fishing

Young Harris College's bass fishing team formed in Fall 2009 and regularly competes in tournaments locally, regionally and nationally.

Former Young Harris College bass fishing team members Brad Rutherford and Chandler White placed 12th at the B.A.S.S. 2012 Carhartt College Series National Championship in Little Rock, Ark., against 51 other colleges and universities from across the country.

Rutherford and White also competed together in several events, placing fourth at the Tennessee Collegiate Bass Fishing Trail Qualifier on Lake Guntersville. Rutherford also placed second at the Georgia Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series on Lake Logan Martin in Alabama.

Rutherford formed YHC’s bass fishing team in 2009 with Clint McNeal, ’10. The duo won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southeast Division event on Lake Guntersville that year before going on to finish 12th overall in the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship.

YHC's bass fishing team members Brad Rutherford, '13, and Matthew Peeler, '13, were featured on ESPN's "Not Top 10" with their attempt to snag a sinking fishing rod after reeling in a successful catch in the 2013 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship held on Lake Chatuge.


The Young Harris College bass fishing team is proud to have the following sponsors:

For more information about the YHC bass fishing team, contact Bass Fishing Advisor Dr. Johnathan Davis.

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