Angelo State Fishing Team keeping up winning traditions

aaangleo2Most college sophomores look forward to sleeping in on a Saturday for a break from the classroom.

But Logan Clark, a sophomore at Angelo State University studying natural resource management, picks up his fishing pole and hits the nearest lake with his team.

Clark is vice president of the Angelo State Fishing team and has high hopes for the future of the club sport. A native of Marble Falls, Clark has been fishing since he was 10, learning from his father — a longtime tournament bass angler.

The Angelo State team was started in 2008 and currently has 12 students on its roster. The team fishes nearby lakes Nasworthy and O.H. Ivie.

Clark says team members are mostly bass anglers but do occasionally fish for crappie.

In October 2012, Clark’s teammates Josh Seale and Ethan George won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Championship in Russellville, Ark., representing ASU. They are now qualified to participate in The FLW College Fishing National Championship April 19-21 on Beaver Lake in Rodgers, Ark.

“We just want to get our name out there and show that we are contenders in these tournaments,” Clark said.

Their next tournament is a home event April 6 the ASU Open on Lake Nasworthy.