continued In the last year the club has brought in $13,000 in prize money.
In the five years of its existence, the club has grown from eight to about 25 people. Since becoming club president, Bolis has written a new system for qualifying for tournaments into the club’s charter. To be considered, an angler has to compete in at least one state tournament over the summer, where they will be awarded points based on their finish. More points are available by attending club functions or club meetings. The highest scoring anglers then qualify to fish in the FLW event.
The club is interested in more than just fishing, and strives to be active on campus as well as in the community. They participate in events like Relay for Life, Saranac River clean-up efforts, and annually hold a fund-raiser for the Wounded Warrior Project.
With the short North Country season already done, club members will be off the water until spring, but will still be active around campus. Anyone interested in learning more about the club, or in getting involved, can stop by a club meeting, which are held every Tuesday from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Yokum Hall room 202. There is also a Plattsburgh State Fishing Club Facebook page, and a fishing club Facebook page available through the Student Association’s web page, www.organizations.plattsburgh.edu/sa/clubs.html#all .