Steaks, SEC Football, and Crankbaits at College Championship

College anglers from Campbellsville University, Georgia Southern and Nicholls State talked about what they and the bass have been eating at the Harris Chain of Lakes prior to Day 1 of competition at the Carhartt Bassmaster College Championship that kicks-off Thursday.

Tell us your name, age, major, and the school you proudly represent.

Bradley Dunagan, age 21, business major, Campbellsville University in Kentucky.

Avry Thomason, age 22, business major, Georgia Southern.

Cade Fortenberry, age 21, allied health major, Nichols State in Louisiana.,

Q: What’s the coolest thing about college bass fishing?
Dunagan: Traveling to so many different places.
Thomason: Traveling.
Fortenberry: Traveling to places I never would have got to fish.

Q: What two lures are you certain you’ll use?
Dunagan: Mid-range crankbait and a speed worm.
Thomason: Jig and a mid-range crankbait.
Fortenberry: Punch rig and a frog.

Q: What’s your favorite college football team?
Dunagan: Kentucky Wildcats
Thomason: Georgia Bulldogs
Fortenberry: LSU Tigers and Nicholls State, I’m on the cheer squad at Nicholls.

Q: How many pounds do you need to catch Thursday to land in the Top 20?
Dunagan: 14 pounds
Thomason: 15.8 pounds
Fortenberry: 15.8 pounds

Q: What’s the best thing you’ve eaten since arriving in Lake County, FL?
Dunagan: a rib eye cooked pretty rare
Thomason: a sirloin at Ruby Tuesday’s
Fortenberry: gumbo

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