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    Chalmette LA - Academic Angler Charlie Roberts, of Melbourne, FL, weighed a three-day total of 43.30 pounds of redfish to win the Co Angler division of the Lucas Oil IFA Pro-Am Redfish Challenge at Chalmette, LA. on March 30. Roberts, took home the $4,000 co-angler first-place prize and $750 for Gulp! Big Fish award . For his efforts on the pro side, Eddie Adams, of Metairie, LA, weighed a three-day total of 44.36 pounds ...

    Cocoa Florida - The Academic Anglers Fishing Team is preparing to compete on the National Walleye (NWT), Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC), Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) and Inshore Fishing Association ProAm fishing tours during the upcoming 2014 tournament season. Carter Tillage, a first place winner on the FLW Tour, says, “The Academic Anglers are returning to the tour this year and are bringing back their experience g ...

    The Academic Anglers Fishing Team has declared “It Is Our Time” as its mission for the upcoming fishing season. It is our time to make an impact on children by introducing them to the sport of fishing. It is our time to expand the membership of the Academic Anglers. And, it is our time to win some major fishing tournaments. The Academic Anglers have scheduled two children’s fishing clinic for the upcoming season. The fi ...

March 20, 2010
    Lipscomb Street Park Association Continues to Improve Community Melbourne Florida — March 21, 2010 — Dr. Charlie Roberts, the president of the Academic Anglers Fishing Team, was the keynote speaker for the 33rd Annual Appreciation Banquet of the Lipscomb Street Regional Park Association. In his message, Dr. Roberts urged the association to continue their efforts in making a difference in the lives of the children of ...

January 24, 2013
     Melbourne, Fla. – On Saturday morning 12-year-old ShaCara Odenat learned that there are more fish in the water than she thought; in fact, she said “there are hundreds!” The day began around 7 a.m., as more than 50 adults and children eagerly crowded Cape Canaveral for the second part of the 2rd annual Academic Angler Children’s Fishing Clinic. “I was excited and I knew I was going to have a great day because I’ve ...

April 19,2009
    Trenton, MI – Robert Jones of Redford, MI., along with his partner Maurice Hall of Rochester Hills, MI, caught five walleyes weighing 32.12 pounds, to win the Michigan Walleye Tour event on the Detroit River in Trenton, Michigan. Jones and Hall had a two-day total of 10 walleyes weighing 55.83 pounds to net them the win and $5100.00. “Today was a tough day,” said Hall, who got his first Michigan Walleye Tour victory t ...

August 12,2008
    AU GRES, Mich. — William Mobley and LaRoy Taylor of the Academic Anglers Fishing Team clinched berths in the FLW Walleye League finals by virtue of their respective 12th and 39th place finish in this week’s league qualifier held on Saginaw Bay (Michigan). The field of fifty four boats departed AuGres harbor in overcast and windy conditions. As soon as the boats reached open water they encountered seas that were two to fo ...

June 7, 2008
     Hampton, Va. – On Saturday June 7th, forty boys and girls fished with the Academic Anglers Professional Fishing Team aboard the Ocean Eagle Fishing vessel. On this day, every child had the pleasure of catching fish.
Their activities were captured in a wo ...

Saturday April 12, 2008
    FLW Walleye League pros faced Rough waters Seas were forecast at 2-5, with winds to 20 knots by late afternoon. It didn't look promising with a severe cold front pushing through and already muddied waters. “We definitely had some concerns,” said tournament director Kevin Hunt shortly after the 7 a.m. launch at West Harbor ramp on Catawba Island. Forecasts called for winds of up to twenty knots and waves 1-3 feet. “No ...

Saturday September 29, 2007
    Eric Lyles of Purcellville Virginia won the 5th annual Sawyer Memorial Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Academic Anglers Fishing Team that was held out of Lynn haven Marina in Virginia Beach on September 21st. Lyles choose to use flounder rigs and go after big fish rather than use croaker rigs that usually catch more but smaller fish. This tactic paid off as Lyle caught a five- pound flounder to go with several croa ...

Sunday August 19, 2007
     Englewood, Fl.- Dr. Charlie Roberts and Jeffrey Brown finished 13th in a field of ninety-three at the IFA Redfish Tour event in Englewood, Florida. Fishing south in the Pine Island Sound area on an oyster bar, Roberts and Brown landed their first fish at approximately 8:30 am in about 12 inches of water. The action was pretty slow for the next couple of hours, so the duo moved to a nearby flat. At approximately 10:30 ...

Saturday June 30, 2007
    Five African American walleye fishermen, Raymond Nelson, Carter Tillage, William Mobley, Charlie Roberts, and Robert Jones finished in the top twenty at the FLW Walleye League tournament held on the Saginaw Bay in Michigan, June 30, 2007. This was historic in that 2003 was the first year that African Americans participated in the walleye league. The Wal-Mart FLW Walleye League was created to provide the grassroots w ...

Sunday, April 2, 2006
    ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – Andrew Bostick of Marco Island, Fla., will no longer have to wonder if he is ever going to take part in a major-league redfish tournament win. Today, he and team mate Mark Sepe of Deland, Fla., took home a pair of Redfish Series trophies for their mantles – and a check for $37,500 to boot – for winning the Wal-Mart FLW Redfish Series out of Englewood, Fla. with a three-day total of 39 pounds even.
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Monday, August 22, 2005
    Gonzalez Catches his First Fish

Mathew Gonzales of Bronx, New York caught his first ever fish while fishing with relatives on the Indian River Saturday, August 20th. The fish was an eleven-pound redfish and it was caught on an eight-pound test line.

Jeff Brown of Orlando and Charlie Roberts of Melbourne were fishing in the FLW Redfish Series Tournament when they noticed that Mathew had hooked up with ...

Wednesday, July 13, 2005
     CONGRATULATIONS are in order again for the fishermen of the
Academic
Anglers Fishing Team. Two weeks ago Academic Anglers Charlie Roberts and
Carter
Tillage placed in the Walleye Tournament in Michigan. This week
Charlie
Roberts and John Baker placed fourth in the Inshore Fishing Association
Redfish
Tournament that was held in the Homosassa-Crystal River (Florida) area.

Saturday, May 21, 2005
    Mosquito Lagoon Redfish


This past Wednesday, the Academic Angler, Dr. Charlie Roberts, and Jeff Brown of Winter Springs, launched Jeff’s Hewes flats boat at dawn into the mosquito Lagoon for a day of fishing. We were going to fish for Redfish and trout.

The wind was coming from the east and the lagoon was flat and a little dirty. We decided that we would try top water lures since the water was ...

Wednesday, April 20, 2005
    Academic Anglers, Charlie Roberts and Carter Tillage, fished the FLW Walleye League Tournament on the Detroit River on April 16, 2005. H-H Services of Jackson, Tennessee and Manufacturers Industrial Group of Lexington, Tennessee sponsor the Academic Anglers.

Practice fishing was held on April 14th and 15th. Both days were very windy and cool however, by Michigan standards, they were great days. The Academic A ...

Saturday, March 17, 2012
    

A good friend of mine on the Redfish Professional fishing tour has probably forgotten more about fishing than I'll ever remember.

One lesson he taught me is this: Buy the


Sunday, November 14, 2004
    From now until the middle of December, the pompano that made the run north in the spring are now headed south and they come right down our coast.

Here is a combination of a supreme food fish and a fine fighter. His color is bluish above and slightly golden below. Average size is one pound and the largest is about eight pounds. His shape and general appearance might lead an angler to believe he has hooked a smal ...

January 24, 2013
    Earlier this summer, some friends of mine were invited to go on a fishing trip in the gulf on my buddy's twenty-three foot sport fishing boat. The trip turned out to be a great adventure. As a result of that trip, I think it is important that I remind all of my readers that when you accept a trip on someone's boat you also accept some responsibilities.

After being invited to fish onboard a boat and of course af ...

Saturday, March 17, 2012
     When I was approached about Joining the Academic Angler team based in Melbourne, Fl. and fishing the Michigan Circuit of the RCL Walleye Tour I saw this as a unique opportunity to gain a great deal of knowledge in a short amount of time. The format matches amateurs like myself along with a Pro for a 1 or 2 day tournament. The combined weight of both team members is weighed at the end of the day. Its in the team's best in ...

Friday, March 16, 2012
    For years I've suffered the same frustrations that, no doubt, plague many weekend anglers, namely, disappointing results from trying to do too much in a short amount of time. The routine is usually the same.

· Spend all week anticipating the Saturday morning trip
· Up a little late Friday night getting the equipment just perfect
· Off to bed a little late but still can't sleep thinking about the trip

Saturday, July 30, 2004 / 13:45 EST
    As the leader in professional tournament fishing, FLW Outdoors has provided bass and walleye anglers the chance to get hooked on lucrative tournament circuits for years. Now, FLW Outdoors is finally ready to offer redfish anglers nationwide the same opportunity as their bass and walleye counterparts. On Aug. 30, FLW Outdoors announced plans to add a redfish tournament series to its 2005 professional fishing lineup. The ne ...

Saturday, July 30, 2004
    John Baker, Charlie Roberts and Carter Tillage representing the Academic Anglers Fishing Team qualified for the Redfish and Walleye Tours championship events. The Academic Anglers qualified by being ranked number 141 on the redfish tour and number 15 on the walleye tour.

The Academic Anglers Fishing Team is the only African-American team on both of the tours. Manufacturers Industrial Group of Lexington, Tennessee ...

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