Evan Ludlow of Fruitport will bring his fishing skills to Southwestern Michigan College

By Nate Dugener

FRUITPORT–Evan Ludlow of Fruitport decided to continue fishing at the college level. Ludlow from the Bass Fishing Team signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Southwestern Michigan College to further his college and sport fishing career.

Southwestern Michigan College’s co-ed bass fishing team is brand new and will begin competition this fall. Therefore, Ludlow will be a member of the inaugural Roadrunners team.

Ludlow competed 4 years at Fruitport on the bass fishing team, including a 2020 Michigan Bass Nation State Championship. Ludlow also placed second in the Sportspersons Ministries International competition HS Muskegon Lake and third in the Sportspersons Ministries International Gun Lake competition.

Evan was invited to compete in the 2021 Mossy Oak Fishing Bassmaster High School National Championship on Lake Chickamauga in Dayton, Tennessee where he finished 178and out of 308 boats in competition.

“Evan is a very competitive and driven angler,” said Fruitport fishing coach Brad Vallie. “He makes the effort to get better every time on the water.. He takes full advantage of fishing with other people to learn new techniques. Evan plays college football and was a baseball player, but gave that up.

High school bass fishing and baseball are both in the same season.

“Evan wears his heart on his sleeve and has a lot of raw emotion,” Vallie said. “That attribute has helped him when his game plan wasn’t working, and on the water decisions have to be made, whether to move or change patterns. He’s a student of the game and will do great things at the college level. .

Ludlow will continue his college career with a business major and has a current GPA of 3.1.

Evan is the son of Ronnie and Stephine Ludlow.

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