College Angler Die in Boat Accident


The FLW College Fishing community mourns the loss of Humboldt State University bass angler Alex Robbins, who passed away on June 2 during a boating accident off the coast of Catalina Island in California. Robbins was 22 years old.

Currently, efforts are underway to recover Robbins’ body. He was fishing with his brother, Brent, who sustained some injuries in the accident but has since recovered.

A GoFundMe memorial has been set up by friends of the Robbins family at Money raised in the campaign will help the Robbins family with funeral and travel expenses. Any money remaining will be used to set up a fishing foundation in Alex’s honor.

From the site:

“Alex was a true inspiration to everyone he met. He was the type of person who would light up a room, using his genuine kindness and humor to make everyone smile. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for his friends and family. Alex lived an incredible adventurous life and was deeply loved and cherished by those who knew him, especially his family.”

Alex fished 10 FLW College Fishing tournaments from 2012 to 2016, including the entire 2016 Western Conference schedule.

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